Immigrants’ children more Democratic than parents
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S.-born children of Hispanic immigrants are more likely than their parents to identify themselves as Democrats as they integrate into American life, maintaining strong ties to their cultural heritage while casting themselves as liberal on social issues.
A wide-ranging study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center lays bare some of the difficulties for the Republican Party following elections last November, when President Obama won with support from 80 percent of nonwhite and ethnic voters. The report tracks the socioeconomic progress and views of second-generation Americans, the bulk of them Latinos and Asians who were born in the U.S. after a 1965 immigration law opened U.S. borders to millions of non-Europeans.
“What’s striking over the past several decades is that the two groups at the heart of the modern immigration wave – Hispanics and Asian-Americans – have both been trending Democratic over time, as they sink their roots deeper into American society,” Paul Taylor, Pew’s executive vice president, said in an interview.
“Many decades ago, Ronald Reagan is said to have described Hispanics as ‘Republicans who don’t know it yet.’ Well, it’s 2013, and they apparently still haven’t figured it out,” he said. SOURCE
If Ronald Reagan were here today he wouldn’t believe the damage that has been done to our once great nation in such a short time, and make NO mistake, I don’t give Reagan a free pass on immigration and amnesty. Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Granted, Reagan didn’t exactly open the gate but he didn’t lock it either, and all of those Hispanics he described as ‘Republicans who don’t know it yet.’ well, it just isn’t panning out.
The Dems have been saying that they will turn America BLUE, indicating a Democratic controlled nation with the Supreme Court, the Executive and the Legislative branches as their ultimate goals to control. Of course they will also try to turn ALL of the States blue in the process, including Texas.
As one of our local Councilmen told me, “Over MY dead body.” That gentleman will have to remain unnamed at this particular point in time.
I am truly hoping that the Dems are far over-reaching their ability and what serves as brain matter.
The report says adult children of immigrants as a group are integrating into U.S. society and doing generally better than newly arrived immigrants in median income, educational attainment and English fluency. The second-generation group also reports increased social ties, including intermarriage, with other racial and ethnic groups.
About 60 percent of Hispanics and Asians in the second generation consider themselves to be a “typical American,” roughly double the share of first-generation immigrants who think so. At the same time, however, the second-generation groups maintain strong ties to their ancestral roots in an increasingly multicultural U.S., with majorities identifying themselves by their family’s country of origin, such as Mexican-American, or by a pan-ethnic label such as Asian-American.
I am the grandson of a French Canadian immigrant. I have let that be known on many occasions and I am indeed pleased to know my heritage from that side of the family. On the other side I am again a descendant of the French, Acadian French, the folks that settled South Louisiana, the Cajuns.
Our family never referred to itself as French-Americans or Canadian-Americans, we were Americans, that was all we were and all we needed to be. I think it was said best here:
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all… The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic… There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else. ~ Theodore Roosevelt~
And then there is this very appropriate line:
“Any man who carries a hyphen about with him carries a dagger that he is ready to plunge into the vitals of this Republic whenever he gets ready.” ~Woodrow Wilson~
Let’s look at this immigration thing as it really is; many years ago, when immigrants came to this nation, they came here seeking a better life and to become Americans!
When the immigrants of today have the good sense to realize that the Democratic Party is the ruination of the United States, when they drop the hyphen and become Americans, hopefully Conservative Americans, and nothing else, I will welcome them with open arms.
Until such time; ANY that come to the United States seeking a better life and still consider some other nation to be their home, they need to get the hell OUT of the United States and go back to that home!