On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Democratic People’s Republic of California) tweeted this:
Now, do not get me wrong, immigrants are an essential piece of America’s history and societal fabric. There has been a large ebb and flow of immigrants entering this country, both legally and illegally, for centuries. Many of them successfully navigate American society while simultaneously committing to American values and preserving cultural traditions of their home countries.
Immigration is a good for the United States. Illegal immigration is not, yet it’s quite clear that Democrats, led largely by Pelosi, have a soft spot for migrants who cross our boarders without consideration of our laws. With the help of the biased media, Democrats control the narrative around immigration as they did during the healthcare debate (i.e. millions “losing” their insurance). They have made sure to conflate legal and illegal immigration during any public debate on this issue, which swings the narrative to portray Republicans as “xenophobic.”
This is nonsense, obviously. Any true conservative understands and recognizes the importance of immigration and welcomes it. However, we also have a respect for the rule of law that should not be infringed upon. That is why securing the southern border must always be the first step in reforming our country’s immigration system.
Now, let’s return to Minority Leader Pelosi’s tweet from yesterday. I found it remarkable that she could not think of a single thing that is more American than “the hope & courage that (illegal) immigrant communities display every day.” I felt compelled to provide her with a few…
1) The Constitution and the troops.
This is a no-brainer.
2) Football, manifest destiny, and the Declaration of Independence.
Pelosi must be a soccer fan.
3) Cold War boxing dramas, athletic superiority, and unmatched resilience.
No country has ever been ravaged by civil war and gone on to become the world’s largest superpower in less than a century. Except for America.
4) Our WWII veterans.
5) Just a few other timeless classics (and one modern-day pastime).
What could be more American than, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people,” and rolling your eyes at the President’s latest tweet while you relieve yourself?
6) A couple Earth-shaking moments in history and a couple miscellaneous products of American culture.
Yes, the Bubba-Gump Shrimp Company is a real thing and they have restaurants in various places in the Southeast. I highly recommend the shrimp and grits.
7) The will of the people.
Because big government is a disaster for freedom and Nancy Pelosi has done nothing but make it bigger during her tenure in Congress. Thankfully we still have a populace who recognize this and elect politicians who will actually rein in the federal government’s fiscal negligence and mass social engineering.
So there you have it. As I said, immigrant communities play an important role in our society and should absolutely be welcomed with open arms, but they must enter through legal means and should be expected to respect our founding values and the rule of law. But there is nothing more American than our (*cough* illegal *cough*) immigrant communities? Sorry Nancy Pelosi, but I just listed nineteen things that are.
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