Aponte’s spy associate was one of many such covert operatives of the communist nation who seek refuge on the shores on of the island nation. So rife is the island with communist conspirators that it has held a decades-old place on the U.S. State Department’s list of state-sponsors of terrorists.
In the wake of her latest go around with the nomination process, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has released a memo calling into question the thoroughness of the background check performed perfunctorily before such a nomination is announced. According to the memorandum, the American intelligence community suspects that Aponte’s association with DGI, the Cuban spy agency, goes beyond her relationship with one of its agents, alleging that Aponte herself was recruited by Castro’s government to be a spy.
Apart from her close connections with the communist regime in Cuba, Ms. Aponte is a former board member of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). La Raza is Spanish for “the race” and is a national Hispanic advocacy organization with over 300 affiliates whose founding document rails against the “brutal gringo invasion of our territories” and calls upon all Hispanics to “reclaim the land of our inheritance” and the invasion and annexing of the historically Hispanic region of the United States is called their “destiny.”
Given such open espousal of treasonous behavior, it is particularly pernicious to read a statement made at the NCLR annual convention in 2007 by an ambitious young senator from Illinois named Barack Obama: “"I will not walk away from the 12 million undocumented immigrants who live, work and contribute to our country every day."
President Obama’s commitment to fulfill this promise has been demonstrated since the beginning of his administration. One of Obama's earliest acts upon sitting down behind the desk in the Oval Office was the nomination of Cecilia Munoz, a former senior vice president at NCLR, to the occupy the post of Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Munoz describes those organizations aimed at stemming the tide of illegal immigrants over America’s southern border as "hate groups" motivated by “bigotry” against the Latin race. And last, but certainly not least, was President Obama's historical nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor is an unashamed member of NCLR.
It seems, then, that President Obama’s devotion to the treacherous and potentially treasonous design of La Raza is neither new nor diminished. In fact, the president’s vaunted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the so-called stimulus package) deposited over $150,000 into La Raza’s bank account. Taxpayer money being paid directly to a group dedicated to stimulating the gradual invasion and “reclaiming” of America.
It is repugnant that President Obama brazenly has nominated a person of such questionable reputation, conspiratorial connections, and nefarious nexus to the government of a communist nation hostile to the United States, to represent the interests of our great republic in a country whose own government daily swirls faster and farther down the drain of communism. Despite his pledges of purity and transparency, President Obama seems content to continue the example of previous executives in using the power of appointment and apportionment to propel avowed enemies of America to positions of power.
Photo: Maria del Carmen Aponte