The Only Important Question This Primary
There is only one important question this primary season: Will the candidate safeguard our sovereignty? There’s one easy way to tell, one policy, beyond which all other policy stances are irrelevant. Amnesty for illegal immigrants. Not jobs, the economy, foreign policy, health care, or anything else you can name. Illegal immigrants are taking our jobs, using our schools and health care system at taxpayer expense, and committing violent crime with impunity. And of course, they are voting in our elections. We already know there are 35,000 cases of suspected fraud in North Carolina alone according to the NC Board of Elections. Putting tens of millions on the “pathway to citizenship” will only exacerbate voter fraud and make it more difficult to stop. We’re not enforcing our immigration laws as it is. What’s to ensure the 30 million who broke our laws to get here comply with the new Amnesty laws, whatever they turn out to be? In the meantime, if we’re not requiring voters to prove who they are with government-issued photo ID, then our votes are no longer sovereign, and no other policy stance matters. I guess that makes me a one-policy voter.
Safeguarding our sovereignty requires a solid stance against illegal immigration and Amnesty. Otherwise, a candidate’s just vying for control of the Titanic. If you believe in a pathway to citizenship like Mark Harris, or you were a lobbyist for Big Agriculture and cry that farmers can’t survive without illegal labor like David Rouzer, or you gutted E-verify making it easier for businesses to hire illegal labor like Thom Tillis, then it’s simple: you’re not safeguarding our sovereignty because our basic right to vote is nullified when anyone, including illegal immigrants, can vote and not have to prove they’re eligible. So these men are not equipped to take that oath of office wherein one promises to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.” I took that oath when I joined the Marines. My husband took a similar oath when he became a citizen. It’s nearly identical, “I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…”.
The oaths of office matter, as do the sanctity of our votes and whom we choose to represent us. That’s why it’s easy to support men like Greg Brannon for U.S. Senate and Woody White for NC’s 7th District. I vetted both candidates in person before lending my support. Brannon is a constitutional encyclopedia, we know exactly what his guidebook is when it comes to policy. Secure borders and opposition to Amnesty are no brainers. With so many assets – an intelligent, well-spoken, pro-life doctor with a big beautiful family from all over the world – backing him is a no-brainer against Thom Tillis, who supported Common Core, state exchanges for Obamacare, brought us toll roads and is backed by the likes of Karl-guaranteed-to-lose-Rove. It’s easy to support Woody White, a conservative comfortable with something the GOP fails at: making the conservative argument to get government out of our way to prosperity and security. He’s also been very accessible, visible and has a fire in his belly to represent us in DC. Here in NC7 we have an open dialogue with him which we will continue when he wins. Meanwhile David Rouzer is dogging lawyers in DC, yet has one publicly fundraising for him, a Democrat lawyer and lobbyist, Rufus Edmisten, who abruptly resigned as NC’s Attorney General just as his offices were being audited. And while his latest mailer touts his supposed strength on illegal immigration, he lobbied for Big Ag in 2007 so they could get their cheap labor and in 2011 said he supported a pathway to citizenship in a Duplin county public meeting. It doesn’t take much to figure out where his loyalties lie, and what he’s likely to do in Washington.
In today’s elections we don’t just need candidates who will keep the status quo, managing the Titanic as it sinks along with Boehner, Cantor, and Rove. This is not a contest for the faint and weak. The liberal opposition is playing for keeps, and there’s nothing they won’t do to win. We need representatives who fight the corrupt establishments of both parties. I’ll take the constitutional conservatives who are not afraid to argue.