The Power Game is Not About a Wall but the Composition of Congress

Ever watch a Super Bowl where you despise both teams?  You don’t really care who wins but your ecstatic that one of them lost.  It feels like that as we watch the budget standoff doesn’t it?

Even the most partisan supporter of either side must see the stupidity of the situation.  I’m hoping it wakes us up to the need for a whole new set of leaders.  Neither side cares about their stated position.  The Democrats had the same position as President Trump before President Trump had his position.  Conversely, President Trump has used illegal immigrants as laborers.

The reality is they are a bunch of lying, dishonorable people. Normal people care about being decent people but politicians are a different animal.  They are power drunk and morally challenged. The politicians are using the voters as pawns in a no winners game of chicken.

To politicians, the underlying danger is not the safety of Americans.  Nor is it the altruistic desire to help the downtrodden.  Those are all nice sound bites but nothing else.  No, the real reason is it’s strictly a power game.  Ironically, illegal immigrants are the power brokers in this game. 

On the surface, President Trump will gain more power among his supporters and base by building a wall and keeping his campaign promise. Likewise, preventing him from building a wall will swing the power pendulum to the Democrats. That’s on the surface.

Look deeper. The power is not preventing one from fulfilling a promise or proving you’re above the rest.  Nope.

It’s all about the population.  According to Article One of the US Constitution, the House of Representatives represent congressional districts that are allocated to each of the 50 states based on population as measured by the U.S. Census.  The total number of voting representatives is fixed by law at 435. 

Therefore, each representative must represent an equal number of residents.  As the population increases, the congressional districts becomes smaller in land mass in the most populous states and larger in the less populous states. 

As of the last Census (2010), each district is comprised of 711,000 residents so those states that grow get more representatives.  Guess what? Illegal immigrants will be counted in the next census thanks to a 2016 Supreme Court ruling that stated the “principle of one person, one vote doesn’t require localities to only count those who are actually eligible to vote when they are deciding how many people to put inside of each district.”

According to a Washington Times article on April 4, 2016, “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing for the court, said even though only eligible voters are supposed to cast ballots, elected officials represent all people within their districts, and it is that act of representation, not the election itself, that the boundaries are drawn to.”

The more illegal immigrants that pour into a state – I don’t know, let’s say California – the more members of Congress it will have in the chamber.  Further, the more illegal immigrants voting the more likely the Democrats will win their districts.

Anyone that tells you there is no voter fraud is lying.  The best way to prevent voter fraud is to present valid ID at the polling booth s but we all know the Democrats insist requiring any form of ID to vote will disenfranchise minorities.

Two things on that: One, getting a fake ID is easier than climbing a wall so that really isn’t an obstacle for those set on voting illegally. Two, I do not see many minorities feeling disenfranchised when they have to prove their identity to download songs on iTunes!

But, I digress.  Back to my point. As states with sanctuary cities continue to grow, they will gain congressional representatives while states in the Midwest lose them.  The Electoral College, another target of the Democrats, will soon be rendered moot.

The 2020 census is around the corner.  The congressional map will shift.  Do you wonder why Democrats support illegal immigration? On the surface, I’ll enjoy the fact one of these two warring parties will lose this battle. Much like I liked the fact the Patriots lost to the Eagles in the 2018 Super Bowl despite the fact I despise the Eagles.

In reality, the winner of this battle will determine a lot more than the use of $5.7 billion.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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2 Responses to The Power Game is Not About a Wall but the Composition of Congress

  1. Jerry Tobin says:

    Very good article, I always enjoy your incite

    I felt the same way about the Eagles…..

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