Silence speaks volumes in the arena of politics. When asked a question, if the politician sidesteps, evade or even ignore the question, he or she has actually answered the question. Voters should accept the silence or refusal to answer and move on to the next candidate.
That won’t happen in the Texas governor’s race, where the top issue so far has been instate tuition for children of illegal immigrants. Governor Rick Perry once stated, if you’re against instate tuition for illegal immigrants, ‘you don’t have a heart.’ Perry’s sidekick, Attorney General Gregg Abbott, the front runner in the race, will not go that far, but he did offer this, ‘the law as structured is flawed and it must be reformed.’
In the race for Lt. Governor, all candidates, if your trust factor for Republicans is still intact, all want to repeal the law. Well, you have to first consider, under Perry, Austin was Republican dominated when this bill was introduced, argued and passed.
If Abbott wins the race, the program will not be perfected. How do you perfect something that has potential future value? That’s what instate tuition for illegal immigrants was all about from the beginning. Laying the framework for future support from the Hispanic community.
Democrats have been the foster parents of illegal immigrants and their children for decades, and to this day, the benefits are slim, to none. It’s a really bad reflection upon the illegal immigrant community to have both, parents and foster parents. It’s equally bad for the community to have parents, foster parents and taxpayers protective services, teaching responsibility is for suckers.
No parent would subject their children to a criminal status. No foster parent would encourage children in their charge to demand rights ordinary criminals give up with their crime, or that it’s okay to be lawless about it. No taxpayer protected service would allow children to circumvent the law, by placing them above the law.
In a recent poll, ‘Republicans who identify with the Tea Party oppose discounted in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants by a margin of 76 percent to 16 percent. Hispanics favor it 55-33.’
The base for repeal of instate tuition for undocumented children is in place. Republicans should build upon that base, instead of dwindling the base.