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Phyllis Schlafly is Right: Amnesty Is Republican Party Suicide

Phyllis Schlafly
First Lady of the Conservative Movement Phyllis Schlafly has an incisive article on Townhall explaining why conservatives – and establishment Republicans – should oppose President Obama’s push for amnesty for illegal aliens.

As Mrs. Schlafly points out, “The current level of legal immigration to America adds thousands of people every day whose views and experience are contrary to the conservative value of limited government… Under current law, 1.1 million new legal immigrants come in every year. The Congressional Budget Office projections indicate that amnesty, plus its scheduled increases in legal immigration, will add an additional 4.6 million new voters by 2014.”

More to the point, Phyllis Schlafly documents that “An enormous body of survey research shows that large majorities of recent immigrants, who are mostly Hispanic and Asian, hold liberal views on most policy issues and therefore vote Democratic two-to-one. Their motivation is not our immigration policy; it is economic issues.

“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, and the Pew Research Center found that 75 percent of Hispanic and 55 percent of Asian immigrants support bigger government.”

It is also worth noting a Harris poll Mrs. Schlafly cites that “found that 81 percent of native-born Americans believe the schools should teach students to be proud of being American, compared to only 50 percent of immigrants who had become naturalized U.S. citizens. Only 37 percent of naturalized citizens (compared to 67 percent of native-born citizens) think our Constitution has a higher legal authority than international law.

The Pew Research Center reported in 2011 that, of all groups surveyed, Hispanics have the most negative view of capitalism in America -- 55 percent. This is even higher than the supporters of Occupy Wall Street.”

What’s the bottom line in Mrs. Schafly’s article?

The data do not support the notion that immigrants are social conservatives. 

As Mrs. Schlafly notes in quoting Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute, "It is not immigration policy that creates the strong bond between Hispanics and the Democratic Party, but the core Democratic principles of a more generous safety net, strong government intervention in the economy, and progressive taxation."

The current level of immigration, even without amnesty, will add nearly 15 million new potential voters by 2036, a large share of whom will favor the left. To allow this to happen will make Republicans a permanent minority party.

Now here’s a key point for conservatives to act upon during this week’s Big Business pro-amnesty fly-in: “The pro-amnesty New York Times gleefully reported on Oct. 26 the front-page news that big-business leaders and Republican big donors are gearing up for a "lobbying blitz," backed up by money threats, to get Congress to pass amnesty. Big business wants amnesty in order to get more cheap labor and keep wages forever low, and that is a gross betrayal of the legal immigrants who hope to rise into the middle class and achieve the American dream.

These big donors poured $400,000,000 into the campaigns of losing establishment-backed Republican candidates in 2012. They would rather elect Democrats than conservative, social-issue Tea Party-type grassroots Republicans who don't take orders from the establishment.

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, summed it up for Mrs. Schafly when he said: "I think it would be crazy for the House Republican leadership to enter into negotiations with (Obama) on immigration, and I'm a proponent of immigration reform. ... He's trying to destroy the Republican Party, and I think that anything that we do right now with the president on immigration will be with that same goal in mind, which is to destroy the Republican Party and not to get good policies."

We agree with Phyllis Schlafly – If the Republican Party is to remain nationally competitive, it must defeat amnesty in every form. 

To read Phyllis Schlafly’s article “Amnesty Is Republican Party Suicide” in its entirety click this link.

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Amnesty Will Destroy the Republican Party

Heck,it isn't only obama trying to destroy the republican party. It's Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Cornyn, McCain, Graham, Alexander, Corker....Need I continue. Is there anyone out there with any where with all that can find a primary challenger to put up against Cornyn or Texas?

Who is who?

As far as I can tell we only have a few statesmen on the Republican side. One or more of those might be closet turncoats as well, just waiting to betray the people at the right moment. Time to start researching your local candidates for any flaws. Do not take a chance on anyone who you remotely think could be a traitor to your state. Make sure that they have both parents born in the U.S.A., and those parents have the same credentials. Ties to big pharma would be a huge red flag. Ties to the military industrial complex would also be a major concern.