In chapters 19 and 20 of The New Founders, George Washington, AKA Frank Walters discusses immigration, anchor babies and foreign policy including dealing with Russia and China.
As he waited for the next call, Walters remembered his discussions about illegal immigration with the team. They explained to him that there were millions of people in our country illegally taking jobs from the American people. He was stunned to hear they incredibly collect billions of dollars in benefits such as free health care, welfare, and other unimaginable freebies, all from a society going broke and supporting illegals at the expense of its citizenry.
More calls followed, leading up to the next commercial break. The flavor of each was purely basic political questions and local residences goading him to get in the race now. He deftly handled each with clarity and humbleness that seemed to endear him to Jenson’s faithful following. As he fielded question after question, he continued gathering his thoughts on the immigration topic.
During the prep work, the team also explained to Walters that the country now had sanctuary cities where law enforcement could not question immigration status much less arrest illegal aliens. He could only look down and shake his head when he learned that certain states that began enforcing immigration laws along the Mexican border were actually being sued by the federal government to stop enforcing the law.
One of the Justice Departments arguments in the suit was that border control was the jurisdiction of the federal government and not the states. Washington could not believe his ears upon hearing this twisted argument. The federal government, who will NOT enforce the law, was suing those enforcing it because they (the federal government) would not fulfill their admitted obligation.
Washington was sick to his stomach as he wondered if he had returned to a different time or a completely different world than he had left over 200 years before; a world with different logic and values than his eighteenth century America. While those doubts filled his brain he also knew that this would be his one opportunity to make things right again. He was determined to make the most of his second chance.
He knew humanity and that while times may have changed, the nature of man did not. Therefore he knew there was something else at play here. He quickly inferred that his opposition was buying votes by using the security and rights of American Citizens as their currency.
The second caller following the commercial broached the immigration issue once again. On cue, Frank Walters climbed upon his soapbox.
“James Madison asked why immigration is desirable. He asked if it was merely to swell the catalogue of people? No. He concluded, ‘Tis to increase the wealth and strength of the community, and those who acquire the rights of citizenship. Without adding to the strength or wealth of the community, are not the people we are in want of.’”
He decided to clarify the answer to his own question by detailing that the phrase “Not merely to swell the catalogue of people” was a prediction that the left wing establishment in the country would continue to push for amnesty and citizenship to illegal aliens, creating a larger liberal voting block.
Walters continued, hitting the point hard by saying that the United States was founded by those who immigrated in search of liberty, men and women who craved the freedom to succeed and even to fail based on their own abilities without government intrusion.
“That is my vision for America. The founders believed then as I believe now, that America would be open to receive not only the wealthy but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions.”
Walters paused for an instant and continued his thought by emphasizing they would only be welcome if their decency and conduct warranted it.
From Chapter 20
During breakfast, Murray explained the concept of anchor babies and the Supreme Court’s footnote in a 1982 ruling that children born in the United States, even borne of illegal aliens or visitors, were automatically United States Citizens.
“The 14th Amendment was adopted after the Civil War to overrule the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision, that black slaves were not citizens of the United States. The amendment was designed to stop southern states from withholding citizenship from recently freed slaves.”
He noted to an intrigued Mr. Walters that it provided that all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, were citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they resided.
“The drafter of the 14th Amendment had no intention of conferring citizenship on the children of aliens who happened to be born in the U.S. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, or those who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers.’”
Walters, nearly choking on his toast, replied that it was certainly not the intention of the framers either to confer citizenship on anyone who happened to be born here. A relieved Murray said he always suspected that was the case.
With prep work complete, the host and guest entered the home studio. Anders started the show by thanking Frank Walters for agreeing to the interview. He continued on, describing Frank’s entrepreneurial background and finally the scene at the Lincoln Memorial and the subsequent internet sensation that propelled Frank to national prominence.
After Walters thanked him for the kind introduction, Anders asked the obvious first question. “Why now, Mr. Walters? Why did you stand up at that moment in time? And why the Lincoln Memorial?”
Walters replied as he had done with Jenson the previous day. Like many Americans, he felt it was time to speak up, publicly express his love of America, and explain how he believed that the founding principles would show us the way back to prosperity.
He had long been a student of history and had been thinking along those lines for some time.
“On that particular morning, while on vacation in DC, I went to church and somehow felt drawn to the Lincoln Memorial. When I read the Second Inaugural and Gettysburg Address, this oratory came out of me in an ‘inspired spontaneity.’”
