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OPINION: Progressive Democrats Seek to Take Control of the Electorate, Warns AMAC

Democrats vote health care DNCLegal immigration is the backbone of U.S. democracy. Indeed, the immigration process can be complex because as much as we welcome immigrants, it is imperative that the procedure for entering the country “must prevent unlawful immigration,” according to a report by the Heritage Foundation.

Polls show that a majority of Americans welcome lawful newcomers to our shores.  They also show that we are not so welcoming when it comes to illegal émigrés.  One poll conducted by the Rasmussen Reports in April found “that 67% of all likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigration is a serious problem in America today.”

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when even Democrats actually believed that illegal immigration was illegal.  There must be one, two or ten Democrats out there who still believe it.  But, there numbers have dwindled in recent years.

In the 1996 Democratic Party platform, the party declared: “We cannot tolerate illegal immigration and we must stop it.”  This component of the platform went on to note that “illegal immigration was rampant. Criminal immigrants, deported after committing crimes in America, returned the very next day to commit crimes again.”

But, that was in the day.  In recent times, however, the loyal opposition is revealing itself to being not so loyal to the laws of the land.  And, it has never been as obvious as it was  during the recent Democratic Presidential Debates, when “The Party of Illegal Immigration,” as the National Review called them, showed their true colors.

So what has changed since then?  Why are Democrats now calling for “open borders.”

Certainly there are some members of the Democratic Party who still feel that lawless migration and open borders cannot be tolerated.  But, if they do feel that way, they are keeping it to themselves lest they draw the wrath of the growing number of progressives among the party’s leadership.

There are those that believe the socialist takeover of the Democratic Party is aimed at taking control of the electorate– control of the party and, ultimately, control of the government.

And, they have sought to make headway over the past year.  You may recall that the sanctuary city of San Francisco last July began registering illegal immigrants to vote in a city school board election.  New York State passed a law last month that allows illegals to apply for driver’s licenses.  And, last week a bill was introduced in the California state senate that would let undocumented aliens to serve in key Democratic Party positions such as state convention delegates and county committee leaders.

As Dr. James D. Veltmeyer, who was once a self-described illegal immigrant, put it eloquently in an OpEd published earlier this year in the Times of San Diego.  He wrote: “Pelosi, Schumer and company seek — not to help a suffering population or rescue those escaping poverty or persecution abroad, but to use these unfortunate people in a cynical political power play to solidify their electoral position through creating a permanently dependent underclass willing to trade its votes for the promise of cradle to grave security.


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3 years ago

If a county fails to obey all requirements for funding in their reporting, etc. the Federal government will fine them a full TWO Years of funding as a penalty. (NC lost billions of dollars when it failed SACWIS requirements. Also, if a citizen breaks the law, fails to have ID, or has any charge of abuse placed against them, they cannot get any form of welfare until cleared of charges. But the federal government allows our tax dollars to fund states and counties where sanctuary cities exist.

This is misuse of our dollars and our states need to sue the federal OMB for discrimination and get back all the billions the OMB has fined various states in our Union over the past decades. Failure to fine each of those counties and states involves is a violation of funding requirements.

3 years ago

A permanently dependent underclass is what those “progressives” depend on. People whom they think need to “be taken care of”.

Elizabeth A. Lovic
3 years ago

The more I watch the group now called The Squad the more nauseas I become. They do nothing to contribute to security but are quick to be spiteful towards President Trump. This is no way for them to help run a country as their feelings seem to be based on hate.
We are lucky to have a president that truly cares enough about this country to not even accept the salary that is rightfully his. He cares deeply about the separation of children, they have been through enough. Their sad eyes say it all….and it has nothing to do with President Trump, they have been through more than any child should at the hands of men who have abused them. We welcome these children once they have been processed legally.
We must make sure this President is re elected!

Karl Tischler
3 years ago

We are going to lose if all we do is type and talk. We need ACTION. The military is mostly on our side.

Ollie Margarita Flores
3 years ago

I would like to take the time to say thank you for your carefulness and persistent effort in keeping the citizens of this great nation abreast of all the incredible schemes to fleece our great country. Be Blessed.

Jim and Nancy Wilson
3 years ago

I support the views (support) of Amac (we are members of Amac).

3 years ago

Follow the laws of the land or change them…but don’t allow them to be broken. The law makers have a responsibility to be accountable for their actions and decisions. What good is a law maker that doesn’t support the laws enacted by Congress and encourages lawlessness.

leonard schaffer
3 years ago

In the 2016 Election Polls in Fine Print no more than 1650 Voters where Polled.I like to look at Fine Print to see what their hiding.

leonard schaffer
3 years ago

Polls, why don’t you all read the FINE PRINT.They had Biden at 53 or so % and Trump at 42 or so % with 625 voters asked so where are the rest of the VOTERS here in the United States?

3 years ago

If language is everything, we must recognize that an “immigrant” here illegally is no longer an immigrant, but an invader. Our political rhetoric ought to reflect this. Further, invaders deserve what they ought to get–lethal force. There is no reason why we should accept any invader, and the use of deadly force is not anti-humanitarian, it is the protection for the citizenry.

Dale Hammond
3 years ago

Do the leaders of sanctuary cities and states really “think” they are SERVING their people? They knowingly are SERVING ONLY THESELVES! They are wanting to be the controlling force, (DICTATORS) of what we have known as a FREE COUNTRY. May GOD have MERCY on them. “They know not what they do.” OR maybe they really know what they are trying to accomplish.

