Obama’s Greatest Crime

President Barack Obama’s greatest crime against our flag and the republic for which it stands isn’t his administration’s health-care theft bill.  That’s mere shoplifting compared to what’s coming next.

Obama and the leftwing of the Democratic Party intend to turn ten to eleven million illegal immigrants into voters as expeditiously as possible, giving them a permanent national electoral majority based upon a beholden Lumpenproletariat.  If they succeed, our country will face mob rule.

No individual who broke the law to enter this country should ever be allowed to decide who becomes our president, governor, senator—or town council member.  If there is one message patriotic Americans must act upon during the remainder of Obama’s reign, it’s this: No voting rights for illegals.

No other issue of our time matters remotely as much—not our lukewarm struggle with Islamist terror or even our metastasizing deficits.  This isn’t about tax increases or where to hold terror trials.  It’s about preserving our democratic institutions for law-abiding citizens.

Inevitably, objections to handing immigration criminals the vote will be denounced as racist, anti-immigrant, inhumane and so on.  Unable to argue on logical grounds, the left will resort to savage name-calling.  And, of course, illegal immigrants will be compared to the legal immigrants of yesteryear, as if our laws are just burdensome annoyances that insist on silly distinctions.

As for the left’s all-purpose charge of racism, any illegal immigrant—Irish, Guatemalan or Nigerian—must never be granted the right to vote in a US election.  “Illegal” means “not legal.”  It means “criminal.”  This is not a matter of nuance, and it isn’t color-coded.

(The single exception I would make would be to grant full citizenship to illegal immigrants who serve honorably in our military for a minimum of five years—but the left would hate that, too.)

As for being anti-immigrant, that’s nonsense, too.  Legal immigration remains a great strength of our country (I’ve argued for years for more visas and a path to citizenship for hi-tech wonks and other highly skilled workers).  Any immigrant who plays by the rules to enter this country, adjusts to our public values and obeys our laws should be allowed to earn the full rights of citizenship on schedule.  But no phony waiting periods, or token fines, or pay-your-back-taxes scams can be allowed to buy voting rights for those who broke our laws to steal into our homeland.

And the “inhumane” charge is sheer hypocrisy.  If the Democratic leadership and its organized protest mobs (such as the hate-group La Raza) genuinely cared about the plight of illegal immigrants, they’d argue only for a form of residency.  Illegals themselves aren’t the ones demanding the vote.  They’d be delighted just to be able to stay here.  It’s political activists who claim to speak for them who make voting rights “a test of our nation’s sense of justice.”  Playing the pity card, they pretend that legalization is all about keeping families together.  It’s not.  It’s about eleven million bought-and-paid-for votes.  Anyway, millions of illegal immigrants weren’t worried about the unity of their families when they abandoned their homes for the USA.

But reason won’t matter.  Anyone who challenges the free gift of voting rights to illegal immigrants is going to be charged as a bigot by the left.  It’s an accusation that those who love our country will just have to shrug off.

Conservatives and independents are going to have to decide with precision what they’re going to fight for in this struggle.  That means starting out by recognizing that we’re not going to line up eleven million illegals in a column of fours and march them back across the border.  They’re here.  Most are going to stay.

The crucial fight ahead is over those voting rights.  Every other question arising from this issue is trivial in comparison.  Those who love this country must focus on that single mantra, repeating it until the votes-for-illegals snake is dead:  No voting rights for illegals, no voting rights for illegals, no voting rights for illegals.

The importance of this iron focus can’t be over-stressed, because left-wing activists in the administration and in Congress will try to lure our elected representatives into arguments over secondary issues, pretending to compromise on minor matters.  There’ll be discussions over the deportation of criminal aliens, back taxes, waiting periods, health-care liability, fines and fees, and any other distractions that can be tossed into the mix.  We must not let ourselves be drawn into debating such details as if the overall legalization process is a forgone conclusion.

What’s the right answer to the illegal-immigration crisis our government’s neglect has allowed to grow to such destructive proportions?  Congress needs to create a new class of US residency for those illegals with no further criminal records and who can document a  history of employment.  That residency would provide basic social and economic rights.  It would not give illegal immigrants the vote.

There is no reason, constitutional or moral, why Congress can’t do this.  There are already multiple classes of non-citizen residents, from temporary workers to refugees.  Of course, the Democratic leadership will howl and claim that anything short of full citizenship is an unacceptable injustice.  But what would be unjust about allowing eleven million criminals (and yes, they are criminals, every one, by virtue of breaking the law to enter our home) to remain on our soil, with all of the daily privileges and protections accorded full citizens–except the right to choose those who govern the rest of us?  Families (except of those who broke additional laws) would remain united.  Workers could work openly (and pay taxes honestly).  Children could go to school and apply for scholarships.  They just couldn’t force their political prejudices on us—although their American-born children would acquire full voting rights, when of age.

