When Democrats unveiled their 2018 campaign slogan, “For the People,” they weren’t referring to the American citizen. They want a government of, by, and for illegal aliens.
The job of a government is to provide a sanctuary for its citizens so that their life, liberty, and property can be protected from internal and external threats. On the state level, the main focus is internal threats, and on the federal level, the main focus is external threats. That is government in a nutshell. Nothing more, nothing less. Yet that is the one job liberals refuse to prioritize amid their empowerment of government to rule over every aspect of our lives. Now, places like San Francisco and Boston are offering sanctuary to violent foreign criminals and even allowing them to vote in elections, while offering nothing but peril and disenfranchisement to Americans.
Here is just a smattering of avoidable crimes that never would have happened if the feds kept our external border secure and if localities communicated with ICE to protect their internal affairs. While government can’t prevent every atrocity, clearly every crime committed by known criminal aliens is, by definition, an avoidable crime, because they can and should be immediately deported without the increasingly arduous task of landing a criminal conviction – and there should be no magnet to bring them back.
The cases of needless crime and violence by people who should never be here are endless. Just in FY 2017 alone, ICE arrested criminal aliens responsible for more than 80,000 DUI offenses, more than 76,000 dangerous drug offenses, more than 48,000 assault offenses, more than 12,800 burglaries, more than 11,000 weapons offenses, more than 5,600 sexual offenses, more than 2,000 kidnapping offenses, and more than 1,800 homicide offenses.
Now, these same sanctuary jurisdictions full of illegal alien crime are registering non-citizens to vote. San Francisco is allowing illegal aliens to vote in upcoming school board elections. Boston is considering allowing non-citizens to vote in all local elections. Thus, they attract these people through magnets that violate federal law and then want to use them for voting. So said the Lord, “Have you murdered and also inherited?” ~I Kings 21:19
While there is nothing stopping local governments from extending the vote to non-citizens for local elections, federal law requires that they be “conducted independently of voting for a candidate for such Federal offices” so as to deny non-citizens “an opportunity to vote for a candidate for any one or more of such Federal offices (18 U.S.C. §611(a)(3)). Even without officially allowing non-citizens to vote, we have non-citizens voting in our federal elections. Given that so many non-citizens are already registered to vote in federal elections because of motor voter laws and weak verification checks, there is no way localities will actively register non-citizens for local voting but somehow institute robust firewalls against voting in federal elections. Talk about foreign influence of our elections. Who needs the Russians?
Is it any wonder that, according to Gallup, immigration has surged to the top issue of concern to voters?
Rather than promoting things like the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act, Congress should be almost singularly focused on ending the bogus asylum invasion, mandating expedited deportations, punishing sanctuary cities, cutting off all welfare and magnets, and protecting our franchise. The nonbinding resolution supporting ICE yesterday is meritorious, so long as Congress follows it up with binding action and places it in the budget bill.
Sadly, the American people are caught between one party that is “For the [Illegal] People” and another party whose slogan should be “Nonbinding.”
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.