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American Thinker Article – Cantor vs Brat: A Turning Point for Conservatism?

There is a great article in American Thinker  today:

The stakes couldn’t be higher in the June 10 primary between Eric Cantor and conservative economics professor Dave Brat.This primary could very well be the election that determines whether amnesty passes.

A Brat win could stop wavering Republicans from caving on amnesty in the (rumored) upcoming June vote. Because Brat poses a credible threat to Cantor, the incumbent is now spreading falsehoods in an effort to keep his job.

Cantor’s campaign recently sent out an email claiming that a “liberal pro-amnesty group” supports Brat. PolitiFact Virginia rated this statement completely “false.” Those who have followed Cantor’s shift towards hard-left immigration rhetoric, and pro-amnesty barnstorming alongside Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), will not be surprised by the incumbent’s latest chicanery. 

Cantor is playing the games one should expect of inside-the-beltway, cosmopolitan elitists. He is a member of the group that Samuel Huntington referred to as “Dead Souls”; elites who “have little need for national loyalty,” and who “view national boundaries as obstacles that thankfully are vanishing.” Cantor now has a growing problem in that conservatives, for good reason, view him as an open-borders liberal.

Indeed, Cantor is evidently unaware of one of the most important principles of conservatism: that which gets rewarded gets repeated.

If we reward illegal immigration with legal status, we guarantee increased future illegal immigration. The mere prospect of “immigration reform” already spurred a rush of border crossings and a federally endorsed stream of criminal aliens. If any form of amnesty passes, the federal government will have created an incentive for new generations of illegals to violate our laws, disrespect our sovereignty, and expect to get away with it. How could nominally “conservative” politicians like Cantor fail to recognize this simple cause and effect relationship?

We know that if the state gives out free housing vouchers, mobs will gather for it. We know that if the state gives welfare, generations will grow dependent on it. If American citizenship is given out like pork, legalization will become an entitlement. Any politician with a minimal level of historical understanding must know this. So what is Cantor’s problem?

Also, if we reelect pro-amnesty politicians, we’ll get more of their policy.That which gets rewarded gets repeated. This precautionary principle separates conservatism — for now — from left-wing myopia, and separates America — so far — from mediocre multicultural welfare states.

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About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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