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OPINION: Progressive Democrats Seek to Take Control of the Electorate, Warns AMAC

Democrats vote health care DNCLegal immigration is the backbone of U.S. democracy. Indeed, the immigration process can be complex because as much as we welcome immigrants, it is imperative that the procedure for entering the country “must prevent unlawful immigration,” according to a report by the Heritage Foundation.

Polls show that a majority of Americans welcome lawful newcomers to our shores.  They also show that we are not so welcoming when it comes to illegal émigrés.  One poll conducted by the Rasmussen Reports in April found “that 67% of all likely U.S. Voters think illegal immigration is a serious problem in America today.”

It may be hard to believe, but there was a time when even Democrats actually believed that illegal immigration was illegal.  There must be one, two or ten Democrats out there who still believe it.  But, there numbers have dwindled in recent years.

In the 1996 Democratic Party platform, the party declared: “We cannot tolerate illegal immigration and we must stop it.”  This component of the platform went on to note that “illegal immigration was rampant. Criminal immigrants, deported after committing crimes in America, returned the very next day to commit crimes again.”

But, that was in the day.  In recent times, however, the loyal opposition is revealing itself to being not so loyal to the laws of the land.  And, it has never been as obvious as it was  during the recent Democratic Presidential Debates, when “The Party of Illegal Immigration,” as the National Review called them, showed their true colors.

So what has changed since then?  Why are Democrats now calling for “open borders.”

Certainly there are some members of the Democratic Party who still feel that lawless migration and open borders cannot be tolerated.  But, if they do feel that way, they are keeping it to themselves lest they draw the wrath of the growing number of progressives among the party’s leadership.

There are those that believe the socialist takeover of the Democratic Party is aimed at taking control of the electorate– control of the party and, ultimately, control of the government.

And, they have sought to make headway over the past year.  You may recall that the sanctuary city of San Francisco last July began registering illegal immigrants to vote in a city school board election.  New York State passed a law last month that allows illegals to apply for driver’s licenses.  And, last week a bill was introduced in the California state senate that would let undocumented aliens to serve in key Democratic Party positions such as state convention delegates and county committee leaders.

As Dr. James D. Veltmeyer, who was once a self-described illegal immigrant, put it eloquently in an OpEd published earlier this year in the Times of San Diego.  He wrote: “Pelosi, Schumer and company seek — not to help a suffering population or rescue those escaping poverty or persecution abroad, but to use these unfortunate people in a cynical political power play to solidify their electoral position through creating a permanently dependent underclass willing to trade its votes for the promise of cradle to grave security.


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Jack Thomas

When Sen. Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stand in front of the microphones and make pious statements about humanitarian or moral concerns for illegal migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, they lie. Their sole concern is really maintaining “Open Borders” so the Democratic Party can effectively change the demographic composition of the United States, thus ensuring an electoral advantage in 2020. They know full well what they’re doing. They know that more “illegals” equals more “illegal votes” and —- as the above article noted — creates a “permanently dependent underclass” that will rely on socialist politicians for their own security at the expense of American taxpayers. When media pundits try to conflate illegal immigration with “legal migration” they lie. They are NOT synonymous. One is an insult to the many people who migrated to America legally, doing it the right way. The other is simply a slap in the… Read more »

Elena Tellez

Things have come to a very bad place in America — with Democratic party leaders openly challenging and contradicting the President of the United States. It’s high time for Martial Law, for a short period of time –and perhaps even a benevolent dictator or dictatorial body — to deport the illegals, arrest the mayors and governors of sanctuary cities, and rescind the laws that will attempt to destroy deny our Electoral College. When our Progressive/Socialist party defies the duly elected POTUS, and refuses to obey the US Constitution and federal laws — we have ANARCHY — a Civil War. Time to admit it, and take back control. For those who don’t like our conservative Democratic REPUBLIC, let them leave — head to our airports, ship terminals, cars / trucks, etc. GO… take away their once coveted US Passports, and don’t let them come back. Find some socialist utopia where you… Read more »

Anthony Green

I fully believe we are on the verge of a CIVAL WAR.


Why do you keep calling them “Progressives?” They are NOT progressive, unless you mean “progress on the road to totalitarian Socialist rule.” Rather, they are “Oppressive/Regressive Socialists (Fascists/Communists.) Socialism is not a political system….. it is a hypothetical economic system which is doomed to failure from the start. It won’t work and can’t work. (Early sample, check out first two years of Plymouth Colony history.) They must have an oppressive political system to impose what they blithely call “socialism.” Hence the need for the Fascist/Communist political system.

So let’s call these thugs by their real names….. Fascists, or Communists… but NOT “progressives.”

Scott Davis

So they leave a socialist Marxist style democracy and come here to help bring the same failed systems with them? Democrats are all in one accord to rewrite our Constitution from a republic to the socialist democracy they dream of? I’m wondering how the one’s elected take the oath of office, and then do anything and everything possible to break the same oath they swore to? Isn’t there laws that we have that we can use to get these out of office? Isn’t sworn communists the absolute opposite of our nation? I’m confused about how they can do the things they’re doing without any legal action against them? Hey, if you read this and you’re knowledge of the laws can help me understand what, if anything, we can do to stop the full steam ahead push for a different country, other than vote, I’d like that. Judicial Watch’s foia requests… Read more »

Joseph Kiesznopski

The Elector College is all thet make voting Fair, With out it we have a Dictatorship by 5 states that Control our Vote.


