Did I Move?

vote-aqui2With all the smirking on the left about their electoral victories, it’s important to remember that Democrats haven’t won the hearts and minds of the American people. They changed the people. If you pour vinegar into a bottle of wine, the wine didn’t turn, you poured vinegar into it. Similarly, liberals changed no minds. They added millions of new liberal voters through immigration.

So why are Republicans like Trey Gowdy, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and John Boehner making fools of themselves in order to spot the Democrats three more touchdowns?

The House Republicans’ “Standards for Immigration Reform,” for example, contains this fat, honking nonsense: “One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents.”

As the kids say: WTF?

That may be a pleasant-sounding sentiment, but it has absolutely nothing to do with our country’s history. Not the first thing. Did Republicans really think they could pawn off the idea that our forefathers fought and died at Valley Forge so that illegal aliens wouldn’t have to live in the shadows?

Yeah, it was a long shot. We didn’t know you guys had read the Constitution. We’ll be quiet now.

Apart from the fact that protecting children from the mistakes of their parents has not the slightest connection with the nation’s founding, it’s a ridiculous concept.

Yes, children suffer when their parents break the law. Also when their parents get divorced, become alcoholics, don’t read to them at night, feed them junk food and take them to Justin Bieber concerts. None of that is the child’s fault.

But it’s not the country’s fault either.

If we have to excuse lawbreaking so as not to “punish the children,” there’s no end to the crimes that have to be forgiven — insider trading, theft, rape, murder and so on.

How do you think kids feel when their father has to “live in the shadows” because he committed a rape? The kids did nothing wrong, but they have to go to bed every night wondering: Is tomorrow the day Dad is going to be caught?

How do you function like that? And how awful it must be when their dad is sent to prison! How do you think Jack Abramoff’s kids felt? What about Martha Stewart’s kid?

Why not just forgive the crimes of all perpetrators who have kids? At a minimum, shouldn’t we allow criminals to defer their sentences until their kids turn 26 so they can stay on Dad’s health insurance? Or at least until their kids have gone to college? Chris Christie can give them in-state tuition!

“It’s not the kids’ fault” proves too much. People can get away with anything if they’re willing to use their children as trump cards to avoid the force of law.

The once-respected Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., compared illegal aliens brought here as kids to children who steal a grape or scream in a restaurant:

“When children wander into neighborhood yards, we don’t call that trespassing. When children cry and yell and scream at restaurants or on airplanes, we don’t call that a violation of the noise ordinance. When children eat a grape at the grocery store or eat a piece of candy waiting in line before Mom or Dad pays for it, we don’t have them arrested for petty larceny.”

Yes, but in those cases, both the child and his parents had a right to be where they were — the yard, restaurant or grocery store — when the child suddenly behaved like a child. With illegal aliens, the parents are more like gypsies teaching their kids to beg and pick pockets. The parents forced the kids into being lawbreakers.

Similarly, Palestinians use their children to commit acts of terrorism against Israel, so that when Israel responds, the parents can wail, “They’re bombing children!”

(I thought only liberals couldn’t do analogies.)

Americans are under no moral obligation to admit huge numbers of people who have no particular right to be here just because the Democrats need 30 million new voters.

Why shouldn’t Republicans oppose mass immigration on the grounds that immigrants will vote Democratic? The only reason the Democrats want mass immigration is because they know immigrants will vote Democratic. (Also for the cheap nannies and gardeners.)

Immigration is the “single issue” that decides every other issue. If this country were the same demographically today as it was in 1980, Romney would have won a bigger victory in 2012 than Reagan did against Carter. And we wouldn’t have to hear about soccer all the time.

We’re living in a different country now, and I can’t recall moving! Had I wanted to live in Japan, I could have moved there. Had I had wanted to live in Mexico, Pakistan or Chechnya — I could have moved to those places, too.

(Although maybe not. They all have stricter immigration policies than we do.)

I’m sure they’re lovely, but I wanted to live in America. Now I can’t. At the current rate of immigration, it won’t exist anymore. The Democrats couldn’t win elections there, so they changed it.

With the repeal of Obamacare in the balance, I have argued that it’s insane for Republicans to waste resources primarying their own guys in 2014. Even the most heinous Republican can usually argue, “Would you really rather have a Democrat in this seat?”

But any Republican who supports mass immigration — whether with Marco Rubio’s amnesty bill, or idiotic arguments about “not punishing the children” — has forfeited that claim. If the country is going to be ruined anyway, it could not matter less who wins any particular seat on this Titanic.

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  • UCSPanther

    The parasite class will face their comuppance fairly soon. Just wait…

    • A Z

      The parasite class could win.

      What the parasite class and ranching politicians do not understand is that they could lose even if they win.

      Did you know Rome conquered Mecca and Medina? They lost a mere 700 troops in combat. So that begs the question.

      • T800

        and Constantinople is now Istanbul.
        Numerous Christian churches are now mosques.

        • A Z

          The Romans conquered most of the cities in the up to the Himyarite Kingdom. They took 2 legions and 10,000 auxilaries. The sheer number of soldiers overwhelmed the oasis and other source of water. The Roman general in charge lost 7,000 men due to dehydration. The recharge rate of the oasis were not enough to support that many people.

          So while the Romans were superior for the most part, they did not inherit the world. So far it seems the Muslims will.

          These Leftists and Muslims might win but they might find the recharge rate of Earth might not support their poor ways.There is so much oil and so much uranium and solar and wind is not going to cut it. Nor is trying to force others work while you maintain your parasitic status.

  • Steven M Tenneshaw

    Wise up, Ann. It’s called “wage suppression,” and both parties are in on it.

    • Harry_the_Horrible

      Well, it is also an attempt to replace all the children we have slaughtered on Moloch’s altar. They need more bodies paying Social Security to replace the children we aborted.
      Won’t work. Most of them will on Earned Income Tax Credit.

    • NAHALKIDES

      Maybe – but the advantage for the Democrats is the stronger motive, for them.

    • J. Winston Zedmore

      Actually, it’s called “voter suppression,” by flooding the rolls of one party with the undeserving and ineligible. At least this way, though, democrats won’t have to depend on dead voters, at least for a while.

  • funkrules

    My father spent 9 years in a federal penitentiary, all of my teenage years and then some. His family got no sympathy, no help from the govt, no shrinks helping us to cope. The children of criminals need understanding and the firm explanation that they are not to blame but it is their parent who put them in a bad situation. We all survived and my father apologized to us and worked hard to make it up to us.

    • WhiteHunter

      Thank you for your honest, and honorable, post and your clearheaded view of reality, funkrules. Your father deserves credit for going straight in the end, too. That doesn’t always happen.

      A few years ago, two employees who worked in the “money room” of the transit authority (where cash from fares is collected and subway tokens counted, kept, and disbursed) were caught stealing–the tune of about $250,000 over the course of the many years they’d been doing it, it turned out.

      When they were convicted, there was an uproar about their prison sentences and forfeiture of pensions and all other benefits: “You’re punishing their innocent wives and children!”

      NO, the state wasn’t punishing their families; THEY were, by committing the crime and bringing the consequences down on their families as well as on themselves. THAT’S the point all of their apologists missed (or ignored). And if they suffered any remorse in prison for having inflicted the hardship on their families, well, that can’t be helped: they should have thought of that before they committed the crime.

      • Tim

        http://irishsavant.blogspot.com/2014/02/my-righteous-jews-spreadsheet.html

        ‘The big question for starters: is the emerging new multicultural American nation good for the Jews?’ And that, my friends, is what it’s all about. As it always was and always shall be. ‘Is it good for the Jews?’

        Read the full thing for yourself. You will see that nothing else matters to him. Nothing at all. Defending and enhancing ‘the unique privileged position of Jews’ (his words), a position achieved only through the generosity and indeed naivety of the nativist Christian forces he so despises, is the only thing he cares about.

        The whole thing is so bereft of any sense of broader social responsibility, or even a glimmering of appreciation for the opportunities Americans provided, that it takes the breath away. ‘Will Jewish sensitivities continue to enjoy extraordinarily high level of deference and will Jewish interests continue to receive special protection?’ He refers to ‘our disproportionate political power, pound for pound the greatest of any cultural/ethnic group’. ‘It is, frankly, in our [my emphasis] best interests to continue to support generous immigration’ while admitting that ‘our current policies encourage the balkanization that results from identity politics’.

        Read that last bit again. He admits that ‘our current policies encourage the balkanization that results from identity politics’. In other words permanently fucking up the American polity, the one that was so generous to Jews.

  • Richard Fontaine

    Okay Ann, after your support for Romney as the only RINO who can win, and now the trashing of Gowdy, et. al. just who do we support? Is this the admission that not one currently serving elected Congressman or Senator is on the American people’s side?

  • jgnky

    Why should children get sent to the front of the line simply because their parents are law-breakers? Great column, Ann.

  • A Z

    If Democrats cannot win under the rules they try to change the game.

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) tried to pack the supreme court.

    Now the Democrats are trying to pack the electorate.

    What will they do next? Make the Georgia Guidestones law?

    Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_packing

    In the Nordic countries the Labour Party & Socialist Left Party of Norway and the Swedish Social Democratic Party of Sweden decided they were going to get new voters. Thus they decided on massive Muslim immigration.

  • Peter Ehrich

    I can usually (95% of the time) trust Ann to succinctly say very well what I cannot, in a like manner. Thank you Miss Coulter.

    Coeurmaeghan in Twentynine Palms, CA

  • David

    Amen!

  • http://historyscoper.com/ T.L. Winslow

    No, Coulter didn’t move, she’s had her you know what stuck up her you know what, busy counting beans.

    As long as the US-Mexico issue is trivialized to what party new voters will join, both countries are doomed to endless suffering. When will both parties finally agree that the only true solution is to ANNEX MEXICO as 10 new U.S. states in return for the Mexican people deeding their territory over to the U.S. and accepting the U.S. Constitution as the supreme law of all 60 states? It’s a win-win solution, and above party politics. After the great megamerge, both parties will have to sell themselves to the 100+ million new citizens and their descendants. Read my bipartisan plan on my Megamerge Dissolution Solution Blog and tell Coulter to pull her you know what out of her you know what.

    • A Z

      I agree with an annexation. As you say both countries would have to agree. For the Mexicans this might take the from a of a national referendum.

      I think race hustlers would object to such annexation. A majority Hispanic country is not going to give them the time of day.

      I could see all Mexican coastal cities see a major building boom employing all sorts of people. the boom would continue somewhat abated as people bought good and service after they settled into those coastal communities.

      Not real cool with your 1st statement.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I’m not really cool with your country’s (Mexico) violent crime and abject corruption either.

        • A Z

          1. I am not Mexican.
          2. Many Americans retire to Mexico.
          3. I could see a building boom in Baja California people snap up sea side reals estate and retire there. It would also be the rich. The service industry would be enormous compare to what is there now. We already have 20% or more of Mexico here now or something like it.
          4. The corruption and crime are very worrisome. Given the poor record of Eric Holder, RINOs and the Democrats with the border we already have it. The worst of it with the beheadings we don’t have. But there have been kidnapping related to the drugs related to Mexican gangs already. We havwe to have a booming economy and we have to be vicious to those that adopt a life of crime where e the kill people.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            1. You are obviously NOT American and I could care less what you think about our Bill of Rights.
            2. Countries like Mexico are cesspits because they are filled with Mexicans practicing their culture.
            3.Mexicans are some of the most superstitious and racist of all cultures in the Western hemisphere and infinitely worse than anything that happened in the deep South in the 1960′s.

          • A Z

            I grew up south of the border (not in Mexico) for several years as an expat.

            It was an experience meeting all the Dutch, Germans and Italians, who were 1st ,2nd, 3rd generation and more.

            A Mexican expat lived in my hometown. The family was as normal as any middle class family. His father worked in America for a few years and then was transferred back to Mexico. I have a different view of multinational companies than most people. I see the benefits and know some of the in & out of laws of different nations when it comes to international companies.

          • bigbiz2

            Mexicans are taught IN the US to hate the US..Name one..just one European country immigrant that wants to change America like Mexicans

    • Steven M Tenneshaw

      Or, we could police our borders.

      A crazy idea, I know, but it might just be crazy enough to work.

      • Raymond_in_DC

        Border control *is* possible, and Israel just proved it.

        Starting around 2005, Africans – most then fleeing from Sudan – began crossing the Sinai border into Israel. A few hundred to start. Then word got out that Israel was a safe place, one where they could find jobs. Yet more came, including large numbers from Eritrea fleeing military conscription. Most came from countries from which Israel had no relations, making repatriation difficult.

        As the trickle became a stream, with over 3,000 arriving per month, Israel decided “Enough!” They proceeded to build a fence across the hundreds of kilometers of border. And it worked. Only a handful made it across in 2013. It’s also put a major crimp in the Bedouin’s once lucrative business smuggling drugs and women across that border.

        Now Israel has to solve the problem of the 60,000+ who crossed and are still in Israel.

    • NAHALKIDES

      I hope for your sake lunacy is covered under your new Obamacare plan.

    • DuRight

      I’ve said for a long time if we’re inclined to invade anyone, Mexico makes the most sense.

  • suzanne

    In 1787, Benjamin Franklin emerged from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. A woman asked him what kind of government we would be having and he replied in the order of – “A republic, if you can keep it.” In other words, Franklin was depending on a majority population that understood the value of what they were getting as well as having the intelligence, virtue and will power to uphold it. Do enough new immigrates or ” immigrants in waiting” really understand what it takes to keep this dream? Do they know or care about the political and economic realities needed to keep us afloat? I doubt it as I believe they’d never be so disproportionally represented in the Democratic party if they did. Our forefathers, brilliantly educated men of the Enlightment, knew this republic was an experiment. I, personally, am NOT so optimistic that enough Americans today are passing this test. I would dearly LOVE to be wrong about this (as I’d be so much more optimistic about the future if I were) So, perhaps, we’re just teetering on the brink. – Or perhaps I’m really wrong and am grossly underestimating our new citizens as well as the ones who wish for amnesty. But I don’t think so – I think that this country will be sunk unless we drastically limit immigration now and acculturate and educate the ones who are already here. (This, of course, would be helped with a complete overhaul of our public schools and media, but that’s another story). Or – we may have already lost the country by inundating ourselves with a politically naive mass of people who will forever be wed to the Democratic party. I’m not trying to be “mean” to people and deny them citizenship to a country that I myself was lucky enough to be born into. I want the most decent thing for the most people possible and I believe that most people do, too – even my political adversaries. But I feel that the USA can only take so much economically and politically or she will go under. If she goes under, due to the wrong decisions by our politicians and a naive and unsophisticated electorate, she can’t help anyone – not her own citizens and certainly not the poor and destitute of world.

    • Berceuse

      Well said. The only statement I would take exception to is the one about drastically limiting immigration. I don’t think it’s necessary. What we do need to do is:

      – uphold existing immigration laws;
      – secure all borders;
      – institute and enforce language and American history knowledge requirements for citizenship;
      – make stricter regulations mandating deportation and cancellation of Green Card status based on criminal conviction; and
      – drastically reduce welfare coffers.

  • Berceuse

    Did America become different through mass immigration? Well, yeah. For one thing, all those filthy, destitute Poles came over here and filled up ghettos in the Great Lakes states in the 1800s, taking crap jobs in the steel mills of Pittsburgh and Cleveland…one of them being my great-great grandfather. His son (my great-grandfather) fought in WW-I, his son in WW-II, his (my father) in Korea and his (me) in Afghanistan.

    Maybe the Coulters came over on the Mayflower. The rest of us had to make our way here and fight and scratch to survive. Sorry if we helped make America “different.”

    • NAHALKIDES

      Sorry, guy, but this is LIbertarian flapdoodle – a country can’t survive as free if it imports millions of voters who think socialism is better than freedom – that’s what’s been going on since 1965, and the proposed amnesty would be the death blow to this country. Explain to me how Republicans can ever again win a statewide election in California without becoming Democrats-lite before you ask me to transform the rest of the country into CA.

      The fact is the earlier immigrants were more or less ready to assimilate, and when they weren’t, there was trouble. Immigration of such magnitude as we have experienced is suicidal – no country can survive the mass immigration of persons determined to subvert its essential culture. See the Muslim waves overrunning Europe right now.

      • Berceuse

        You are arguing points I never addressed. Fine with me, feel free. But your claim that earlier immigrants were ready to assimilate is the REAL flapdoodle. They huddled together in ghettos with their own kind, often ostracized by bigots who — ahem — sneered at immigrants, seldom learning the language and clinging to their national culture and customs. Assimilation, when it came, often took a generation or more.

        p.s., Not one statement in my earlier post was inaccurate.

        • ruralcounsel

          Or pertinent to the issues at hand.

          • Berceuse

            You don’t like what I wrote, don’t respond. No one put a gun to your head. Are you always this combative? Do you think it’s a requirement for conservatism?

        • NAHALKIDES

          Right – I’m arguing points you never addressed, but should have. Your errors of omission were grievous, and I pointed them out.

      • Sam

        http://irishsavant.blogspot.com/2014/02/my-righteous-jews-spreadsheet.html

        ‘The big question for starters: is the emerging new multicultural American nation good for the Jews?’ And that, my friends, is what it’s all about. As it always was and always shall be. ‘Is it good for the Jews?’

        Read the full thing for yourself. You’ll see that nothing else matters to him. Nothing at all. Defending and enhancing ‘the unique privileged position of Jews’ (his words), a position achieved only through the generosity and indeed naivety of the nativist Christian forces he so despises, is the only thing he cares about.

        The whole thing is so bereft of any sense of broader social responsibility, or even a glimmering of appreciation for the opportunities Americans provided, that it takes the breath away. ‘Will Jewish sensitivities continue to enjoy extraordinarily high level of deference and will Jewish interests continue to receive special protection?’ He refers to ‘our disproportionate political power, pound for pound the greatest of any cultural/ethnic group’. ‘It is, frankly, in our [my emphasis] best interests to continue to support generous immigration’ while admitting that ‘our current policies encourage the balkanization that results from identity politics’.

        Read that last bit again. He admits that ‘our current policies encourage the balkanization that results from identity politics’. In other words permanently fucking up the American polity, the one that was so generous to Jews.

        • NAHALKIDES

          Your post is a complete non-sequitur. I am not “The Irish Blogger” you linked to and my arguments are not the same as his.

    • ruralcounsel

      And as I’m sure you’re aware, serving in the U.S. military is one of the legitimate ways to gain citizenship at this moment.
      Nothing you say here addresses the major shift of the nature in illegal immigration – high dependency rates, use of social services, criminal activity, vote fraud, and total lack of assimilation. This is more like the Cuban Marielito Boat Lift on steroids.
      What’s with the Mayflower crack, anyway? Seems to me those folks came with far less than your ancestors, and into a wilderness, not an already built nation. I’ll bet your immigrant ancestors didn’t almost starve to death the first year they were here.
      Besides, I’ll warrant that when your ancestors came, they weren’t illegal.

      • Berceuse

        I’m not sure why my brief post about my ancestors should invite such hostility. You seem like a very angry person. I wish you peace.

        • NAHALKIDES

          You invited our hostility by implying there was nothing but unreasoning bigotry in our opposition to immigration on so massive a scale it amounts to colonization. We took exception to your implication, that’s all.

          Previous immigration may in fact have moved the country far enough to the Left to allow the New Deal to become adopted – not exactly a point in its favor. Modern immigration clearly has the effect of moving the country Left, and we object to that. If you don’t, then expect some criticism from those of us who want to preserve America as a free nation.

    • DuRight

      There’s a huge difference between Poles and Mexicans, and the biggest is the Atlantic Ocean. Try running back and forth across the Atlantic like Mexicans do the Rio Grande and get back to me.
      That ocean made for a “point of no return” for European emigrants, knowing that once they were in America, they had to become Americans. And though there were the ethnic enclaves for new arrivals, there was and is a natural process of assimilation.
      I don’t recall seeing many signs in English and Polish, and pressing “2″ on the automated answering system isn’t for Polish. There again, for a reason.
      No so Hispanics- we make it far too easy for them to not assimilate, and there is no need for them to assimilate, learning English, and becoming American. They can function better than in their home countries by staying in their ethnic neighborhoods and getting jobs that don’t require English. And boy, does the government shower benefits upon illegals! Lawbreaking pays!
      Now, my firm condition of legalizing illegal immigrants is simple- no voting rights for life of any adult illegal. That way they are not being exploited by vote seekers and they can’t distort the political system with their ignorance of what makes America great (hint: It isn’t about yobs).
      Being that illegal immigration is a felony, it’s appropriate.

      • Berceuse

        I said nothing about illegal immigration. Why are you shouting at me?

    • seewithyourowneyes

      The legal immigrant Poles of the 1800′s weren’t immigrating into a welfare state. They came seeking opportunity, not seeking to get their hands permanently planted in the American taxpayer’s pocket. Modern welfare-addicted America attracts a very different type of immigrant.

      The legal immigrant Poles of the 1800′s did not arrive hating America. They hoped to assimilate. They had no deep ideological enmity and could honestly swear their citizenship oath of allegiance to our Constitution. Compare to Muslim”refugees” who swear their allegiance one day, and advocate Sharia the next. How can believers in the death penalty for leaving Islam, the death penalty for insulting Islam, and extreme gender discrimination honestly swear loyalty to our Constitution?

      The legal immigrant Poles of the 1800′s sent their children to American schools which taught kids how to succeed in a capitalist system. Modern immigrant children attend Bill Ayers-inspired schools which inculcate ethnic resentment and teach the destruction of our capitalist system.

      Times, and immigrants, have changed.

      • Berceuse

        Valid points.

    • bigbiz2

      Youre ignorant…Take a trip to Ellis Island and see what the dirty Poles had to go through to become Americans.Oh by the way The Irish sacrificed waaay more than the “dirty Poles”

      • Berceuse

        I think you meant to say “you’re,” with an apostrophe. You seem incapable of using punctuation. Good thing literacy is not a requirement to retaining citizenship, huh?

  • lhfry

    In all the discussion of immigration “reform,” rarely has anyone raised the specter of millions of illegal immigrants choosing not to “come in from the shadows.” What do we do with those people? Just grant them amnesty? Deport them? What? How does immigration “reform” fix the “broken immigration system” if millions choose to remain illegal? There could be good reason for this, from the perspective of the illegal immigrant – examples include criminal activity, wishing to remain a citizen of the country they came from, better access to jobs because they are willing to accept lower pay (and pay no taxes), etc.

  • bigbiz2

    I was starting to wonder about Trey Gowdy about a month ago..He kinda looked like the “deer in the headlights” when asked about amnesty..He has been blowing smoke about Bengazi for waaay tooo long.Nows time for him to move to the real problem Americans face : 30 million Mexicans breaking the law.

  • bigbiz2

    Of all the questions these phoney politicians answer …the ONE QUESTION that is never asked..”What increase in punishment are you supporting for those that break our laws”?? Oh and dont say “pay back taxes and learn English” PaLEESE!!

  • bigbiz2

    Dont waste time with beercruise…he’s ignorant

    • Berceuse

      Which is higher, your IQ or your tooth count? Just curious. I’d really like to know. Did you nap through the grammar school segments on spelling and punctuation?