Colorado Dems Need to Brush Up on Immigration Law

In response to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s pledge to veto the DREAM Act, members of the Colorado Democratic party held a news conference to condemn the former Massachusetts governor’s position. Democratic lawmakers warned that Romney’s stance on immigration makes him virtually unelectable in Colorado.

Why they’re so concerned about Mr. Romney’s electability is not clear, but what really took the cake during the press conference was a comment made by State Rep. Cristana Duran (D-Denver):


“This issue is about making sure that every child whether documented or not has access to the American dream because that is what this country is built on. We are built on the idea that if you work hard and you play by the rules you will be able to have access to that American dream”


FAIR agrees that anyone who works hard and plays by the rules should have access to the American dream, but we fail to understand how someone who is “undocumented” has played by the rules.

Colorado Democrats clearly care more for the rights of illegal aliens than for respecting our nation’s immigration laws and national sovereignty, and while they may think that tough stances on immigration, such as Mr. Romney’s, are unwinnable strategies, the American people seem to disagree with them.

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    WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING…. our gov was handing your job to an illegal to keep wages depressed. Then, in the mail you got the tax bills to pay for the illegals’ welfare, prison costs, and “free” anchor baby welfare. LOS ANGELES COUNTY alone puts out $600 million per year in welfare to illegals! GOT TO RAISE TAXES TO PAY FOR MEXICO’S OCCUPATION!!!

    “The president’s straddling can work for the time being. But unless he wants to end up in the sawdust, acrobat Obama will eventually have to hop on one horse and lead the way. That would have to be the horse named “Enforcement First.” CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

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    American voters must be among the most ignorant voters in the world. They keep voting in Republicans or Democrats who are bank rolled by the same elite who have been tag-team raping them for years.

    They can’t see that the same 1% who rape them are the same 1% who rape the undocument­ed.

    Failed immigratio­n is created and designed by the elite who run both government­s. This is no different than failed mortgages, failed health care, loss of jobs, and our failing economy. This insidious 1% causes these failures because they profit at the expense of both the US taxpayers and the Mexican undocument­ed.

    Are American voters really so propagandi­zed that they can’t figure out why not one single U.S. politician criticizes the Mexican government for anything? The undocument­ed would not come or stay here if that filthy, corrupt co-trading partner of the American elite would take care of its own citizens. The majority of undocument­ed care deeply about their families and would stay at home if they could make a decent living wage working with their families.

    Its about bi-nationa­l drug profits, trade, oil, remittance­s, the privatizat­ion of prisons, cheap labor, weapons profit, NAFTA, and a 40 year long political platform that only sways back and forth, and never forward.

    I invite OWS to embrace the undocument­ed who are protesting­. Shame on both these pitiful government­s who fail to address the immigratio­n nightmare that they profit from.

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    What does illegal ( contrary to Law) immigration, amnesty( a general pardon for a whole class of offenses againt a goverment) and President Obama have in common?

    A Pardon for all illegals including HIMSELF. Most all of illegals would have an initial( to the beginning first stage) illegal act of Social Security number fraud.

    Just a thought

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    “if you work hard and you play by the rules” WHAT is it that this stupidly ignorant State Rep. Cristana Duran (D-Denver) doesn’t get??? PLAY BY THE RULES? The RULES require that these foreign invaders (politically correct as “illegal” or “undocumented”) come in at the sufference (permission) of the American government, NOT some “coyote” ferrying smuggler! NONE of those ILLEGALS are “playing by the rules” every day that they remain within our borders. They are NOT Americans, they ARE foreign nationals.
    I am NOT a racist- the policy applies to ALL illegals regardless of their country of origin. What I AM is an American citizen who is fed up with a government that picks and chooses which law(s) they choose to uphold or disregard. I won’t tell you what I would do to those whose position is to enforce those laws WITHOUT REGARD TO THEIR PERSONAL POLITICAL OR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. And that starts in the White House. Our soverignty is NOT for sale or ignorance.
    Makes one wonder who this State Rep. Cristana Duran (D-Denver) has sold herself to, and what the price was. I’m thinking it was 30 pieces of silver.

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    When I came to Colorado in 1979, the state was beautiful and open, but had been so over-developed that the surplus of available floor space drove prices down on real estate across the board. Now it is over-developed even worse, housing standing empty and yet new building going on all around us, driving our property values back to where they were over twenty years ago. The population of illegal invaders has exploded with Colorado’s “sanctuary state” status. So, what we have here are elected officials that only listen to real estate developers for their greed and lust to rape Colorado and the foreign invaders political action comities that promise illegal voters and a population to fill those empty houses until their loans default, as is happening throughout the country at the behest of JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and that lot of 1% greed addicts. Colorado political corruption is second only to Illinois; we have no representation here from our elected officials. All poles show well over 60% of the legal population strongly opposed to illegal immigration privileges for Mexico while English, European and Canadian immigrants are treated with the immigration regulations already on the books. Our Congress people do not listen to us at all. If we want the representation that our taxes have paid for, open rebellion is our only hope. I am in the process of moving our family of college-educated (Masters and Doctorate) out of this Richard Daly-type Hell-hole.

