Republicans Rolling Over on Farm ‘Amnesty’ Helping Advance Anti-Gun Agenda

Not for much longer. Look at what happened to once-Republican California and the rest of the country after Ronald Reagan signed the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli amnesty, and what increasing Democrat majorities are doing to guns as state demographics change. (Reagan Library/Facebook)
Not for much longer. Look at what happened to once-Republican California and the rest of the country after Ronald Reagan signed the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli amnesty, and what increasing Democrat majorities are doing to guns as state demographics change. (Reagan Library/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Here's the roll call for the 34 GOP #AmericaLast sellouts who joined Dems to pass the Big Ag Amnesty tonight,” columnist Michelle Malkin tweeted Thursday. With that, she shared the link to the final House vote results for the so-called “Farm Workforce Modernization Act, in which these Republicans joined with 226 Democrats to ensure passage of the bill.

Among those Republicans, two of the bill's sponsors, Devin Nunes and Elise Stefanik, are “impeachment allies” of President Donald Trump, per VDare.com, which also notes:

“One of the Republican sponsors, California Rep. Doug LaMalfa, said the bill was needed because Americans are too lazy.”

That the collectivists have created mass dependency where many don't have to work in exchange for votes seems not to be open for discussion. That's too bad because by closing that topic down through smears and intimidation, thoughtful examination of how “beneficiaries” of wealth transfers are actually victimized over generations will never happen. That's part of the plan.

“H.R. 5038 would give amnesty—including work permits, green cards, and a path to citizenship—to illegal aliens who have been unlawfully employed in agriculture at least part-time during the past two years,” immigration watchdog Numbers USA warns. “The bill includes no provisions to reduce the flow of illegal immigration into the United States…”

History repeats itself. Many of us are old enough to remember “the Reagan amnesty of 2.7 million illegal immigrants [that] was paired with the promise of controlling the border.”  How'd that Republican concession work out? (Not that the “conservative” archetype was all he was cracked up to be on guns, either.)

“Republicans Who are Bad on Guns, Vote for Amnesty AGAIN!” Jose Nino of Big League Politics reports.” Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick, Fred Upton, Chris Smith, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Will Hurd not only voted for this bill, but they also have a track record of supporting gun control [including] H.R. 8, the universal gun registration bill, which all five of them voted for back in February. This bill represented the largest expansion of gun control at the federal level since the Brady Act was passed in the early 1990s.”

The thing is, even politicians who are “good” on guns are ignoring the long-term undoing of all their votes in support of the right to keep and bear arms. Case in point is my own representative, Dave Joyce, who is NRA “A”-rated and endorsed. Give it a few years with unchecked immigration and the “pathway to citizenship” demographic shift, and his “good” votes now won't matter — he will have helped ensure gun-grabbers enjoy an overwhelming future majority.

Shouldn’t his grade reflect accountability for that, along with an explanation of why?

I've posted a challenge on my War on Guns blog that has gone deliberately ignored and unanswered by national and state gun groups and their apologists for years. They know they can't address it without exposing their deliberate indifference as against their members' interests, and I say that here daring them to offer a responsive rebuttal.

Comprehensive documentation shows changing demographics to be the greatest threat to gun owner rights. That's because foreign nationals turned U.S. voters consistently track at around 70% Democrat and anti-gun, and that doesn't change after decades of residency. And here's all you've gotta do to prove me wrong:

Audit all credible polls against real-world experience in places like California and then produce credible data – not opinion, not anecdotes, not isolated examples, but something that can be independently validated – demonstrating that “amnesty” and a “pathway to citizenship” for MILLIONS of foreign nationals in this country illegally (and legally, with CURRENT culturally suicidal policies) WILL NOT overwhelmingly favor Democrats and anti-gunners. Show your sources and methodologies for determining this WILL NOT result in supermajorities in state and federal legislatures that will then be able to pass all kinds of anti-gun edicts. Show how this WILL NOT result in nominations and confirmations of judges to the Supreme and federal courts who will uphold those edicts and reverse gains made to date.

