Taking La Raza at their word, I took a look at a translation of La Raza Cosmica. The translation called it “the Cosmic Race” not “The Cosmic People” and far from calling for Hispanics sharing a shared heritage and destiny with the the world, he focused on the struggle against the “Saxons”, which he uses to describe the English speaking people. According to Vasconcelos, “The struggle of Latinity against Saxonism has come to be, continues to be in our time, a clash of institutions, objectives, and ideals” and calls “the Saxon, our rival for possession of the continent.”
Their name aside, La Raza has lobbied for amnesty, Obama Care, increases in welfare spending, driver’s licenses and in state tuition for illegal aliens, against making English the official language, and against securing the border.
La Raza has not just lobbied for their bad policies; they have also lobbied to receive government money. In 2010 alone, they received 11 million dolllars from the federal government. While I have problems with earmarks, one of the unintended consequences to removing them from bills is that it puts more spending discretion in the executive branch. With Obama and his advisors like Munoz at control, we can expect even more money to go to La Raza.
The Republicans in the House passed bills to bar all government funds to other left wing groups such as ACORN and Planned Parenthood. With A La Raza lobbyist as chief lobbyist for the Obama administration, it is high time that they do the same for this far left, pro-amnesty, lobbying outfit.