This is Republican Immigration Reform: Slavery, Drone Attacks And Shredding the Constitution


It is fascinating that conservatives of all stripes never fail to blame all of the nation’s woes on anything or anyone except Republicans who are responsible for the lion’s share of problems Americans experience. If it is not the Democrats, it is the African American President, non-Christians, liberals, women, socialists, gays, birth control, science and even public education. Throughout the nation’s history, though, it has been a uniquely American characteristic to blame all the country’s problems on immigrants.

It hardly mattered if it was Italian, Polish, Catholic, Irish, or any number of Slavic people settling in America, many of them undocumented, there was always a new group to single out for discrimination and extraordinarily harsh treatment; today it is immigrants of color. It is just the way that  a significant number of citizens in an exceptional nation naturally act. For over a decade at least, many politicians, even Republicans like John McCain and George W. Bush, advocated for comprehensive immigration reform to calm the conservative outrage that people of color want to experience what it is like to live and raise families in a friendly nation like America. But now since Republicans have officially become anti-immigration and anti-Latino, their big ideas for comprehensive immigration reform include shredding the Constitution, deploying armed vigilantes on the Southern border, and the two latest abominations; using weaponized drones to bomb Hispanics and enslaving immigrants as property of the state and compelling them to perform hard labor; a violation of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Despite the substantial nativist and bigoted segment of the population that detests the idea of their “white America” being populated with people of color, no matter what color, even Donald Trump believed that targeting Hispanic immigrants was “maniacal and mean-spirited” just three years ago.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Trump lashed out at Willard Romney’s idea of immigration reform centered on a “crazy self-deportation policy“  for non-European immigrants. Donald Trump said, “He (Willard) has a crazy policy of self-deportation which was maniacal. It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote. He lost the Asian vote. He lost everybody who is inspired to come into this country.”

Of course now that he understands the barbaric and evil nature of the Republican base, and just how bigoted they are against people of color, Trump says his immigration reform policy will be a multi-faceted approach including shredding the Constitution, declaring war on Mexico, closing down trade (an embargo) with America’s third largest trade partner, confiscating all wages earned by immigrants, force Mexico to pay for and build an American-side defensive border wall, and demand that Mexicans pay war reparations due to defeat at the hands of America. However, as “maniacal, crazy, and mean-spirited” as Trump’s 2015 “immigration reform plan” seems, it falls short of calling in America’s military leaders to bomb Mexicans with weaponized drones, or enslaving them and making them “property of the state.”

The idea of using weaponized drone attacks on Mexican immigrants is not new, but it is relatively novel coming from a Republican candidate for president in a party that claimed it was seeking to garner support from Hispanics. Republican Ben Carson was in Arizona (where else) to confer with a well-regarded and devout anti-immigrant activist, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. Carson said he was very open to using weaponized drone attacks on Hispanic immigrants along the Southern border; a typical Republican idea of comprehensive immigration reform.  Carson said, “You can entertain all kinds of things. We have excellent military leaders and we need to employ their expertise because this is a war we are fighting. That’s the bottom line.”

As harsh an idea, or immigration reform plan, as using the United States military and weaponized drone attacks to bomb people coming to what Republican demigod Ronald Reagan foolishly claimed was a “shining city on a hill,” it is not quite as biblically barbaric as reinstating legalized slavery enforced by the state. That brutal plan was courtesy of an Iowa radio host and “influential conservative kingmaker,” Jan Mickelson. Mickelson’s comprehensive immigration reform plan entailed making undocumented immigrants “property of the state” and when his unconstitutional immigration plan was questioned, he asked; “what’s wrong with slavery?” The 13th Amendment is what’s wrong with slavery and yet Mickelson actually used the 13th Amendment to justify enslaving Latino immigrants into state-mandated “compelled labor.”

