I’m not a big fan of Ann Coulter even though I agree with her position on American politics most of the time. It’s her style that rubs me the wrong way. Her most recent post, GOP CRAFTS PLAN TO WRECK THE COUNTRY, LOSE VOTERS, is spot on the mark. The GOP plan she is talking about is the House Republican proposal for reforming our immigration laws; i.e., amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. Although John Boehner and Paul Ryan and others will argue that their plan requires securing the border first and does not provide a pathway to citizenship, the Senate Democrats are drooling at the mouth for the chance to sit down and negotiate with the Republicans. You know how that will turn out, don’t you?
It appears the GOP establishment are willing to be forever the minority party just to satisfy their crony capitalist friends in the US Chamber of Commerce.
Coulter’s article is full of statistics taken from various polls and studies that show what readers of Asylum Watch have known instinctively; that is, that immigrants ( legal and illegal) have for the last hundred years predominately supported the Democratic Party. By a wide margin, immigrants support big government and their social programs. They support things like ObamaCare and they support gun control, they support affirmative action, and, of course they support amnesty. Here are a couple interesting points you may not have known about immigrants:
According to a Harris poll, 81 percent of native-born citizens think the schools should teach students to be proud of being American. Only 50 percent of naturalized U.S. citizens do.
While 67 percent of native-born Americans believe our Constitution is a higher legal authority than international law, only 37 percent of naturalized citizens agree.
The two largest immigrant groups are Hispanics and Asians. Ann says they come from socialist cultures and they bring their cultures with them. That shouldn’t be surprising. We’ve seen the same thing happen when huge numbers of Californians fled their high tax state for Nevada and Nevada’s political culture was permanently changed as a result. New Yorker’s did the same thing to Vermont.
I can not speak to the Asian culture; but, I have traveled extensively throughout Central and South America. I lived a while in Mexico and have lived more than twenty years in Venezuela. So, I think that I have standing to speak about Hispanic culture. Coulter is right when she says that Hispanics come from socialist cultures. With the possible exception of Chile, Central and South American countries have no right of center political parties. I doubt you could even find a centrist party in this region of the world. In Venezuela, for example, the least left of center parties call themselves Social Democrats, by which, they mean they have no problem with private businesses making a profit provided that everyone is first earning a “living wage”. I’ve never known any of these parties to define what a “living wage” is.
For years, I have followed three Venezuelan bloggers. They are all professionals, well educated, and well traveled. And yes, they are all left of center in their politics. They represent the opposition to the Marxist regime that has been in power for nearly 16 years now. Talk about a country divided. The hate between the two groups is palpable. One blogger recent pondered the question of when the regime falls, would the two groups be able to forgive each other? I think the comment of one Venezuelan woman living in the US while her son attends university there epitomizes what Coulter’s article is saying. Paraphrasing, the woman said: “I don’t know that I could forgive the supporters of the regime for what they done to my country. I hate them for what they have done the same way I hate what the Republicans are trying to do here.”
You see, this woman supports Democratic Party’s efforts to make America more socialist; but she hates the Marxists in Venezuela. She can not see the cause and effect between socialism and communism. Socialism is just a rest stop on the road to communism.
Socialism is in the genetic structure of Hispanics. Amnesty will only hasten the demise of the Republican Party. They will be marginalized. And where does that leave us conservative/libertarian freedom lovers? Permanently on the outside looking in. It’s probably already too late. We will end up in the same place even without amnesty. Amnesty will just fast forward the day we become just another Banana Republic; all be it, a Banana Republic with one hell of a fearsome military.
It seems that the GOP is hell bent on commiting suicide. The collateral damage will be unimaginably bad.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?