Conservative First

July 4, 2012

An American Son by Marco Rubio

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 9:39 am
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If you want to learn about Marco Rubio’s life and beliefs, read his memoir, An American Son (New York:  Sentinel-Penguin, 2012).

I had thought that Rubio was a Tea Party candidate, but he hardly mentions the grassroots movement in his book.

Rubio presents himself as a conservative, though he never discusses his political thought process.  His political philosophy and affiliation seem to be based on his parents’ and grandparents’ views rather than reason.

He misrepresents Mormons’ attitude toward alcohol, claiming that Mormons believe “liquor is poison.”  (Since there is no index, I couldn’t find the page.)

I was disappointed to learn of Rubio’s initial uninformed negative reaction to Arizona’s SB 1070.

In addition, I have to question his conservatism when he states that “we [need] to do something to help children whose parents had immigrated illegally, who had grown up here and were American in every way except legally, and were at risk of deportation” (265).  This sounds just like Obama’s justification for his regime’s recent decision to ignore the law.  Rubio wants the same wrong result but instituted by the right process.

The only way someone is American is by following the law to be born or naturalized as a citizen.  Illegal aliens grew up in another culture and came to a different one as adults.  Their children can go back to their home countries and re-adapt to the cultures there.

I don’t think we can afford to deport all the illegal aliens in our country, but we can secure the border and motivate those who are here to deport themselves by preventing them from receiving any benefits by living here.

After reading this book, I’m convinced that Marco Rubio should not be Mitt Romney’s vice president because of his lack of maturity and his liberal views on immigration (which I also objected to when held by Rick Perry), his wife’s dislike of politics, and his children’s ages.



  1. Rubio declined to criticize the controversial Arizona law requiring law enforcement to check the immigration status of suspected illegal aliens during stops, which the Supreme Court is due to rule on soon.

    Comment by gold price — July 5, 2012 @ 6:45 am

  2. That’s not what he said in his book. Also, the Supreme Court ruled on the Arizona law last week.

    Comment by Sofie — July 6, 2012 @ 6:23 am

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