Don’t Give Up the Fight

The Editors, National Review, January 19, 2015


Spending authorization for the Department of Homeland Security expires at the end of February. The House has already passed a bill to extend that authorization, but with important stipulations. It blocks implementation of the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (the “Dream Act by fiat”), which was begun in 2012; a series of enforcement directives called the Morton memos dating from 2011 and 2012; and the November 2014 executive amnesty for large swaths of adult illegal immigrants.

All of those presidential actions are distortions of laws passed by Congress. They all please liberal activists at the expense of legal immigrants and the American worker. But Congress cannot fight them effectively all at once, and shouldn’t try to.

The November amnesty is by far the president’s most dramatic arrogation of power and has attracted some wariness and opposition from Democrats. The DHS fight is a political effort on behalf of the Constitution, not a strictly legal one. It needn’t treat all the president’s trespasses equally. It can and should start on the most favorable ground politically.

Republicans will get a chance to rethink their strategy when the DHS funding bill is blocked in the Senate or vetoed by the president. Some Republicans are afraid that this fight might make them look irresponsible–that they will be blamed for holding up DHS funding at a time of heightened concern about terrorism. Their squeamishness is to some degree understandable. Letting the Department of Homeland Security “shut down” is almost meaningless as a practical matter but politically risky. Still, that fear does not justify abandoning the fight.

Instead, it suggests a different strategy: Pass one bill to fund all of DHS except for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which is responsible for implementing the president’s amnesty, and another bill that funds CIS but prohibits it from implementing the November amnesty.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Even a stopped National Review can be correct twice a day, or in their case – twice a year

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yes, NRO has been co-opted, no doubt.

  • This is literally correct, but I’d feel a lot better if it was coming from a publication that didn’t fire people at the drop of a hat for being politically incorrect.

    • dd121

      I don’t trust National Review or the Republicans.

      • Seniorsquadldr

        You are right to distrust repuglicrats. Repuglicrats hate you, me, us, with a burning passion. Their focus, on destroying America, is laser like.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yes, Bill Buckley is indeed rolling over in his grave.

      • WR_the_realist

        Actually the political correctness began when Bill Buckley was still running the magazine.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Yes, he was under constant assault by that group “that shall never be mentioned or criticized”. That was apparent when he cut his lifelong friend, Joe Sobran, loose–so the crocodile would eat Buckley last.

      • Except, Buckley was the engineer of the first NR purge.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          “Engineer”. Appeaser. Semantics.

      • Rustler

        No, Buckley is the one who started conservatism on the course it’s on now. Read about what conservatism was like in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s before Buckley remade it. It was basically white nationalism with explicit talk about race and the Jewish question.

  • Luca

    Whatever it takes. Just do it.

  • And I’m supposed to trust Republicans. Boner, Grahamnesty, et. al.? Trustworthy? Jeff Sessions is the only one worth a bucket of warm spit.

    • meanqueen

      Trey Gowdy.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Not good enough, there’s too many timid republicans who are too afraid to take action. They must be removed. Aaaand, it wouldn’t be a normal day without reminding your of “who” should be the first ones gone…

    • MBlanc46

      I don’t think that it’s that they’re afraid to take action. Many of their corporate constituents can’t get enough of cheap immigrant labor.

  • SentryattheGate

    This issue is sooooo important; it is a defacto amnesty! We have to make our demanding voices heard, stressing that we are watching and that this issue of invasion is fundemental! That’s the only way the politicians will be brave enough to “upset” Latinos, who are hoping to become the new overlords of America. Some examples; radical latinos have been the last 2 Secretarys of Labor, and radical, racist LaRaza’s Cecilia Munoz is Obama’s chief domestic policy adviser. Plus “our” (or their?) gov’t. grants La Raza hundreds of millions of dollars per year!

  • Nevsky

    I will never give up my fight, but you are not my ilk “National Review”.

  • Rustler

    Is this a joke? NR came out in favor of amnesty already. Let’s us nationalists ignore the frauds and traitors at NR from now on.

