(Dr. Jerome R. Corsi) – As we celebrate the 237th July 4th since 1776, we should pause a minute and ask whether amnesty is going to destroy the United States of America.
What will July 4, 2014 look like if the House passes anything that remotely looks like the amnesty bill the “Gang of 8,” including supposedly conservative Republican Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio, got passed through the Senate by a 68-to-32 majority.
Clearly, our Founding Fathers never intended open borders, as there is no right specified in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights for non-citizens to enter and stay in the United States at will, demand their children be educated at public expense in the language of the country from which the parents came, receive ample public welfare benefits, and be allowed to vote.
Tea Party loyalists should not be fooled by the rhetoric that says the “Gang of 8” amnesty bill is tough on border enforcement because of an amendment submitted by Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee and Republican Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota.
The so-called Corker-Hoeven amendment calls for 700 miles of border fence, 20,000 additional border patrol agents, and $4.5 billion to be spent on a border technology plan that includes sensors, radars, drones, helicopters, and airplanes.
The trouble with the border enforcement parts of the bill is that no new border fence will get built, no additional border patrol agents will be hired, and no new billions in border security technology will be spent.
Why not? Because the Senate bill leaves the implementation of the border security provisions of the bill up to the Secretary of Homeland Defense and Janet Napolitano has already made clear the Obama administration has no intention of enforcing the immigration laws currently on the books.
Why would anyone trust that Janet Napolitano would enforce a new immigration law?
Besides, the model for border-enforcement is the Secure Fence Act of 2006 championed by then-Republican Member of the House of Representatives from San Diego, who got the House and Senate to pass a bill pledging to build 700-miles of a double-fence constructed barrier on the border.
That time, then-Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison amended the DHS appropriations bill in 2008 to leave it to the Secretary of DHS to decide if any fence needed to get built, or there were a preferable way of securing the border.
By slipping this amendment into a DHS funding bill, Sen. Hutchison assured that no 700-mile double-layer border fence would ever get constructed, despite Congress passing the Secure Fence Act of 2006 with grand hoopla.
Amnesty is what the current Senate immigration bill passed last week is all about.
The Republicans and Democrats alike drove an amnesty bill through Congress is the reality that 50,000 Latinos in the United States are turning 18 every month.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress both know that in 2012 Hispanics voted for Obama over Romney by 71 percent to 27 percent.
Moreover, Hispanics today represent 10 percent of the American electorate, up from 8 percent in 2004.
Combining African Americans at 13 percent of the electorate, a voting block that voted 93 percent for Obama, plus Hispanics at 20 percent of the electorate, Obama in 2012 had a solid advantage on 23 percent of the electorate before the campaign started.
The problem is that since the Republicans lost to Obama, the establishment RINO-center of the Republican Party has been determined to out-pander the Democrats in their pursuit of the Hispanic vote.
Conservatives can truly appeal to Hispanics by articulating conservative principles of private enterprise, belief in God, and the development of traditional families to educate our children.
This is the lesson Republican establishment politicians refuse to learn.
A “pathway to citizenship” that amounts under the Senate bill to amnesty will encourage a shocking 46 million immigrants to come to the United States over the next 20 years, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates.
The United States cannot assimilate 46 million additional foreigners over the next 20 years and expect to have our political culture remain anything close to what our Founding Fathers intended.
Already, the public schools in America have quit teaching American history.
Foreigners coming to the United States will have no personal background in understanding the value of the Second Amendment.
Already, majority votes threaten to cancel out fundamental Constitutional freedoms our Founding Fathers wrote to block government interference.
Yet, the Obama administration and state legislatures in states including New Jersey keep utilizing each new school-shooting tragedy not as an opportunity to examine why so many drugs are being prescribed to public school students, but to pass new legislation limiting the right of Americans to own and bear firearms.
The last line of defense against Congress passing an amnesty bill is the House of Representatives.
Tea Party loyalists must make Congress understand that legal immigration will be embraced by all Americans, but only after the border has first been secured.
Republicans pandering to Hispanics will never draw Hispanic votes – the point is demonstrated in the likelihood Marco Rubio has ruined what promised to be a brilliant career in the Senate by letting experienced Democratic operatives like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and New York Senator Chuck Schumer act as if they were friends and advisors who could be trusted to care about Rubio’s future.
Let the House of Representatives know Tea Party loyalists want to celebrate a July 4, 2014 as the 238th year our Constitutional freedoms as defined in the Bill of Rights still intact for all Americans to appreciate and enjoy.
Please join me and other Tea Party loyalists in sending a blast fax message to Congress.
We must act now to contact our members of the House of Representatives now to demand border enforcement made more likely to be a reality by being passed in a separate piece of legislation, such that the border must first be secure before Congress even considers a second bill to create a pathway to citizenship.
Dr. Jerome Corsi
Dr. Jerome Corsi received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Political Science in 1972. He is the author of two No. 1 New York Times nonfiction bestsellers, “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry” (with co-author John O’Neill) and “The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality.” In the past 5 years, Dr. Corsi has written 5 New York Times Bestselling non-fiction books. Dr. Corsi is the Senior Commentator for TeaParty.org.