I say self-inflicted because it all started with a creation of Teddy Kennedy’s called The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. The passage of which marked a fundamental change in America’s immigration policy because rather than serving the interests of Americans and national unity by setting limits on immigration, the act put “family unification” as the top priority, serving the interests of foreigners first.
And it was at the time that Teddy made the following claims about his little creation:
Teddy said, “First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same.
Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset… Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia…
In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think… The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”
Thankfully since then old Teddy has moved on to the great beyond where, as I so fervently hope, he will spend all of eternity rotting in Hell. But, knowing the perverted old drunkard like we all did, how have Teddy’s claims stood up to the passage of time? Well, I’m afraid not exactly as old Teddy predicted they would, which should come as no surprise since he knew he was lying when he made them.
Because you see:
Fifty years later, the Census bureau predicts that the foreign-born population is set to increase 85 percent by 2060, where Hispanics will see their number grow by the tens of millions and native-born whites are the only group expected to decline in both absolute numbers and fertility rates.
Fifty years later, the U.S. places no numerical limit on the immediate family members of aliens admitted into the country. Despite holding only five percent of the world’s population, the U.S. is the most popular destination in the world for immigrants, attracting 20 percent of all the world’s migrants.
Fifty years later, the U.S. allows some 11 to 20 million illegal aliens to squat on its territory while allowing over one million more each year to legally enter the country.
Fifty years later, the native-born population of whites, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Jews and all the rest suffer economic loss while the foreign-born see net job growth.
Fifty years later, Central American governments are propped up by $12.2 billion in remittances taken out of the American economy by foreign workers the U.S. refuses to tax or expel.
Fifty years later, Central American migrants, thousands of whom are indigenous Mayans who can’t write or speak even Spanish, storm the border in endless waves while federal agents fly them to nearly every state in the union without so much as a photo ID — while American citizens are fondled and scanned by the very same TSA agents.
Fifty years later, we had Rep. Luis Gutierrez threatening Americans in Spanish, vowing that they will be made to suffer “electoral punishment” for resisting a path to citizenship for illegal aliens, declaring his one loyalty is the not to the United States but to foreigners breaking immigration laws, and printing “Do Not Deport Me” cards for those same individuals.
Fifty years later, Americans were led by a president, Barry ‘O’, who illegally granted deportation stays for five million illegals that allowed them to get Social Security numbers (and therefore the ability to vote in U.S. elections) along with $35,000 per head in tax benefit freebies forcibly taken from Americans who managed to hold onto their jobs, who joyfully predicted that a “President Rodriguez” will leave the borders wide open for future tsunamis of immigrants.
Fifty years later, American schools punish “racist” students who wear shirts depicting the American flag and taxpayer-funded colleges vote to ban the flag after angry illegal immigrants complain it “triggers” them.
Fifty years later, American marathon runners walk on prosthetic limbs and suffer through countless painful surgeries after Moslem Chechen immigrants Tamerlane and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were granted asylum so they could plot against the country that bent over backwards to accommodate them.
Add to all that the costs Americans pay in lower wages, strained social safety nets, their children’s blood, their declining quality of life, the chaos of sharing space with an ever-swelling criminal population aided and abetted by the nation’s elite, the berating Americans of every stripe endure when they dare ask their country merely be preserved, that’s the real legacy of Teddy ‘The Boozer’ Kennedy.
If nothing else this provides yet another example of how the Democrat Party and those who insist upon voting for Democrats, have long been the greatest threat this country has ever been made to face. And we now find our country in a situation for which there may be no real solution. And because this is yet another mess created primarily by Democrats, Democrats have no interest in finding a solution.
And again, what we see happening is exactly what was intended to happen. But this is but one more example of the damage that has been done to this country by a political party that has been focused for decades on one thing, the complete destruction of the greatest experiment in human freedom ever created. And we the people have played a very active role in essentially bringing about our own demise.
Our Constitution is neither a self-actuating nor is it a self-correcting document. It requires the constant attention and devotion of ALL our citizens. There is a story, often told, that upon exiting the Constitutional Convention, back in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was approached by a group of citizens asking what sort of government the delegates had created. His answer was: “A republic, if you can keep it.”
Well it took us a bit over 230 years but today our republic is now quite literally hanging by a thread. And while, I suppose, it would be very easy to lay all of the blame on our politicians, the sad truth of it is that we the people had to elect those politicians. Politicians who claimed to have the best interests of our country at heart but in fact are interested in nothing more than what remains best for them.
And then once they’re elected too many of us are too blind, too ignorant or simply too uninformed to recognize that they have no interest in us or the country, and never did. So here we are, on the verge of having squandered something so rare and leaving behind for our children not a legacy of freedom, but of potential servitude to a government not of, by and for the people but of, by and for the political elite.