On Monday Mickelson revealed his brutal plan to “drive undocumented immigrants out of Iowa” by making them “property of the state” and “forcing them into compelled labor” building fortified border walls for not getting out of America. Mickelson denied the need for rounding up immigrants and putting them in detention centers, or deporting them back to their home country; especially when they can just as easily be legally enslaved. He said “anyone who is in the state who cannot demonstrate their legal status to the satisfaction of the local and state authorities will become property of the State of Iowa. So if you are here without our permission, and we find that you’re still here after we’ve given you the deadline to leave, then you become property of the State of Iowa and we start using compelled labor. The people would therefore be owned by the state and become an asset of the state and we start inventing jobs for them like building a wall. We will compel your labor. You show up without an invitation, you get to be an asset. You get to be a construction worker. Cool!” For the record, Mickelson’s ancestors showed up without an invitation like every other immigrant no matter what nation they emigrated from, but they were not enslaved because there is a Constitutional Amendment banning slavery.

Apparently, the idea of shredding the Constitution, at least the 13th and 14th Amendments, as part of a Republican-endorsed immigration reform plan is every bit as appealing to bigots as using weaponized drones to bomb Hispanic people attempting to emigrate to America. It is important to note, and remind  Americans, that this anti-Hispanic, anti-immigrant crusade did not start with Donald Trump. In fact three years ago he held a contrary position to the one he holds today, but he is taking advantage of what recognizes is the endemic hatred for immigrants of color by a growing number of hateful conservative voters.

Despite their own diagnosis after the 2012 general election that Republicans have to reach out to Hispanics to survive, they have abandoned that idea and, as Ben Carson intimated; declared war on immigrants. But that is nothing new; Republicans declare war as a matter of course and likely never understand why a leading Mexico City newspaper criticized “a certain segment of America as being structurally violent.” There is no better example of Republican structural violence than calling for drones to bomb Hispanic immigrants or make them slaves and property of the state.

34 Replies to “This is Republican Immigration Reform: Slavery, Drone Attacks And Shredding the Constitution”

  1. Euro-Christianity is based on conquest and slavery. As long as it is allowed to influence government, it will demand an enslaved underclass.

  2. WAKE UP AMERICA! WeThePeople must vote out this Republican’t threat to America and we MUST get out the vote because America was not built on hatred & if you love your children & family everyone of us must commit to saving America or we as a people are doomed.

  3. The American Indians are the only people that belong here! White guys stole every piece of land with over 500 broken treaties. Now, they claim ownership. Sounds like another Trump rip-off negotiated deal.

    Deport the 12 million undocumented and our food supply will rot in the fields (Alabama). 70% of farm labor is undocumented. GOP needs a course in demographics because their labor supply will no longer exist with the policies they promote.

  4. Let’s call it what it is… The Republican Party has become the “AMERICAN TALIBAN”… Their Platform…
    *Ideological purity
    *Compromise as weakness
    *A fundamentalist belief in scriptural literalism
    *Denying science
    *Unmoved by facts
    *Undeterred by new information
    *A hostile fear of progress
    *A demonization of education
    *A need to control women’s bodies
    *Severe xenophobia
    *Tribal mentality
    *Intolerance of dissent
    *Pathological hatred of the US government…
    Sounds a lot like radical Islam,
    With one addition…
    *White Supremacy
    Please sound the alarm. The two party system in the USA is gone. We’ve lost the party of Lincoln!
    If you agree…please copy and paste.

  5. If you want to read something sickening, the two men who beat up the hispanic man and left him with injuries to chest, arms, broken nose and urinated all over him, just because they were inspired with Trump now has a new sickening twist – Trump says they are patriots who want America to be great again!
    In spite of condemnation from decent people.
    What must the world think of us?

  6. “The people would therefore be owned by the state and become an asset of the state and we start inventing jobs for them like building a wall. ”

    A wall around IOWA? Barking bonkers.

  7. Does this mean Piyush, Rafael, and Marco will be workin the fields if Rump(bottom-feeder) is elected. Sounds like a yes to me.

  8. Im kind of worried about Reince. I havent seen him in quite a while. Has anyone done a wellness check since Drump’s gop takeover?

