OAI email blast:
If you’re like me, you have watched an amazing argument take place among the presidential candidates over the momentous question of whether the term “Anchor Babies” is offensive or not.
We even have one candidate trying to save face by suggesting that this term actually applies more to Asian immigrants than to Latino ones. It must be a joke, but sadly, I don’t think they are joking.
Of course, the term “Anchor Baby” is offensive. How could it not be? I live in New Mexico — and was Governor for eight years. Trust me. It’s offensive. Even more offensive is the absurdity of people named Bush, Trump and Clinton trying to decide what’s offensive to immigrants.
I have an idea. Let’s put the issue of birthright citizenship aside for a while and deal with real problems. For the record, in my opinion, if a young woman is enterprising enough to sneak across the border for the purpose of having a child who will then be eligible for citizenship in the U.S. — and who can, 21 years later when he or she has reached adulthood, perhaps sponsor family members for legal status, that might be a family who will make pretty good Americans.
At worst, it is not a “problem” that needs to be anywhere close to the top of our national “to do” list, much less the lead story on the news.
We have an $18 Trillion debt. We are dropping bombs on the other side of the globe with no apparent strategy behind doing so. Congress will be returning to work in a couple of weeks to, among other things, make critical decisions about our privacy and civil liberties.
THOSE are the issues the politicians should be focused upon — and the Our America Initiative is working hard to put REAL issues on the national agenda. If we don’t get government spending under control, illegal immigration won’t be a problem. No one will want to come to a nation whose economy has collapsed under the weight of unsustainable debt. Birthright citizenship in a nation that has destroyed liberty won’t be a very appealing opportunity.
Our America can’t put fiscal sanity, economic freedom or civil liberties on the front burner without your help. Go to Our America today and make an investment of $10, $25, $50, $100 or more in our work to solve REAL problems — not just the ones that make for good sound bites.
Our America is YOU, and I appreciate your support! Thank You!
Gov. Gary Johnson
P.S. Fair, inclusive presidential debates in 2016 will go a long way toward putting the REAL issues on the agenda. Learn more about our fight for fair debates at FairDebates.com.