But the full truth is that many of the Republican Presidential candidates continue to espouse immigration policies that demonstrate an appalling ignorance of the extremely costly fiscal, economic, and social consequences of amnesty, illegal immigration, and excessive numbers of legal foreign workers. They are also apparently oblivious to the ultimate consequence of amnesty and excessive legal immigration. The demographic changes that result will permanently stack the electoral deck in favor of Radical Leftist Democrat rule of the United States and the unceremonious burial of all conservative issues.
Here are the latest NumbersUSA Immigration Issue Grades for the 2016 Presidential candidates as of October 16, 2015. Please see www.NumbersUSA.com for details on 10 aspects of immigration policy. These are backed up by detailed records of written and oral statements and voting records where applicable.
Carson C Rated Unhelpful on Amnesty
Paul C- Rated Harmful on Amnesty
Bush C- Rated Abysmal on Amnesty
Fiorina D Rated Abysmal on Amnesty
Kasich D Rated Abysmal on Amnesty
Rubio D- Rated Very Harmful on Amnesty
Graham F Rated Abysmal on Amnesty
Jim Webb C-
Chafee F Rated Very Harmful on Amnesty
H. Clinton F Rated Abysmal on Amnesty
Sanders F- Rated Abysmal on Amnesty
Biden F- Rated Abysmal on Amnesty
O’Malley F- Rated Abysmal on Amnesty
The mainstream media, including Fox, have made much of the establishment versus outsiders aspect of the Republican primary. There is considerable truth to this at this point, but a better way to look at it now is to ask where the big money is coming from and who is getting it. As if conservatives didn’t have enough problems, a Supreme Court decision in 2010 has magnified the influence of big donor money on U.S. elections to dangerous levels. The lion’s share of this money favors cheap foreign labor, legal or illegal, over an immigration policy that would benefit all Americans, including especially American workers and ordinary taxpayers.
On January 21, 2010 the SCOTUS ruled 5 to 4 in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting political expenditures by non-profit corporations. This has since been extended to for-profit corporations, labor unions, and other associations. While this was held to be a conservative victory at first, it is now regarded by many conservatives as being a disaster for the future of fair and democratic elections and Constitutional government responsible to the people. The resultant SuperPac spending has been accelerating ever since and is now dominating both primary and general elections by overwhelming media funding. Furthermore, unlimited donations by “Dark Money” Pacs may now be made to 501-C social welfare and trade association groups to influence elections, but are not required to disclose their donors. This is indeed a dangerous situation, when huge media buys by groups of unknown donors have a high probability of determining elections, essentially crushing the ability of ordinary voters to influence elections. Furthermore, the content of these Dark Money media barrages is often dishonest.
Special interests have always had considerable influence over U.S. elections, but now that influence has become overwhelming. The special interests domination of campaign spending in Republican primaries in 2014 and now especially in 2015/2016 comes from the usual suspects–those businesses and associations that benefit by hiring cheap foreign labor rather than American workers. This includes not only the U.S. and state Chambers of Commerce, “Big Ag,” and State Farm Bureaus, but also the restaurant and hospitality associations, landscapers, and increasingly, the high tech corporations that hire cheaper foreign H1-B visa workers instead of American science, technical, engineering, and math graduates.
The possible influence of foreign money on our elections though “Dark Money” SuperPacs is especially worrisome. There are lavishly funded foreign front groups in the United States proved by the FBI to have operational plans to infiltrate and subvert critical government and cultural institutions in order to overthrow our Constitutional systems of government and law. Sweeping demographic change through immigration is the primary weapon in their arsenal of subversion and fundamental change. How can we be sure that Muslim Brotherhood oil-money or other foreign money is not part of some of these Dark Money SuperPacs?
The Big Pac and Big donor money that has been flowing into the Republican Presidential primaries this year was at first going primarily to Bush and secondarily to Rubio. Now that Bush’s campaign is faltering in the polls, his donations are dropping sharply. New Big Pac and Big Donor money has been going to Carson, Rubio, Fiorina, and Kasich as alternatives to Bush.
Carson is a commendable candidate in many important aspects, but evidently he has not done his immigration homework, at least not with the most knowledgeable and objective resources available. Carson has fallen for a false dilemma that illegal immigrant workers must either be forcibly rounded up or be given amnesty and made legal guest workers. However, as the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and many other highly reputable resources attest, most illegal immigrant workers would leave on their own in the space of a few years, if immigration laws were enforced at the workplace and welfare benefits line. This simple strategy, called “Attrition by Enforcement,” combined with increased border security and visa monitoring would dramatically reduce both the number of illegal immigrants already here and future illegal immigration. In addition, U.S. workers would be relieved of the substantial burden low-wage illegal immigrant labor places on their wages and job prospects.
