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Gang of Eight? More Like Gang of Snakes

Snakes_Broche_-_René_LaliqueThere is a lie that is permeating within recesses of our beloved Republican Party. It is a lie that is certainly going to end political careers in the very near future. What is this lie you ask? It is that if we swallow amnesty for illegal aliens that they are going to stop being big government minorities and vote for our guy.

This supposed “Gang of Eight” bill is a nightmare and it is a nightmare for many reasons. The first is that it is being filled with an ever-widening amount of amendments that amount to nothing more than amnesty and money for young people and those who have disregarded our sovereignty and spit in the face of our rule of law.

When this column is finished many of you will most likely comment below that I am a racist or that I am bigot and some of you may even cap it off with a nice liberal sentence like, “Mark, no human being is illegal.” So, instead of talking to each and every person who leaves me this comment this is what I am going to say: The facts in this column are solid and I encourage you to check them out. I don’t apologize for these facts or that I have told them to you; if you are waiting for me to cry and beg for forgiveness like Paula Dean, tune back in when hell freezes over.

Let’s start by looking at this thing by the numbers. How many immigrants are we talking about here? Roughly 11million people will be given amnesty. To give you an idea: Latino immigrants hold a 50-1 advantage over European immigrants. We take in ten times as many people from El Salvador as we do from Australia. So the idea that wanting to seal the border in order to balance out our racial make up in this country isn’t racist, it’s just smart. We have more Latino immigrants than we know what to do with now, why would we welcome more?

On to the Republican Party “expanding” it’s base to include Latinos. Well, first of all it’s important to understand that, in the last polling, Latinos made up a mere 8.4% of the electorate. Only 48% of eligible Hispanic voters turned out to the polls. So, I guess Marco Rubio and John McCain think we should sell our souls and our party down the river for eight percent of the vote? That’s eight percent if we got lucky and won them all over!

Finally, there is a provision in this bill that would allow certain crimes to be ignored if committed by one of these illegal aliens. The crimes range from domestic violence to tax fraud to identity theft. If you or I were to commit these crimes we would be spending some time in the big house.

Speaking of the big house, a lot of these “undocumented Americans” seem to have quite a persuasion for violent crime. According to Pew, forty percent of all persons sent to federal prisons in 2007 were Hispanics. Three quarters of them are here illegally. One third of these convictions were drug related offenses while close to ten percent were for other crimes, particularly violent ones.

What we must not fail to miss is that these people are coming here illegally and undocumented from what is the most violent place in the Western Hemisphere. According to Stop The Drug War, since the drug wars began in 2006, 70,000 people have been killed in Mexico, a number matching the civil war zone in Syria. Yet the Gang of Eight thinks that only the nice Mexicans are sneaking into America.

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Mark Mayberry

Mark Mayberry lives in Tennessee and is pursuing a Law Degree. He hopes to work in politics and law after graduating. He is also a staff writer at and is the operator of Mark is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time hunting and fishing as well as with his family. You can reach Mark on Facebook and Twitter as well as his website