Dale Carnegie said: “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.”
It is certainly reasonable to expect that opinions will not be entirely logic-based. Knowing that human beings are not Vulcans, and frequently use emotional reasoning to patch logical gaps, one must understand that there exist varying degrees of logical thinking. There are those whose ability to wield logic is unparalleled, and those who can’t seem to get past the basics. Typically, Conservatives are the ones using logical processes to understand the world around them; while Liberals are governed by emotion. Unfortunately, in politics, emotional appeal often wins over simple truth. That’s just the sad fact.
This article is aimed squarely at unabashed Liberals: those who voted for Obama, who support late-term abortion, and those who think socialized medicine is just the best thing ever. I am going to present an argument, in the most logical way I know how. Following that, I want you to evaluate your own belief.
Yesterday, an amendment was proposed that would require the border to be fully secured for six months prior to the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill taking effect. This amendment would not alter the bill in any way, aside from first requiring a secure border. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid immediately voted it down.
According to Breitbart:
“On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a vote on the border security amendment to the ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration bill offered by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)…Grassley was pushing for an up-or-down vote by the Senate on his amendment, which would have required the border to be secured for six full months before any legalization of illegal immigrants in America began. Reid objected to Grassley’s motion, effectively implementing a 60-vote threshold that completely blocked any attempt at a fair vote on the amendment.”
This is peculiar, in that the Democrats often mention that they want a secure border just as much as Republicans do. My belief is that the Democrats see Mexico (as well as numerous other countries using Mexico as a gateway) as a deep resource from which they can benefit. They believe that illegal immigrants will vote for them because they are the ones offering citizenship. Democrats don’t want the border secured, because that will inhibit the flow of potential new voters. With millions of new voters, they will gain an extraordinary upper hand.
So, underneath the Democrat talking point of “Sure, we need a secure border!” lies the truth: they absolutely do not want the border secured. There is no reason Harry Reid would vote down an amendment that simply requires enforcement before legalization unless that were true.
With that in mind, what do you believe? The talking points or the actions? Because they cannot both be true. The talking points are either a lie, or they are not. Logically speaking, a conclusion can be easily reached. The question is: are you brave enough to admit the truth?
Are you willing to release whatever emotional attachment you have to the Liberal side of yourself, and reach a logical—if unpleasant—conclusion?