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Americans Illegal Alien Invasion Protesters

Americans Illegal Alien Invasion Protesters

Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell

California --(Ammoland.com)- In a recent confrontation between protesters against the illegal flood of unaccompanied children into the United States and counter-protests by some Hispanic group, one man from the latter group said angrily, “We are as good as you are!”

One of the things that make the history of clashes over race or ethnicity such a history of tragedies around the world is that — regardless of whatever particular issue sets off these clashes — many people see the ultimate stakes as their worth as human beings. On that, there is no room for compromise, but only polarization. That is why playing “the race card” is such an irresponsible and dangerous political game.

The real issue when it comes to immigration is not simply what particular immigration policy America should have, but whether America can have any immigration policy at all.

A country that does not control its own borders does not have any immigration policy. There may be laws on the books, but such laws are just meaningless words if people from other countries can cross the borders whenever they choose.

One of the reasons why many Americans are reluctant to keep out illegal immigrants — or even to call them “illegal immigrants,” instead of using the mealy-mouthed word “undocumented” — is that most Hispanics they encounter seem to be decent, hard-working people.

This column has pointed out, more than once, that I have never seen Mexicans standing on a street corner begging, though I have seen both whites and blacks doing so.

But such impressions are no basis for deciding serious issues about immigration and citizenship. When we do not control our own borders, we have no way of knowing how many of those coming across those borders are criminals or even terrorists.

We have no way of knowing how many of those children are carrying what diseases that will spread to our children. And we already know, from studies of American children, that those who are raised without fathers in the home have a high probability of becoming huge, expensive problems for taxpayers in the years ahead, and a mortal danger to others.

A hundred years ago, when there was a huge influx of immigrants from Europe, there were extensive government studies of what those immigrants did in the United States.

There were data on how many, from what countries, ended up in jail, diseased or on the dole. There were data on how well their children did in school.

As with most things, some immigrant groups did very well and others did not do nearly as well. But today, even to ask such questions is to be considered mean-spirited.

Such information as we have today shows that immigrants from some countries have far more education than immigrants from some other countries, and do not end up being supported by the taxpayers nearly as often as immigrants from other countries. But such information is seldom mentioned in discussions of immigrants, as if they were abstract people in an abstract world.

Questions about immigration and citizenship are questions about irreversible decisions that can permanently change the composition of the American population and the very culture of the country — perhaps in the direction of the cultures of the countries from which illegal immigrants have fled.

During the era of epidemics that swept across Europe in centuries past, people fleeing from those epidemics often spread the diseases to the places to which they fled. Counterproductive and dangerous cultures can be spread to America the same way.

Willful ignorance is not the way to make immigration decisions or any other decisions. Yet the Obama administration is keeping secret even where they are dumping illegal immigrants by the thousands, in communities far from the border states.

Looking before we leap is not racism — except in the sense that anything the Obama administration doesn’t like is subject to being called racist.

Americans who gather to protest the high-handed way this administration has sneaked illegal immigrants into their communities can expect the race card to be played against them. The time is long overdue to stop being intimidated by such cheap — and dangerous — political tactics.

About Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, as well as a prolific author including Black Rednecks And White Liberals. His website is www.tsowell.com. To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read his articles visit his website above.

  • 2 User comments to “Illegal Alien Invasion Bordering on Madness”

    1. Dave Francis on July 25, 2014 at 4:48 PM said:

      AMERICA WON’T WELCOME ILLEGALS WITHOUT A FIGHT

      RED FLAG ALERT: Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) vowed Thursday afternoon to fight President Obama’s reported plans to expand amnesty for up to six million more illegal residents by the end of the summer. The two senators have been among the most vocal Republican opponents of Obama’s deferred deportation policy, which they say has prompted a flood of unaccompanied minors to try crossing into the United States. Remember these are not just small infants, but 14-17 teens, pregnant females that will become America’s obligation to financially provide for? If this administration open the gates (there intention in the first place) it will draw the poor, the oppressed and welfare individuals from many countries—and not just Central American countries. Most of these illegal aliens are not refugees; they are looking to this nation for a better life.

      This nation is hurting—with millions of Americans living on food stamps; cannot put enough food on the table. Illegal alien children overcrowded schools, especially in the Southwest. Pregnant females flying into America and having their child, so they can claim automatic citizenship. 46 percent of foreign nationals are “Overstays” who become illegal after their visa expires.

      Cruz said he was back at the Texas border last weekend, when he asked border officials why the roughly 60,000 children have tried to cross. SO NEXT TIME WHO KNOWS HOW MANY MILLIONS, WILL TRY AND ENTER OUR NATION? Stand Your Ground with Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions
      Tell Congress:

      We the People say:
      NO AMNESTY for ILLEGAL ALIENS PERIOD!

      “REJECT AMNESTY…OR BE EJECTED FROM CONGRESS!”

      Stand up right now and demand that every one of the 525 members
      of the House and Senate take the Patriot pledge:

      “I PROMISE THE CITIZENS OF AMERICA, THE PEOPLE I TOOK AN OATH TO SERVE, THAT I WILL PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE SANCTITY OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION…SECURE AGAINST VOTER FRAUD AND ANY ATTEMPTS BY THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY TO CONTROL OUR ELECTION SYSTEM…PROTECT AND DEFEND AMERICAN JOBS AND FAMILIES…AND FIGHT ANY AND ALL ATTEMPTS TO GRANT AMNESTY TO MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS, KIDS AND ADULTS!

      This is urgent.
      The need for you to step up has never been greater.

      We need to mobilize friends, neighbors, loved ones, mom and pop grassroots America to rise up and take action immediately. There’s no time to waste which is why we set up another easy way for you to make your voice heard LOUD AND CLEAR and deliver a one-two punch to Congress along with your pledge.

      REJECT any and all “immigration reform” motions, bills, Executive Orders or agency directives that include ANY AND ALL AMNESTY or “automatic citizenship” provisions, whatsoever!
      We need to alert millions of people about his betrayal and deceit. Help us get the word out across America and expose America’s Fraud President! What is Congress waiting for? Why haven’t they impeached Obama? It’s up to us to increase the pressure and force their hand. Since Obama took office ‘We the People’ have been subjected to gross misconduct ranging from a consistent outpouring of lies of treason and extreme abuse of power and gross violations of our Constitution. Save our country—IMPEACH OBAMA!

      Its unconstitutional and a disgrace with deadly consequences. Demand Congress stops the death sentence. Check this site that has the phone Numbers and Mailing Addresses of Members of Congress at: http://www.contactingthecongress/ to demand an end to illegal immigration and the dismantling of our military, which is our lifeblood against our enemies.

      We must Block amnesty for illegal aliens, which is entirely up to us—grassroots America—the little helpless citizens. You can also get alternative—NO SPIN– news about issues at One-America cable TV News http:/www.oann.com/ and TeaPartypatriots.org/ teaparty.org You might also like to try (AliPac) http://www.alipac.us

      ATTENTION: Why is 100 million new wide screen Apple i-phones to be manufactured in China, instead of America—where most are sold?

    2. FORGET IMPEACHMENT – a very slim chance it will happen

      better way to get rid of him – NATIONAL RECALL ELECTION

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