Why Is the Republican Party Committing Suicide?

Editorial

 

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el.with.gunBy Michael Greer

Does anyone really think that if the Republicans support amnesty, Latinos will vote Republican? If you do, you’ve been drinking too much Kool-Aid! The left has successfully bought the Latino vote. The Republicans can never win this bidding war. Nevertheless, the Republicans seem determined to pass “immigration reform” before this president leaves office. Why? They admit they can’t trust the president to enforce any part of a reform bill. So, even if they pass a border security only bill, there is no reason to believe any security would be enforced. We did pass a 700-mile border fence bill in 2006, and less than 100 miles of that fence has been built. Then there is the “virtual fence” they like to tout. They love to tell us that “with today’s technology, we don’t need a real fence.” A “virtual fence” is even better.  The low-information voters actually believe that. Let me remind those low-information voters that a “virtual fence” can be turned OFF, and how are you going to know whether it’s on or off, unless you are willing to sit on the border 24/7 and check on it. Just as soon as the nefarious forces pushing for amnesty are willing to sit on the border and make sure the “virtual fence” is ON, I’ll consider supporting a “virtual fence”.

Yes, I know the majority of the illegal aliens in the country have overstayed their visas, but they are a mixed group of people from many different countries. The majority  come from south of our border. For those of you who want to remind me about our northern border, we don’t have between one and three million Canadians crossing that border illegally every year.

Last night, I spoke on Jamiel Shaw’s radio program about my breakfast with Archbishop Gomez. The Archbishop voiced his support of amnesty. He gave all the typical amnesty arguments. This is a country of immigrants. In fact, he, himself, is an immigrant. Illegal immigrants just came here for a better life for their  families. We shouldn’t punish children who were brought here by their parents. We shouldn’t break up families. He said there: “needs to be a balance between the Rule of Law and compassion.” My head was about to explode.

Let’s take these points one at a time. First of all, we aren’t all immigrants. The ancestors of those who were here before the American Revolution, who fought to become a separate nation, are not immigrants to the nation they founded, nor are Blacks. They didn’t immigrate. Those who immigrated to America before 1986 came here in measured numbers that we could handle. They came here because they wanted to be Americans. They came through Ellis Island and passed physical exams. They learned about our government and learned English. They had sponsors and promised not to be a burden on our country. Most coming now don’t want to be Americans, and are encouraged not to assimilate. They bring their culture and, in some cases, their own laws, and want us to accommodate them. We are told we shouldn’t display pride in our country for fear of offending them. I have to ask, if their country and culture was so superior, why did they come here?

Illegal aliens just came here for a better life for their families.  Along with the most violent gangs on the planet. Along with diseases not seen in this country in centuries, if ever. Along with drugs and drug cartels. Along with violent criminals. Along with terrorists. I want a better life for my family, but with a constant flow of illegal aliens, that’s not possible. As Milton Friedman warned, you can’t have a welfare state AND open borders. California is ground zero for illegal immigration, and look how that has “improved” our lives. California runs a deficit of about $13 billion a year, coincidently the same amount illegal aliens cost us. Yes, they pay taxes, but every illegal alien family costs us approximately $24,000 a year more in social services than they pay in taxes. I’m sure there are millions of people around the world who would like a “better life for their families.”  So why do those south of our border deserve to be here more than others? How could we possibly accommodate them all? How can we insult LEGAL immigrants by granting citizenship to people who didn’t play by the rules?

“We shouldn’t punish the children who were brought here by their parents.” Were their parents unaware of the consequences of their actions? Do we have a Rule of Law? Yes, choices have consequences. Yes, we pay to educate your child and then they can’t get a job here. Nothing stops them from going back to their country of birth and using the education we gave them, does it? Don’t be fooled by this “compassionate” argument. If “Dreamers” are given amnesty, they can bring members of their families, so their parents are rewarded after all. I assure you, if I broke as many laws as illegal aliens do (entering illegally, working illegally, forged or stolen ID’s, driving illegally, tax fraud, etc.), I’d be sent to prison and “separated” from my family. Please, explain to me what prevents illegal alien parents from taking their anchor babies back to their country?

What exactly is a “balance between the Rule of Law and compassion?”  If you have a good reason to break the law, you shouldn’t be held responsible? In fact, by leftist standards, you should be rewarded. Don’t drug dealers, burglars, auto thieves, etc. just want a better life for their families? It is possible to find justification for just about anything, just ask a leftist. Job participation is lowest it’s been since the Great Depression. According to the left, that’s a good thing. You can spend more time with your kids. You can become a poet. You aren’t “job-locked”. We are either a country of laws, or we live under tyranny. If our government isn’t going to enforce our laws, why should we obey those laws? Justice is SUPPOSED to be blind, it is SUPPOSED to apply to all equally. If they broke the law, they should suffer the consequences. They have already demonstrated a disrespect for our laws, our culture, our language, and our flag. The LAST thing they deserve is our most precious gift–citizenship.

Most of us don’t know what is in NAFTA, but a sidebar of NAFTA was an agreement that we would not secure our borders. Why do you think Mexico’s past president, Vicente Fox, said there were no illegal aliens in America? Remember, NAFTA was a Clinton agreement (that Obama ran on abolishing, but didn’t).  Bush did nothing to amend or abolish NAFTA, did he?  Republicans are as much at fault for what is happening as Democrats.

Amnesty is not about “compassion”. It’s not even about “cheap labor”. It’s about changing the demographics of this country, so that it can never be brought back to the successful, powerful country it once was. Every illegal alien came from a big government country. It’s normal for them to have government telling them what to do. Our country gives them more and they are happy to take it.

If amnesty is passed, the America we know will be gone forever.

I can’t tell you why the Republican party is supporting amnesty. They say their plan doesn’t include a “pathway to citizenship”, but they know ANY plan will result in citizenship. They say their plan is border security first, but they know that will never happen. Ask yourself–why? Why won’t our country secure its border? Every other country in the world enforces their immigration laws and their borders. Why won’t we? Do you really think we can support all comers? Do you really think this Tower of Babble we are creating will end well? Has it ever in the past? All the European leaders are warning that multiculturalism is destroying Europe and causing more divisiveness, not less.

I always believed power was the last thing people would be willing to give up. However, Republicans seem to be willing to accept being a permanent minority, and also accept an unnecessary decline in this country’s economy and standard of living. They know Americans are against amnesty. They also know amnesty will not be to their advantage.  It will forever change this country.  So why are they committing suicide?

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Michael Greer is the co-organizer of the Santa Monica Tea Party and the Los Angeles Tea Party, on the board of directors of the Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights and was a member of the Republican Central Committee for the 41st Assembly District. 

 

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2 Responses to Why Is the Republican Party Committing Suicide?

  1. Michael Greer February 18, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I’m so flattered. I’m single but considerably over 40…..do you like cougars:)

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  2. Greg Muller February 17, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    The Republicans think they can win by acting more like Democrats? If so, why vote for them when you can have the real thing? This Tea Party gal sounds like a handlful. If she’s under 40 and single, I want to meet her.

    Reply

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