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Gap Widens Between “We the People” and Liberal Elites

The public is not buying the liberal line on Arizona immigration law.

Liberal elites at local, state, and federal governments are trying to drive the state of Arizona out of business because the Legislature and the governor voted to enforce the federal immigration laws which the federal government refuses to enforce.

The lapdog liberal media makes it sound like boycotting Arizona until Arizonans are forced to support a de facto open border is the patriotic thing to do.

Want to secure the border, prohibit people illegally in the country from getting any form of welfare, make access to jobs open to legal residents only and citizens but closed to illegals? Why, you are the very definition of a racist, according to the shrill liberal echo chamber that is most of today’s American media.

But there is good news: the public isn’t buying it.

A Quinnipiac poll of registered voters nationwide released this week showed 51% approve of the Arizona law against just 31% who disapprove. In the same poll, 48% wanted their own state to pass the same law as Arizona, while 35% did not. By a margin of 78% to 12%, voters oppose boycotting Arizona. The news media and their friends in New York, Los Angeles and Washington are standing jaw agape.

Rasmussen Reports released a poll this week as well showing 67% of registered voters nationwide support deploying the U.S. military on the border with Mexico to stop illegal immigration. But it gets better, 58% want their state to enact the same law as Arizona.

In California, the land of illegal alien "sanctuary," with the body count to prove it, local and state politicians have made "hispandering" a common political act.

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board voted to teach all their students that the Arizona immigration law is "Un-American"! This move comes despite the fact that when you actually read the Arizona law, you find that it follows the federal immigration law. Perhaps the LAUSD ought to spend less time worrying about un-American laws based on American federal statutes and more time worrying about their drop-out rates which at last count stood at over 25%.

Persons legally in this country have been required to carry proof of that, under a federal law dating back to 1940, and show that proof to law enforcement when asked. Arizona did not make up the requirement of showing proof of legal residence. Despite California liberal elites attacking Arizona, California voters approve of the Arizona law 50% to 43%, according to a USC/Los Angeles Times poll released this week.

Bucking a trend of California cities, counties, and even school districts calling for boycott of Arizona, the City Council in Richard Nixon’s hometown, Yorba Linda, voted to endorse the Arizona law.

President Obama has responded by siding against the majority opinion on all these questions. At Obama’s direction, the Justice Department is crafting a legal challenge to the Arizona law, even while the Rasmussen poll says 56% of American voters oppose that move, only 26% want the feds to sue Arizona. Obama’s "Homeland Security" agency has publicly stated it may not take custody of illegals nabbed by Arizona law enforcement under the new law. Only 24% of American voters support that approach.

In fact, Border Patrol officers tell me that, under Obama, "hundreds and hundreds" of illegals previously convicted of felonies in this country and deported, are being released into the U.S. on their own recognizance after being caught trying to enter the country illegally again.

That liberal elites are out of step with the values, concerns, and opinions of the rest of us is nothing new or even surprising anymore.

Sometimes, shockingly, they even admit it.

Richard Cohen in the Washington Post admits he used to believe the liberal dogma that "Poverty breeds Crime.” Not any longer. He points to crime rates coming down during the current "Great Recession" just as they did during the Great Depression of the 1930s. "It could be," he writes, "as conservatives have insisted all along, that crime is committed by criminals. For liberals, this is bad news indeed".

Sadly the news apparently hasn’t reached Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) who asserted a few months ago that a "jobs bill" taking the country further into debt was necessary because unemployment led to domestic violence. "Men, when they’re out of work, tend to become abusive," he claimed.

The gap between the values of the liberal elites and the rest of America is also growing on the subject of abortion.

Gallup has asked Americans the question "Is abortion morally acceptable, or morally wrong?" for many years now. This year, with Obamacare seeming to open the door to federally subsidized abortions as part of "healthcare," Americans registered their highest disapproval ever of abortion, with 50% calling abortion "wrong" against 38% who didn’t.

The Founders left Americans a priceless heritage—the ability through elections to affect "regime change" at set intervals. The election of a Congress that reflects America is the goal of every election in U.S. history. The gap between the elected liberal elite and "We the People" has never been greater, nor the election this year more important in restoring the ideal of a government, "of the people, by the people, and for the people."

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Roger Hedgecock is a nationally-syndicated talk show host.

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