    We need to build a nationalist movement in America that is totally apart from conservatism. Conservatism is a failed, dying ideology with no future. Let’s disassociate ourselves from it entirely.

    • JohnEngelman

      The philosophy of the National Review has always been this: let’s skew things a little more in favor of the well to do. Why does anyone think anything has changed?

      The ideal compromise for the one percent is amnesty, but no citizenship rights. That way the immigrants can lower our wages without voting to raise the taxes of our employers.

      Republicans are making a lot of noise on this issue. That is what we will end up with.

      • MikeofAges

        Anybody close to any large population of illegals know they never will be sent home in large numbers. Legalization, but not quick citizenship is the appropriate and pragmatic answer. The Democratic Party long has opposed any plan which does not provide for quick citizenship. The Senate under Harry Reid blocked a plan in the last years of the (G.W.) Bush administration. The Democrats do not want a solution. They do not want to lose the “red meat” issues they can use to incite their disaffected constituencies.

        • Rustler

          They will be sent home once nationalists take power.

          That’s our goal. Anyone who doesn’t think that’s realistic should not be on a site like Amren. Enough defeatism and cowardice.

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        I don’t think the Republicans will get amnesty without citizenship, no matter how badly they want it. Liberals see it as being racist and offensive to suggest that illegals shouldn’t get citizenship, and pro-amnesty Republicans will need to keep the Democrats on their side if they want an amnesty at all.

        I think we’ll eventually end up with amnesty with citizenship. The Democrats and the cheap-labor Republicans will both benefit from it (though the Democrats more so, since those new voters will vote for them).

        Also, even if we did have amnesty without citizenship, the American-born children of the illegals would still automatically get citizenship as soon as they’re born, and they’ll mostly vote Democrat when they are adults. There’s just no way for the cheap labor Republicans to bring in large amounts of illegal labor and avoid those people or their children voting Democrat in large numbers.

        If they were smart, they’d go full anti-amnesty. Republicans like the donor money but they need votes more than donor money. Letting in an entire new group of people who will vote Democrat almost as reliably as blacks is clearly not in their interest.

        But most Republican politicians are idiots, so they’ll vote for amnesty in exchange for some of that addictive donor cash. And by the time they realize that they’ve made a grave mistake, it’ll be too late.

        • JohnEngelman

          The people who own and run the United States are mainly interested in short term profits. In the short term more immigrants mean lower wages for American citizens, and more profits for them.

  • FozzieT

    National Review blocks all of my posts, I believe, because I posted some race-realist ideas. Having said that, I still read NRO regularly for several reasons. Firstly, because I want to know what Conservatism, Inc. is up to. But also because I still enjoy several contributors: Andrew McCarthy, Victor Davis Hanson, Kevin Williamson and Jonah Goldberg. None of them could be considered a race-realist, and Goldberg has particularly been squishy, but he’s still pretty funny.


      I got barred from WND for my views, too. Guess they are all bad and tough patriots, but as long as you are not ‘hateful’ with your views.

    • Rustler

      Are you joking? All of those writers are boring as hell and nothing to say.

      NRO will ban you from their comments for using the word “neocon.”

      • FozzieT

        Well, to each his own. Andrew McCarthy has been spot on about the true nature of Islamic terrorists, and their enablers like CAIR. Williamson has a great article on their site today where he basically concludes that Senator Goldwater and others who opposed the Civil Rights laws in the 1960s were correct.

  • We must stop amnesty, no matter the cost. This is war. I am not exaggerating. Obama knows full well that as soon as his term is over (Oh, Lord, I pray for that day!) he is finished politically. He is trying his best to do as much damage to White America as he can before that time comes. He knows this blanket amnesty will permanently alter the demographics of this country and its culture. He must be stopped now. No compromise.

    • MBlanc46

      If it goes on this way much longer, there’ll be no coming back.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        That’s why Obama has a sudden love for Latins.


