Re: June 27 letter from Ted Sejda and July 1 letter from David Barsalou on immigration.
It sounds like a split is coming in the Republican Party in South Carolina. Although I agree with much of their analysis, I respectfully disagree with the blame they place on the shoulders of Sen. Lindsey Graham.
In my opinion, The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 put us in the position we’re in with immigration and not Sen. Graham. The act allowed amnesty to nearly 3 million illegal aliens. New citizens can bring in other family members. I’ll bet the 3 million number has increased at least ten fold considering normal birth rates and the provision to allow other family members to immigrate.
Since 1986, there have been seven other mass amnesties including 400,000 late amnesties granted by President Bill Clinton in 2000, and the Life Act Amnesty, also in 2000, granting amnesty to 900,000 illegal aliens It’s all part of the Progressive game to make this a one-party system.
Consider the last presidential election. Hispanic voters gave President Obama his re-election win. I read an article in The Sun News after the November election where the president of a Hispanic organization said, “The road to the White House now goes through Hispanic neighborhoods.” My point is the Hispanic community has grown in size and political power because of the 1986 bill and the mass amnesties that followed. Sen. Graham took office Jan. 3, 2003, three years after the last amnesty bill in 2000 passed.
The 2014 elections are critical for the Republican Party and for our country. We can’t continue the policies of President Obama and the Progressive Democrats. We’re heading toward a $20 trillion debt and our economy will not sustain it. Hyperinflation is coming at some point because of this debt and the Fed’s money printing policy.
If there are enough voters in South Carolina with such negative feelings toward Sen. Graham, there could be a messy Republican primary, a split in the party, and a Democrat in that seat. If a lack of any compromise causes the Progressive Democrats to regain a super majority in the Senate and regain the House, it’s over. They get anything they want.
Obamacare is a good example of this in the first two years of the Obama Presidency. After the last election, some Democrats were already talking about the repeal of Presidential Term Limits. Look at the scandalous behavior of this administration without control of both Houses of Congress. Think of what they can do with President Obama and control of both Houses of Congress.
Finally, the Progressive Democrats now control the Senate. I think Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Graham, and the Conservative members of the “Gang of Eight” have negotiated the best immigration bill possible. If a bill does not pass, the Republicans will get the blame as usual.
If I lived here full time and voted in South Carolina, I would certainly vote for and help Senator Lindsey Graham. He sure beats the alternative. I hope S.C. Republicans get behind him. Immigration should not be the only issue. He has kept the Obama Administration’s feet to the fire on Benghazi and the other scandals. Please do not risk a messy primary and give the Progressive Democrats a chance in South Carolina.
The writer lives part time in Murrells Inlet and in Bonita Springs, Fla.