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Minority Majority - The Future Political Landscape In America: Left of Center View

When looking at the landscape of American politics we are often led to believe that change is something that should be feared and fought against. Our politicians wield fear as a both a sword and ridding crop to spur opinion in their favor. Of course they strive for the status quo, for it is they who are currently at the top. This however was not a founding principal of the experiment that is America. A minority majority may in fact be just another natural step in the evolution of democracy exactly as envisioned by our founding fathers:

Thomas Jefferson (1787)- “God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive.

If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13 States independent 11 years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure.”


We have had healthy rebellions in the country before. We have had a Civil War, social protest, cultural and economic upheavals, all of which have shaped our nation into the unique entity that it is today. America was not designed to be led by a single voice, but rather a chorus. Our diversity is our strength. It always has been, though not always acknowledged as such. We act often in the name of democracy, and now we have a chance to show that it is a belief and not just justification of self righteousness. As the population of the United States diversifies, so should the leadership and policies of the country. We are designed to be a country of the people, and we are rapidly becoming just that.


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Minority Majority - The Future Political Landscape In America: Right of Center View

America is changing. Illegal immigration and high birth rates in the illegal immigrant community are increasingly making the legitimate citizen majority in America a minority in the political arena. Illegal immigrants are attaining more power in America than many legitimate citizens because they are vocal and unabashed in their defiance of our immigration laws. Their sense of entitlement has moved them from hiding in the shadows as most criminals do to marching in the streets daring officials to try to deport all of them.

The result of all this is that the children born to actual citizens of our nation are slowly losing their rights and freedoms to accommodate the “multiculturalism” ideals that embrace illegal immigrants as legitimate residents of our nation. We are forced to choose if we want our service in English or Spanish because people moving to our nation refuse to learn the language of the land. Those bigoted policies giving preference to one group of non-English speakers while excluding other groups are seen as ok because we have so many illegals here who don’t speak English but “need” services. The real situation is that the Mexicans coming into our nation are essentially taking over our nation even though a huge portion of them shouldn’t even be here.

Instead of fighting for the rights of legitimate Americans, our leaders have decided to embrace the invaders and acquiesce to their demands of preferential treatment. So-called “comprehensive immigration reform” is another way of saying that they want to legitimize illegal activity retroactively. They would use federal tax dollars to help people that broke the law to enter our nation establish themselves as American citizens. The liberal left promoted “path to citizenship” is essentially a reward for illegal immigrants getting away with it.

The end result is real Americans losing services and tax dollars to foreigners living on our soil. If we don’t do something soon it will get worse. Washington liberals want to legitimize the illegal immigrants by promoting amnesty and simply handing the reins of our nation over to those who chose to disregard our laws to even be here. They want to create millions of new voters to support them by making illegal immigrants citizens. If real Americans don’t stand up and put a stop to it we will all end up living in a country where citizenship has no meaning and “open borders” are the law of the land.

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A Legal Immigrant’s Perspective

If you are not a Native American, you are an immigrant, so am I. I came legally to this country at the age of five with my parents who worked hard, paid taxes (even Jesus paid taxes), lived by the rules of this great nation and never took or accepted a penny from the government. We came seeking FREEDOM from a communist country. It was months before we were able to enter the US legally. I remember us getting medical exams, shots (small pox), background check, references, and going through numerous interviews once we arrived. I also remembered people coming to the US from all over the world who waited years since it was based on "Quotas". Read more...

Solving Our Immigration Problem

The major problem our country is facing with illegal immigrants today is because of the exploitation of these immigrants. We believe the solution to this problem is two-fold. First, we should allow more immigrants in this country to cut down on the number of illegal ones. Second, all immigrants should be educated about their rights at the expense of the government. Below, you will find an in-depth look at our suggested reforms.

Reforms for immigration limitations:

-New immigrants can't equal more than 1% of the US population in a given year (the population being from the last recorded census). That 1% will be further divided up to allow only a certain number of immigrants each month.
-Each country of origin for immigrants will be allowed a certain percentage of that 1%. No country could receive more than 10% of the total amount and no country can receive less than .1% of it. The left over percentage will be divided up between all countries as follows: Read more...

Do Elements Within the La Raza Movement Pose a Threat to America?

La Raza means literally “The Race” in Spanish. The movement was formed in 1968 to promote the interests of the Mexican-American community. Like the NAACP and other affirmative-action minded organizations, La Raza has many members that are interested in being part of America and promoting equality for all Americans. The fundamental goals as stated by the movement are benign and represent the ideals of American diversity and cultural pride.

There is another movement affiliated with La Raza that has historically been more militant and still maintains documents within their organization that point to isolationistic views Read More

A Plan

The one major thing that seems to be lacking in the immigration debate is a real plan that addresses the legitimate concerns with illegal immigration. There are strong opinions on both sides and a lot of rhetoric but there isn’t really any solid plan being promoted to address the illegal immigration issue in a way that is both fair and logical.

So, that being said here is my idea:Read More

Trucking Cross Borders

This is mainly a concern for the trucking business. If we allow these people to come into our country, bringing cargo that we in America have, and can supply, then we are saying that the American working people are not needed, and have lost all say to legally enforced DOT (Department of Transportation) laws.Read More



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