Graham Teaming with Durbin on ‘DREAMers’ Endangers Gun Owner Rights
“At a press conference with U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., to unveil the “Dream Act” — which would provide pathways to citizenship for certain undocumented immigrants brought to the country illegally as children — [Sen. Lindsey] Graham described a moral imperative for his president and his party,” The Post and Courier reported Thursday.
“Graham, who won re-election in 2014, also told South Carolina residents who oppose the DREAM Act not to vote for him,” PJ Media adds.
No doubt about it – those calling the shots have created quite a dilemma by intentionally enabling the cultural terraforming. True, those brought in by parents taking advantage of the deliberate gaping holes in border security put a human face to that dilemma that’s easy to sympathize with.
And those intent on “fundamental transformation” are counting on Americans’ innate decency to allow them to continue with the fraudulent reshaping of the Republic and its laws. As for anyone who might object, most of those can be chilled by smearing them as xenophobes and racists, as if observable and demostrable truths are only for bigots.
Put all that aside for a moment though, and let’s just look at numbers we can all verify.
All credible polls show such populations favor gun restrictions by an overwhelming (71% to 25%) margin, and this is proven in the real world by the California experience. Further, after over 20 years the needle barely moves to the right, so the “assimilation” argument has had decades to work and hasn’t, despite “welcoming” moves up to and including so-called “sanctuary cities.”
Here’s a challenge for anyone who wants to argue with this:
Audit all credible polls against real world experience in places like California and then produce credible data – not opinion, not anecdotes, not isolated examples, but something that can be independently validated – demonstrating that “amnesty” and a “pathway to citizenship” for MILLIONS of foreign nationals in this country illegally (and legally, with CURRENT culturally suicidal policies) WILL NOT overwhelmingly favor Democrats and anti-gunners.
Show your sources and methodologies for determining this WILL NOT result in supermajorities in state and federal legislatures that will then be able to pass all kinds of anti-gun edicts. Show how this WILL NOT result in nominations and confirmations of judges to the Supreme and federal courts who will uphold those edicts and reverse gains made to date.
If you can’t, explain why a politician’s position on an issue that will end up eviscerating “legal” recognition of the Second Amendment should not be reflected in grades and endorsements.
The National Rifle Association refuses to consider or address this, falling back on an increasingly hollow “single issue” excuse, even though Executive VP Wayne LaPierre admits all rights are connected:
“[T]o defend firearm freedom, we need more than just firearm freedom. One right depends on another. They’re all cut from the same cloth of what it means to be free people.”
NRA even spent millions of dollars on an ad campaign to make just that point, but were careful to avoid talking the impact of “immigration” on those freedoms.
And while Sen. Graham has voted “the right way” on most “gun bills” (disregarding that Congress is no delegated authority to put the right to keep and bear arms to a vote), his support for “pathway to citizenship” amnesty WILL (not “may”) undo it all over the coming years if he prevails.
Why do you think Hillary Clinton promised “comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to full and equal citizenship”? Why do you think Democrat Rep. Kurt Schrader declared “It will decide who is in charge of this country for the next 20 or 30 years”?
What do they know that Graham pretends not to, as he stands with Dick Durbin, as avowed an enemy of the right to keep and bear arms as ever took an oath he fully intended to betray since Day One?
Yet for its part, NRA calls Graham “committed to defending our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.” And because it will not factor politicians’ related actions that undermine that into their grading and endorsement system, most members will never know how betrayal on immigration equates to taking back today’s “good votes” and ensuring tomorrow’s will only be bad ones.
Sen. Graham and NRA won’t address the challenge presented above because they know they can’t. They also can’t and won’t explain how making citizens out of foreign nationals who are demonstrably hostile to the Second Amendment “secure[s] the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
That’s really what it all boils down to.
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