Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made good on her promise (threat?) to stop “suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America.” That bit of Pelosi-speak, which in English translates to extending voting rights to illegal aliens, took a big step toward becoming a reality when HR 1, the “For the People Act,” passed in the House by a vote of 228-197.
This is the latest step in the Democrats’ cynical and transparent ploy to seize permanent control of the U.S. government by importing a massive new bloc of voters from south of the border whose first act as “Americans” was to break into the country. Despite the Dems’ lofty rhetoric about “humanitarian crises” and “hands across the border,” they have no more love for these intruders than Republicans do except for their capacity to serve as warm bodies who will vote to keep the Democrats in power.
This is obvious from recent history. Chuck Schumer, the leader of the Democratic caucus in the Senate and currently a vocal advocate for open borders, voted for the Secure Fence Act of 2006. So did then-Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. In fact, under the Obama presidency, more than 130 miles of new physical border barriers were constructed.
Then somewhere in the 2010s, it dawned on Democrats that the people the walls were built to keep out represented a potential constituency of unimagined proportions who would pledge fealty to whichever party was willing to sell its soul by welcoming them. Suddenly, walls were “immoral” to Democrats and the masses who sneaked across the porous southern border were “patriots.”
Although the Democrats have tried to paint a happy face on the “For the People Act” and what it really represents, it was Pelosi herself who inadvertently spilled the party’s beans at a news conference last November in which she said of the upcoming midterms:
…[E]verything is about time, and we want to shorten the distance … between what we think is inevitable for America. They [the Republicans] think it is inconceivable, but we believe that we can get this done. We are not going to be able to get it done under the Republican leadership in Congress. We believe that we will have leverage when we win in November.
And why is that important? Because it gives leverage to every family, to every mom who courageously brought her child across the desert to escape — to escape death, rape, gang violence, and the rest. Because it gives hope, because of the leverage it gives to families who may have followed dad home for a family funeral and now can’t come back into the country.
That leverage made the “For the People Act” possible. I shudder to think what’s next.