Democrats seem to want America to believe that public education is the equal of Wall Street and the Military (the latter have proven their worth a long time ago). They are losing the debate on public education because these two sectors get what they want. America cannot be denied by these elites. Republicans offer as many so-called reforms which the general public rejects. These failures result in a negative result for our school system. Parents outside the classroom are the ones working on providing educational opportunity to a burgeoning number of minority students as well as children from single parent households.
The Affordable Care Act is also in trouble. In his recent address to Congress, Obama brought up the subject of universal health care. He wants to build a base from the ground up, allowing the wealthy to cover the costs of his proposals for uninsured Americans. We shouldn’t throw that out with the bath water just yet. There is still time to build on the policies that have worked to make our country stronger economically and politically.
America has a diverse population. It is only fair that we establish policies and programs to deal with the challenges each ethnic group faces in the formation of one of the world’s greatest nations.
The GOP is working to revitalize the Hispanic community. While Hillary Clinton was off playing the white woman card, the GOP seemed willing to give an immigrant her chance to lead this nation, rather than use the immigration issue to sabotage her candidacy. They learned that conservatives need Hispanics to be successful and Spanish-speaking speakers shouldn’t be disenfranchised.
Unemployment is down to 4.5 percent among Hispanics, which is the lowest figure since 1999. This is a result of American job creation in recent years. More Hispanic workers have found full-time jobs and gained benefits by migrating away from the undesirable low-skilled jobs which plagued them for years.
Just remember that immigrants often make America stronger and better off. They are not only good for the future of their families, but also our country as a whole. They are willing to do what it takes to better their careers, society and the nation as a whole. They want to make a difference in their country.
Two years ago I wrote an article questioning if we were wasting the talents of the Hispanic community when we were debating the Immigration Bill. Hispanics overwhelmingly oppose illegal immigration and suffer at the hands of those who hope to enter our country through the back door, especially the Black population, that is already in the United States. When employers invite these illegal immigrants they become an issue for the State because most are here illegally and can never fully assimilate into American society. This creates a large burden for the Social Security system.
Given that the overwhelming majority of Americans oppose illegal immigration we should consider a system that does not grant new immigrants their rights.
Even after our government has been able to gain full amnesty and equal treatment for immigrants, the race of future presidential candidates will continue to invoke racial politics. Hispanics will be upset at our system of slavery that rewards those who are white and allow others to have everything in America, but not for white males.
The Democratic Party has perfected the art of appealing to the African-American, Hispanic and Asian voter constituencies without success. Like some of our poor politicians on Capitol Hill, the party has proven that they can’t win elections without votes from the African-American, Hispanic and Asian populations.
The GOP is better able to address these issues with Hispanic voters, particularly those that are highly educated, dual citizens and can engage the voter base of most GOP candidates.
Let’s not try to hide the fact that the GOP understands the individual and collective goals of the Hispanic voter demographic and provide programs for them that benefit them economically and socially. It is hard to believe that some of our politicians have any kind of clue about these issues and will work toward changing the voting records of our Hispanics and Asian communities.
(Mark Price, Ph.D., is President of American Institute for Development and a conservative political activist who is currently working on the 2016 presidential campaign of Dr. Ben Carson.)