Latins May Swing Republican This Year

At least, some of them.

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Latin activist Sam Rodriguez gets some things right below. But he fails to mention a vital point, Latins are not politically monolithic. Those of Cuban and South American heritage vote Republican, Mexicans/Central Americans and Puerto Ricans vote Democrat. To try and put them all in one basket on most things is political malpractice.

Rodriguez: A tidal wave of Latin voters is about to slam against the November midterm elections; it may better be characterized as a tsunami—and it isn’t going to be friendly to Democrats, either.

The Latin vote in America has officially become the quintessential swing vote, but it isn’t hard to predict. After spending a lifetime leading the Latin community as it has emerged to this moment, here are four keys to understanding their voting behavior.

Latins are religious- mainly conservative Catholics or Evangelicals, and they want to worship freely in their churches. The church is the anchor for Latin communities. During COVID-19, Democrat and Republican lawmakers who were willing to close America’s churches indefinitely while leaving bars open left an indelible mark on this faith community. Our political leaders do not have permission to use our churches as sanctuaries for immigration policies while also allowing big government to squeeze our freedom of religion. The same principle applies to all our sincerely held religious beliefs. What the Left deems non-essential is essential to Latin life.

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Parental rights, always.- Our commitment to the family unit is just as strong as our commitment to faith. Multiple generations of Hispanic and Latin families have historically lived near one another as they raise their children. But public schools, funded by taxes, cannot force our children to sit at desks and listen to ideologies that directly contradict the values and morals taught around our tables at home. Candidates who stand up for parental rights and believe in educating our children, not indoctrinating them, will win the Latin vote every time. We don’t pay the government to raise our children. We pay the government to teach them arithmetic and that one plus one still equals two.

Right to life, always- Latins believe in life from the womb until the tomb. As Hispanic and Latin women have more access to adequate healthcare, our birth rates rise, and abortion rates fall. Evangelical and Catholic Latins, in particular, believe our children are made in the very image of God and, therefore, have the same rights as any of us. Latins will reject the extreme abortion policies of the Left every time.

Free markets, always- Latins comprise one of the most upwardly mobile communities in the nation. One reason is that many Latins are often immigrants who know the alternative. Our community doesn’t think it’s cute when millennial socialists ride their popular wave of support to the praise of Hollywood and Manhattan’s jet-setters. Many of our fathers and mothers left their countries to find refuge here because of the consequences of evil ideas increasingly in vogue in America.

Latins have a zero-tolerance policy for the neo-Marxist, woke ideology emanating from the AOC-class of politicians. Let me repeat it: Latins have a zero-tolerance policy for the nonsense D.C. is trying to force upon Americans.

We want the freedom to choose how we worship, raise our families, educate our children and succeed economically. We still believe in the free-market system once promoted by most Democrat and Republican politicians.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Hooray Victory in deed awesome