The Amnestyville Horror


Borders-arrest_659750aWake up an amnesty supporter in the middle of a muggy Washington D.C. night and the first words out of his mouth will be, “It’s not amnesty.”

And he’s right. It’s not. The 1986 amnesty or the Immigration Reform and Control Act, which neither reformed nor controlled immigration, took in some 3 million illegal aliens. The new amnesty or Comprehensive Immigration Reform covers 12 million illegal aliens.

If 1986’s euphemistic amnesty was a mere amnesty, this is a super-amnesty four times as big as the last one. If the 1986 amnesty were a state, by population size it would only be Utah. If the 2013 Son of Amnesty were ranked as a state it would be Illinois; the 5th largest state in America.

That’s why supporters of this more comprehensive amnesty avoid the A-word the way that Dracula avoids the beach.

To keep the A-word from destroying their amnesty campaign before it even began, they coined “de facto Amnesty” to describe the current state of affairs in which millions of illegal aliens aren’t deported, but aren’t granted citizenship either.

Common sense would suggest that if not deporting 12 million illegal aliens is de facto amnesty, then legalizing 12 million illegal aliens would be de jure amnesty.

Common sense, like accountability, is not to be found in the neighborhood of Amnestyville, whose political representatives insist that the millions of unskilled workers who are currently mowing lawns, cleaning floors, driving drunk and illegally voting Democrat, will duck into a phone booth, change into their American cape and tights and begin building businesses and contributing to the economy. And if that tall tale wasn’t tall enough to play for the NBA, they top themselves by promising that they will not only build the next Google, but vote Republican too. That is more than anyone at the real Google does.

In Amnestyville, it’s hard to know which howlers are the worst. Is it Charlie Rangel solicitously suggesting that he supports amnesty because he cares about the Republican Party’s future or Grover Norquist comparing illegal aliens to newborn babies who “don’t speak English, don’t want to work for a living, have to be taken care of… but people don’t argue that’s a reason not to procreate.”

The Amnestyville bus tour launched with the promise of border security coming before legalization. It wrapped up with legalization coming first and security coming around the same time that the ruins of Detroit rise to become the next Silicon Valley.

If there were any more ambiguity about where the Senate Republicans who voted for de jure amnesty really stood, Senator McCain cleared it up when he told an AFL-CIO immigration forum that while legalization was vital, the added 20,000 border patrol agents weren’t needed.

“I voted for it so friends of mine would be comfortable that we are securing the border,” McCain said. And what could make the Friends of McCain more comfortable than the knowledge that the extra agents once voted for could be “adjusted” as part of a House-Senate compromise?

Amnesty 2013 is looking like a reunion tour for amnesty 1986 and its security component is already going the way of the “control” part of the 1986 law as a reminder that amnesty by any other name is still the same deal. It’s not a measure of control, but a lack of control.

Legislators who support amnesty do not support securing the border. If they did, they wouldn’t support amnesty. No one supports both legalizing drugs and fighting the drug war. No one believes that we should appease terrorists and fight terrorism. No one believes that we should fight illegal immigration by surrendering to it and creating the mother of all illegal immigration magnets.

No one supports law and lawlessness, security and insecurity at the same time. The security component is just there to camouflage the underlying insecurity. The law is there to disguise the core lawlessness.

Amnesty was initially sold as a compromise between security-loving Republicans and illegal-loving Democrats. In this odd couple sitcom, the elephant would finally get border security and the donkey would get 12 million voters. But like so many sitcom plots, this one never made any sense.

Would the Democrats really exchange one huge amnesty for an end to the inflow of undocumented Democrats forever? Twelve million voters in ten years does sound like a good deal. But 12 million voters in ten years and then open borders sounds like an even better deal.

Super-amnesty’s pathway to citizenship for a population equivalent to the 5th largest state in America puts the Democrats on the pathway to becoming a permanent majority. And once they’re a permanent majority, any obstructions to the expansion of that majority will be dismantled faster than you can say “Press 1 for English.”

