WASHINGTON, July 27, 2015 – When it comes to U.S. immigration policy (legal and illegal), conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter says it’s the one “issue that divides the [governing] elites from the people so much. You would think Republicans would notice this, you know,” she told Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Of Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker, Coulter observed, “ I’d like to like him. Scott Walker gave his [presidential] announcement speech this week; 40 minutes, not one word about immigration. With Trump, number one in the polls… I hope he keeps running.”
If all but one Republican presidential candidate walks on eggshells regarding the immigration issue, it’s because past immigration “reform” has already changed the demographic make-up of America through the dramatic importation of poor, unskilled Third-World immigrants that now form a major voting block in our nation.
In 1998, Patrick Reddy, a consultant for the Democratic Assembly of California, wrote in the journal “The Public Perspective,” “The 1965 Immigration Reform Act promoted by President Kennedy, drafted by Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and pushed through the Senate by Ted Kennedy has resulted in a wave of immigration from the Third World that should shift the nation in a more liberal direction within a generation. It will go down as the Kennedy family’s greatest gift to the Democratic Party.”
Two years before Reddy wrote these words, a gift Kennedy family luminaries and the Democratic Party gave America, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, legally entered America from Kuwait. Abdulazeez was 5 years old. Nineteen years later, the unassimilated Muslim immigrant sprayed a military recruitment center and base in Chattanooga, Tenn., with bullets, killing four U.S. Marines.
It could have been worse. “Abdulazeez lost his job at a nuclear power plant in Ohio in May 2013 because of what a federal official described as a failed drug test,” said the Washington Post,
Abdulazeez’s shooting spree, at two locations, took about a half hour. Can you imagine the damage the young man, whose religious ideology despises the multicultural nostrums of his adopted country, could have done at a nuclear power plant?
Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the brothers who in 2013 exploded two homemade bombs that killed three and wounded 264 at the Boston Marathon, immigrated, legally, to the United States from Chechnya in 2002.
Russian authorities notified the FBI of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s possible connection to Chechnyan jihadists in 2011. But after a cursory investigation, the FBI dropped the case. “We simply didn’t develop anything derogatory,” an FBI source told Reuters. “Otherwise under law, because he [Tamerlan] was a U.S. person, we could not go further. He was a permanent resident with a green card.”
Lone-wolf jihadist Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, also a naturalized American, “blended into everyday life in Chattanooga as a clean-cut high school wrestler who graduated from college,” said the Washington Post.
Thirty-five thousand FBI special agents and support staff work for the federal government. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 990,553 foreign nationals became lawful, green-card-carrying permanent U.S. residents the same year Tamerland and brother Dzhokhar violently changed the lives of 267 Americans and their families.
America does not have enough FBI agents to shadow legal Muslim immigrants with jihadist sympathies or conduct investigations of illegal Latin American gang members sneaking across our southern border.
In an interview to plug her book “¡Adios America!: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole,” Ann Coulter told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs: “The pre-1970 immigrants were a whole different order of business from the post-1970 immigrants, and that was by design. Pre-1970 immigrants used to be more educated, buy more houses, had higher incomes – and, by the way, 30 percent of them went home.
“Post Teddy Kennedy’s act [the 1965 Immigration Reform Act], starting in 1970 – that’s when it really started to get under way – [new immigrants are] vastly more likely to collect welfare than American citizens. Why would any country bring in people that need our help? We have our own poor people to take care of. Of course, no one goes home, they go on welfare.”
Republican candidates for president in 2016 don’t have a Donald Trump problem, they have an immigration policy problem with Republican voters.
These candidates strenuously tell the public, through friendly media organs like Fox News and conservative journals, that they are good on taxes and know how to get the economy moving and creating jobs.
And they say they are the very personification of the word “conservative.”
Fierce individualism, self-reliance and a love of liberty were American values that triggered a revolution for independence and prompted a civil war to establish, for a second time, the “self-evident” truth that “all men are created equal.”
Migrants prior to Ted Kennedy’s remaking of what members of his own party now ironically call a “broken” immigration system, assimilated to those American values listed above. Post-Kennedy reform immigrants insist we assimilate to theirs.
And that insistence, on occasion, comes at the business end of a gun.
Here’s a question for Trump’s fellow Republican presidential contenders: As a conservative, what exactly are you attempting to conserve? Are you conserving the Enlightenment traditions of natural rights and individual freedom, or the Democratic Party’s program to “fundamentally transform” America through our current immigration policies?
“Conservatism” is a relative term. And the kind of conservative we elect to high office will determine whether America survives or dies.