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    My only objective is to rid the United States of those who have invaded my country. The French did it when the Germans invaded, we need to take action that is just as aggressive.

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      You can’t possibly be referring to WW’s I and II, are you? The French didn’t throw ANYbody out then, they were over-run and occupied. It took the English and American soldiers (along with many other nations support) to throw them out.
      If you are speaking of another event, please clarify.

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    “The radicals seek nothing less than secession from the United States whether to form their own sovereign state or to reunify with Mexico. Those who desire reunification with Mexico are irredentists who seek to reclaim Mexico’s “lost” territories in the American Southwest.”


    CALIFORNIA UNDER LA RAZA OCCUPATION: The Rise of the Mexican Fascist State in America:

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    And that’s where the problem lies with the Dumbocrats….They speak from their emotions instead of their common sense! The point Rep. Duran missed was what she said herself “play by the rules”……An ILLEGAL immigrant does NOT play by the rules…get the picture? So the rest of your statement means NOTHING! Typical politician!

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    REVIEW 4
    We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado. In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of America’s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Hansen Davis talked about his latest book, “Mexifornia,” explaining how immigration – both legal and illegal was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.

    Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He said, “If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let’s destroy! America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that ‘An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.'”

    “Here is how they do it,” Lamm said: “First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country.” History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: “The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and
    tragedy.” Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans.”

    Lamm went on: Second, to destroy America, “Invent ‘multiculturalism’ and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. I would make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and
    discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.

    Third, “We could make the United States an ‘Hispanic Quebec’ without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: “The apparent success of our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentricity and what it meant to be an American, we! are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.” Lamm said, “I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have
    various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.”

    “Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.”

    “My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of ‘Victimology.’ I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all
    minority failure on the majority population.”

    “My sixth plan for America’s downfall would include dual citizenship, and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other – that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshipped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. “E. Pluribus Unum” — From many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the ‘pluribus’ instead of the ‘Unum,’ we will balkanize America as surely as Kosovo.”

    “Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits; make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of ‘diversity.’ I would find a word similar to ‘heretic’ in the 16th century – that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobe’ halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established multi-culturism, having the large foundations fund the! doctrine of ‘Victimology,’ I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.”

    In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed. Finally he said,. “Lastly, I would censor Victor Hanson Davis’s book “Mexifornia.” His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America. deserves to be destroyed, don’t read that book.”

    There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today.

    Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate ‘diversity.’ American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in America – take note of California and other states – to date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell’s book “1984.” In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: “War is peace,” “Freedom is slavery,” and “Ignorance is strength.”

    Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don’t get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path, especially The American Dream.

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      “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. Governor Lamm obviously gets it. The majority of Americans get it. The elected and voting Democrats DON’T get it!
      The quote at the start of my comment was by George Santayana, a SPANISH born American philosopher….who obviously got it. AND, it seems, so do the MEXICANS who HAVE learned that this is probably the ONLY way they can bring America down so they can retake it. ALL of it.
      OUR schools, on the other hand, are teaching that they are a down-trodden people whom America has mistreated, and that WE are the bad guys. Reason enough to destroy the current educational system and start fresh. WITHOUT the multi-cultural, socialist leaning progressives of the teacher’s unions to dictate curriculum and methodologies.
      The OLD system worked, whereas this NEW(er) system of public education is a dismal failure.

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    Ana Zuniga-Maus on

    Democrats in general care more about the implied right of illegal aliens than the citizens of this great country, this is the reason why me and my family, left their party after over 40 years of been Democrats and are now proud Independents. The Democrats need to cater to the illegals for votes and that is a fact of life. I am also not opposed to every child having access to the American Dream, but when that dream is paid with my tax dollars, I do not approve of anyone that is here illegally taping into my tax money. After all, this children are the responsibility of the country they or their parents came from, not ours, and Mitt will have my Hispanic vote for having the guts to stand up for America and the Americans.

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      Ana, we left the Dem Party for the very same reason. These are not the democrat party we grew up supporting, these people are anarchist and want America to fail, capitalism to fail and no borders so they can replace our great system with Marxism. They must be stopped in 2012…

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      Bill Carrothers on

      When I was very young, there was a Democratic President who cared enough about the scarcity of jobs for returning veterans from World War II that he summarily deported millions of illegal alien squatters back to their native lands. His name was Harry S. Trumann, and he will be remembered as a far greater President than the current disaster.

      My family and I voted Democratic as far back as 1900, at least. What happened to our party? I cannot even recognize it.

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      Berta González Barbier on

      Ana your comments could be mine too. I am a first generation American; both of my parents respected the United States of America and followed our laws legally emigrating, one from Spain and one from Mexico, many years before my birth. I too was a lifelong Democrat and am now a California Decline to State voter.
      The Democratic Party sold out all those in the USA who are citizens or otherwise have legal standing, including those of us of Hispanic ancestry, in order to pander for future votes at the expense of American taxpayers.
      This American of Hispanic ancestry will not vote for any Democrat or Republican unwilling to secure and defend our sovereign borders and tackle the issue of ILLEGAL immigration head on. My money and my vote will go to those candidates who put the United States of America and her citizens first, period.