WASHINGTON: A Nation of immigrants? We are not only a nation for immigrants. However, we could soon be a country of criminals if we do not heed the cautionary tale of illegal immigration.
Most people within the boundaries of the various states are native-born Americans. To that add twenty-million naturalized American. (US naturalization rates increase most for those from India, Ecuador | Pew Research Center )
Most of the people who live in America now, or in the past, are native born. While there is a naturalization process for immigrants, a process does not exist for illegal immigrants.
This is why DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has, at times, become a policy issue in America. Naturalized citizenship, like that enjoyed by Ilhan Ohmar, can be revoked under limited circumstances:
- If your citizenship was derived through military service, it can be revoked upon a dishonorable discharge after a general court-martial.
- Your citizenship could be revoked if, within 5 years of naturalization, the U.S. government proved you joined a subversive group. Such groups include Al Qaeda and the Nazi Party, for example.
- Your citizenship could be revoked if, within 10 years of naturalization, you refused to testify before a U.S. congressional committee investigating your involvement in an allegedly subversive act. Subversive acts include trying to harm U.S. officials or overthrow the government.
- If you lied or concealed relevant facts in order to obtain U.S. citizenship, your citizenship could be revoked.
Native-born citizens must renounce their citizenship to lose it. (Vladimir Putin grants Russian citizenship to Steven Seagal)
Citizens, are citizens of states and by extension citizen of the misnomer “nation.” The states create the federal government, not the other way around.
There is no such thing as an “illegal” immigrant. The word “illegal’” negates the term immigrant. The swarms of people from Central and South America and Mexico crossing the U.S. border pleading for asylum are aliens, and in too many cases, criminals intent on harm to Americans.
“We are a nation of immigrants” is a favorite aphorism of vote-seeking politicians.
The saying reaches back to the 1870s. However, it is not true. So who cares?
The pretense that we are all immigrants is babble. Words thrown about by the politicians to curry favor with some minority du jour. It is more “give me your vote,” and I will pay you with social safety nets.”
Most politicians aren’t interested in the nonsensical twaddle about “give me your tired and your poor” as reflected on the Statue of Liberty. Maybe an update to the original should be “Welcome to New York, home of AOC and DeBlasio. If you think it was bad where you were, with until you start paying for NY Liberal policies.”
This meaning that the taxpayer will provide the dollars necessary to provide immigrants – legal and illegal – with food, housing, medical care – those things bought and paid for by American taxes. Taxes squeezed from the citizens who may or may not want an influx of “the tired, huddled masses” seeking economic opportunity in the US.
The states, which grew out of our 13-original colonies, are by their founding, diverse.
They were not immigrants seeking opportunities in a multi-cultural national country. Groups came from their “home” countries, banding together and creating new lives based on the culture and history of the land that they left.
These original immigrants, unlike the hoards at the southern border, were not thugs. They did not suffer perilous journies from four corners of the earth seeking free handouts. They came to a better place. A place of their making through their belief in God, hard work and providence.
The goal was not to traffic illegal commodities to the native-born. Or to take advantage of a robust economy created by an American president.
The first “immigrants”
In 1607, the Massachusetts colonists and Virginian colonists sought very different types of freedom of religion. The Puritans of Massachusetts wanted to correct man. The Virginians (Largely Calvinists) wanted God to cleanse man. The two had no desire to huddle their masses together.
The Puritans became Unitarians and good (supposedly), while the Virginians remained sinners. (American Culture: Massachusetts or Virginia)
Subsequent spreading of variations of these and other cultures saw separate and distinct colonies and cultures.
There was no damnable and ludicrous “melting pot” for some political nation as the politicians and pseudo-historians tell us.
These same politicians then spill their guts with that tired old “Shinning city on a hill” and “American exceptionalism” claptrap.
Meanwhile, the citizens who were born on American soil with the tax and spend burdens of the Government will most probably die under those same burdens.
Illegal Immigrations Cautionary Tale
Politicians with too little backbone or common sense, promote the concept that these poor people are hungry and tired. They must not be kept out by walls and soldiers and guards. Politicians will not call these caravans what they are: savages trying to force their way into a country they have no rights too.
One of Texas’ greatest, Stephen F. Austin, said to his fellow Texans after returning from a failed attempt to convince General Santa Anna to follow constitutional law: “Gentlemen, I am afraid it is time to load our guns and assert our rights.”
Time is running out on the remnants of the American Union.