Anders winked at the team behind the glass and smiled. It was time for the first foreign policy question.
“Over the last three plus years of this presidency, the United States seems to have embraced our adversaries and enemies through gimmicks like a “Reset Button” with the Russians, apologies to Islamo-Fascists, support of radical groups in places like Egypt and Libya, while at the same time, throwing an old ally like Mubarak to the wolves. We have insulted our British friends, and worse, have sided with Iran over Israel in its right to defend itself. If you were president, Mr. Walters, how would you conduct foreign policy?”
Walters began, framing the foreign policy of the United States since its independence by invoking President George Washington’s famous warning to avoid foreign entanglements for good reason. He quoted the father of our country by stating that in revolutionary times as in present day, every nation was out for its best interest. And Washington, like the founders in general, believed that the United States should not join in any permanent alliances.
Walters wowed Anders and the audience by paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson’s ardent desire to keep the United States free from political connections while maintaining peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations.
“Remember, at the end of the eighteenth century, the United States was still recovering from the Revolutionary War and could not afford to be dragged into another European War, so the powers that be avoided these political entanglements.”
Murray liked what he heard. He was especially pleased when Walters described that both Adams and Jefferson, following Washington’s lead, continued the same neutrality policy with Britain and France, the two superpowers of the day. He loved that Walters had fastidiously studied American history since the revolution. But he sensed that his boss was about to expand upon his response in a twenty-first century way.
“We are in the second decade of the new century. The world is a much smaller place than it was in 1776. We need some alliances but we need to choose them wisely. I’m disgusted by the current administration’s strange dismissal of our English brethren.”
Walters was shocked upon hearing that his likely presidential adversary actually returned to England the bust of Winston Churchill, the man who set the tone of strength for the free world during World War II. Walters needed the pulpit at this moment.
Having framed the situation, he hit the point that with all due respect to the founders, today’s world was much too threatening for the United States to retreat to its shores. Walters believed in continuing Reagan’s policy of entering into temporary arrangements as necessary to promote our prosperity while keeping “permanent” allies in Britain, North America, and Israel.
Anders was so engrossed in the words coming from his guest that he did not realize that Mr. Walters had stood in the studio to address the millions of listeners.
“Alexander Hamilton had a great concept of rewarding friends and punishing enemies. His bottom line was to trade with friends and withhold trade from adversaries. If you want to trade with the United States, the rules have to be the same both ways, it’s that simple.”
Walters singled out China as being a poor trading partner for America because of their government protectionism and devaluation of the Yuan. This encouraged our government to devalue the dollar, leading to inflation, oil price increases, and a lack of confidence in the United States.
“If I was president, I would get tough with China and make sure we are on the same playing field.”
Anders stood and interrupted. “But how? They hold so much of our debt. They own us.”
Walters, always seeing the opportunity in a situation, explained that China owning our debt actually gave us leverage to some degree. He said that should America decide to continue the dilution of the dollar, we would erode the value of US debt China holds.
Anders referred back to Walters’ comment on Russia and quoted Madison’s observation over 200 years before that. “Russia seems at present the great bugbear of the European politicians on the land. What is your view on the great bugbear as Madison so eloquently described?”
Understanding the history of the Russian Bear, Walters stressed that an administration should treat Russia very firmly and there could be no repeat of the pathetic “Reset” button gimmick this amateurish current administration employed in their early days. He would never have congratulated the Russian president on winning his recent election (as the current president did), but called for an investigation into many allegations of fraud.
Walters, seeing Josh’s producer’s continuous text messages on the screen before him, sensed the first commercial break was fast approaching. He once again fixed his eyes on Hahn outside the studio.
“There are universal truths at play here, Mr. Anders. Like Newton’s laws of physics, they do not change. So therefore I quote the Isaac Newtons of American history when I say that no government could give us tranquility and happiness at home if they did not possess sufficient stability and strength to make us respectable abroad.”
The guest paced the studio, entangling the cord on his headset around Josh’s seat. Josh tried to straighten the wires but to no avail. Walters, not even noticing the disruption, got tough.
“Make no mistake, Mr. Anders. It has been our station since our founding, and that there is a rank due to the United States among nations which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. And weakness, my friends, will not happen during my presidency.”
During the commercial break, Walters stoically sipped on his water as Anders untangled the headset and checked his website for immediate feedback. Anders asked him if he realized he may have just inadvertently announced his candidacy, to which Walters replied that he used those words with great calculation.