No, Democrats do not hate America
Democrats love the United States and its freedoms, and have worked hard to ensure that all Americans — “we the people” that comprise America — are included in her blessings and benefits. Republicans have a lot of nerve to talk about hating America when they harbor such vicious hatred for half the people in it.
No, Democrats do not want open borders
But instead of building worthless walls as ego monuments to vain narcissists, we support, have funded, and legislated in favor of REAL SOLUTIONS that will actually address border security: addressing electronic monitoring of tourists/students to prevent visa overstays, electronic and high-tech border surveillance, including infrared, drones and other electronic monitoring that is far more effective than any wall, increased inspections of vehicles and cargo shipment containers that enter LEGALLY at border checkpoints, where there is not enough equipment or workers to complete adequate inspections and increased monitoring of entries through airports. Most important, Democrats have sought to address the CAUSES of illegal immigration at the source: U.S. actions in the 1980’s destabilized Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras. Many coming here are indigenous Maya who do not want to leave their homes. Help re-stabilize what we broke and they won’t even want to come (Julián Castro’s “Marshall Plan” for Latin America).
No, Democrats are not socialists (not even Bernie)
We Democrats — even Bernie Sanders — support economic reforms more akin to New Deal Keynesian market economics that have always worked — that ended the Great Depression, prevented serious recessions for the next 50+ years (until Reagan) and led to decades of the greatest broad-based, middle-class prosperity in this nation’s history.
May 31, 2017