We've seen what happened in California, and how what was once “red” has now turned “blue.”

We're now seeing the effects of that in Virginia, where the new Democrat majority is now basically telling gun owners to surrender and obey, and how gun owners are forming sanctuaries of defiance. How do you think Virginia turned “blue,” now putting everyone who would defy disarmament edicts in existential danger?

Don’t take my word for it. Take The New York Times’, which can scarcely contain its glee:

Unlike three decades ago, the residents are often from other places, like India and Korea. And when they vote, it is often for Democrats.

“Guns, that is the most pressing issue for me,” said Vijay Katkuri, 38, a software engineer from southern India, explaining why he voted for a Democratic challenger in Tuesday’s elections.

Democrats, with the self-interested help of “Never Trump Republicans,” are instead presenting Virginia as a referendum on a spreading repudiation of “Trumpism,” but that's to redirect attention from the real reason. With that in mind, how many have seen this more threatening development brought to their attention by national and state “gun rights leadership”? Why not?

They are afraid to touch this rail, probably because they fear being smeared as haters. Guess what? They'll still be called Nazis and racists and terrorists with blood on their hands. It's what would-be totalitarians ginning up mobs do.

At this point, reality demands I acknowledge a smaller percentage of new Americans who appreciate freedom more than most “natives” — 30% do not kneejerk vote Democrat and a portion of those is as patriotic a group of citizens as we have been privileged to admit, such as a Cuban refugee and doctor I have longed looked up to as a mentor and premiere authority on debunking medical “agenda science.”

Of course, there are good immigrants. There are some great immigrants. There just aren't enough of them overall to offset the tide of Third World huddled masses yearning to breathe free stuff. That's because the vote-exploiting Democrats and labor-exploiting Republicans have not made the ability to assimilate to a Bill of Rights culture a priority. They haven't even made it a consideration in most cases. And if you tried to make Constitutionally-compatible ideology a precondition to admittance, an activist federal judge would quickly strike it down even though any government action that does not “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” would rightfully and clearly be condemned by the Founders as illegitimate.

One contributor here who disagrees with me (by conveniently not addressing my challenge and the numbers I present) thinks we instead need a “foreign language outreach” program. Wonderful. That should have started decades ago, but by all means, go for it. Left unsaid is how much will it cost, who is going to fund it and what metrics can measure if it will be effective and done in time to avert an unchallengeable Democrat majority nationwide. And don't be surprised to find the message drowned out by a mainstream media that ignores it and promulgates a narrative of its own, a social media cabal that decides such sentiments violate “community standards,” a hostile educational establishment, and political factions that depend on “diversity” to get, maintain and increase their power.

I'll tell you right now that this is an unpopular topic to bring up in the gun community. You won't find any major “gun groups” willing to talk about it except to disparage it as not being relevant to the “single issue.” Bull. The continued legislative and judicial safeguarding and advancement of the Second Amendment IS the single issue, and this threatens it like nothing else. Everything else is just dancing around the edges while allowing things to deteriorate to a point of no return.

How will you know who is right?

That's easy. If you say I'm wrong, you should be able to counter my challenge unequivocally, point-for-point and without changing the subject. You should also be able to explain why you're essentially siding with Hillary Clinton, and with the Grover Norquist/Mike Bloomberg alliance.



About David Codrea:David Codrea
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Jim
Jim
9 months ago

David is exactly right here. Demographics is destiny. Democrats have written memos about it and are working feverishly to register illegal aliens through such things as driver’s licenses. It is uncanny how so many Republicans seem to be witlessly committing political suicide by signing on to this kind of legislation. Why? Follow the money. Lobbyists could care less what happens to our nation. They serve their big money masters. Large scale immigration needs to be reversed. Another strategy is early release for felons. The next step is to restore voting rights to felons, and the entire agenda is to deliver… Read more »

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
9 months ago
Reply to  Jim

And exactly HOW do you know there are 40 million Christians not voting?