          To be fair, the GOP did nothing to stop it either. In fact, Regan gave amnesty to some three million illegals. Remember that?

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yes, I remember that double-cross. It was a true act of benevolence, given Reagan knew they would all vote Democrat.

            The double-cross came when the Demo-rats didn’t follow through with closing down the border in exchange, as agreed. The agreement was considered a one-time-deal.

            Now you and yours revise history as you are wont to do. The Democrats are a pirate culture. Reagan didn’t fully understand Democratic sociopathy. They can’t be shamed.

    • Bill Moore

      Hello John R,

      Unfortunately, there is a lifeline of any business, company, country or any human enterprise. When its first formed the leader is enthusiastic, high-minded, has the best interests of the organization at heart, and is extremely capable.

      As the enterprise reaches its maturity, that changes. It may take years or centuries. Each leader becomes worse than the preceding leader. Each succeeding leader is more self-centered, seems to be more interested in destroying the enterprise than in promoting it, and seems frightened and insecure.

      As the decline of the enterprise speeds up, which is where the USA is now, and each leader is worse than the one before, the members of the enterprise hope for the best, but must prepare for the worst.

      Our next leader will be worse than Obama.

      Arm yourself and be ready for it.

      Thank you for letting me rant,
      Bill Moore

  • kenfrombayside

    Re Immigration. If say or do nothing about this criminal third world invasion, you are part of the problem. Keep in contact with your elected reps; consistently go to the polls and vote against the true enemy of the white race: the Democratic Party; do yourgardening, don’t eat out and do your own laundry; go to numbersusa and join other organization that advocate a reduction in immigration. Make no mistake, this third world assault is a form of genocide against America’s white.

    • Seniorsquadldr

      My friend, it is way, way, way, too late for petitions, phone calls, e-mails, or letters. We demanded destruction, it was delivered. You, We, I am paying for our own eradication.

      • Bill Moore

        Hello Seniorsquadldr,

        Unfortunately, I believe you are correct.

        I think the only chance Caucasians have is to arm themselves and wait for the civil war to start. When the economy collapses, Africans will start invading Caucasian areas to loot, rape, murder and so forth.

        If the Caucasians are ready, we can use that opportunity to wake up and destroy the African menace.

        The Mexicans aren’t as stupid as the Africans, and when they see that there is no future in the USA, they might just return to Mexico.

        Washington DC will attempt to put down the Caucasians, but just perhaps, the military will split into sections, and join their counterparts involved in the civil war.

        For now, worse is better. As things get worse, perhaps Caucasians will begin to wake up. Unfortunately, I know Caucasians who have families and live in Pittsburgh PA. I spoke to them about arming themselves, and asked them what they will do when a half dozen Africans kick in their front door and enter. They told me that they would tell them to get the Hell out of their house. I then asked them what they would do when the Africans begin to rape their daughters and sons. I suggested that it might be appropriate for them to have a gun, and they seemed to be more terrified of owning a gun than the thought of the Africans raping an killing their children and them.

        Will they wake up as things get worse? Who knows.

        Thank you for letting me rant,
        Bill Moore

        • Seniorsquadldr

          No problem, it needs to be said, every day it needs to be said. The individuals who are going to be raped, tortured, and then slaughtered are of absolutely no concern to me. I have warned them, you have warned them, others have warned them, they are fools and deserve a fools fate. I am unable to get my head around the enormous guilt and self-loathing displayed by whites. It is resulting in the cleansing of white people, they seem not to care. The ObamaMilitary is being groomed to fire on Americans. We, my friend, are living in a target rich environment.

  • Seniorsquadldr

    I hate to rain on the parade. IT IS ALREADY OVER!!!! We are a failed nation. We allowed, we even demanded it.

  • Augustus3709

    Maybe the Democrats are just trying to flood enough illegals into Texas in order to turn it blue, thus making it impossible for Republicans to ever win the electoral college.

    • WR_the_realist

      Maybe? Watch MSNBC enough and it will be pretty obvious that that’s the strategy. And it’s working. It already has in California. Reagan could never get elected there now.

