The Conquest Of America by Illegal Destructive Immigration

The Conquest Of America by Illegal Destructive Immigration

The following article goes to the heart of one of the most constructive and destructive forces in cultural evolution. With respect to modern America, as well the rest of Western Culture, self-destruction will be our legacy.

The following article by Michael Barone is spot-on.

Obama is looking to gather new Hyspanic votes to increase his game-plan of transforming our culture into the Socialist Republic of America.

VTM, 5/16/11

Barack Obama’s immigration speech in El Paso May 10 was an exercise in electioneering and hypocrisy. Hypocrisy because while Obama complained about “politicians” blocking comprehensive immigration bills, he was one of them himself.

In 2007, when such a bill was backed by a lame duck Republican president and had bipartisan backing from Senate heavyweights Edward Kennedy and Jon Kyl, Sen. Obama voted for union-backed amendments that Kennedy and Kyl opposed as bill-killers.

In 2009 and 2010, President Obama acquiesced in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to pass cap-and-trade and bypass immigration and in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision not to bring an immigration bill to the floor.

Both times the votes were probably there to pass a bill. Obama did not lift a finger to help.

But that did not stop the president who is constantly calling for civility to heap scorn on those who seek stronger enforcement. “They’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat,” he said to laughter from the largely Latino audience. “Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied.”

Was that on the teleprompter, or was it ad-libbed? In either case, Obama was showing his contempt for those who bitterly cling to the idea that the law should be enforced.

That’s no way to assemble the bipartisan coalition necessary to pass an immigration bill.

It’s obvious that nothing like the legalization (opponents say “amnesty”) provisions considered in 2007 can pass in this Congress. They can never pass the Republican House, where Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith is a longstanding opponent and Speaker John Boehner will not schedule a bill not approved in committee.

Nor will this Congress pass the most attractive proposal Obama mentioned, the Dream Act, providing a path to legalization for those brought in illegally as children who enroll in college or serve in the military. That failed last December in a more Democratic Senate and won’t pass now.

Some new approach is needed, and Obama did little to point the way. One idea, advanced by a bipartisan Brookings Institution panel, is a bill that would strengthen enforcement and would shift the U.S. away from low-skill and toward high-skill immigration.

Canada and Australia have done this to their great benefit. And with a sluggish economy it makes little sense, as current law does, to give preference to low-skill siblings of minimum wage workers rather than to engineering and science Ph.D.s. We need more job creators, not more job seekers.

Tags: Politics , Illegal Immigration , Barack Obama
Michael Barone

Michael Barone

Michael Barone is Senior Political Analyst for the Washington Examiner and a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Fox News Channel contributor and co-author of The Almanac of American Politics.
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4 Responses to “The Conquest Of America by Illegal Destructive Immigration”

  1. Kailin Says:

    Gosh, I wish I would have had that inmfroation earlier!


  2. Gonzo Says:

    Wasnt it GW Bush who wanted to make all of the illegal aliens in the US legal with one quick swish of a pen? I’m just curious why it is socialism when a democrat supports immigration, but simply cheap labor for businesses and elitists or fillers of jobs that Americans dont want when its republicans.

    Frankly, I’m all for closing our borders to all except those being subjected to inhumane treatment because of religious or political apartheid.


  3. Brice Petgen Says:

    Immigration is a very complex issue. I have a tentative solution in a previous post. It is easy to see policies that are akin to amnesty and see some nefarious underlying plan afoot. However I do not see a nefarious plan or motivation at work. What I do see is a symptom of a much larger problem, a malignant cancer by the name of two party politics. Two party politics automatically devolves into a social psychology phenomenon of us and them ( I am unable to remember the scientific name of the theory). This us and them system leads to a paradigm of beating the other. As a mater of fact that becomes the most important goal for those involved. Issues cease to involve being right, or doing good it is about a win. Every substantial issue confronting America has been framed by the politicians as how can I get enough votes to beat the other side. The death of bin Laden highlights this when coverage almost instantly became about the domestic political ramifications and not about the strategic impact. The two party system prevents Congress from addressing these key issues in a serious way. Each party puts forth a plan (maybe) and the tears down the others’ plan. They do not compromise or sit down and address these issues. This stagnation is compounds the problem. Let us not forget how this segregates the populace which causes both sides to dehumanize one another. The two party system has done to America what no other power has done, weakened it dramatically. While I see the problem I do not not have an answer. So please those who read this, let us dispense with parties and intense devotion to dogmatic ideologies and ask two important questions in regards to the issues we face together. 1. What is the right thing to do? 2. What is best interest of the nation as a whole and not my own narrow self interest.


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