“The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and when they can pick it up.”
— Hannah Arendt
“Power is where power goes.”
— Lyndon B. Johnson
Right now the immigration issue is lying in the street for whatever Republican presidential candidate, if any, is willing to pick it up – and not just toy with it, but make another 40-year ban the centerpiece of his campaign. That’s shown by Tuesday’s primary defeat of Republican House honcho Eric Cantor, what Tom Piatak called “a victory for America.”
Americans who never cared about the issue now are outraged at the flood of new immigrants rushing into our country to take our jobs and freeload off our tax money seized by a bankrupt and lawless federal government. They’re further maddened by the Obama administration turning even the worst immigrant criminals out onto the streets to prey again on our people.
It’s too bad Pat Buchanan will be 78 for the 2016 presidential election. He only would have to rerun his 1996 platform to sweep the GOP primaries, then beat Hillary or whomever in the general election. He was 20 years ahead of his time.
But what of the candidates we are forced to consider? Are the remaining GOP congressional leaders still hell-bent on padding the coffers of Silicon Valley and the Chamber of Commerce by undercutting the wages of their own constituents by bringing in cheap labor? And will this invasion end only when 5 billion impoverished foreigners have come here and reproduced the socio-political situation in Somalia?
Sam Francis called Republicans the “stupid party.” We’ll soon find out if they have even a pea for brains, or need to be replaced by a new party with larger grey matter.
John C. Seiler, Jr., writes from California.