Democrat Shutdown Deliberately Places Foreign Interests above those of Americans
The U.S. government is in its second day of a shutdown (as yet unresolved at this writing)* because Democrats in the Senate refuse to pass the appropriations budget (or a continuing resolution) unless President Donald Trump gives in to their demands to surrender on a so-called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) “deal.” While the Daily News is reporting “Democrats said Sunday they’re now willing to accept President Trump’s controversial border wall in exchange for protecting young immigrants from deportation … Republicans are demanding that any deal include an end to chain migration and a visa lottery program.”
A “pathway to citizenship” for these illegal aliens essentially guarantees that not just so-called “DREAMers,” but millions of foreign nationals, along with their “birthright citizenship” offspring, will culturally transform the Republic and do the same to the electorate. And the Democrat greedily want that because all credible polls – and the real world experience we can see for ourselves in places like California – demonstrate such populations favor their party and gun restrictions by an overwhelming margin, which will give them control of the legislatures and the courts.
That said, the reaction of some “conservatives” to the government shutdown has been “Good!” After all, look how many powers the federal government has usurped that are nowhere authorized to it in the Constitution. Look at all the new “Intolerable Acts” enacted, enforced and upheld. Look at all the faceless bureaucrats imposing tyrannical regulations. The federal government “has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance” in a way George III could not have conceived in his wildest fit of madness.
That’s inarguable, and it points to a much larger problem with remedies that go far beyond the scope of what I’m arguing here. Regardless, it all goes back to following the Constitution and its delegated powers as enumerated by the Founders.
Besides, that’s not what the Democrats are doing.
Lawful powers were ordained and established – by the people – in order to actualize the purposes and objectives articulated in the Preamble:
“[T]o form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…”
That’s the main reason for this government being in existence. That’s what “consent of the governed” was given to do and anything that does not advance that mission statement is, by simple logical consistency—illegitimate. What the Democrats (and any Quisling Republicans abetting them) are attempting to do is thwart the government’s ability to fulfill these obligations – to ourselves and our Posterity — and to instead advance the interests of foreign nationals (and their governments).
That makes the Democrats power-grab a calculated betrayal of our country through oath-breaking of the lowest order.
The Senate will vote at noon Monday on a bill to reopen the government through Feb. 8, though passage is not assured. Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer are continuing to negotiate on a deal to reopen the government and begin legislative work on protecting some young immigrants, but Schumer said “we have yet to reach a path forward.”
“Senate Democrats relinquished on the government shutdown Monday, agreeing to vote to reopen the government but insisting they’ll keep fighting for illegal immigrant ‘Dreamers’ over the next weeks, with another shutdown deadline looming Feb. 8.”
And they made it clear the goal is a “pathway to citizenship.”
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