Outgoing Congressman Will Hurd claimed that “there won’t be a Republican Party” if it doesn’t embrace diversity during an interview with Alexi McCammond for “Axios on HBO.”
Hurd announced in August that he won’t be running for re-election in Texas’ 23rd Congressional district. His decision to not run for office is not an isolated incident in Texas politics. A growing number of Texas Republicans are now retiring from Congress.
During his interview, Hurd specifically said “I do believe that if the Republican Party doesn’t start looking like the rest of the country, there won’t be a Republican Party in this country. But we know where the trends are going, and we know what we need to do.”
Hurd also commented on the changing nature of the Texas electorate:
Minorities, people under the age of 29, and women with a college degree in the suburbs are not choosing the Republican Party. So that’s the reality of what we have to do in Texas. And I think I’ve been the vanguard in this fight by showing how to win one of the, if not the, most competitive seat in the United States of America, a 71% Latino district.
The Texas Congressman does raise a valid point about changing demographics. It’s no secret that the radical feminization of women in universities has caused women to shift towards the Left. Political strategist Steve Bannon recognizes that college-educated women may be a lost cause for the modern-day GOP.
Most important and relevant to Texas’ political context is the question of immigration.
Like it or not, Hispanic migration tends to favor the Democratic Party in the long-term.
In fact, BLP’s report on the 2018 elections offer a sneak preview of what continued migration will do to Texas’ political climate. In short, it does not bode well for Republicans’ electability in the Lone Star State.
Additionally, Third World migration brings potential pubic security risks given the propensity of migrants to congregate in ethnic ghettos. Europe has witnessed firsthand the rise of no-go zones thanks to EU immigration policy which favors Third World migrants. Similarly, the socio-economic implications of mass migration paint a bleak picture for American workers as they have to compete against unskilled masses of workers coming into America.
Instead of using leftist talking points, politicians like Hurd should be talking about a transition towards a merit-based immigration system, rescinding immigration policies such as birthright citizenship and chain migration, and making genuine attempts to bolster border security. These kinds of policies can keep the historic American nation intact, while offering opportunities to the world’s most skilled migrants, who are more likely to contribute in a positive way and assimilate.
Minnesota Had Record Numbers of Concealed Carry Licenses Issued in 2020
Red or blue, Americans nationwide are getting strapped.
Gun sales have boomed all across America. And it’s not just the Red states. Blue states like Minnesota have also witnessed an increase in the number of concealed carry permits issued.
According to Valley News Live, over 96,000 permits were issued in 2020, which represented the highest number of permits issued since carry permits became legal in 2003. Furthermore, 2020’s numbers represented a twofold increase from 2019 in the number of permits issued.
Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms noted that roughly “400,000 permits have been issued in total in a state of just over 5.6 million people.”
The Valley News Live piece actually conceded that the increase in permits issued was largely the result of a “ rise in violent crime in the Twin Cities and the civil unrest that followed the death of George Floyd.”
Minneapolis was the epicenter of social unrest after the death of George Floyd in late May 2020. With calls to defund the police and irresponsible political leadership that refused to decisively crack down on crime, Minnesotans began to take matters into their own hands.
Gun owners are ultimately the most effective first responders in times of crisis and overall breakdowns of social order. Minnesota’s gun laws are actually quite strict, which has earned it dismal rankings in Guns & Ammo magazine’s rankings for Best States for Gun Owners (39th place) and Best States for Concealed Carry (37th place). Regardless of the sub-optimal gun policies, Minnesotans still instinctively understand the importance of the right to carry.
2020 was a big year for gun sales and showed that the right to bear arms still has a massive constituency of people that can be targeted and activated for future occasions. Serious Republican campaigns should recognize this trend and make targeting gun owners a major priority throughout their get out the vote programs.
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