New York - Janaury 14, 2012 - Republican’s can’t seem to do anything right when it comes to the Hispanic community,not that they don’t try. This Wednesday the RNC announced they were upping up their outreach efforts to Hispanic voters . Mitt Romney released an advertisement in Florida in Spanish wherein his son Craig says in the video “The United States represents liberty, opportunity, where anything is possible. I am Craig Romney. My father, Mitt Romney believes in those American values because he has lived them and will fight to restore the greatness of our nation.”
But it’s quite funny, as if you are seeing a Saturday Night Live skit, when on the same day, Mitt Romney embraces the notorious architect of both the draconian Arizona and Alabama anti-immigration laws.Romney’s campaign announced proudly the endorsement of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. “I’m so proud to earn Kris’s support … Kris has been a true leader on securing our borders and stopping the flow of illegal immigration into this country,” and Romney repeated that he was “very pleased to get.”
What did Romney actually get?
Kris Kobach, an attorney and virulent anti-immigration who was recently defeated in his challenge to California’s in-state tuition law, authored the anti immigrant law, SB 1070. Kobach is an attorney for Immigration Reform Law Institute, the legal arm of the chameleon organization named Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR. As Rachel Maddow revealed her program, the founder of FAIR is a well-known racist. The seed money he used to start FAIR came from an infamous Eugenics (the same thing the Nazi’s did) outfit.
Kris Kobach, the current Secretary of State of Kansas, authored the anti immigrant law, SB 1070. Kobach is also an attorney for Immigration Reform Law Institute, the legal arm of the chameleon organization named Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR. As Rachel Maddow revealed in her program, the founder of FAIR is a well-known racist. The seed money he used to start FAIR came from an infamous Eugenics (the same thing the Nazi’s did) outfit.
FAIR is just one piece of a vast and powerful anti-immigrant organization, created over the last 30 years, and orchestrated by John Tanton. His organization has been able to insinuate itself into many of the social and political debates of our time.
Tanton developed many different entities so that it appears that there are numerous advocates for what he sees and the ideal society. Another of his group, the Center for Immigration Studies, acts as so-called "think tank" to the anti-immigrant movement. Some other entities he is invalid with are the Coalition for the Future American Worker, Progressives for Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA, Immigration Reform Law Institute, United to Secure America Coalition. These are just a few of his many groups that work in unison trying earnestly to modify America's thinking on immigration.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League have connected these groups with racists, white supremacists, and political extremists.
The Tanton message is blatantly clear - no more immigrants in the U.S. and those that are here should leave.
These are the background players in Romney’s new immigration plan.
It seem that today's republicans have forsaken the ideals and political precepts of men like Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.
There was a time that Republicans were committed to protect America from anything that appeared to be connected to violations of personal liberty and would have emphatically fought against these type or organizations. Apparently in 2010 the Republican Party has morphed into something else. Today's republicans have forsaken the ideals and political precepts of men like Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater and seem have chosen to forget the American dream and it's integrity.
Is this what Romney, Korbach and the other racist promoters of these anti-immigrant laws really trying to do: Destroy the United States, by pitting one state against the other?
The effect of these laws is eerily similar to how the Jews were treated in Germany at the start of World War II. Nazi in 1939, Nazi in 2010. Jews were required to carry papers and identify themselves publicly. That is the same method these so called “American’s” are attempted to establish today.
Unless the president moves aggressively, and does it fast, this country will go down a very slippery slope.