This was published today on the Constitution Party’s official Facebook page:
Note: the author of this letter gave permission for it to be used.
Dear Sen. Rand Paul,
Thank you for schooling the Senate for 13 hours on the venerable Constitution and the limitations it imposes on government in order to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness of its citizens.
I am a Hispanic immigrant born in Cuba (naturalized) and my wife is also foreign born. I am a Constitutionalist patriot and would strongly campaign for you . . . EXCEPT, that your support of Amnesty for illegal aliens is not Constitutional (the executive branch must “faithfully execute the laws” and protect our borders). Amnesty is not fair to immigrants and would-be-immigrants that are law-abiding and respectful of the United States, its sovereignty, its laws and its 23 million unemployed citizens.
You can still reverse your position and support what is Constitutional, lawful and fair. Do not consider “forgiving” the crimes of illegal aliens; and instead reward law abiding immigrants and would-be immigrants who aspire to be free and to contribute to America’s enduring experiment in self-government, the rule-of-law and prosperity.
Note that for any prolong stay, illegal aliens (who legally cannot obtain a Social Security number) must commit document and tax fraud, both felonies in order to survive in the United States.
Amnesty is an abomination and a very bad legal and moral precedent. Amnesty teaches future would-be-citizens that disrespect of our country and its laws is “no big thing” and in fact that it is rewarded by the self-benefit-seeking political ruling class; and by cheap labor and cheap voters profiteers. What is American citizenship worth? Could it be worth so little that we hand it out to those that break our immigration laws and commit felonies, so that their support constituencies are appeased?
REVERSE POSITION ON AMNESTY and you shall be our next PRESIDENT and you will secure a place in history by playing a key role in returning our country to a small limited government Constitutional republic of minimal intrusion on individual freedom.
If you support Amnesty you will divide and bring defeat to the patriot community; and like Obama, you will contribute to fundamentally transforming America, for the worse, into a country that does not revere and live up to the rule of law.
Note that following the Reagan 1986 “amnesty to end all amnesties”, the best that Republican presidential candidates have received at the voting booth from Hispanics is 40% of the vote. Considering that American born Hispanics and Hispanic immigrants that have followed the law are more likely to be diverse on their candidate preferences, the 1986 amnestied (mostly) Hispanics are voting for big intrusive government Democrat in overwhelming numbers. If 12 million illegal aliens are given the vote, through a path to citizenship, as many at 10 million will quickly register Democrat and will sustain the Progressive march toward bigger government for the foreseeable future.
The best president George W. Bush (an open border’s pro cheap illegal alien labor Progressive) could garner from Hispanics was 39% of the vote. John McCain, one of the McCain-Kennedy Amnesty gang(ters) got even fewer votes from Hispanics than W. Bush did when he ran for president.
REVERSE COURSE ON AMNESTY and you will have my untiring support and the product of my leadership ability at your service.
I have a compelling personal history for justice for immigrants in the context of fighting for individual freedom and for obeying and defending the Constitution. Like Sen. Ted Cruz, I have a Cuban background, only that in my case I was born in Cuba and together with my parents had to flee tyranny and persecution in my own life-time. I bear in my heart the scars of tyranny and in my soul the hope of freedom for my children and future generations of Americans.
I would be honored to serve as your adviser. Do not hesitate to call on me. I believe that God has picked you for a special purpose in this critical time in our history. I pray that you see that my experience as a Hispanic, an immigrant, a constitutionalist and a patriot will add depth to your advisory board on reaching out for truth and justice in this matter.