This is a practical, ethical, patriotic and sensible approach.  It will be attacked savagely by those who care more about blocks of votes than about the quality of human lives.

Born in 1952, I’ve lived through many national crises—more than a few of them exaggerated in their proclaimed importance at the time.  But I view the question of voting rights for illegal immigrants as the most critical issue of my lifetime, as regards the protection of our republic.  We had the American Revolution, not the French Revolution.  We never have been, and never should be, ruled by mobs.  But mob rule is the goal of today’s corrupt Democratic Party leadership.  They view power as an end in itself.  And they will do virtually anything to sustain, deepen and guarantee that power.

After a recent interview on security issues with talk-show host Laura Ingraham, we discussed this issue off-mike.  When I said, “No votes for illegal immigrants,” Laura gave me that piercing look of hers and completed the line for me: “No votes for illegal immigrants—ever.”

This is the crucial battle of the Obama era.  Independents, Republicans and Democrats of conscience must set aside all personal hobby horses and secondary issues, and avoid seductive compromises.  To preserve the United States we love and revere, we must concentrate ferociously on one clear goal as the left attempts to subvert our future elections through the gift of votes to eleven million illegal immigrants: No vote for illegals—ever!

Ralph Peters is the author of the new book Endless War: Middle-Eastern Islam vs. Western Civilization.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/EGoldstein EGoldstein

    The mob has been the Democrat Party objective for the last half century. Motor Voter was to make the mob bigger. Social dependency programs grow the mob. Government employee unions grow the mob. 40% of the electorate are now solid mob voters. The illegals are from countries that teach being part of a mob. They will be loyal to the Democrats because they will get some loot. Unfortunately we have become a country that is run by thugs and the thugs need the illegals to seal their rule.

  • markr

    Right on Mr. Peters! I feel like I am in "Alice in Wonderland" and am playing a bit part in 1984 and Animal House. Words have no meaning except the meanings assigned to them by the speaker. The word legal is such a word. As the country has lawyered up and the law instead of morality and virtue has been extolled we find ourselves in the present debacle. Precedent and a living constitution have uprooted us from our bearings and we are on the verge of anarchy. I truly believe I will see violence in the street before my life is over (God forbid). When enough people desire ultimate power over values and decency and a steady unchanging and anchored rule of law the only way out if they acheive such power will have to be a civil war of some kind (hopefully changing others hearts and minds) which would be suicidal for a country-(the only country really) that has the moral authority and history our great republic has had. I really believe there are enough dumb and ignorant americans among us to cause this great republic to not be european- but actually a fascistic dictatorship. All the people who love to extol it couldn't happen hear are whistling in the dark

  • badaboo

    Bush's GREATEST CRIME , facilitating ENRON , in the RAPE OF CALIFORNIA , and the MUGGING of the American PUBLIC , together with the Banks and accounting firms who along with Bush facilitated THIEVES ,and did this country GREAT HARM .
    Oh and what the hell have Republicans done about ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ? BUSH AND McCAIN included ? NOTHING .
    Now all you hypocrites are trying to tag Obama , what unmitigated hypocrisy !

    • CareerArmyGuy

      OK, here we go–when things don’t look good for the left’s argument, set up the straw man Bush and the Republicans.

      Hey, sir, it doesn’t matter about then…this is now! We were just as concerned about the issue during the bush years and were equally dissappointed by the inaction on the border and illegals issue, but that does not matter. We need to address the issue that we’re faced with today. Please don’t let your Obamblindness distract you from Ralph’s argument that unless we strongly protest–our nation, yours and mine–will be radically changed from the Constitutional republic that it is today (and even that’s changed). We citizens do not benefit from opening the voter rolls to illegals…but the Democrats do. For their own power-preserving purposes, not for the purposes of making this nation stronger, better, more important, more influential, safe, secure, economically independent, or any other thing that is good for this generation and the next.

  • Amit

    Illegal aliens can be a great nuisance to any country. All those people who support illegal aliens should take a look at India and what happens when you don’t stop illegals from entering the borders of your country.
    The NE of India which used to be purely Hindu and Christian with a few pockets of Muslims is totally almost 70% Muslim. The reason is simple, we didnot put a stop to the illegal Bangladeshi Muslim who eneter our country.
    Today you can find these Bangladeshi Muslims all over the country including Nothern India. Each Bagladeshi family unit ragnges from 5-10 people, given the high rates of reproduction of these people. This is leading to chaos in many parts of the country as the locals are finding competition for manual labour from these illegals.
    The minimum wage for a skilled labourer per day is Rs500, whereas these illegals do the same work for a quater of the amount. While this might be a very profitable condition for the people who hire them, it is a totally loose loose situation for the locals.
    Plus the Muslim population is growing by leaps and bounds in this cuntry, add to this the illegals who prosper in India and hence have more kids and thus adding strain to our resources. Look there is a reason for having borders. If all illegals were to be permitted then these borders would be meanigless.
    Ofcourse it would be nice to have a borderless world, but that remains a Utopian idea which can only be implemented in a perfect world.
    Needless to say, our world is not perfect. People come from different cultures and different aspirations and this must be taken into consideration before making any desicions that could alter the demographics of a nation and consequently lead to social chaos.

