In October of last year, the New York Times ran an article that was penned jointly by two political science professors, Jesse Richman and David Earnest of Old Dominion University and it had some startling results. Extrapolating data from verified voting data relative to a significant number in the sample and analyzing it in conjunction with registration information, they found that a significant number of illegals in America actually voted in the 2008 election and to a smaller degree in the 2010 off year cycle. Now don't jump to extreme conclusions because social science is never precise to the degree of the physical sciences, but it does indicate that we could have a significant problem in America as many have assumed.
The analysis by the two professors came to the conclusion that 6.4% of illegals in America actually voted in 2008. The off season 2010 results indicated only 2.2% had done the same but in both cases it is certainly enough to swing a close election. They cite two particular races in the 2008 elections as examples of the types which could have easily been decided by illegals: Al Franken's election in 2008 to the Senate from Minnesota and Barack Obama's victory in North Carolina, both of which were by very thin margins. Now they're not saying that is what happened, but they are saying it is quite conceivable. After all, both states have a large number of illegals in state and it is rapidly growing following the initiation of Obama's reckless amnesty policy in the last year. And reports are coming out that the arrival numbers are growing again as spring and better weather arrives, indicative of a new wave soon.
There is one other interesting statistic noted. The two professors indicate that even more critical to stopping this illegal voting than voter identification is the quality of the immigrants being brought into this country. The lower the skill level, the more likely the willingness to break the law and vote. And this just backs up common sense which was tied to earlier immigration quota systems based upon.
A country usually allows immigration to bring in skilled workers that are needed for specific skill shortage areas, not as a means of growing the welfare base. Immigration was designed to provide resources truly needed by the hosting country, not to bring in massive numbers to perform tasks at a price to undercut the internal economic system or to provide massive support payments such as free housing, health care and food stamps. and Past practice further supports the opposition to the main force that Obama is appealing to, and it would result in a better, more employment savvy and productive immigrant pool than millions of "takers" that we see today.
Sadly, I think we all know why this is happening. Big Labor and the Democrats are looking for a large new voting bloc to help insure their election victories and Big Business and it's key supporters, namely the Establishment Republicans of the country club set, who want cheap labor, not withstanding what that does to out of work and limited skill citizens.
Folks, this country can't survive much longer by opening the gates to large masses of people who are looking for a hand out, not a hand up, yet more and more of our depleted resources are being spent for just that. Wouldn't it be better to try and help the foreign downtrodden in their own lands rather than bring them here to degrade our own people? And don't the host countries have an obligation to do something to improve the lot of their own people, not just send them to the United States which is now mired in a level of debt than can ever be repaid? I wonder how much Carlos Slim, one of the richest businessmen in the world and a Mexican national has done to help his own people? Common sense should tell anyone that we don't uproot people to come to the promised land when the promised land is nearly bankrupt.
America is in deep financial trouble. Many are predicting a major collapse of the stock market and the entire economic system shortly. Isn't it time to face the music and start doing those things necessary for her survival? Developing and enforcing an immigration system that makes sense is one of the important factors, and we can't further that cause by opening the doors to continued illegal entry with no criteria or controls and unlawful voting. Our house will collapse upon itself.
That's my two cents worth. I would welcome hearing about yours. God bless America.