Proving yet again that they are on the cutting edge of ruining the country, New York Democrats – led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo – passed a new law on Monday that will permit illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses. Following in the footsteps of such progressive dystopias as California, the New York legislature narrowly passed the bill to the governor’s desk, forced to overcome not only opposition from Republicans but even from moderate Democrats. The final Senate vote was 33-29, and it is being heralded as a major victory for the far left.
“It’s been an 18-year struggle,” activist Javier Valdés told the New York Times. “The resilience of the immigrant community has shown through once again.”
Yes, we suppose it has. Or, to put it a little closer to the mark, the willingness of so-called progressive Democrats to sell their country out for the sake of a whole new voting demographic has shown through once again. Why, even if that day doesn’t come, look at all the new drivers they will have to comb through the welfare neighborhoods and bus people to the voting booths on election day! Free labor never tasted so good.
Because for whatever else this was, it was not a measure aimed at pleasing the electorate. Recent surveys have shown that more than 60% of New Yorkers oppose giving illegal aliens a driver’s license.
“There’s no doubt that there’s a political downside,” acknowledged Cuomo.
So then the question becomes: Why do it? And the answer, as far as the Democrats will tell us, is that it’s “the right thing to do.” This is of course nonsense. It is nothing more than another cheap step in the direction that Democrats ultimately want to take us, which is towards amnesty, legalization, and citizenship for people who were never supposed to be here in the first place. As Rush Limbaugh has said many times, Democrats depend on having an “underclass” to win elections. And there’s no better way than to ensure a permanent version of that class than to continually let in streams of illegal aliens.
At the end of the day, this is just another example of how Democrats go out of their way to help the criminal, the societal leech, and the self-proclaimed “victim” at the expense of hardworking Americans who follow the rules and make a success out of their lives. It’s a damn shame.