  • Guest

    Carter warned the country about illegal immigration.
    Reagan granted unconditional amenesty.
    Clinton put up fence in California.
    Bush invited illegal immigrants to come to the country he said Americans won't do.
    Then post Katrina Bush/Cheney/Halliburton replaced Americans with Mexican to do clean up and repair work.

    Get on elected officials like Senator Corker for hiring illegal immigrants,
    or subcontractors that hire illegals, .

    Q: Your views on illegal immigration?

    FORD: I have never hired an illegal immigrant. He has. Four of them. A worksite of his was raided, by federal law enforcement agents. I was not with Pres. Bush on granting amnesty to illegal immigrants.

    CORKER: No one has ever worked for me who’s an illegal immigrant. 18 years ago, one of thousands of my subcontractors hired four people–and the INS applauded me for how quickly I ended that problem.

    FORD: Why didn’t you just fire them when you learned about it? Why did you wait for the INS to come back 3 times before doing something?

    CORKER: We had a contract, so we couldn’t just fire them. We rectified it quickly. My opponent is trying to make an issue out of an issue that doesn’t exist.

    FORD: You ought to take responsibility for knowing that there were illegals working on your site, and you did nothing to stop them.
    Source: 2006 TN Senate debate, at Univ. of Chattanooga, x-ref Ford Oct 10, 2006

  • USMCSniper

    I concentrate on solutions for the problems. It's a win-win situation.

    Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.

    Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levies.

    Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

    Any other problems you would like for me to solve today ? Yes!Think about this one:

    Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/illegal-immigratio

  • Don

    …"Congress needs to create a new class of US residency for those illegals with no further criminal records and who can document a history of employment. That residency would provide basic social and economic rights. It would not give illegal immigrants the vote."…

    I disagree with the authors comments above. I say no social, economic, or voting rights!
    Heck, a social right might include free health care in the minds of some. If that were allowed, the illegals will be swarming here to treat every cancer or disease afflicting their entire families. No rights, none, they're illegal.
    It's impossible to round them all up, but we should be allowed to ask someone who's stopped or investigated for any crime, or someone who tries to get medical care, or a job, what their residency status is. If found to be illegal, deport. Employers of illegals also need to be punished severely. Both of these actions will scare off a great number of the illegals.
    As the son of parents who were both legal immigrants who went through hell to get in the USA, I have no sympathy for illegals.

  • http://www.truthsleuth.net david conn

    Just to remind you: The internet article, “Jonestown, Its Portent Has Arrived” warned a couple of years ago that Obama is “far more dangerous” than the cult leader, Jim Jones. Google the article. Be sure to put it in with quote marks. It was on San Diego State University’s Jonestown.

  • badaboo

    Wanna end this problem ? Very simple . A $ 50,000 dollar fine PER EMPLOYEE , for anyone employing illegal or undocumented persons . Wanna see how fast the problem will be solved .
    We just dont have the gutz to do it , because we're not really serious about the problem . Big Buisiness , small buisiness , and domestic help .ALL contribute to the problem .
    You need not KICK ANYONE OUT , just enforce the fines ,it's just that simple .
    But the politicians on both sides of the isle suck up to vote pandering , and because their only purpose is self-perpetuation , they'll never put it into law …so get used to it .
    That brings me to another simple solutrion to a MULTITUDE of problems – TERM LIMITS
    Senators , Congressmen ,Representatrives …THESE ARE NOT CAREERS , they are OPPORTIUNITIES TO SERVE YOUR COUNTRY ..no lifetime pensions , no lifetime medical benefits , when your term is up YOU GO BACK TO WORK .
    Dare we think it ?

  • alzaebo

    at least Mexico has Universal Health Care!

  • serr8d

    I think you used the wrong photo there. Here's the correct one.

  • serr8d

    I think you used the wrong photo there. Here's the correct one.

  • msbetz

    3 Presidents , Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower have deported all illegal alien's in the past….So don't believe the lie that it's impossible to deport illegals….it's not, and has happened before in this country. Deport them again, NOW!

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ElroyJetson Kevin Stowell

    I'm hope you're right, Andres. We're in deep dooty.

  • http://www.truthsleuth.net david conn

    You’re right. But the public was warned way ahead of time. It’s out there on the internet. Just Google:

    “Jonestown, Its Portent Has Arrived”