November 27, 2015
The selection process for the 2016 presidential election is moving along, with only a few months remaining until voters in various states cast their ballots. The goal: choose the candidates for the two major political parties so they can face each other in November of 2016.
I’m not going to discuss the Democratic field, as that party has totally gone off the Far Left Deep End. What serious policy differences are there between Hillary and Bernie?
It’s in the Republican field where the real race is occurring. That’s where the real decision is to be made.
If the GOP selects a candidate such as Romney or McCain, the party’s doom is probably sealed. To face the Democrats, the Republican party needs a choice and not an echo.
The real underlying issue, which many would rather not discuss, is the demographic transformation of our country, which we never voted for, but is occurring nonetheless.
America’s white majority, the historical American nation, is being driven into minority status by our immigration system. And since immigrants overwhelmingly vote for the Democrats, continued mass immigration (both legal and illegal) is going to destroy the Republican Party as a national party.
Some may say that the GOP deserves to be destroyed. They may be right. The Republican party has failed to live up to its professed principles.
But unless immigration is drastically reduced, any political party or candidate espousing constitutional, conservative or limited-government principles is not going to win. Immigrants want Big Government.
The only option for the Republican party is to shut down immigration and do what is possible to assimilate the immigrants already here, to eliminate Affirmative Action and state-sponsored multiculturalism. Any other strategy is suicide for the GOP.
The Republican elite, its donors/owners and consultants will tell you the exact opposite. They will tell you we should pander to minorities, especially Hispanics. But the pandering doesn’t win over most minority voters and loses traditional Republican voters.
Most voting Hispanics are going to vote for the Democrats regardless of what the Republicans do. However, there is a substantial minority of Hispanics that does vote Republican because they do share the party’s professed principles Typical pandering doesn’t do anything for those voters.
The importance of the Hispanic vote is wildly exaggerated, in a strategy designed to drive the GOP farther to the left. The Republican party can still win without a Hispanic majority if it drives up its percentage of the white vote.
Wait a minute, is it wrong to talk about the “white vote”? I’ll be happy to not talk about the “white vote” under the condition that everybody else stop talking about the “Hispanic vote”. How about appealing to voters as Americans?
Looking at the GOP field through the lens of the Demographic Question, it seems to me that the worst candidates are Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham. These guys are open border fanatics and are going to hasten the doom of the Republican party, or any party with similar professed principles.
Dr. Ben Carson is a good guy, a talented neurosurgeon and a likable individual. Carson was treated shabbily by the hypocritical Mainstream Media, who went over his past with a fine-tooth comb while having given Obama a free pass for years. And Carson was right to point that out.
But, with all due respect, Carson is not cut out to be president, and his willingness to enact an illegal alien amnesty is a deal-breaker for me. Carson would be better suited to serving as Surgeon General. In that position, he could be tasked with the abolition of Obamacare.
Ted Cruz has many positive characteristics and positions, and opposes illegal immigration. But he has been too willing to increase legal immigration, which needs to be drastically reduced.
is evidence now that Cruz may be improving on immigration. Cruz
now says he wouldn’t increase the entry of foreign workers as long as Americans have high unemployment. I hope that change is genuine.
The two candidates that are the most solid on immigration are Rick Santorum and Donald Trump.
Santorum is against amnesty and also stresses that mass legal immigration hurts the American worker, and he has been discussing this for some time. Santorum proposes a 25% decrease in the level of legal immigration, definitely a step in the right direction. Click here to see my Santorum archive.
Donald Trump stresses his opposition to illegal immigration but if you look at his immigration position paper, it pledges that “Before any new green cards are issued to foreign workers abroad, there will be a pause where employers will have to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed immigrant and native workers.” Click here for what I saw and heard at the Trump rally I attended.
Both Santorum and Trump pledge to build a border wall and both oppose automatic birthright citizenship for babies born to illegal aliens. Good.
For more details, click here to see the candidate evaluation chart prepared by Numbers USA.
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Allan Wall recently returned to the U.S. after residing many years in Mexico.