Well, so much for my blogging hiatus; it lasted all of one day.
It looks like the politicians have found a surefire way to rouse us conservatives from our despondency: Amnesty for illegal aliens.
I can’t stand by and let the elites push through amnesty, any more than I could let them burn down my house.
Amnnesty is bad politics and bad policy. We must stop it. That’ll be hard; but it’s always been.
Amnesty is bad politics
Official estimates indicate there are 12-20 million illegal aliens in the country. Add in chain migration (you bring your extended family over) and the inevitable “guest” worker program that will be part of this devil’s bargain, and we’re talking at least 40 million low-skilled, poor, under-educated new immigrants.
How will these new Americans vote? Well, Hispanics voted 71-27 for Obama this year. Assuming they’re grateful to Republicans for amnesty (a dubious proposition), assume they’d switch to merely 55-45 Democrat. That now leaves the GOP with an additional 4-million vote deficit to fill with other voters. In short, only Schwarzenegger-Republicans could get elected.
Pass a policy most Americans loathe, and lose 4 million more votes from the people it’s supposed to benefit. What a bargain!
And what sorts of policies would these new voters support? Well, let’s ask them:
Just 12 percent of Latinos support a cuts-only approach to deficit reduction, and only 25 percent want to repeal Obamacare. Only 31 percent of Hispanics say they’d be more likely to vote for a Republican who supports the DREAM Act.
Good luck winning elections with 40 million more voters like that.
And there’s the small matter of the 49 percent of Americans who voted for Mitt Romney. How many millions of the most committed conservatives will the Republican party lose if it becomes the party of amnesty? Back in 2007, Congress got more calls about amnesty (mostly from people like me) than about anything else in history. There are quite a few of us, maybe even more than there are Hispanic voters in total.
Amnesty is bad policy
America has uniquely American values. In particular, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, and a government designed to not “get things done”. These are incomprehensible to most foreigners.
We limit immigration – legal and illegal – for the same reason that every nation on earth limits immigration – to preserve and protect our unique culture and values.
Admitting tens of millions of foreign-born citizens into the political process would replace our values with those of their home countries. We can’t allow that. American ideals are a beacon of light to the rest of the world. They must be protected.
We can stop amnesty
Back when George W. Bush pushed amnesty in 2006, he lost. It cost him control of Congress, as disillusioned conservatives gave up on the Republican party. But we also stopped amnesty in a Democrat-controlled Congress in 2007, by a larger margin than we’d done before.
This year, as usual, our leaders are caving. John Boehner and Sean Hannity now support “comprehensive” immigration “reform”. Why? Not for the good of the country, but for the good of the Republican party, of course. They even admit it.
But you don’t have to go along. Put some spine in these people. For starters, donate to NumbersUSA. Then call your Congresscritter, and tell him what you think about amnesty. Call Sean Hannity, and tell him what you think.
Over the next few months, there will probably be a need for committed volunteers and activists to step forward. Do it, and help in any way you can. Your country, your way of life, the values you hold most dear, are all at stake. Lose on this issue, and you lose everything.