By Bob Bennett
As Election Day looms, we have two big problems. The first is the GOP nominee, Donald Trump has made numerous mistakes, with which we are all familiar. There is still hope, however. In Gettysburg, he outlined his “Contract with the American People,” the plan for his first 100 days in office.
Gettysburg was a good choice because today we are also in a “great civil war,” with the Left, which means to destroy America. It’s time for every Republican to face that fact.
Truly, few could find fault with Trump’s plan. If he gets even a fraction of this done, it would make an enormous positive difference. On his website, he also has a detailed immigration plan, which features a legal strategy for dealing with the millions of illegals now living in America. Here are some points:
We will immediately terminate President Obama’s two illegal executive amnesties, in which he defied federal law and the constitution to give amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants.
ICE and Border Patrol officers will be allowed to do their jobs. Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation – that is what it means to have laws and to have a country.
Rather than hunt down every illegal alien and drag them out of the country, simply ending their ability to work here and/or receive benefits will cause many to leave on their own:
We will turn off the jobs and benefits magnet.
We will ensure that E-Verify is used to the fullest extent possible under existing law, and will work with Congress to strengthen and expand its use across the country.
I will enforce all of our immigration laws.
The same goes for government benefits. The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that 62 percent of households headed by illegal immigrants used some form of cash or non-cash welfare programs, like food stamps or housing assistance. This directly violates the federal public charge law designed to protect the U.S. treasury.
Those who abuse our welfare system will be priorities for removal.
For those here today illegally who are seeking legal status, they will have one route and only one route: to return home and apply for re-entry under the rules of the new legal immigration system that I have outlined above. Those who have left to seek entry under this new system will not be awarded surplus visas, but will have to enter under the immigration caps or limits that will be established.
Compare this to what Hillary Clinton promises to accomplish, in her first 100 days in office: an illegal, unconstitutional plan to hand citizenship, the right to vote and health care coverage to all illegals in the country, and to all those who come in through the open borders she “dreams of,” as revealed by WikiLeaks revelations. This is a plan that will lead to the destruction of America as we know it:
As president, Hillary will:
Introduce comprehensive immigration reform. Hillary will introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to full and equal citizenship within her first 100 days in office.
Defend President Obama’s executive actions—known as DACA and DAPA—against partisan attacks.
If Congress keeps failing to act on comprehensive immigration reform, Hillary will enact a simple system for those with sympathetic cases—such as parents of DREAMers, those with a history of service and contribution to their communities, or those who experience extreme labor violations—to make their case and be eligible for deferred action.
The Clinton plan is deeply disturbing. It defies the Constitution by promising to usurp Congress’s legislative power, and will establish an endless flow of people living on welfare benefits and/or sucking up jobs that could go to unskilled black and Hispanic Americans.
This is not to mention an immense change in demographics, which will cause the number of Democratic voters to increase by millions. No one knows how many illegals reside in America, but it is surely many more than 11.5 million. This will eliminate any pathway to the White House for a Republican.
Clinton’s promises on health care are also alarming:
As president, Hillary will:
Defend and expand the Affordable Care Act, which covers 20 million people. Hillary will stand up to Republican-led attacks on this landmark law—and build on its success to bring the promise of affordable health care to more people and make a “public option” possible. She will also support letting people over 55 years old buy into Medicare.
Expand access to affordable health care to families regardless of immigration status. Hillary will expand access to affordable health care to families regardless of immigration status by allowing families to buy health insurance on the health exchanges regardless of their immigration status.
The “public option,” listed in the first paragraph will allow people to buy into a plan run by the government, which is designed to compete with private insurance companies. Although in theory, premiums would have to cover costs; in practice, the kind of government Clinton will bring—like that of her predecessor—will not hesitate to break the rules. The public option will stay in business, even if it loses money.
This will put private insurance companies out of business, and (by design) will lead to single-payer health insurance, a system featuring rationing, treatment delays and huge costs. This is a fond dream of leftists like Hillary Clinton.
But a single-payer health system in America would deliver care that is inferior to that in the UK. Extrapolating from the annual cost of the UK’s National Health Service, a similar single-payer system in America would cost just under 1.2 trillion dollars a year—an impossible sum for the Nation to pay. That would necessitate an enormous cut in benefits: A single-payer health care system controls costs only one way: by limiting access to care—particularly expensive care, like diagnostic scans or cutting-edge new drugs.
So if we allow Hillary Clinton to win the presidency, we will actually be shortening the lives of our children.