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Democrat Says “We’ve Proved Communism Works!”

Representative Joe Garcia (D-FL) has had a rough couple of weeks.

First there was the infamous “ear-wax eating” debacle. (Check out the video of Rep. Garcia seemingly EATING his ear wax at the bottom of this article.)

Now, he’s said something so ridiculous, that I’m sure Florida voters are looking to have him committed.

“The safest city in America is El Paso, Texas. It happens to be across the border from the most dangerous city in the America’s, which is Juarez. Right?”

“Two of the safest cities in America are on the border with Mexico. Of course, the reason is we’ve proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there is no crime.”

Um. What?

There are a few levels of ridiculousness here.

First, you should understand that Rep. Garcia wants to see comprehensive immigration reform passed. He is a fan of amnesty and seems to believe that we should open our border with Mexico. Secondly, El Paso is not even close to the safest city in America. According to Neighborhood Scout El Paso is more dangerous than 73% of American cities.  Third, El Paso’s unemployment rate is HIGHER than the national average – so his job and safety arguments are garbage.

The only thing Rep. Garcia gets right here is that Juarez, Mexico is very dangerous.

And even with the most dangerous city in the America’s sitting across the border – Rep. Garcia wants to open the border. What kind of sense does that make? NONE.

No one, anywhere, has ever proved that communism works.

Because it doesn’t.

I would remind Rep. Garcia of what the brilliant economist and thinker F.A. Hayek once said: “Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion.”

This should be a not-so-subtle reminder to everyone of what Democrats really believe.

My grandfather emigrated (with his family, including my father) from Cuba in the 1960’s on Freedom Flights. I once asked him to explain to me what Cuba was like and how fleeing Communism shaped his political beliefs and the way he voted. He said it so perfectly. He almost always voted Republican because, “Not every Democrat is a Communist… but every Communist is a Democrat.”

That is my brilliant Abuelo… and he’s right.

Oh yea. Before I forget.

Here is that great video of Rep. Garcia picking ear wax from his ear and then eating it.

Way to go, Florida voters. You picked a real winner here.

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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