Senate Democrats Vote for Building Majority Over Protecting American Citizens

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Today’s failure by the United States Senate to move forward the bill that punishes sanctuary cities and violent illegal aliens is an undeniable case of Democratic voting majority protection. Their refusal to protect American citizens is an example of the party’s interests superseding the country’s interests.

The vote, which garnered 54 of the required 60 to be able to push it forward, was labeled as “the Donald Trump Act” by Senators who want to demonize anything that could lead to smart legislation about immigration. It’s important to keep this in mind because the details of the bill itself would not have hurt their cause of bringing in as many left-leaning immigrants as possible. It would have opened the door ever so slightly to additional legislation and that’s a risk they weren’t willing to take.

This is “common sense legislation,” a phrase that the left often uses when discussing gun legislation. The difference is that their version of common sense legislation, such as the legislation that was passed following the Sandy Hook shooting, doesn’t really make a lot of sense. Had the laws passed in Connecticut been in place before the shooting, they would have done nothing to stop the tragedy from happening.

The same cannot be said about “Kate’s Law,” a provision in the bill that would have created mandatory five year prison sentences for anyone reentering the United States if they were previously convicted of illegal reentry or of an aggravated felony. Kate Steinle, who was killed by an illegal immigrant that fell into this category, would still be alive if this legislation had been passed before. That’s common sense legislation, but Steinle’s death and the crimes perpetrated in sanctuary cities and elsewhere in the country by illegal immigrants will never move Democrats to act.

“A vote ‘no’ is to say the next time, the next murderer like Kate Steinle’s murderer comes in, we should not enforce the laws, we shouldn’t have a mandatory five-year prison sentence, instead we should continue sanctuary cities that welcome and embrace them, until perhaps it is our family members that lose their lives,” Senator Ted Cruz said.

To Democrats, people like Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez must be protected at all costs.

Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez

They’re trying to build a perpetual majority. They realize that the more immigrants they can bring in and legalize, the more loopholes they can create, the easier it will be for them to win back a majority in the Congress and keep a Democrat in the White House. In essence, they consider the victims of illegal immigrants to be acceptable collateral damage for the greater good of progressive causes.

It’s time for the country to enact laws that will protect American citizens. There are ways to properly handle immigration and to expand prosperity of everyone in the country, but blocking common sense legislation that punishes criminals is driven by political motivations that should be disgusting to any law-abiding American including (perhaps especially) legal immigrants.

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Will Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Run For Senate?

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CampaignButtons650Will she, or won’t she? The Daily Mail stirred up the rumor pot about Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg running for office with a story in which one “source close to Sandberg’s inner circle” pegged it as a near certainty, while another source close to Sandberg said, “It is 100 percent untrue.” There was no comment from Sandberg herself.

According to The Daily Mail, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January, Sandberg was asked, “Is politics for you,” and she replied:

Not for me. I just have a wholesale agreement that we need more women in politics.

And at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C., last October, Sandberg told the audience that despite the constant speculation that she would enter the political arena after Facebook, she has no plans to do so, adding that she is happy working for a company she cares about, and that Facebook gives her the flexibility to promote her own causes, such as her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, and the Lean In online community.

However, the first source told The Daily Mail:

Sheryl wants to find a seat before the election in 2016, when Hillary Clinton will likely run for president.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) is up for re-election in 2016, while the state’s other Senate seat, held by Dianne Feinstein (D), is not up for contest until 2018, but the source told The Daily Mail Sandberg is not likely to wait until 2018, adding of Sandberg’s denials:

Don’t believe it. Sheryl has everything planned. She’s the kind of woman who doesn’t look five years ahead, she looks 15.

She sees politics as her future, definitely. This is what she has mapped out. She has spent her life courting the most powerful people in the country, and she’s an incredibly smart and focused woman. She knows what she wants.

Readers: Will she, or won’t she?

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