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Trump Wall Support May Start in San Francisco

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Sunday, 19 Jun 2016 11:11 AM Current | Bio | Archive

More than one person has said Donald Trump is crazy to talk about building a wall between the United States and Mexico, but evidently in some more feverish parts of leftist land just hearing about the wall causes politicians to lose their senses.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is proposing a charter amendment for the November ballot that will, in the words of The Washington Free Beacon, “allow illegal immigrants who have kids that are 18 years or younger in the public school system the right to vote in local school board elections.”

The board is hoping the same parents who see their tax dollars being diverted to English as a Second Language programs, will “fear Donald Trump’s rhetoric” and “flock to the polls this November and support giving voting rights” to misdemeanor criminals that have not paid any debt to society.

What the board is actually doing is giving Trump another talking point when he talks about how much the country needs his wall.

Twice in the past, while Trump was still firing people on reality TV, voters rejected ballot measures to give voting rights to illegals. In 2004 the vote was 51 percent to 49 percent against and the margin voting “no” expanded to 54 percent to 46 percent in 2010.

The politicians may be misjudging the electorate. Voters may look at Trump as someone who will finally end the illegal accommodating madness. The margin of defeat in 2016 may be even worse.

Democrats seeing an influx of newly deferential and dependent voters with passage of the measure, surround their self–interest with sanctimony. David Chiu — an assembly member who was behind the 2004 come here, come vote amnesty — huffs, “With the anti-­immigrant rhetoric from Donald Trump, it is more important than ever that we come together as San Franciscans to stand up for our immigrant communities and support their civic engagement.”

But I think Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation is much more rational and perceptive, “It is wrong to extend the vote to individuals who have not entered the American social compact or made a commitment to our Constitution, our law, and our cultural and political heritage by becoming citizens. It is even worse to extend the franchise to illegal aliens whose very first act is to violate our laws; that encourages contempt for the law.”

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

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The politicians may be misjudging the electorate. Voters may look at Trump as someone who will finally end the illegal accommodating madness. The margin of defeat in 2016 may be even worse.
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