Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave an inaugural address in her Bronx congressional district Sunday, befit with a swearing-in-ceremony. Speaking during the event, she seemed to endorse a policy that could potentially shift the Overton window of the Democratic Party on immigration considerably to the left.
AOC spoke of a “right to migrate” that she would fight to implement on a policy level in Washington, referencing the concept in passing with several other progressive policy proposals.
“When it comes to our right to health care, our right to migrate, our right to live, our right to be paid a dignified wage, we will not take no for an answer.”
Ocasio-Cortez has been accused by her political critics of supporting unprecedented policies that are incredibly unrealistic, such as the Green New Deal. The environmentalist set of policies would mandate that every building in the United States be rebuilt to meet green standards, in addition to restricting the use of nuclear energy- even though it’s by far the most environmentally-friendly energy source commonly used in the United States.
A supposed ‘right to migrate’ could be similarly compared to the Green New Deal in being a massively unprecedented and unrealistic policy proposal. Millions of people apply for immigration visas to enter the United States every year, and the right Ocasio-Cortez references would presumably mandate that all of them be allowed to immigrate to the country.
This would leave the United States with truly massive annual levels of migration, easily surpassing the record-setting immigration totals to the country since the year 2000. It’s possible that recognizing a right to migrate as Ocasio-Cortez alluded to would result in hundreds of millions of people migrating to the United States from poor countries.
One could easily call the “right to migrate” simply a more honest and frank way of expressing a political preference for open borders.
I can’t blame Ocasio-Cortez for having the curtness to express views commonly held by elite corporate Democrats(whom she claims to oppose politically), who are more accustomed to deceiving the American people as to their true views on immigration policy.
Deranged Democrat Demands Prosecution of 40,000 Trump Supporters Who Were OUTSIDE Capitol
Guilt by association.
Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee implied that every protestor who was outside of the Capitol on January 6th should face criminal prosecution in a Tuesday tweet threat, utilizing a “guilt-by-association” theory more commonly associated with the criminal justice system of third world countries.
Jackson Lee falsely claimed that the 40,000 protestors who arrived in the area of the Capitol in January all intended to overturn the election by killing the Speaker of the House, Mike Pence, and Members of Congress. In reality, there’s little to no reason that anyone outside of small handful of easily manipulated cosplayers intended to become seriously violent.
2/4 alleged that 40,000 protesters were in DC with the mindset to overturn a legitimate election and to kill the Speaker, the Vice President, and Members of Congress, in that instance, only 300 persons have now been arrested and are being prosecuted. What kind of justice is that?
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) March 3, 2021
Only a small minority of the protestors present at the January 6th protest engaged in any criminal trespassing and violent conduct. Peaceful protestors present at the event in fact urged those breaking boundaries to stop, likening them to Antifa criminals. Hundreds of individuals present at the event are being prosecuted- in some cases, on dubious grounds. Jackson Lee’s proposal would criminalize peaceful protest in a direct fashion.
Jackson Lee compared the peaceful protestors to Portland’s enduring anarchist criminal movement, ignoring that the January 6th event hasn’t repeated on a nightly basis in a fashion analogous to the anarcho-tyrannical city. While street criminals have been arrested at the Portland protests, Multnomah County’s left-wing prosecutor, Mike Schmidt, has consistently dropped criminal charges against nearly every arrestee involved in left-wing street violence.
1/4 Testimony today on the Hill evidences that in the Portland protests, a thousand people were arrested. People protesting against the violence that was evidenced in the George Floyd murder. People wanting good things to happen. In Washington DC on January 6th, where it is
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) March 3, 2021
Lee also likened left-wing rioters in Portland to “good people wanting good things to happen,” excusing systemic violence because she supports the aims of those who commit it.
Under the fist of anarcho-tyranny, there is no such thing as a neutral standard of “law.” There’s domination- impunity for those who obey those who wield the levers of political power, and severity against those who dare to challenge it though peaceful protest.
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