'If the Soviet Union ever let another political party
come into existence, they would still be a one-party state
-because everybody would join the other party' -Ronald Reagan
Anybody (way) out-there on the left who thinks it would be cool to watch those mean ole Republicans get washed down the gully by a wave of newly-legalized citizens/voters who want their free goodies stat should -seriously- think long and hard about what effects the monopolization of political power has had historically in terms of liberty, justice, economic welfare, and keeping of the peace in any other time/place on Earth- because if we bring in 11M+ new (highly fertile) Democrats over the next few years this alteration of the electorate will result in a PERMANENT shift to the Democrat-socialists... as the US Treasury is
Do any Dems or Independents really think they'll be getting a better grade of politician -or that anybody will feel beholden to their own promises- when there's no longer a viable opposition party to provide some semblance of balance?
Why haven't more Republicans on the Hill challenged the false operating assumption that the Gang o' 8's convoluted 844-page Frankenstein is going to 'save' the Gee Oh Pee? Or dared them to name a single presidential election where a Republican received a simple majority of the 'Hispanic vote'? Truth is, there ain't no such animal.
I guess it's trite to mention dictatorships like Hitler's or Stalin's, as one-party rule was far from their gravest crime... yet their domination of their own single party is what enabled years upon years of mass murder without ever being brought to account.
A better example might be the uniquely bumbling tyranny of major US-cities that have been driven off a cliff by decades of Democrat-only government...
% living below the poverty level:
1. Detroit , MI 32.5%
2. Buffalo , NY 29.9%
3. Cincinnati , OH 27.8%
4 Cleveland , OH 27.0%
5. Miami , FL 26.9%
6. St. Louis , MO 26.8%
7. El Paso , TX 26.4%
8. Milwaukee , WI 26.2%
9. Philadelphia , PA 25.1%
10. Newark , NJ 24.2%
What do these top ten cities (pop over 250,000)
with the highest poverty rate all have in common?
Detroit hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961
Buffalo NY hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1954
Cincinnati hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1984
Cleveland hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1989
Miami has never had a Republican mayor (!)
St. Louis MO hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1949
El Paso TX has also never had a Republican mayor
Milwaukee hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1908
Philly hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1952
Newark, NJ hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1907
Then, I guess you could look at the fiscal mess the state of California is in these days... brought about by wild expansion of government by a TOTALLY Democrat-dominated House, these days putting the pedal to the metal right alongside Governor Moonbeam. The state deficit for 2012 was something in the vicinity of $16B the last time I heard...
Of course the federal government often changes hands in a cyclical fashion, providing a check on spending and at least slightly braking ever-expanding budgets- with one party Democrat rule in this country, it's hard to imagine the USA escaping collapse/dictatorship in the long run... we're already on the edge of the abyss now.
Unless you are some kind of all-out communist, a permanent 50+% block of 'takers' can bring nothing but
sheer and utter disaster to this country.
sheer and utter disaster to this country.
For the same reason Americans have generally preferred a 'split' government and the checks and balances provided by opposing parties controlling Congress/White House, ALL thinking persons should oppose any sort of widespread amnesty/voting rights for illegals that would permanently shift this country's electorate to the left nationally. If it goes through you won't be having any more split governments... and this transformation would be permanent.
Partisan politics entirely aside, maybe some people need to educate themselves on the benefits of having a viable opposition party... that means you too, Senator Rubio.