Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Pat Buchanan gets something right . . .
A desire to secure the nation's borders against an immigrant invasion has nothing to do with the "nativism" that critics ascribe to him, he says.
"I say, look, the kind of immigrants we want are people who want to come here and become part of the American family ... not just to work and then go back home."
He warns of long-term consequences.
"Look, you're going to have 100 million people of Hispanic, primarily Mexican, descent in the American Southwest by the middle of this century, and I think you are in danger of losing the American Southwest, de facto. I think this country is risking coming apart, like other countries in the world, over issues of language, culture and ethnicity."
Pat's right. If the melting pot is overloaded, it will boil over. We should return to our traditional way of assimilating immigrants or we will be overrun.
Don't believe me? Look at Holland. Their "immigration policy", if it can be called that, was to open the floodgates. They are now faced with a massive hostile minority group of North African muslims, and are seeing increased violence, political and otherwise, and direct challenges to the Dutch libertarian traditions. It could happen here, too.
Immigration is not a bad thing when those who are immigrating to your country want to join it for the great things they see inherent in it's values and traditions. It is a bad thing when the immigrants are only interested in personal economic enrichment and have no interest in or are actively hostile to the political, social and cultural traditions that made the attractive economic conditions possible.