Fact is the majority of “Christians” are NOT true Christians, they are catholics and denominational Christians, and are voting democrap because they are worshiping satan’s doctrines through the teachings of man!

JD
JD
9 months ago
Reply to  Jim

Your’e spot on Jim… As an unfortunate resident of ‘the people’s socialist STATE of Cumostan’, I can attest that the tyrant himself has just recently -already- pushed through ILLEGAL ALIEN Drivers Licenses, and ‘early release for I believe something like 50,000 to 100,000 cons back out onto the street beginning 1-1-2020 …That after he closed down most of the STATE mental hospitals a few years ago. And that must have a little while after he shoved the so-called “SAFE ACT” down every honest citizen’s throat in the middle of the night to deny citizens those dreaded “Assault Rifles” that aren’t..… Read more »

ras52
ras52
9 months ago

Gutless Republicans have always allowed democrats to get their way on almost every issue that we face.This includes Russian collusion, impeachment, immigration, etc. When will they ever tell the democrats “hell no”? This is why the democrats are getting away with so much illegal BS.

Arizona
Arizona
9 months ago

Based on dozens of studies, the results are conclusive. 7 out of every 10 legal immigrants vote democrat, and they consume more taxpayer-funded benefits such as food stamps, section 8 housing and various forms of welfare than native born Americans. The USA gets 1.2 million more immigrants per year, plus 700,000 temp workers, AND we don’t deport the 500,000 to 1.5 million who illegally invade the country. EVERY YEAR. So 2.5 to 4 million foreign nationals come to America each year, and compete for jobs with the 4 million citizens who turn 18 each year. The constant flood of bodies… Read more »

OldJarhead03
OldJarhead03
9 months ago

Next time a Republican says he is a “conservative”, ask him what it is he is trying to protect.
The truthful answer would be “my job”. As long as there is a 90+% incumbent re-election rate they couldn’t care less what we say.

Firewagon
Firewagon
9 months ago

Pitchforks, scythes, shovels, axes, and even guns, boys and girls, are needed to remove these gas-belching windbags and replace them with people that have the interests of our country at heart! These DO NOTHING except seek to secure their gravy train ride at taxpayer expense milky-toast amoebae need to be run out of town on a rail, just shortly after the tar and feather application!

Mack
Mack
9 months ago

“Guns, that is the most pressing issue for me,” said Vijay Katkuri, 38, a software engineer from southern India, explaining why he voted for a Democratic challenger in Tuesday’s elections.

Those S/W ‘engineers’ from India come here vis H-1B visas.

Many in the GOP want to INCREASE the limit – or abolish the limit altogether.

So Davis, the Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable are also to blame.

RoyD
RoyD
9 months ago
Reply to  Mack

I look upon India, whether on film or in real life as a good object lesson of what not to do.

Mack
Mack
9 months ago
Reply to  RoyD

The Boeing 737 Max software debacle was caused in part by Boeing OUT-sourcing their coders to India for $9/hr.

People are dead now because of this.

Bloomberg Reports and Ann Coulter actually agree.

India does not

Bill
Bill
9 months ago

It is pretty simple and irrefutable. If you take a culture that loves freedom most of all, but dilute it to insignificance by bringing in people who love what government can do for everyone (and the rules, waiting lines, and suppression of individual thought and action that comes with that), you will replace a system of individual freedom with a system of government control. (“Individual” is a redundant word to “freedom,” because there is no other kind of freedom.) Anyone who does not see that we are in the midst of a transition away from freedom, in which some people… Read more »

Arizona
Arizona
9 months ago
Reply to  Bill

Since 1965, when drunkard Kennedy lied about his immigration bill not changing the demographics of the country, democrats have been systematically importing immigrants who will vote big government and be generationally dependent on the government. Americans and their votes are being replaced with those who are easier to control.

Tim
Tim
9 months ago

Question for Codrea: Did not the Bracero program work? And if so the differences here are?

