By Wayne Allyn Root, Special for USDR
Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. And I’ve got good news! A federal judge has just ruled that Barack Obama’s executive action on amnesty for illegal immigrants violates the separation of powers and is, therefore, <a “nofollow”=”” href=”http://personalliberty.com/federal-judge-declares-obamas-immigration-actions-unconstitutional/” target=”_blank”>unconstitutional. Glory hallelujah! We’ve finally found one judge in all of America who actually recognizes the law and is brave enough to enforce it.
But in our country and our republic it’s not just the legal court that matters; it’s the court of public opinion that finally determines winners and losers. Unfortunately, the court of public opinion is Obama’s “home court” because he is a master salesman who understands that “facts tell, but stories sell.” Emotional personal stories are always necessary to close the sale. If you want to sell anything from a used car to stocks to a dishwasher to public policy, there is no better way than telling a great, emotional and compelling personal story, preferably a tear-jerker.
Forget the facts. Obama never uses facts to sell his policies because liberals never have facts on their side. He uses stories — great stories. Take illegal immigration. No country in history has survived with open borders. A welfare state (like today’s America under Obama) that allows in millions of poor, desperate, uneducated illegal immigrants with open hands and open mouths, looking for cradle-to-grave welfare, can never survive. Obama won’t tell you what illegal immigration has done to California’s budget: the massive increase in the cost of police, courts and prisons. He won’t mention the destruction of public schools or the massive welfare debt turning California into a bankrupt hellhole like Greece — or Detroit. He won’t mention that California’s taxes are now among the highest in the nation because of the costs of illegal immigration.
Or look at my hometown of Las Vegas. Obama announced his amnesty plan here. But he won’t tell you that 70 percent of the public school students in Las Vegas take English as a second language, while about 70 percent of the students receive free breakfasts and lunches at school. That’s not a coincidence. The costs of illegal immigration are taking away the resources to teach the children of legal American citizens reading, writing and math. School budgets are drowning under the weight. Illegal immigration is literally bankrupting our school system, medical system and legal system. The taxes necessary to pay for all this is burying the once-dynamic American economy.
Since Obama can’t sell his illegal amnesty policy with facts, he has to tell stories. So he tells the story of a young illegal immigrant gal in Las Vegas studying for her master’s degree. “Do we want to deport her?” he asks. “Is that the kind of country we are?” Obama is trying to say that this young Vegas gal represents “the American dream” and she is representative of all illegal aliens. Brilliant! He’s playing on our heartstrings — no facts, just emotional personal stories.
Well, two can play at that game. I’ve got a compelling personal story from Las Vegas for the GOP to use. Thanks to my friend Chuck Muth for passing on this story. Muth is one of the great conservative activists in this country. He’s also one of the few conservative leaders who understands how to sell conservatism — with personal and emotional stories. This one is a powder keg. This story not an American dream; it’s an American nightmare. Tell this story from coast to coast, and Obama’s plans for illegal immigration amnesty are DOA (dead on arrival).
In Las Vegas, days before this past Thanksgiving, a Las Vegas grandfather named Michael Grubbs was walking his granddaughter in a stroller alongside the road was struck and killed by a reckless, possibly drunk, driver. Worse, that driver never bothered to check if the grandfather or the baby was alive. The driver gunned the gas and sped off, leaving a good man to die in the street. That’s called “hit and run” — one of the most heinous crimes in our society.
Days later, Galina Kilova decided to turn herself in (through a lawyer). Did she wait days because she was “under the influence” and wanted all drugs or alcohol to clear her system? We’ll never know.
What we do know is this terrible person, this alleged hit-and-run driver is an illegal alien. The Las Vegas Sun reported: “Records show Kilova entered the country in 2006 on a nonimmigrant visa, which permitted her to stay in the country for six months…”
We know she was arrested before, back in 2007, on charges of — can you guess? — “driving without a valid license, failure to use due care and driving under the influence of alcohol.”
Was she deported then? Of course not. Why? Because of bleeding-heart radical community activists like Obama. Or perhaps she was working on her master’s degree.
If the law had been followed and this illegal alien deported then, Grubbs would still be alive and would have celebrated Thanksgiving with the family he loved. One-year-old Brooke would grow up with a beloved grandpa. But now that will never happen. Brooke will never even remember her grandfather. Grandpa Michael will never see or hear or touch his family again.
Worse than even that, after turning herself in on a felony hit-and-run charge, this illegal alien was soon released from jail. Again. The system doesn’t work. Why? Because of liberals, lawyers and radical community activists like Obama.
Finally, on Dec. 9, a week after being released on bond, the Bulgarian-born Kilova was taken into U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.
This is the story that needs to be told by the GOP day and night. Make 1-year-old Brooke and her dead grandpa, Grubbs, the faces of the anti-amnesty story. Stories sell. And this story is a nuclear weapon that blows Obama’s dreams to smithereens. Shout this story from the mountaintops. Put the faces of Grubbs and Brooke on TV commercials 24 hours a day. Like Willie Horton, the murderer paroled by Michael Dukakis who obliterated Dukakis’ 1988 presidential campaign, this emotional story will obliterate Obama’s illegal amnesty.
GOP, are you listening? Facts tell, but stories sell. This story trumps any story Obama tells. This story kills amnesty forever. This story seals the border. Or this story ignites a revolution by law-abiding, taxpaying, legal American citizens. We need an emotional story that incites “we the people” to wake up and take charge — before our country is gone forever.
This Christmas season remember Grubbs and his little angel, Brooke. Then call your congressman and senators. Let’s stop amnesty dead in its tracks by taking a page from Obama’s playbook. Facts tell, but stories sell. Like Obama, conservatives need a plan to overwhelm the system. Instead of Cloward-Piven, I’ll call this plan “The Michael Grubbs and Brooke Trinidad Memorial Plan to Secure Our Borders.”
I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. See you next week. God bless America.