According to a recent Gallup poll, 41 percent of Americans identify themselves as conservative, 36 percent as moderate, and 21 percent as liberal.
Considering that many of these moderates are Reagan Democrats, and considering that “a much higher proportion of Republicans call themselves ‘very conservative’ or ‘conservative’ (71%) than Democrats call themselves ‘very liberal’ or ‘liberal’ (38%),” it can be said that almost 4/5 of the American people reject Progressivism/Liberalism whilst embracing or at least being sympathetic towards conservatism and libertarianism.
Put it another way: the United States is firmly a center-right country, and that means the far majority of its citizens generally just want to be left alone so they can enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
We Americans are, for the most part, firm believers in limited government.
However, limited government does not mean no government. Ergo, there are a few basic duties we Americans expect government to fulfill.
Above all else, the primary duty of government is to protect its citizens from foreign enemies and domestic criminals – especially violent criminals.
Hence why local governments have police forces, state governments have National Guards, the federal government has a military, and all levels of government have a judiciary.
Illegal immigrants fall into the category of domestic criminals and, potentially, foreign enemies.
This is because their very presence on U.S. soil is a blatant violation against laws designed to protect America’s territorial sovereignty.
Just like every other nation in the history of the world, the U.S. assumes a “separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them.”
Simply put, the government has both the right and the duty to protect and secure its borders, to control who can be a citizen and who can’t be, and to control who can be physically present in the U.S. and who can’t be.
When the government derelicts these duties, it endangers all of its citizens by allowing for the unchecked balkanization of the country.
This inexorably leads to economic, social, and cultural chaos that ends in a bloody nightmare ala Yugoslavia.
Alas, the federal government in Washington D.C. has been engaging in a dereliction of its duties for decades, and all because Progressive politicians demanded that the government abandon immigration enforcement.
President Lyndon B. Johnson and Senator Ted Kennedy got the ball rolling in 1965 when they successfully led for the passage of an asinine law that eliminated common sense immigration quotas and severely restricted immigration enforcement.
46 years later, there are roughly 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States, the federal government does not have “effective control” of over half the U.S-Mexican border, and the feds will not do anything about it even if they did have effective control.
Under the Obama Administration, immigration enforcement has reached its nadir, and the most recent example is its anti-American, anti-human attack on the great state of Alabama:
“The lawsuit filed against Alabama, like the suit brought against Arizona last year, is not about who will enforce U.S. immigration laws. It is about making sure that no one enforces immigration laws the administration does not like,” charged Dan Stein, president of FAIR.
The lawsuit filed against Alabama’s law stands in sharp contrast to lack of a response by the federal government to laws enacted in March by Utah which trample on the federal government’s authority over immigration policy. Unlike Alabama and Arizona, two of Utah’s laws benefit illegal aliens and support the administration’s political objective of amnesty for illegal aliens.
Not only is the federal government refusing to protect the American people by securing the border and rightfully deporting these illegal invaders, the federal government is aiding and abetting abuses against its own laws and its own citizens.
Arizona and Alabama decided enough is enough, and indeed, they have the right as state governments to protect their citizens from illegals:
As the U.S. Supreme Court found more than 100 years ago in Manigault v. Springs, 199 U.S. 473, 480 (1905), state and local police power is “an exercise of the sovereign right of the Government to protect the lives, health, morals, comfort and general welfare of the people.” This decision followed Sturges v. Crowninshield, 17 U.S. 122, 193 (1819), in which the Supreme Court found that those sovereign powers “proceed, not from the people of America, but from the people of the several states; and remain, after the adoption of the constitution, what they were before.” More recently, as examples of state and local government powers regarding illegal immigration, the Supreme Court has upheld state action in employment (Arizona) and voter identification (Georgia and Indiana).
Alabama’s new law is sweeping only in the sense that it encompasses many laws passed in other states in one bill (E-verify, voter identification, benefits, immigration status, etc.). Most of the provisions are consistent with positions upheld in court or not subject to legal challenges.
You decide, Detroit: should our state government in Lansing protect us from illegal thugs like Miguel Rojas-Villanueva by passing a pro-American, pro-Michigan immigration bill?
Or do you agree with nefarious left wing politicians when they falsely claim that illegal immigration is not even a crime?