It was increasingly evident in January and February with the sudden appearance of multi-state efforts to promote late-term abortion and euthanasia that something big was going on. The legislation being pushed on these issues in state legislatures across the nation was so similar, and the timing so seemingly connected, that some form of higher network surely had to be involved.
The trend has continued in March and April with massive, obviously well-prepared efforts in several states suddenly all prioritizing a push to allow illegal aliens to get drivers’ licenses. Colorado, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New York have all seen bills on this issue debated or passed in their statehouses. At the same time, pro-illegal immigration activists in Wisconsin are focusing on the issue as a cornerstone priority for an upcoming “Day Without Latinos and Immigrants” rally on May 1. The pattern is undeniable. There appears to be a coordinated assault on state legislatures. So what’s going on here?
Not a Coincidence
On the abortion front, we have seen that there are progressive organizations funded by leftist billionaire George Soros, such as The Public Leadership Institute (PLI), that write “model legislation” to advance a radical agenda. The PLI publishes a “Playbook for Abortion Rights” that it sends to progressive elected officials in all 50 states. This would go a long way to explaining the sudden rash of late-term abortion bills in state legislatures over the winter.
Could something similar now be happening with the timed drivers’ licenses campaign? Progressives have long been angered by what they portray as free-market conservatives’ use of networked campaigns to advance pro-business bills in state legislatures. Instead of fighting to stop lobbyists from writing legislation, it appears leftists have decided to join in on the game instead. “This is how all laws are written,” Allison Anderman, managing attorney at the pro-gun-control Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, told USA Today. “You’d be hard-pressed to find a law where a legislator sits in a chamber until a light bulb goes off with a new policy.”
Progressives have even formally created a network to develop legislation for multi-state use. The State Innovation Exchange was founded in 2014 “to build a centralized network to connect progressive legislators with each other and with researchers who can help craft and move legislation forward at the state level,” Lyndsey Gilpin at High Country News reported in 2016. The exchange features a public online library of progressive legislation written in states and local governments that can easily be accessed by elected officials. Indeed a search of this “Library of Legislation” under the keywords “drivers licenses undocumented” came up with 19 bills from many different states, including an “Immigrant Drivers Inclusion Model Act” that can be fitted to any local legislature.
According to InfluenceWatch.org, the State Innovation Exchange “receives funding from the Democracy Alliance, which bundles large contributions from wealthy donors including George Soros and Tom Steyer and distributes money to a multitude of left-of-center political groups.” The organization features ex-Clinton and former top Democrat congressional staffers. It is seriously funded and run by veteran political operatives.
Radicals Making Laws
All this “model legislation” and pre-fabricated multi-state networking would essentially mean that local elected officials are little more than caddies for professional progressive activists. This would go far in explaining the frustration displayed by Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran when she became the face of infanticide after she struggled to defend how the late-term abortion bill she had sponsored would allow babies born alive to be left to die. “I wish that I was quicker on my feet and I wish that I was able to be more agile in that moment. And I misspoke, and I really regret that,” Tran said after being shocked at the blowback she received from her legislation. It is quite plausible that Tran did not understand the full horrific scope of the very legislation she was advocating for the simple reason that the bill proposed in her name may have been written by an out-of-state professional activist.
Progressives have decided to game an already corrupt system and begun to operate a sophisticated, organized assault on our legislative bodies. They are loyal, disciplined and willing to act as a united front. Those who would oppose this agenda must begin with the knowledge that they are dealing with a well-funded and carefully thought out systematic effort to change this nation.