“We are all connected. We can’t just build a wall or a fence and say no more. This is America. Our doors are open. #AskDems”
–—–Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), in a tweet that is part of a concerted Democratic effort to announce to the world that U.S. immigration laws will not be enforced.
“The doors are open.”
“The doors are open”???
How can any sensible, honest, objective American read this, from a leader of the Democratic Party, and not be appalled? This is an assertion of open borders, in defiance of U.S. sovereignty. This is an abdication of the rule of law. Go to twitter and search for #AskDems: Lewis’s tweet is the worst, but many of the Democratic leadership are making similar, and similarly irresponsible statements that undermine the effort to stop illegals, including the current torrent of illegal children, from streaming across the border.
Are open borders truly the official policy and objective of the Democratic Party—which would mean that it has disqualified itself for leadership— or is this just posturing for political appeal to, well, illegals and idiots? If it is the latter, it is shockingly reckless and irresponsible. If it is the former, it is insane, or treasonously unethical. The United States cannot afford to make a general call to all immigrants, poor, uneducated, unskilled and criminal alike, and promise them benefits and a route to citizenship. No nation can. Is it possible, is it really possible, that Lewis and his colleagues are willing to seek this suicidal result so that they can exploit the demographic advantage to achieve permanent political power? Who would want to govern the culturally broken, chaotic, bankrupt and divided nation that such a policy would produce?
And I have to ask again: what kind of citizen supports a political party, whatever its other virtues, that could advocate such a policy?
I understand why the pro-business interests are calling for lenient illegal immigration policies: they are greedy, and want more cheap labor to exploit and to keep wages and prices down. I don’t expect them to care about the damage such a policy will do to the nation. They should care, but we know, do we not, that they care about profits so much more. At least that is a rational, if despicable and venal, position. I don’t understand the Democrats. This shouldn’t be a progressive or a conservative issue if the progressives and conservatives are adults and fully possessed of rational minds.
Should the House Republican pass an immigration reform bill? Absolutely–but how can they, indeed, how can anyone trust the Democrats, and their President, to enforce any of it when they are making statements like Lewis’s outrageous “open door” tweet? Listen to Nancy Pelosi’s jaw dropping speech at the border…
An opportunity? An opportunity to do what, send the message that the U.S. will take in any illegal immigrant as long as he or see hasn’t stopped growing? Refugees? Refugees from what—want? Poverty? Unrest? Lousy governments? It isn’t possible that Pelosi doesn’t know how broad her party’s invitation is, or how crippling it will be to the nation, its sovereignty and the rule of law. Is it? Could the leader of the House Democrats be that stupid? Or is she just willing to do anything to cater to her increasingly unhinged “base”? Either conclusion is terrifying.
And yes: a responsible, competent leader of either party would be obligated to put a stop to such statements. If I were a Democratic President, I would be ashamed of such rank recklessness at such a time as this, and say so. It is obvious, or should be.
“The doors are open.”