In the middle of a piece by Patrick Buchanan yesterday, here at World Net Daily. He gives a brief timeline that you need to know when someone in your community tries to shut you up with that tired old declaration that “we are a nation of immigrants,” and therefore we are expected to take in the world forever.
Below is Buchanan after explaining that our founders were all of similar background, religion, culture and language.
Later, in our history we abruptly slowed immigration for 40 years because we were overloaded (graph at right shows the dramatic slowdown).
We were not a nation of immigrants in 1789.
They came later. From 1845-1849, the Irish fleeing the famine. From 1890-1920, the Germans. Then the Italians, Poles, Jews and other Eastern Europeans. Then, immigration was suspended in 1924.
From 1925 to 1965, the children and grandchildren of those immigrants were assimilated, Americanized. In strong public schools, they were taught our language, literature and history, and celebrated our holidays and heroes. We endured together through the Depression and sacrificed together in World War II and the Cold War.
By 1960, we had become truly one nation and one people.
Along comes Senator Ted (don’t bring any to Hyannis) Kennedy:
Then, of course, in 1965, the Immigration and Nationality Act was championed by Ted Kennedy, who would 15 years later push through the Senate his Refugee Act of 1980 (signed into law by Jimmy Carter) and we were on our way to a borderless Nation.
Here we are again today flooded with millions of migrants who are not assimilating, will have little chance of assimilating even if they want to (are they going to assimilate when resettled into ghetto hell holes?), and others who have no plans to become Americans in any sense of the word.
But, they, impoverished masses, are not to blame for why we are no longer one Nation, one people, as Buchanan says. The blame falls directly on the “progressives” and one-worlders who are tearing down America’s gates (and the gates of every first-world country), for what? Do they really think a glorious one-world utopia awaits? Or, do they just want every country leveled to third-world squalor status.
Invitation to tell us what you want!
Over the years I have asked critics of this blog to write a guest post that explains to us what they want, do they want a borderless America? If not, how many people do they want to let in? Tell us how and when they would stop the flow. Then tell us where the millions who would come here from every corner of the world would work and how they would all be fed and housed. I especially would like to hear from an avowed environmentalist who is also an advocate for more immigration. And, the guest writer must write the piece without any emotional guilt-driven “nation of immigrants” B.S.
I’ve been waiting for years!