Under Carson’s present plan, the cost of illegal immigrants now here would double after legalization because of more healthcare, welfare, and retirement eligibilities and usage, but tax revenues would increase only minimally because of their low tax brackets and limited education and skills. Moreover, such amnesties do not stop illegal immigration; they multiply it. New waves of illegal immigration encouraged by amnesty would be devastating to American workers and taxpayers. The bottom line here is that any substantial amnesty or legalization plan by whatever candidate or party is an express ticket to national bankruptcy and social and economic chaos. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the value of the dollar would be early casualties.
Please refer to cis.org; Robert Rector amnesty study dated 2013 at heritage.org; and George Borjas article on labor economics, June 2014, at fairus.org. Also review the NumbersUSA.com Grades above.
The question is not establishment versus outsider; It is amnesty and cheap foreign labor versus American workers and taxpayers; It is government by and for Robber Barons versus government of and for the people.
Racism is an Illusion, and Black Lives Matter Lies
‘The real battle is between good and evil’
“My question for the candidates is, ‘Do black lives matter, or do all lives matter?’”
– Question posed by
black student for
Democratic Party debate
“Black lives matter.”
– Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’
answer to the question
How pathetic that Bernie Sanders gave the answer that he did, and that no candidate on the stage in Las Vegas last week had the moral courage to state without qualification what should be obvious – that all lives matter. Their lack of courage had the unfortunate effect of validating a racist movement on par with the KKK.
The Democrat candidates are afraid that if they are honest about Black Lives Matter, they will be attacked, and black people will not vote for them.
People often speak of blacks as being slaves on the Democrat plantation. Yet, because the Democratic Party needs 90-plus percent of the black vote to survive, the party and its candidates are also slaves to the black electorate! What a sick, co-dependent relationship.
A Democrat candidate must be wary not to offend those black voters who believe that only black lives matter. Yet that candidate must also be careful not to antagonize white voters who believe that all lives matter. So what to do? Hillary solved the dilemma by not answering at all at the debate. And liberal CNN moderator Anderson Cooper helped by not asking her the question.
Black Lives Matter promotes hate, blame and victimhood. The movement seeks to give black people the impression that white people and cops are conducting a killing spree against them. The goal is to create mistrust, hatred and division among the American people.
Democrat politicians feed on this division to win elections. The Black Lives Matter movement is merely this election cycle’s Occupy Wall Street, which was used before the 2012 election to create the sense of division necessary to re-elect Obama.
This group is using the fact that it is black-led to get away with things that would never be tolerated of white hate groups.
“Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon.”
– Black Lives Matter chant celebrating and encouraging
the deaths of police officers
But because we have a racist president, cowardly white politicians, and dishonest, liberal media, this black hate group is not dealt with in the same manner as white hate groups are.
At his recent “Justice or Else!” rally in Washington, D.C., Louis Farrakhan called these troublemakers the next civil rights leaders, and he compared them to Dr. Martin Luther King! We all know that Dr. King was about uniting the races with truth instead of dividing them with lies. He was about loving your brother and sister, not hating them. Dr. King rejected racism and certainly would have rejected all of the racist madness we see today.
If we don’t sober up quickly and deal with Black Lives Matter the way we deal with skinheads or the KKK, America will have a race war on its hands.
The Black Lives Matter movement is a distraction from the failure of the Obama presidency to help black Americans succeed. To the contrary, he’s crippling black Americans to consolidate power. One in four blacks is unemployed, more and more are on welfare, black-on-black crime is out of control, and the proof the Black Lives Matter movement is a scam and Obama a fraud is the continuing murder of millions of black unborn children with their approval.
But the ultimate proof the movement is a lie is that the whole idea of racism itself is a lie. Racism is an illusion. There is really no such thing as racism.
I know that may sound like a radical notion, but think about it. I’ve interviewed thousands of people, including a number of hard-core “racists.” Yet I’ve never met one who said they hate a person just because of their color. People hate because they’ve made some type of judgment of another person. They’ve made a decision based on a thought or feeling instead of simply seeing the truth. Color is an excuse – a way to prevent us from seeing cause and effect. We must look at cause.
The problem in America is not racism at all. The real battle is between good and evil. There are good and bad people of every race. If we don’t deal with the foundation of what is wrong – the spiritual aspect – we will never clean up this mess.
Liberals will always use racism to intimidate white people. But people of good must come together and fight people of evil.
And I say to America’s preachers – especially black preachers – you should know better. It’s your responsibility to remind people that our battle is not a physical battle.
It’s critical that decent Americans finally come together in truth. Lies have ripped us apart for far too long. Our future as one nation depends upon it.