Elder Patriots’ Opinion| Those who accept Democrats’ claim that they actually care about illegal immigrants are willfully blind to history. Just ask the blue collar workers, once the backbone of the Democrat Party, whose jobs were sold to foreign countries.
Or, if you prefer, ask those living in our urban ghettos that have been under Democrat mayors and city councils for the past half century.
There’s no denying that the addition of millions of low socio-demographic immigrants has undercut the economic prospects of, both, blue collar laborers and inner city minorities who hold out hope of building a better life for themselves.
History tells us that Democrats – and Marxists – love the downtrodden only for the political power that can be derived from pandering to their substandard existence.
So do not be deluded by Democrats draping themselves in WWJD rhetoric in defense of what they want you to believe is a protective stance on behalf of illegal aliens. For Democrats nee Marxists this is about acquiring raw political power.
Coupled with their moves to negate the balancing effects of the Electoral College, and their legal maneuvering to block a citizenship question on the 2020 census, Democrats’ strategy to seize all political power is now clear.
The movement to assign a state’s Electoral College votes based on the national popular vote would essential hand the election of the president to the overwhelming populations of our inner cities – virtually all are under control of Democrats and where our most economically depressed citizens live in the largest numbers.
Currently, representation in the House of Representatives is allocated on the number of people, not citizens – residing in any state.
Kris Kobach joined Tucker Carlson to explain:
Kobach: “Think of it this way. There are 710,000 people per representative in Congress. But if you live in a district like Maxine Waters’ district out in California, probably half or more of your district is [comprised of] illegal aliens. And so you may have only 350,000 citizens voting in your district. Those citizens vote count twice as much as your vote or my vote if you live in a district that doesn’t have tons of illegal aliens.
“So you have vote dilution where some people votes matter more than others because they tons of illegal aliens in their district.”
“It’s a dirty little secret that they don’t want to talk about. The 1964 Supreme Court decision, Wesberry v. Sanders, voting dilution is unconstitutional. You can’t have one Congressional district with fewer voters than there are in another Congressional district.
“And, because of illegal immigration we have crazy dis-proportional representation, extraordinary numbers where in a Midwestern seat you may have to get 120,000 votes to win your election, in Waters’ district you may only need 40,000.”
This means that a sanctuary state like California may have as many as 14 additional Congressional districts than it should have by law.
Essentially, this diminishes the power of every American voter since the more illegal aliens resident in any state, the greater the number of congressional representatives that state will have.
This compounds the voting power of those states with the highest illegal populations in the House of Representatives, at the expense of states that adhere to federal immigration law.
That increased voting leverage has allowed Democrats to maintain control of the House and block any common sense resolution to the further influx of more illegal immigrants that Democrat beancounters enthusiastically embrace.
California, by far the worst offender when it comes to embracing illegal immigrants, commands more than double the congressional representation – and Electoral College votes – of any ‘Red’ state.
What they can’t win at the ballot box, Democrats seek to seize by any means necessary.
Illegal immigration has become so unmanageable that even Democratic mayors, who are forced to deal with the consequences on a daily basis, are now expressing their desperation for the federal government to address the problem.
Democrat mayor Bruno Lozano of Del Rio, Texas told Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn’s office that “we are sick and tired of the deaf ears.”
Consider the significance of who Mayor Lozano appealed to, a Republican because he already knows nothing he says will stop the Democrats’ strategy to overwhelm the voting system with illegal entrants in their quest for unfettered, everlasting power.
Lozano turned to Fox News in an attempt to be heard, likely because he knows that CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the mainstream Marxist media would bury his plea for help:
“They need to see firsthand what’s going on. They need to understand the frustrations that the commissioners, or that the city council, the school board, the hospital officials are managing [and] having to deal with.”
“We’re frustrated. We’re extremely frustrated. Our priorities on the city council are our streets, are our parks, are the economy, are the drive of the community and the places of worship and the places to have leisure activities. It is not the priority to solve immigration.”
“It is not our purview; it is not our jurisdiction. It is your job to ensure that you convey the frustration that I share with you all to ensure that our representatives at the federal level are hearing it. It’s falling on deaf ears, and we are tired of it. We are sick and tired of the deaf ears.”
Fortunately, President Trump is listening. And, like every other existential threat that Democrat-Marxists have constructed to destroy U.S. sovereignty, Trump is prepared with countermoves.
The Justice Department will be appearing before the United States Supreme Court to argue in favor of the citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire.
This would seem to be a no-brainer but consider what the result would be had Hillary Clinton chosen the last two Supreme Court justices.
And, starting next week:
This is a war for the sovereignty of every American citizen. Without President Trump, this fight would already be over.