Aurora, Colorado is once again in the news for the wrong reasons. As we pointed out months ago, the Aurora City Council voted to allow non-citizens work EMS and other government jobs. The City Council is now dominated by a liberal slate and they have no problem putting the welfare of illegal immigrants over the welfare of American citizens. So, it is not surprising that illegal immigrants and liberal protesters had no problem tearing the American flag down at ICE headquarters in light of the planned illegal immigrants raids for Sunday, July 14th, 2019.
When one looks deeper at Aurora’s culture and civic engagement, it should be no surprise to locals that this clash is occurring front and center for Coloradans. It truly is a perplexing situation in Aurora. On one hand, you have a huge amount of military members who share a large share of the demographic base with Buckley Air Force Base nearby. On the other, Aurora serves as a petri dish for progressive bureaucrats who feel they can solve racial inequality problems and other problems in their social engineering experiment. The “All-American City” moniker is actually an award given by the National Civic League, whose mission is aligned with progressive values, issues like “racial equity,” “environmental sustainability,” and “inclusivity.”
In reality, what happened on Saturday represents the precise failure of the progressive vision for America. Injecting a city comprised of American citizens with large swaths of illegal immigrants has led to a constant culture clash among local Aurora residents and Coloradans statewide. “Racial equity” programs often focus on affirmative action-like initiatives with an emphasis on identity politics. “Housing” obviously points to government subsidized or controlled housing programs. It seems that the National Civic League’s main objective is to inject low-income residents and migrants into neighborhoods throughout the city.
As you can see, the data in this graph displays the increase of government subsidized housing for the Tennessee population with cities who have implemented National Civic League housing programs. In reality, this data shows that more people are becoming dependent on the government. Overall, they have less financial freedom than those that bought their homes outright.
When you combine these programs with the political messages from the Democrat left, the potential for volatility becomes apparent. As more citizens become dependent on government housing, they are more likely to vote for more government. If the Democrats are constantly blaming America’s version of capitalism and property rights for their constituents’ purported oppression while also simultaneously promoting the programs that make Americans more dependent on the helping hand of the government, it is obvious that these people will begin to question American values as they receive their welfare checks.
The situation only gets worse when you add illegal immigration to the mix. As we saw weeks ago in the first round of the Democratic debates, every Democrat candidate raised their hand in support of full healthcare benefits for illegal immigrants. Democrats have now found their new voting base, supplanting the African-American vote they once clamored for, as the demographics shift to Mexico. By promising welfare benefits to large swaths of illegal migrants and legal migrants, they are essentially buying their vote in order to secure their vision for a socialist America. A New America. In order to create this New America, they must destroy the old version first. That is why you are seeing American flags taken down at ICE headquarters nationwide.
The situation in Aurora, Colorado personifies what is occurring in cities across the country. As the Denver Post reported in 2018, nearly one in five residents in Aurora is foreign born, with the largest portion coming from Mexico. The culture clash in Aurora is obvious if you read the headlines there. Every week, there is evidence that Aurora is the worst place to live in Colorado, with crimes that mostly pertain to overall quality of life and property crime. Here are a few examples that show Aurora’s inclusivity programs have attracted crime and despair to the city:
- Aurora Colorado is only safer than 12% of all U.S. Cities. Property crime leads all crime categories.
- Aurora constantly has news stories of illegal immigrants committing violent crime.
- In 2017, a Mexican grocery store was shut down for operating a cocaine-meth drug smuggling operation with direct ties to Mexico.
4. In one case, a local Aurora man called the police 40 times on his neighbors for violent domestic disputes and property crime. He commented that there was a gang culture problem among the youth, which resulted in the suicide of a local elementary student.
What happened on Saturday is a despicable and painful reminder that we are not dealing with the Democratic party of thirty years ago. Or even ten years ago. They have a goal of destroying the America we all know and love. One that respects the rule of law, and the natural rights enshrined within the Constitution. Their goal is to supplant Americans with migrants who have no comprehension of these natural rights and what helped create the American way of life that is attracting them here in the first place. Without a doubt, it represents a Marxist agenda to transform America for good. What they have failed to recognize is that if they do not assimilate, they will only bring with them the pain and suffering they are fleeing from. It is time that we recognize that the Democrats themselves are the foreign invaders. They must be stopped, by any means necessary.
Here is how President Trump feels about American workers, the American way of life, and the American flag: