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The Liberal Newcomers
National Review ^ | 2/3/14 | Phyllis Schlafly

Posted on 02/03/2014 6:50:45 AM PST by jimbo123

Limit immigration or watch conservative efforts become irrelevant.

People come to America because it is a remarkable oasis of freedom, prosperity, and opportunity. Conservatives recognize that the principal reason for our unique abundance is our constitutional restraint on the power of government. As Thomas Jefferson said, “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

Maintaining this system requires the public to support limited government. In a new report, Eagle Forum details how immigration is fundamentally changing the electorate to one that is much more supportive of big government.

By itself, the annual flow of 1.1 million legal immigrants under the current system will create more than 5 million new potential voters by 2024 and more than 8 million by 2028. Congressional Budget Office projections indicate that under the Senate Gang of Eight’s S.744 bill, the total additional potential voters would rise to nearly 10 million by 2024 and 18 million by 2028. The influx of these new voters would reduce or eliminate Republicans’ ability to offer an alternative to big government, to increased government spending, to higher taxes, and to favorite liberal policies such as Obamacare and gun control.

There is nothing controversial about the report’s conclusion that both Hispanics and Asians, who account for about three-fourth of today’s immigrants, generally agree with the Democrats’ big-government agenda. It is for this reason that they vote two-to-one for Democrats.

The 2008 National Annenberg Election Survey found that 62 percent of immigrants prefer a single, government-run health-care system. The 2010 Cooperative Congressional Election Study found that 69 percent of immigrants support Obamacare. Pew also found that 53 percent of Hispanics have a negative view of capitalism, the highest of any group surveyed.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; chamberofcommerce; ericcantor; johnboehner; massamnesty; paulryan

1 posted on 02/03/2014 6:50:45 AM PST by jimbo123
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People come to America because it once was a remarkable oasis of freedom, prosperity, and opportunity.
2 posted on 02/03/2014 7:16:51 AM PST by Rapscallion (Had enough? Let me know.)
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mexicans come here for free stuff... free rent... welfare... ebt cards and obamaphones... and tax free incomes to send back to mexico.

3 posted on 02/03/2014 8:24:14 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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Demographics is not our friend.
And after spending parts of 2 days at the maternity hospital last week, not many future Republicans are being birthed.

4 posted on 02/03/2014 8:25:55 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

Republicans are never born that way; jobs, crime, faith, taxes, and national security concerns lead to a Republican political alliance.

5 posted on 02/03/2014 8:29:08 AM PST by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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I don’t know about the republican political party but Conservatism is natural, and many are conservative from youth.

I was born conservative, but have never been able to closely identify with the republican party, or any party.

6 posted on 02/03/2014 10:22:11 AM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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