The latest in a series of web videos produced by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and his nonprofit organization, America Takes Action, focuses on the issue of illegal immigration and its effect on the earning power of American citizens.
As Western Journalism previously reported, the videos are designed to shift the national discussion on income inequality from raising the minimum wage to ensuring all American workers are able to achieve their “maximum wage.”
The first video in the series shared the story of an unemployed Texas woman, while the latest takes on the issue of Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. Texas rancher Lloyd Huggins appeared in the clip, offering his opinion on self-reliance – both on an individual level and as a nation.
“We’re forgetting what it takes to produce what we need to survive,” he said. “We’re forgetting what it takes to make a living. We’re forgetting what our country was founded on and what makes us so unique in the world.”
Huckabee chimed in, noting that a prosperous America must be able to “feed, fuel, and fight for itself.”
America’s best interest, he asserted, must be the first priority of the nation’s leaders.
“Some people are globalists,” he said. “Some people are corporatists. I’d like to think of myself as a nationalist. Our first responsibility is to build this nation, not every other nation on the earth but this one.”
Huggins introduced the topic of immigration, insisting that while America depends on legal, skilled immigrants, the current administration’s policy is detrimental to the nation’s future.
“We need a certain level of legal immigration in this country,” he said. “Our problem is illegal immigration. You don’t just open the borders and let anybody in that wants in, because you get a bad element coming in with it.”
Many of those who enter the U.S. illegally, he pointed out, are unskilled and unable to make a living, meaning they “fall into that trap of depending on government support.”
Huckabee concluded by laying out a basic plan for dealing with the immigration crisis.
“We’ve got to repeal Obama’s unconstitutional executive orders, oppose amnesty, and secure the border,” he said. “You don’t punish people for living by the rules; and if you reward people who play outside of the rules and punish people who live within the rules, pretty soon nobody is going to play by the rules.”
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