When I was young, I used to hope that I would live right up to the Rapture. As I got older, and better understood the decadence of society, as described in the Holy Bible, that would precede the Rapture, I said “Oh no, take me home before that, LORD.” Now, here I am, actually observing those horrible prophesies of the evil mindset of the reprobates, coming true, and to my horror, they aren’t some foreign entity, but rather, they’re my own countrymen!!! And, it’s going to get worse. Either that, or the Rapture will be occurring later today.

Bruce Miller

Alexandria Ocrazyo-Cortez maturity elevator got stuck at age 17.
Imagine a House plurality of such individuals.
Anyone recently re-read Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies’?
My grandparents would not believe any of this


It’s a shame this country is heading into a liberal party destroying our country. The Republicans do not do enough to fight for it. They need to get off their behinds in the Hill and start fighting for our country. The states that have voted in the Repub. Rinos, need to vote them out of office. They bloke every decent idea that comes up foot a vote. Such a shame.


I am so tired of the term “Progressive” in describing Democrats of today. They seem to love their “political correctness” terminology. Okay, so let’s start referring to Progressive Democratic Politicians in politically correct words as “Undocumented Communists”. Most Democratic followers are just plain stupid and easily led. Isn’t that why the mascot of the Democratic Party is a Jackass?

Ron S

THE DECLINE AND FALL OF A DEMOCRACY In 1787 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, said this: “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.” Professor Tyler continued with these eight steps of a democracy: 1. From bondage to spiritual faith; 2. From spiritual faith to great courage; 3. From courage to liberty; 4. From liberty to abundance; 5. From abundance to complacency; 6. From complacency to apathy; 7. From apathy to… Read more »


When did the word Democratic become a noun instead of an adjective. I suppose that happened when the Democrats decided to embrace democracy in its purest form which is tyranny; and that’s when they embraced the term Democratic Party.. If you don’t believe democracy is tyranny, think about two lambs and three foxes taking a vote on what’s for dinner. The Founding Fathers of this nation despised and hated democracy. That’s why they gave us a representative republic. Benjamin Franklin said he didn’t know of a democracy that didn’t commit suicide. I used to disdain the reference of the Democrat Party being referred to as the Democratic Party, but I no longer disdain about that, because under the “Democratic” label it has become the Party of tyranny.


The libs are blaming the earthquake and probably the hurricane on global warming or whatever they are calling it today. Actually, the earthquake was the founding fathers turning over in their graves.


Look back at most of the socialist/communist nations: they had a large underclass that wanted free stuff or what they didn’t have and saw above them. The USA had a much too large middle class to let this happen, until the Left (you can insert Dems if you want) realized they could both bolster the underclass and reduce the middle class through illegal immigration and open borders. Now they are getting closer and closer to having that large underclass to offer more and more free stuff to. Venezuela is really the only example you need. And don’t believe a word about “helping the helpless among us” – as it is, and always will be about power. Ironically, socialism would only work if everyone were a perfect Christian and totally devoted to helping their neighbor. We are not perfect Christians, and many of the Liberal Elites are not even Christian (despite… Read more »

Jack R. Bowman

There comes a time when the head of the snake must be chopped off.

DEaf Guy from Arizona

Hi. Of course, the Jackasses (Democratic Party) wants to rule your lives. They are so much like the Commies and Nazis bullying you. What we need is to stand up together and fight back to them. There is a very well used verse…People who never learn from the past mistakes are doom again and again!! This is the main reason the Founding Fathers who spent and argued hours and hours to put in the right words preparing the beloved U.S. Constitution. They knew what they were talking about.

It is actually never toooo late to change the the course and put our beloved country back on the track! GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

The Deaf Guy from Arizona


History shows that socialism eventually fails and makes life miserable. Why should we believe the socialists now?
Socialists have been claiming the earth will be destroyed by people for at least the past 40+ years. Why should we believe them now?
Science says the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
Hope we don’t need to get violent again but the ignorance of history nowadays may make it repeat itself.

Tom McDermott


Albert Paparesta

Let me add, if the Democrats want to win the White House in perpetuity, they need to flip Texas, Florida and two or three smaller states. This is why when President Trump offered to send illegals to “Sanctuary cities or states, the Dems balked. The Dems want them in Texas and Florida.
In addition, California and New York have been bleeding population for years yet neither State has lost any electoral votes, I wonder why?

Big Al

The Left is aiming to overthrow our system of government through acts of sedition. The failed coup at the Federal Government level was just one cog in the wheel. The supposed right wing media is complicit with these efforts by their barrage of anti-American soundbites. The Fox network continues to play the Liberal instructions on how to resist law enforcement efforts on illegal immigration. The sound bite the City of Houston Chief of Police talked about the fear in children (strange that the fearful people would be talking to the police) but does not show where any attempt was made to allay this “fear” by telling the people that the crackdown is aimed at criminals alleged to be guilty of crimes in addition to their illegal entry status.