Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The World’s Worst Idea
RedState ^ | January 26, 2014 | Michael Hammond

Posted on 01/28/2014 1:58:43 AM PST by iowamark

Comes news that House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy has endorsed comprehensive legalization for persons unlawfully in this country, and predicts the entire House “leadership team” may follow suit.

Presumably, the leadership epiphany will be embodied in the “immigration principles” which House Speaker John Boehner will unveil at this year’s appropriately named “Republican retreat.”

Thus, this package is expected to include:

-a legalization “pathway to amnesty,” in which between 1.7 million and 11.5 million illegals will be brought out of the shadows and given every incentive to work day and night in order to destroy Republicans and elect Democrats;

-a GOP-backed “ for jobs,” in which every American will have to get the government’s go-ahead in order to work, even in menial jobs like babysitters and gardeners;

-a delusional notion that Barack Obama can be trusted to “secure the borders” when it’s no longer in his political interest to do so; and

-specialized visas which will be nothing more than enormous “amnesty loopholes.”

Boehner & co. have openly publicized that they intend to do this in late spring, right after most primary filings have closed and the supposedly stupid Tea people presumably can’t do anything about it.

Which raises this issue: Given that Boehner’s staff, on the front page of every major American newspaper, has already told us he intends to kick us in the groin, why not force GOP House members to openly embrace or reject this strategy now? If I were Senator Jeff Sessions (or an anti-amnesty leader in the House), I would circulate a letter — now — asking members top either repudiate this devious gambit or, by not signing, confess that this is exactly what they intend to do.

But two-step amnesty is only one of the four cornerstones of Boehner’s Tower of Babel. Here are the four:

PATHWAY TO AMNESTY: As bad as instant amnesty would be, it’s probably less bad than two-step amnesty.

Under the Boehner proposal, between 1.7 and 11.5 million illegals would be formally insulated from prosecution. And for these legalistas, the pathway to their future would become spending 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, working to elect Democrats and to maintain Harry Reid’s control of the Senate so that they can receive the badge of full amnesty — citizenship.

Once granted citizenship, according to one poll, 88% will vote for Democrats. That number will go even higher if, in the short term, promotion from “legalization” to “citizenship” rests on electing Democrats. But, either way, the country goes the way of California and the GOP dies an ignominious self-inflicted death.”

The Republican base is highly motivated to throw out Democrats and take the Senate in 2014 — particularly those who hate ObamaCare and love the Second Amendment.

But the legalistas would be an even more highly-motivated counterweight that could be the one thing to dislodge Republicans from the House and speed Barack Obama’s ascent to Mount Rushmore.

Remember the immigration advocates who descended on John Boehner during breakfast? Remember the chants of Obama’s campaign slogan (“Yes we can”) from the Senate galleries? Imagine these people, multiplied by a million, freed from all inhibitions and organized as a political force.

Bottom line: If GOP congressmen wish to eat breakfast in peace and hold town hall meetings without being ambushed, they will resist the “pathway to amnesty.”

“HEALTHCARE.GOV FOR JOBS”: The good news: Given the events of the last four months, only a moron would want to condition employment on logging onto and being approved by a federal computer website.

The bad news: There are plenty of morons around.

One additional observation: We have seen, with guns, that, over time, when you condition a constitutional right on getting the go-ahead from a government database, that go-ahead is eventually denied for political purposes.

In the wake of the IRS scandal, does anyone not see the potential harm which would come from requiring the government to give its assent before you can work?

‘VISAS WITH BENEFITS” (LOOPHOLES WAITING TO HAPPEN): There are various drafts dealing with agriculture and high-tech visas. Under some, if you can claim you were an agricultural worker over 26 weeks a year for a fixed number of years, you are on the pathway to citizenship.

‘TRUST-ME OBAMA”: Does anyone not understand why the Senate bill does not contain objective measurements of border security from an objective arbiter as a condition for amnesty? Enough said.

WHAT IS TO BE DONE? House and Senate Republicans opposed to amnesty — all of whom have read, on the front page of every American newspaper, that John Boehner intends to smother them in their sleep — should begin circulating a letter now opposing Boehner’s “principles.”

For those whose secret commitment to a post-filing ambush makes them unable to sign such a letter, well, we know what to do.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegals; immigration

1 posted on 01/28/2014 1:58:44 AM PST by iowamark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: iowamark

...let’s just legalize everything - and when the masses rise up to protect values and responsibility - we’ll see who’s let standing...and after the great progressive purge is completed - then maybe we can get back to traditional US values that made this country great and unique without all the BS that has been eroding it over the last 4 decades!