Bill
Bill
9 months ago
Reply to  Tim

The Bracero program did not offer a path to citizenship. Also, how can anyone say simply “yes” or “no” to this? Thirdly, the Bracero program came at a time when there was arguably much more compliance with law, and enforcement of the law, than there is today. I leave any further comment to Codrea.

Russn8r
Russn8r
9 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Does it look like it worked? Wake up, open your eyes. Ike repelled millions without preemptive-surrender “cheap labor” programs. The invasion got noticeable again during Nixon’s Bracero program & never slowed. There can be no “guestworkers” with “birthright” citizenship, and they’re not guests with poison-pill “pathways” to voting. 100m citizens are on welfare, unemployed or underemployed at crap real wages, crap cost of “housing” & living, lost liberty, security, freedom of movement, privacy, dignity, quality of life. We don’t need foreign labor in any sector. Let wages rise & citizens will do “those” jobs we did 50yrs ago. So chicken… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r
9 months ago

Language outreach? RINOs have pushed reacharound placebos for decades. It’s appeasement, and the more appeasement, the worse it gets. See Cali-OR-WA-NV-VA with FL-TX-AZ on the cusp. Even if language “outreach” worked it would be too late. And what makes anyone think English makes people conservative? There’s lots of English speaking gun grabbers and Democrats. The only way to save the USA is to repel the invasion, deport all illegals, end “birthright” citizenship, and slash legal immigration to net-zero. Checked “housing” costs? Thanks to Rs wanting to pave and develop everything, you can forget about houses or land with space and… Read more »

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
9 months ago

WE NEED TO STOP ALL IMMIGATION COMPLETELY WITHOUT EXCEPTION. THIS IS ONLY HANDING AMERICA OVER TO THE COMMIES.

THEN WE NEED TO RICO THE DEMS AND SEIZE THEIR ASSETS. THEY ARE AN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL REVOLUTIONARY ENTERPRISE!

Arrest every demorat official and bureaucrat and either deport them, send ’em to Gitmo (nat sec threat), or execute ’em (treason).

Quatermain
Quatermain
9 months ago

The turncoats, Amodei in Nevada and Fulcher in Idaho, need to be called out on this and primaried.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Quatermain

We’re past “voting the tyrants & traitors out”. We’re due to refresh the tree of liberty. RFN!!
No nation in history EVER voted their way out of tyranny. Think on it.

Quatermain
Quatermain
9 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

Certainly seems so in Virginia.

Russn8r
Russn8r
9 months ago
Reply to  Quatermain

Thank NRA “leadership” for that. The vampires who control NRA focused on pocketing a billion dollars every few years, caucusing with LaPierre’s pal Grover Norquist, the open-immigration Bloomberg-collaborating LOLibertarian Islamophile, instead of honoring their duties as Americans & NRA officers and focusing on electing America-First candidates in their own headquarters state.

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
9 months ago
Reply to  Quatermain

Really? Virginia is still a leftist controlled haven! As with most states, the majority of counties are red but are ALL controlled by the one or two counties that have massive populations of leftists in MAJOR cities. Richmond runs Virginia, Shitcago runs Illinois, NYC runs NY, Denver now runs Colorado, Seattle runs Washington, Portland runs Oregon, southern Commiefornia cities run all of Commiefornia, and soon the five major cities in Texas will turn Texas blue! North Carolina is fighting to keep Raleigh and Charlotte from gaining back control, etc. The biggest problem is that the states’ election systems are not… Read more »

Mark 2nd
Mark 2nd
9 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

You’re right Will. I’ve said this myself. It’s time for war. It’s the only way now. People are scared to death of this and that’s understandable, but the alternative is much worse. I would much rather see this nation split than live under totalitarian communism. I would rather die than live with the jackboots of communist oppression on my throat. It seems as though most of the world’s population is designed to live as slaves. They’re terrified little gutless mice willing to accept a few crumbs of government cheese to prevent the government cats from harassing them. Willing to go… Read more »

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
9 months ago
Reply to  Mark 2nd

It is even too late for “war”. You would have to kill half of the current population to even make a dent. Then, once conservative control is regained, the Constitution would need immediate amending to fix what our founding fathers failed to include. Our Constitution should have provisions preventing anyone from holding office who does NOT uphold the Constitution and the rights of the people and prevent anyone who is not a natural born citizen from holding office – that would prevent these “anchor babies” and 1st generation foreign socialists from pushing their agenda.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

OK Doomer.

