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Is Demography Destiny?

Roy323 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:13 AM
"should a non-citizen of America vote in American elections"/ No! As I've stated many (too many?) times, My Wife worked very hard in order to pass her Naturalization Exams in Tallahassee many years ago. She/we neither asked for nor received any special favors or waivers. I certainly have nothing against Legal Immigrants; I've hired more than a few when we both found it beneficial.

Some media pundits see in the growing proportion of non-white groups in the population a growing opposition to the Republican Party that will sooner or later make it virtually impossible for Republicans to win presidential elections or even to control either house of Congress. But is demography destiny?

Conventional wisdom in the Republican establishment is that what the GOP needs to do, in order to win black votes or Hispanic votes, is to craft policies specifically targeting these groups. In other words, Republicans need to become more like Democrats.

Whether in a racial context or in other contexts, the...