2 posted on 01/28/2014 2:48:46 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

Sanity better prevail among the Republicans or every republican voter will stay home on election day and let the traitors be eaten alive by democrats.

3 posted on 01/28/2014 3:06:10 AM PST by Rapscallion (Had enough? Let me know.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

Electing bambi - Twice!

4 posted on 01/28/2014 3:16:27 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

“...between 1.7 million and 11.5 million illegals...”

I think it’s a LOT higher than that.

5 posted on 01/28/2014 3:52:33 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark
 photo Lucy_Football_zps72411856.jpg
6 posted on 01/28/2014 3:57:02 AM PST by Junk Silver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


“...let’s just legalize everything - and when the masses rise up to protect values and responsibility - we’ll see who’s let standing.”

Do we really want to take that gamble, knowing that half the population is beholden to the fedgov largesse on which they’ve come to depend? Knowing that a great majority of the elected class has no values on which they will stand resolute?

Sure. Bring it.

7 posted on 01/28/2014 4:00:56 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: iowamark
Notice needs to go out that any spineless rep. that votes for this measure will at a minimum be boycotted by the Tea Party come Nov.

If they want to stick their finger in our eye, then turn about is fair play.

The result of a dhimmi house is that the inevitable revolution happens sooner rather than later.

8 posted on 01/28/2014 4:14:15 AM PST by Pietro
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PubliusMM

It will be like the walking dead!

Govt dependent welfare junkies are the most lazy and unorganized people in the world...if they weren’t killed in the first week - they would starve to death by the’s the kids I worry about - they should not have to suffer the pathetic excuse of parent(s) that they were born to...

9 posted on 01/28/2014 4:17:11 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]


“It will be like the walking dead!”

How many government agencies now have weapons? How many local police forces now have swat teams and tanks?

10 posted on 01/28/2014 4:30:38 AM PST by Junk Silver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Junk Silver

Your thinking is that these agencies will turn on US Citizen - few might - but the majority will not...Obama and his socialist elite are not well liked nor are unconstitutional orders...I put my faith in the US citizen - and those cops and soldiers - are just that - US Citizens...despite a few who are operating outside of the law - there are many who are not and are waiting...

11 posted on 01/28/2014 5:29:43 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Junk Silver

How many service members will honor their oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”?

The statist bastards have little chance without the support of a majority of the armed forces.

12 posted on 01/28/2014 5:39:14 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Pietro

An open letter to the GOP Members of the House

As a Representative in Congress, you took this Oath:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."

"Support and defend the Constitution" it says. Did you see that? That document requires, per Art.4, S.4, that

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."

An invasion is what we are suffering. That invasion has accelerated with each "comprehensive immigration reform" previously enacted. Instead of another disastrous reform that yet again increases the incentives for millions more to try their luck crossing the southern border, a Representative who took his Oath and the Constitution seriously would be pressing for what the American people have repeatedly said they want - not what Senator Schumer, Mexico, some border state farmers and homebuilders or the Chamber of Commerce rentseekers want. That is:
  1. secure the border in a transparently verifiable way;
  2. end the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment;
  3. enforce eVerify without exception and with severe penalties;
  4. no government benefits beyond critical emergency care (and that ought to be billed back to the Mexican government); and
  5. NO "Path to Citizenship" - ever - for anyone who has entered the US illegally.
Any bill that does not accomplish these five things is unacceptable. It is de facto amnesty. And it will inevitably encouarge millions more illegal entries.

If the GOP is complicit in this amnesty fiasco, either by taking up the Senate bill or through some piecemeal slight of hand with a series of House bills such as we hear are being cooked up this week, the GOP will cease to exist. It will not survive through the 2016 elections. The people will shun the over-tanned, glad-handing, backslapping quislings and look elsewhere for leaders who actually have the spine for the fight. Make no mistake - to me and many, many others, amnesty is the GOP's Rubicon. Cross it at your electoral peril.

13 posted on 01/28/2014 5:43:48 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]


They have been trying to secure the border since 1986 and some 28 years later it’s still not secured. I hardly think this time it will be any different.Immigration reform, is not going to keep millions of others from coming here.

14 posted on 01/28/2014 6:14:26 AM PST by moonshinner_09
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson