“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” That was Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, speaking of American Jews and what she views as their allegiance to the “foreign country” of Israel, which she says is not a democracy.
“They forgot which country they represent.” That was Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, bashing those U.S. Senators who voted against Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) legislation. Both Muslims thus dredged up the old “dual loyalty” charge, and even fellow Democrats took them to task.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, New York Democrat, said leaders were free to debate influence on the nation’s decision making process but “they would be extremely careful not to tread into the waters of anti-Semitism or any other form of prejudice or hate. Rep. Omar failed that test of leadership with these comments.” For New Jersey Democrat Josh Gottheimer, “There is absolutely no place for this rhetoric in Congress or anywhere.”
While denouncing the Muslim’s fake charges, on the other hand, Democrats maintain the most blatant dual loyalty now going on in America. And in typical style, they attack those who have a problem with it.
By the latest count of scholars at Yale and MIT, some 22 million illegals live in the United States, more than the population of Chile (18.3 million), Romania (19.4 million) and nearly as many as Australia, with 25 million. The vast majority of the 22 million are false documented Mexican nationals. Unlike other groups, as Mexifornia author Victor Davis Hanson has pointed out, the Mexicans tend to idealize their own country and trash the nation whose immigration laws they violated. Every time Americans vote on a measure to curtail government benefits to people who should not be here, Mexican flags emerge by the thousands.
California’s 1994 Proposition 187 would have barred illegals from public school educations and from receiving a variety of government-funded services. In mass protests of the measure, the Los Angeles Times wrote, “flags of Mexico, El Salvador and other Latin American nations were everywhere.” Spanish-language media promoted the event, which mocked the “Star Spangled Banner.” California governor Pete Wilson was burned in effigy “and depicted elsewhere on placards, T-shirts and with a noose around his neck, as a pig, and in other pejorative images.”
Mexican flags also emerged by the thousands after Californians voted to make English, the state’s official language (Proposition 63, 1986), barred racial and ethnic preferences in college admissions (Proposition 209, 1996), and banned bilingual education (Proposition 227, 1998).
In her 2014 Hard Choices, former First Lady Hillary Clinton helpfully explained, “after all, much of the southwestern part of the United States was part of Mexico.” It was her tribute to Mexico and her pitch for the Mexican vote. During the 2016 campaign, former Mexico City mayor and current Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard openly collaborated with Democrats to get out the vote for Clinton.
When Donald Trump joined the presidential race, the Mexican flag was again waving in California, along with signs reading “Make America Mexico Again.” Actually, large tracts of the southwest ceased to be Mexico in 1848, a full 15 years before the Civil War, when outnumbered American forces defeated Mexico. In 2015, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley took down the Confederate battle flag, to chants of “USA! USA!” So the Mexican flag, representing a foreign nation, is even more out of place anywhere in the United States.
Even so, California’s ruling Democrats register Mexican nationals to vote by the millions, and have made false-documented illegals a privileged, protected class. Last year California senate boss Kevin de Leon appointed false-documented illegal Lizbeth Mateo, or whatever her real name is, to the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee, a state government position.
As California Assembly speaker Anthony Rendon proclaimed, “there is no sensible place for barriers between California and Mexico.” Democrats provide Mexican nationals with education, medical care, drivers’ licenses, welfare, and in-state college tuition, all funded by American taxpayers. To all but the willfully blind, this should indicate not only Democrats’ divided loyalty but their service as de-facto agents for the Mexican government.
Mexico is a neighbor and trading partner but in no meaningful sense is Mexico an ally of the United States. During the Cold War, Mexico often sided with the Soviet Bloc against the United States. Various Mexican regimes have proved adept at slaughtering students, as on October 2, 1968, but it’s been some time since Mexico threw down with any nation abroad.
The Mexican army can’t prevent “caravans” of invaders from violating its southern border and traveling through Mexico to the U.S. border, which Mexico encourages its own citizens to cross illegally. The reason is not hard to discern. From January to November of 2017, Mexicans abroad sent back $26.1 billion to Mexico, an amount not possible without massive inputs from American taxpayers.
Leftist Democrats have no problem with that, so they support open borders and look the other way at document fraud, voter fraud, and crime by illegals. And Democrats reserve their wrath for those who seek to stop illegal immigration. Legitimate American citizens, legal immigrants and taxpayers might wonder if these Democrats forgot which country they represent.