Two decades after the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act has been implemented, the Republican Party becomes a minority party. The elephant barely clocks in at 90 lbs and spends most of his time on the bench protesting against injustices and abuses that he has no more hope of changing nationally than he does now in the shipwrecks of California or Chicago.

That outcome might be exactly what the elephants of amnesty are pining for. What better way to lock in their liberal positions than by destroying all hope of real change?

Let loose the winds of amnesty and the Republican Party ceases to be a vital political force and becomes an obligatory protest vote, a permanent sinecure for a minority of politicians to maintain things the way they were without fear of any Tea Party barbarians pounding on their office doors.

Amnesty makes the center-left consensus into the final word in American politics. There can be nothing else after it.

In Amnestyville, the remaining sons of the elephant will trot out their charts and graphs explaining why the country is headed toward financial collapse and they will be tolerated for a minute or two, before being told to shut up and write apology letters for their racist, sexist and heteronormative persecution of the oppressed majority.

It may sound awful to you or me, but to some of the amnesty-loving elephants, the thought of a President Allen West or a Senator Michele Bachmann sounds much worse.

Amnesty is the final blow of liberal Republicans who would rather be red than red state. It’s the final takeover of America by the community organizers of the left who can now see their dream of taking Texas within reach, making the return of a Republican president as impossible as a balanced budget.

Amnestyville is the final pivotal battle between red and red state. Republicans who vote for it will cover their amnesty shame by pivoting to other conservative causes, but none of those will matter if the left succeeds in changing the composition of the American electorate as fundamentally as it did in the UK.

The A-bomb is a weapon of mass electoral destruction. If it goes off, then the left will have won not just the battle… but the war.

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  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    McCain has friends? Plural? Besides Lindsey Graham, who else is vile enough to consort with that filthy whore?

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    The Left will never win the War, because God triumphs at the end of history.

  • poptoy1949

    I agree totally !

  • davarino

    I detest the likes of McCain. I could never vote for Christie, Rubio, ….. They have been bought by evil forces with lots of money. The American people are thirsty for a real American leader who is willing to tell it like it is. Oh that Raegan could run again. He had guts even against his own party. Even then the Repubs wanted him to play nice with all of our adversaries (USSR, American liberals…etc.) We need another leader like him. A leader who has principles that cannot be shaken, who unapologetically stands up for what is right.

  • William James Ward

    The ruling elite are supposed to be working for the people and not
    the other way around but the elitists wanting to remain in power have
    had to make changes. A well informed and educated, prosperous
    electorate ensconced in worthwhile lives and communities is just
    to demanding and sitting on to much wealth. The creation of a rabble
    base and disorganized citizenry, taxed into insecurity and vexed with
    the destruction of the culture with imported terrorists, criminals running
    wild and a generation of leftist brainwashed zombies taking over, the
    elites have no one to answer to. They stay above the chaos and send well
    wishes from their vacation homes around the World. Obama has just
    been the icing on the cake so sit back and keep away from the
    big gulp while having your kids tell you how to live, that is if they
    speak English or you can understand jibberjabber ……………………William

  • Trappedincalifornia

    “Republicans who vote for it (Amnesty) will cover their Amnesty shame by pivoting to other conservative causes” LIKE MARCO RUBIO PUSHING TO DEFUND OBAMACARE???

    Ted Cruz is the answer!

  • Jerry S.

    Another Beautifully penned article by the greatest writer in our times, The legendary Daniel Greenfield!

  • poetcomic1

    I find the amnesty ‘players’ very confusing. It is hard to tell the pimps from the whores.

  • mtnhikerdude

    I was in CVS yesterday and their in house radio was blaring a commercial in Spanish . My thought process went to , “Did I just cross the border ?

  • Crossbow87

    Having just finished Shelby Foote’s Civil War narrative, secession isn’t an option from this now putrid country. But there is always a central American country that would love to have my retirement dollars. Adios.

    • Pale Rider

      Belize is looking good, isn’t it?
      I have thought about that myself, but wouldn’t that be just surrendering the country to the Marxists. I mean, what about your children/grandchildren/great grandchildren.
      Don’t we owe it to future generations to stay in this fight, and win! The only way to do that is not to give up and move away at this very crucial time in our history, as tempting as that option may appear.

