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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Immigration Proves Rubio Is Not The Conservative Many Think He Is

Here's the Nonsense:  Marco Rubio has a great future leading the conservative movement and probably as the GOP presidential candidate for 2016.  We need to get behind him.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Rubio may or may not have a great future. He speaks well, has good positions on some issues, but is inexperienced just like Obama was and has shown his moderate side with the immigration reform package he's signed on to. 

The group of 8 senators who have just announced their immigration reform plans are proposing nothing new.  They simply want to offer amnestry to illegal aliens in our country.  The GOP members of the group think that this will endear Hispanics to the GOP and bring waves of voters to the party to support them in future elections.  Marco Rubio is one of them and he is just as wrong as the other members of the group.

Democrats know that Hispanic immigrants tend to lean towards supporting Democrat candidates.  The GOP thinks that the reason is because they come to America to puruse the American Dream.  But it's not true.  No matter how many times liberal Republicans like John McCain and Lindsey Graham say it, it doesn't make it so.  National Review reported that Hispanics relate more to Democrat policies than Republican policies.  Only 7% of those polled objected to the Republican immigration viewpoint.  The article said, "The idea of the 'social issues' Hispanic voter is also a mirage.  A majority of Hispanics now support gay marriage, a Pew Research Center poll from last month found.  The Hispanic out-of-wedlock birth rate is 53 percent, about twice that of whites."

Studies have shown that the majority of Hispanics do not see immigration as the primary issue in voting.  Rather, they see government aid programs as security and that is their top issue.  Opening the door to amnesty for illegals will do nothing but allow people who've broken the law to become legal while many other people take years to go through the process legally and do the right thing.

I don't know about you, but I'd prefer to have immigrants who want to start their time in America by doing things legally, not illegally.

This idea that people who were brought here illegally as minors by their parents and need special treatment is ridiculous.  If a family became illegal squatters in someone's home they would be removed and have to face legal consequences.  Their children would not be allowed to become the owners of the home because they were brought there as minors.

There are consequences for breaking the law.  If people pay those legal consequences, then they should be given a fair chance to try again, but this time legally.  All this immigration bill does is waive responsibility and allow people who've broken the law to get a free pass. 

This is not what America is about.  This is the kind of thing that is dragging our nation down and will continue to weaken it.

Whether it's Marco Rubio or anyone else, this is not what we want in leaders.