It’s NEVER too late to fight as long as we retain the tools of resistance and the will to use them! In a #CW2 environment, the leftists crowded into the cities would be cut off and contained. The die-off in the cities will insure that leftists won’t be able to massively pervert the system as they do now. Then it will just be a matter of instituting a propertarian government that prevents leftist parasitism.

Doszap
Doszap
9 months ago

So the GLOBALIST PIGS MARCH ON!.
Destroying America,for people who didn’t build it,aren’t even citizens, and KICKING us to the Curb
DAMN YOU ALL,you selfish self appointed dicks.
As for you smarmy chickenshit “Americans are too lazy?.”Why is that mostly?
Cut off the Welfare to able bodied LEECHES and see if they get energized.
The Only people benefiting from Americas economy.POLITICIANS/WALL STREET/.
Bankers/CEO’s/and the 1%er’s.We the PEOPLE who have sustained this for decades get SCREWED every time.
You remember France HUNG a lot of folks just like you.
I guess we can just go eat CAKE.

Justista
Justista
9 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

“The Only people benefiting from Americas economy.POLITICIANS/WALL STREET/.
Bankers/CEO’s/and the 1%er’s.”

Sorry, that just isn’t true. Everyone who ever drew a paycheck is a beneficiary of trickle down economics, and there is a lot more trickling down now than there was under Obama.
TRUMP 2020!

Russn8r
Russn8r
9 months ago
Reply to  Justista

Sure. We’ve had stagnant, crappy real disposable median income for decades, over 100 million unemployed, underemployed or on some form of welfare, but let’s thank the “cheap labor” traitors for the crumbs that trickle down.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
9 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

They hung some, but they GUILLOTINED a helluva lot MORE!!!!

Bill
Bill
9 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

A small caveat. The French revolution got rid of a king, and replaced him with Napoleon. Down with tyrants! And no tyrant to replace them!

Arny
Arny
9 months ago

We could see how lazy Americans are when they are starving. Nancy Pelosi even admitted to 70% voting democrat a few years ago. https://youtu.be/2RUtlcwWBCo?t=106

AZ Lefty
AZ Lefty
9 months ago
Reply to  Arny

Those people she is talking about are AMERICAS! You know CITIZENS nice bigot you have there

Hankus
Hankus
9 months ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

Alleged citizens. And only by way of stupid immigration bills. The Dimwits’ flag of “diversity” is ruining this country, much to their delight. Foreign influence is dragging this nation down to “shithole” country status. Case in point: the Squad.

Russn8r
Russn8r
9 months ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

English translation please, C☭mrade.

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
9 months ago
Reply to  AZ Lefty

What an idiot! Being American is NOT simply being a “citizen”, property of the government, much like England has “subjects”. Being American means supporting and believing in the Constitution and what it stands for. Leftists may be US citizens (or not), but they are NOT American! It’s no different than being a Christian; just because you belong to a church or denomination that claims to be Christian, and you claim to be Christian, doesn’t make you one. To truly be a Christian you must believe in Jesus Christ as savior and adhere to God’s word by repentance. Catholics, Mormons, etc.… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r
9 months ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

Bzzzz. No citizens in North or South America have ever referred to themselves as “Americans” except citizens of the USA. The entire world has long used the word “American” to mean citizens of the USA and only the USA. For example, Brazilians are not Americans. They’re Brazilians. Thank God.