Military and Police

By Any Means, Fair and Unfair

Lou Gossett Jr.’s character in the movie “An Officer and a Gentleman” has a memorable line. Speaking to his officer candidate recruit class upon starting their training, Gossett tells them, “I will use every means—fair and unfair—to trip you up…”

This quote came to mind when I thought about what the Democrats are willing to do in their rabid quest for political power. It’s already well established they ignore laws they don’t like (sanctuary city, county, state). They refuse to use the political system they are a part of to change the system appropriately, choosing instead, along with their mainstream media allies, to deploy emotional coercion, conflation, obfuscation, rationalization, and subterfuge to cajole the public into their electoral fold—by any means, fair and unfair.

I recently wrote about one of their unfair means: providing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants with the ultimate goal of allowing them to voteDemocrat. Access to the same driver’s licenses issued to American citizens and legal immigrants, at the very least, confuses voting systems, and at most, corrupts it. Add to that the muddle of the Democrats’ desire eventually to expand the Motor Voter Act (1993) to include illegal aliens, and the state and local election apparatus are even riper for corruption than they are already.

As it is, motor voter registration efforts must separate non-naturalized legal immigrants (who cannot legally vote) from American citizens, both native born and naturalized. When you add illegal aliens to the mix, you muddy the voter pool even more.

About this compromised system, Government Accountability Institute (GAI) Director of Research Eric Eggers told Breitbart News, “We’re now trusting illegal aliens’ honor not to register to vote.” In other words, we’re choosing to trust people who’ve “cut the line,” entered the U.S. illegally, ahead of other potential immigrants patiently awaiting their turns to immigrate legally.

It’s also not the greatest thing for the illegal aliens who do cast illegal votes in American elections. Ostensibly, it’s still against the law for non-citizen legal immigrants and illegal immigrants to vote in the United States. However, there are leftist individuals and organizations that encourage legal and illegal aliens to vote. In their zeal to get more Democrat votes, these activists show little concern for their constituents’ well-being and futures.

According to John Binder of Breitbart.com, “[T]he state’s Democrat officials exploit illegal aliens by coercing them to register to vote without them truly understanding that it is illegal.”

Eggers also said, “My research shows that illegals get caught up in this by parties that exploit and victimize illegal aliens.

“Florida immigration attorney Liz Ricci told Breitbart News that she has had clients get caught up in the easily accessible voting registration system and suffered the consequences in return.”

Ricci added, “I’ve had other clients who were denied naturalization because of this.”

Denied naturalization. Funny how we never hear Democrats talk about that consequence. By any means, fair and unfair…

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Steve Pomper

Steve Pomper is an OpsLens contributor, a retired Seattle police officer, and the author of four non-fiction books, including De-Policing America: A Street Cop’s View of the Anti-Police State. You can read a review of this new book in Front Page Magazine and listen to an interview with Steve on the Joe Pags Show. Steve was a field-training officer, on the East Precinct Community Police Team, and served his entire career on the streets. He has a BA in English Language and Literature. He enjoys spending time with his kids and grand-kids. He loves to ride his Harley, hike, and cycle with his wife, Jody, a retired firefighter. You can find out more about Steve and send him comments and questions at www.stevepomper.com.

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