  9. Under a Republican administration, Latinos will find their businesses smashed, their homes looted, and they will be attacked in the streets. America will become like Germany in the 1930’s practically over night. It won’t matter if they are here legally or if they are US citizens. Anybody who looks Hispanic will be harassed by roving gangs of vigilantes, just like in Arizona under Sheriff Arpaio.

    Is this what we want for this country? Bigotry and xenophobia to rule the day? Extreme and unconstitutional laws being passed? You know that after they go for the Latinos, they’ll go after the LGBT people. And after the they round up the LGBT community, they’ll go after the socialists, the trade unionists, the Catholics, and anyone else not an Evangelical Christian.

    And when they come for YOU, there will be nobody to speak out for you.

    Nazi America, here we come!

  10. America was built on land taken from the Indians and from the wealth extracted from the labor of African slaves. How’s that for some “exceptionalism?”

  11. Here recently one of our customers claimed that I was “Out of line” when I made a FACTUAL Historical analogy to the Conservative Party of today and the Third Reich of last century. Well, I KNEW I was correct and this is more PROOF that I am correct, but Conservatives have a big problem with FACTS and HISTORY! Hitler had the Jews and Slavs and the disabled. Christian Conservatives have the Immigrants,Blacks,Gays,LIBERALS and REALITY as their arch villians to blame THIER problems on. Let’s hope we don’t have a 3d World War to defeat the Christian Conservatives as well.

  12. …take HIS country back??? “F” Trump!!! The country he wants to “Take Back” has never existed except in the hate-soaked fever of he and his supporters…and the other Republicans…

  13. In reply to Mr. Paul…”I will fight to keep Religion Out of my house, out of our schools, and out of our government AND businesses, AND OFF of our auto license plates!!

  14. Screw ‘Godwin’s Law’ .
    These Republican assholes are Nazi’s, and the ONLY solution is to kill them.

  15. Gay people wouldn’t associate with him. He reminds me of a pedophile. Jared Fogle’s paternal twin possibly.

  16. ….”a well-regarded and devout anti-immigrant activist, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu”…

    Sheriff Babeu is a declared gay who was living with an illegal Mexican young man, till the news got out.

    How two-faced can one be?

    Then, the GOP is openly against gays everywhere, but NOT this one?

    There is no end to the hypocrisy…

  17. …me, I use either cocktail sauce {ketchup with horseradish} or mild salsa where I once used ketchup…

  18. Hispanic voters and those that should register to vote please take note of this article and please do not boycott the 2016 Election cycle.

  19. Yep, walls work so well. Ask the ROMANS WHO BUILT A WALL ACROSS ENGLAND ask the Russians who built a wall around Berlin or the Chinese with the walls they built to keep out their enemy’s. Yep, walls work so well…..And of course, the Mexicans will be more then willing to pay for it??? Trump is nothing but a Carnival Barker!!A fool with money!!but still a fool.

  20. Republicans are not ideologues. They are barbarians. Like the ancient Vandals who participated in the sacking of the Roman Empire, they are at war with civilization!

  21. Patti Solis Doyle on her family’s history and birthright citizenship:

    Pa didn’t want his children to have to drop out of school like he did. So Pa traveled to Chicago twice (illegally) and was deported each time. When his work visa finally came through, he moved there for good. […] Trump’s “birthright citizenship” agenda — still undefined — could cut closer to home, however. Juny and I were born in the United States before our parents became citizens. My four other siblings earned their citizenship years after arriving. What would Trump do with us? There is a cost to stripping me and my brothers and sisters of our citizenship — a cost to us, to Chicago and to the country.
    Trump wants to “make America great again,” and he believes that immigrants are weakening it. I disagree. America is great, and that has a lot to do with the fact it was built by people, like my father, who sacrificed to get here.

    Mr. Trump, for all of your harsh rhetoric, I think you would have liked Pa, too.

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    with the marxist liberal agenda.
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