While speaking at “The Uninvited II” national security forum that Breitbart News sponsored on Thursday, conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, the founder of the influential Eagle Forum, said that amnesty legislation would be “suicide” for the conservative movement and the GOP.
The Eagle Forum released a report on how mass immigration dooms a conservative Republican Party, and Schlafly said that recent polling proves that, “Republicans are fools to support any form of amnesty” or “import foreigners who reject conservative views,” particularly those related to limited government.
Schlafly said that new Asian and Hispanic immigrants support Obamacare and big-government programs and even reject the emphasis on patriotism and national sovereignty that have been the backbone of conservative politics.
She said that, though a Harris poll found that 81% of native-born Americans believe schools should teach patriotism, 50% of recent immigrants do not want their children to be “taught to be proud of America.” That, Schlafly said, means that,when conservatives emphasize the teaching of patriotism, it will offend the new immigrants.
She also emphasized that America is not only an exceptional country, but a “unique” one with its history and form of governance, which is something new immigrants need to understand while becoming “American.”
She called Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) a “hero” for standing up against mass amnesty and blasted Republicans for retreating to their aptly named “retreat” to release their immigration principles. She then blasted big-business groups and the Chamber of Commerce for their desire to get cheap labor and to “hollow out our shrinking middle class.”
“Why don’t people get this?” Schlafly asked.
Schlafly, whose monumental book, A Choice Not an Echo, galvanized the first generation of the conservative grassroots, also told those in attendance that, “You can beat the whole establishment if you make up your mind to do it and have a good strategy.”