Denny Hastert Leads Republican Push for Amnesty
Former Republican Speaker of the House, Denny Hastert, is getting together with several Chicago Republicans to stage an event to promote amnesty for illegal immigrants in order to pressure Washington to act on immigration “reform”. As usual, rather than going to the general public to attempt to persuade them on the wisdom of their efforts, the Republican establishment aims straight at Washington D.C. since, in their minds, that is the only place where winning an argument matters.
Hastert’s efforts reflect the challenge facing serious conservatives who support the rule of law and concept of national sovereignty when opposed by well-heeled Republican lobbyists and donors who, instead of seeing 11 million future government dependents and Democrats, see only 11 million cheap laborers and future customers. They do not realize how legalizing the status of millions of unskilled individuals who came here with the belief that our immigration laws and borders are illegitimate is not conducive to building a stronger and more prosperous America. It certainly would not promote the notion of self-reliance, respect for the law and the Constitution and loyalty to the United States.
It is not surprising that Hastert is leading this particular charge since he is a classic example of a professional politician who entered Congress with modest means and left a multi-millionaire. His story is well documented in Peter Schweizer’s book Throw Them All Out. Following the traditional path of the Permanent Political Class, Hastert, like Jeb Bush, has made the easy transition from public servant to K Street lobbyist. Their myopic vision of the push for amnesty has made them oblivious to the eventual irrelevance to which they are condemning the Republican Party by handing the Democrats millions of new voters. They are steadily eliminating every square foot of common ground between themselves and actual conservatives. It is any wonder that Democrats pretend the only Republican they “fear” is Jeb Bush? For them a Clinton/Bush race would be a “win-win” proposition.
Victor Keith writes from Burbank, California and can be contacted at victorakeith.com