Dale Hammond
3 years ago

The “Democratic” Party has left the people. It is past time for the PEOPLE to leave the “Democratic” Party as President Reagan did. WAKE UP America if you want to remain FREE!

Don Richardson
3 years ago

Incumbents have over 90% chance of reelection if they run again. It has become a lifetime career opportunity to be in congress. Almost all of them end up wealthy, even those who started out firmly in the middle class. Thus it is an opportunity for power and wealth along with other major benefits yet minimal real work is involved. So those in this position tend to cling to it as if their lives depend on it. The Democrats have determined that the best way to hold power is to lie, cheat and whatever is in their control to do so. Some of the Republicans do the same but the Democrats are much more obvious and united in the effort. If that means promoting illegal behavior, so be it. They promote voter fraud, border violations, immigration violations, non-enforcement of the laws, allowing companies to corruptly influence elections, harassment of companies which benefit the opposition and a multitude of other shady actions. A major reason that we have come to this is that our schools have largely been taken over by leftists since the late 1960’s. Now the Department of Education is largely a leftist organization, a huge number of plum jobs for supporters of teachers’ unions, etc. The universities are largely run by leftists, the professors are leftists and they indoctrinate their students with leftist propaganda which is then passed on by those students who become teachers. Therefore our children are indoctrinated from kindergarten through grad school with ideas like “socialism is the best form of government”, “capitalism is evil”, “climate change is the most critical subject”, and hundreds of other lies and foolishness. The worst part is that this indoctrination is presented instead of getting the children educated in the useful subjects such as English language, history and Western civ, math, logic, etc. That is a large part of why our students compared to other country’s rank about 30th in the world. So our schools create a couple million new socialists every year. And these new socialists are ignorant of the simple facts about socialism such as that the Soviet Union had to build walls around their country enforced with armed guards to keep their citizens from escaping. Ah yes. The kids are taught that socialism is the best form of government but never mentioned is why people from all over the world are willing to go to great effort and even illegal effort to get into the U.S.A. but when the U.S.S.R. was still in existence the people there were willing to risk their lives to get out of that ‘socialist utopia’.

Albert Paparesta
3 years ago

Let me add, if the Democrats want to win the White House in perpetuity, they need to flip Texas, Florida and two or three smaller states. This is why when President Trump offered to send illegals to “Sanctuary cities or states, the Dems balked. The Dems want them in Texas and Florida.
In addition, California and New York have been bleeding population for years yet neither State has lost any electoral votes, I wonder why?

Dave in WNC
3 years ago

Not true. New York’s number of electoral votes reached its peak of 47 in the 1930;s and 1940’s. Starting with the 1950 census, New York has rapidly lost electoral votes. Today it has 29. After the 2020 census, New York will likely lose 2 more. California has gained electoral votes after every census since it attained statehood. Following the 1990 census, California’s electoral votes reached 54. Today that total is 55. Over the past three decades, California’s net population growth has slowed dramatically. It is widely predicted that after the 2020 census the state will either remain at 55 or may actually lose a seat. Remember that nearly all states will show population gains from one decade to the next. Only those states with growth rates below the national average will lose seats in Congress and thus, the Electoral College as well. We may hear a lot about New Yorkers and Californians transplanting to other states, but those numbers are more than offset by foreign immigration and the natural rise in population due to births outnumbering deaths.

Reid Saunders
3 years ago

Well its about time that we saw a commentary that confronts the elephant in the room. And that is the progressive elite’s strategy to push America into the abyss of “democratic” socialism.

Charles Pulaski
3 years ago

There is no democrat party. It is now a communist party. Do your homework.

Bob L.
3 years ago

If you haven’t already, be sure to see my posting in the comments under the poll question today.

3 years ago

The libs are blaming the earthquake and probably the hurricane on global warming or whatever they are calling it today. Actually, the earthquake was the founding fathers turning over in their graves.

DEaf Guy from Arizona
3 years ago

Hi. Of course, the Jackasses (Democratic Party) wants to rule your lives. They are so much like the Commies and Nazis bullying you. What we need is to stand up together and fight back to them. There is a very well used verse…People who never learn from the past mistakes are doom again and again!! This is the main reason the Founding Fathers who spent and argued hours and hours to put in the right words preparing the beloved U.S. Constitution. They knew what they were talking about.

It is actually never toooo late to change the the course and put our beloved country back on the track! GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

The Deaf Guy from Arizona

Ron S
3 years ago

In 1787 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, said this:
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”
Professor Tyler continued with these eight steps of a democracy:
1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence to bondage.
Are we there yet? Getting very, very close. We are in the last half of stage 7 which will be completed when this country becomes a socialist state. That will put us into stage 8.
I fear for what is in store for our grandchildren.

Scott Davis
3 years ago
Reply to  Ron S

Thanks for sharing this.

Marie Ciccolella
3 years ago
Reply to  Ron S

The Bible tells us there is nothing new under the sun. People repeat history over and over and over. Men have been wanting a one world government since the Tower of Babel was built. God has not allowed it to happen until now. A one world government is coming. There is a set hour, minute, and second when it will be established. It will be headed by the Anti-Christ as described in Revelation. When every true believer in Jesus Christ is snatched away in the Rapture of the Church, it will begin. The unbelievers left on the earth will suffer and live in terror as God pours out His judgments on all peoples of the earth. The party of death (Democrats) will finally get what they have asked for – a one world government without President Trump. But it will not be what they expected. Woe to those left on the earth.

Sue Petit
3 years ago
Reply to  Ron S

Ron S. May I copy and share?

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