Wow! Great response to immigration poll
I thought it would be informative – and a bit of fun – to occasionally use my commentaries to conduct an informal opinion poll on issues. The first was on the top issue of the day – immigration. And wow. What a response.
Of the many wo responded by one means or another, I was struck by the most common thread among the responders. It was a belief and acceptance of immigrants of all backgrounds as long as they were LEGAL.
Gloria wrote: . Persons who legally apply and are vetted properly and are willing to assimilate should be welcome. NO ILLEGALS!
Debra said: I think Persons who come here legal is fine and they will better our country.
According to Trudy: Yes, I would welcome them if they came legally, following all the rules.
Cathy responded: Yes, we have always welcomed our NEW citizens who have come into our country in the right way; after all our country is made up of many different nationalities.
There are more, but you get the idea.
It is noteworthy that no one responded that we should stop immigration or ban people from certain nations – not even Muslim nations. What this survey shows is that the despicable characterization of Republicans, conservatives or Trump supporters specifically as racists is false … totally false.
The issue is legality, NOT racism as the left tries to spin it.
As a life-long conservative activist, I am not surprised by the results. In the thousands of Republican and conservative gatherings I have attended, I rarely – meaning less than the number of my fingers and toes – have heard talk that reflected hateful racism, xenophobia or sexism. Yes, there was negative opinions about homosexuality among mostly evangelicals, but even then, it was hate the sin, as they see it, but love the sinner.
Conversely, growing up in Chicago — and being active in civics and politics – I could not count or recall the number of times I have heard the harshest racist remarks from Democrat officials and political hacks. The spiel against black citizens was the stock in trade of the Democrat precinct captain. One major Democrat donor said he backed Mayor Daley (the younger) because he was pushing the n*****s out of Chicago – which he was.
The acceptance of our status as an immigration nation – and our welcoming of people from every part of the world – has been a bedrock of conservative values. That is because our conservative philosophy is based in the grassroots supremacy of ALL humans over top-down government. Ours is a philosophy that ALL people are entitled to personal freedom, free choice, free enterprise but NOT the metamorphic “free lunches” of dehumanizing progressivism.
The survey gives a pretty good indication that the left’s mischaracterization of our belief in LEGAL immigration is not rooted in racism, white supremacy or any of those other malignant doctrines we conservative Republicans reject. We do not reject a person who wants to come to America based on skin color – but only legality. Enter legally, apply legally and become a legal American and we conservatives will be first in line to welcome you to this great nation.
So, there ‘tis.