Friday, August 19, 2011

Obama Underestimates Hispanics

Barack Obama has once again underestimated  Americans of Hispanic ancestry.  By interfering in the deportation of some 300,000 illegal aliens scheduled to  soon take place, he believes that he will swing the Hispanic voting bloc to his side. 

Perhaps before Mr. Obama goes against the wishes of Congress, and decides to pass a law by executive order, he should give some thought to the history and contributions of Hispanics in American history.

There are hundreds of thousands of Americans of Hispanic descent who took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States when they enlisted to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States.
These heroes are proud of their ancestry, but they are also proud of their country and their American citizenship.

Somehow liberals and especially Democrats have a feeling of superiority over persons of Spanish or Hispanic ancestry.  They feel that by keeping them dependent on the government for favors, and living off entitlement programs, they can control them and particularly their vote. 

By believing that Hispanics will fall for this "back door amnesty" that he is granting, he is insulting Hispanics.  Of course, there is a segment of the Hispanic population that will fall for this ploy, just as  there other non Hispanics who believe that this is an act of kindness and compassion.  We think of it more as aiding and abetting those who break the law of the United States.  They might not have run a stop sign, they are guilty of a greater crime, violating the immigration laws of the United States of America. 

Take a good hard look at the number of Americans of Hispanic ancestry who are contributing, successful, responsible citizens of the United States of America.  Their allegiance can not be bought.  They in fact suffer as much as other Americans because it is their tax dollars that go to support those who do not pay into the system that keeps them going.  It is they who lose jobs to those who will work for less.  There was a time, particularly in the nation's Southwest when illegal immigration was a matter of course.  However, it has become a horrific nightmare for state governments as well as the citizens of border states.

Hispanics are the largest minority in the United States.  When Obama ran for office he did so with promises of "Hope" and "Change" to the black community as well.  Recently, there were charges by the black community that Obama has abandoned them.  It certainly appears that he has taken their vote for granted, and has indeed put the vote of others over that of African Americans.

 As long as the present administration continues to underestimate Americans of Hispanic descent, to insult the intelligence, their ingegrity, and their allegiance to their country, we will stand with our brothers and sisters who are disrespected by an admistration that believes their votes can be bought by tugging at emotional  heart strings.

Two Sisters