      • Augustus3709

        But then what? If America becomes a 1 party country, we might as well infiltrate it now and start making demands as a White special interest group.

        • WR_the_realist

          America is already a one party country.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          That 62% white number is a crock. It includes Khazars, Mestizos, MENAs, etc.

          The western Europeans in America are already below 50%. We should stress our official minority status as soon as possible. The whole SCOTUS grievance industry system is based on hand-outs to statistical minorities, whether justified or not.

          • Augustus3709

            I wouldn’t doubt it. Whites are already the minority in most cities.

            Then I look at scenes from modern city streets in East Asia.

            It’s just terrible what they’ve done to us.

  • WR_the_realist

    There’s always some testicle-free Republican who worries that doing the right thing will shut down some government department and that he’ll catch flak for this. How silly. If the Department of Homeland Security shut down that would mean there would be no blue gloved apparatchiks at the airport to man the porno scanners. The 4th amendment would come back to the airports. I could fly a plane again! (I don’t fly now, because I refuse to give up my 4th amendment rights.) Likewise I’d be delighted if the Department of Education was shut down. We won’t miss it, really. Or maybe they’d have to defund the forever wars. I’m on board with that — give peace a chance. My complaint about Republicans is that they never really do shut the federal government down.

  • Magician

    By the way, is it just me or have we had fewer posts submitted by AmRen users around the world lately?

  • BillMiller66

    Even if we shut down ALL immigration tomorrow, it would only delay the inevitable due to different breeding rates.

    • WR_the_realist

      I’m all in favor of at least delaying the inevitable.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      So, why don’t we just throw-up our hands and surrender, like they did at Valley Forge, the Alamo, and Bastogne…???

      • BillMiller66

        I hesitated even to post it. I don’t want to encourage defeatism, just realism.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          Got it. When I get pessimistic about the future of this great nation, I think of the sacrifices many courageous and altruistic white men made for generations they would never know, and then redouble my efforts. I also make a vow to use force — lots of it — if it should ever become necessary…

  • Earl P. Holt III

    One Caveat: I believe that “religion of peace and tolerance” has shown Obama something akin to “Professional Courtesy” in not committing major acts of terrorism here in the States, since he assumed office. After all, they are working for the same thing.

    It is almost inevitable that Islamic terrorists will seize the opportunity of a lowered defense posture to throw a sucker-punch, making Obama look good and the GOP look bad…

  • mobilebay

    If someone doesn’t come to their senses on immigration, we will see an increase in the low-skilled, barely literate tides of humanity continue to sweep across our borders until they are the majority and we are the next third world.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Ironically, people who would be suited for the shovel-ready Keystone pipeline.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      The DREGS of the Third World…

  • Epiminondas

    Obama would veto it and Republicans would cave. Happens every time.

  • candide

    When the law legalizes injustice the only recourse, other than rebellion — which I do not support — is for citizens to take personal action which in their own environment will help to negate the bad law or judicial ruling. Example: desegregation. Whites are found a way to self-segregate; they send their kids to private schools at great but willing cost; they try to buy homes that most blacks cannot afford and accept the additional cost. I don’t know if we can individually do anything against the illegals in our midst. Perhaps we can boycott their businesses and services, hiring only legal Americans and perhaps avoiding Mexican restaurants! We can vote against all measures locally which would directly or indirectly help illegals. Don’t contribute to charities to help the so-called poor; they will doubtless be illegals to a great extent.,
    Don’t put money in the church collection basket if these funds help illegals. Donate instead to Wounded Warriors, Cancer Research, St. Jude’s Hospital, etc., etc.
    Just think before you act or spend or hire. And keep self-segregating from the black plague!

  • Did Bush create the DHS just to “police” an Amnesty?

    No reason not to just get rid of that Orwellianist of Orwellian agencies.

  • Puggg

    Don’t give up the fight? That coming from a magazine that, from what I see, does nothing but give up?