There has been a lot of noise in the last few months about DACA. Dreamers carrying Mexican flags protesting in front of the Capitol Building and the White House, Dreamers making statements on social media indicating that they want to fight “racist” Republicans that are trying to destroy their “dream”. Democrat apparatchiks grabbing hold of the narrative that they, and only they, can save the dreamers from the racist Republicans. All the while, it seems that it is the Republican Party, and our President that are taking real action to actually help these people, and this is only part of the irony.
Another part of the irony is that Obama with his executive order did little to help these people, other than to give them very shaky temporary status in our country. Shaky because his order was patently unconstitutional. In spite of that, these dreamers bring up Trump’s ending of this unconstitutional and temporary order as being supremely “racist” and wrong, totally missing the point that he is offering them instead of a temporary program, a path to citizenship for 2 million of them, when the original “Dream Act” only covered 800,000. A very generous offer! Instead of giving our President and the Republican Party accolades, they simply accuse them of “racism”.
Also ironic is that it seems the Democrats are using “dreamers” as a narrative that paints themselves in a positive light, even though the solution is something that they are prepared to fight against. In fact, Nancy Pelosi is promising to bring dozens of “dreamers” to the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday to highlight the Democrats “concern” for these people.
In reality, Democrats don’t care about the “dreamers”, they see the issue as one to campaign on for the mid-term elections. They are going to fight the Presidents offer as “racist” because in order for the solution to be enacted, it must come with border protections and positive immigration reform, and they want none of that. Open borders are a method for the Democrats to acquire additional voters, third world people with little or no skill levels that will immediately acquire welfare, housing, medical care and other subsidies from government, making them indebted to Democrats, who zealously protect these so called “entitlements”. Their hope is that this issue lasts until after the mid-term elections, and then they have the opportunity to take over the house and the senate. They believe that then they can save the “dreamers” and keep open borders to insure that they can have the future opportunity to take over national elections ad infinitum. That is their cynical game plan.
My liberal friends do not see it that way. They say that they simply want a “clean bill”. A bill that grants citizenship to the dreamers, but keeps the borders wide open, chain migration and the lottery system in place, which then is “fair” for new immigrants. What is lost on them is that this cynical Democrat plan has the devastating potential to wreck our country.
What does “wrecking our country” look like? There are many facets to this outcome, and let’s start with economics. A century ago we needed the influx of immigrants to fill the interior of our country. They arrived with only the expectation that they could work and find success in America, because we had opportunities for hard work absent in their home countries. We needed them to grow, and they needed us to realize opportunity that they otherwise lacked. Today, we have over 330,000,000 people in our country, which by any measure is enough for our economy and for the space we occupy. We have evolved from being a pure capitalistic economy to a hybrid welfare state. We are 20 trillion dollars in debt, and that figure grows exponentially if one includes unfunded liabilities. We can no longer afford to take in the worlds unwanted souls. We will eventually go bankrupt.
Also, eliminating the 2 party system, giving Democrats the reigns in national elections, will drive us to pure socialism, which has the potential to further wreck our economy. Without dwelling on the failures of socialism, history proves that this economic system does not work, and eventually leads to economic failure on a grand scale. Just look at Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, and a host of other failures throughout the world. This power concentration would also greatly erode our freedom, as it incrementally has in the past when they have had the reigns. Just look at the Obama administration and the freedom killing regulations during his time in office. Our constitution would be simply a study for historians, and we would be governed under a “living socialist document”, which would mean that we would then simply become a nation of men, and no longer a nation of laws, which was something that set us apart from the rest of the world.
In short, DACA and its resolution has greater impact than simply giving 2 million ‘dreamers” a path to citizenship. It has the potential to make or break our country and our way of life. Our President has offered a very generous and fair deal. It is now up to the Democrats to do the right thing for our country and agree to pass this proposed bill. If they do not, their position on this issue will define where their priorities really are, and the cynical way they use people to further their own power base.