      Physical secession may not be an option, however, something called mental secession, if you will, is happening right now, across this country. It consists of a mindset that understands the need for keeping oneself sharp, armed, and ready to go — even if we don’t actually ‘go’.
      We are here, we are informed, and we are armed.
      Ready…willing…and quite able!

  • Taxpayer

    What a FANTASTIC article. It’s spot on.

  • Beauceron

    “The A-bomb is a weapon of mass electoral destruction. If it goes off, then the left will have won not just the battle… but the war.”
    Dude, look around you. They have either won on most fronts or victory is assured on the others and is only a matter of time. This country underwent a revolution– there is no other word to describe it. A revolution. The America that most of us, assuming you are 35 or older, grew up in is gone. Dead and gone forever. Nothing will bring it back. The war is over. The Left won. And they won by a landslide. In a mere 40 years (depending on immigration levels), people of European ancestry will constitute about one third of the US population. You honestly think we will be the same country at that point?
    It is time– indeed it is past time– that we come to grips with reality and recognize that the America that many patriotic citizens love to extoll, is dead. It is gone.
    The best thing, the only thing, citizens who shrink at the thought of that future can do is get control of a few states and look to independence. There is no other option. The Republicans aren’t going to lead anywhere.

    • StevenDobbs

      Agree: secession is the only solution

  • TheOrdinaryMan

    So why can’t we deport about 20 percent, close the border–no more can come in–and let the rest stay? Unless we close the border, with a high fence or wall, and extra border patrol officers, the Dhimmicrats win, and so long USA, and hello Banana republic. For good.

  • cynthia curran

    Jeff Flake was always for tax cuts and budget cuts, he just likes cheap labor.

  • cynthia curran

    he Left will never win the War, because God triumphs at the end of history.

    This is silly, God has nothing to done with politics, and some of the right is terrible too,, the Wall Street Journal for exmaple.

  • mike2000917

    I am glad someone is saying this. The amnesty battle is a live or die proposition. Lose it and we wont be a country in 15 years. This is not a battle that you lose and then say “oh well, we will win it next time”. There is no next time. This is the country.
    Write your politicians. Go the the town hall meetings. Speak your voice. If this wins, you will not believe the amount of gloating the othe side will partake in . Justifiably because they will have won the whole enchilada.

    • Legal_alien

      Sir – the question at this point for Republican Party (and for all those against amnesty) is not what defeat would do, but defining what the “victory” looks like. If “victory” is just “not amnesty”, sure that is achievable and would be a great tactical win. But it still leaves open the question, what would it mean for the country in the long run?

      Could there be a way where at least there is a credible alternative put forward – say removing diversity green cards and providing them to the most long term illegal residents. this could be made conditional on all the enforcement provisions being in place.

      By focussing on “not amnesty” only, the problem is not going to go away, at least during this presidency. But it might make it more intractable in the future, as the younger generation born to these “illegal” aliens grows up?

      • mike2000917

        The younger generation will vote Democrat regardless of what we do. Amnestying millions of illegals here now will not put the GOP in their good graces.
        I might not even be opposed to some of legalization if the border could be secured. I have no confidence that will ever happen. An amnesty will just result in another wave of migration. Us older people remember 1986. We remember when California was a sometimes red state.

  • Dantes

    This is a huge false flag operation. The GOP amnesty gang believes the democrats have the GOP’s interest at heart if it supports amnesty. Even the most dull democrat realizes this is complete baloney, and they probably sit around and marvel at the stupidity and gullibility of the beltway RINO’s infesting Congress and supporting amnesty.

    I know I do.

  • cyberdove

    Any politician who supports the invasion of America by foreigners should be held accountable.

  • levotb

    I love Greenfield’s articles but he’s wrong about the numbers in this one. He states that the Senate Amnesty bill “would amnesty 12 million” when in fact it would Amnesty 40 to 60 million!