Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Liberal Newcomers

People come to America because it is a remarkable oasis of freedom, prosperity and opportunity. Conservatives recognize that the principal reason for our unique abundance is our constitutional restraint on the power of government. As Thomas Jefferson said, "In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." Maintaining our unique American system requires the public to support limited government. Eagle Forum has just issued a remarkable new report that details how immigration is fundamentally changing the electorate to one that supports big government. The current annual flow of 1 million legal immigrants will create more than 5 million new potential voters by 2014 and more than 8 million by 2028. The influx of these new voters will reduce or eliminate conservatives' ability to offer an alternative to raising taxes, to big government, to increased government spending, and to favorite liberal policies such as Obamacare and gun control.

The extensive report that Eagle Forum has just put on our website documents its conclusion that both Hispanics and Asians, who account for three-fourths of today's immigrants, generally agree with the liberals' big-government agenda. That's why they vote two-to-one for the Democrats. Eagle Forum's new report is full of dozens of polls that prove this on many specific issues. Polls show that 81% of native-born Americans believe our schools should teach students to be proud of being American, but only 50% of naturalized U.S. citizens believe that. 67% of native-born citizens think our Constitution is a higher authority than the United Nations, but only 37% of naturalized citizens believe that. The bottom line is, if we admit so many big-government immigrants, we won't be able to continue our system of limited government.
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