Immigration & Illegal Aliens

Immigration & Illegal Immigrants

Americans do not seem to agree on what to do about immigration, legal and illegal.  I have a clear idea about how to solve this conundrum. 

My solution to the problem of illegal immigration is rather simple.  First, we build a wall across our southern border to stop the inflow of illegals sneaking across.   

Second, we issue a call throughout the land that all people here illegally must declare themselves.  None of them who are working will be deported.  Instead, we will issue work visas so that they may stay indefinitely—as long as they are gainfully employed.  After a certain grace period, maybe ninety days, we will hunt down and deport any who did not report.

What we will not do is make illegal aliens automatic citizens.  This is to test the progressives to see where their hearts really lie.  Progressives claim that they only care about illegals out of humanitarian concerns.  It is widely known that in fact what they care about is ten million new votes for their policies.  So, I propose a compromise: Illegals who are working can stay with the blessing of the United States, but they cannot vote.  If this is not satisfactory to progressives, we will have unveiled their true motivations.

VIVA MEXICO
VIVA MEXICO

The Jobs Americans Won't Do

The whole idea that illegal immigrants do the jobs Americans won't do is a myth.  Illegal immigrants do the jobs Americans won't do for the wages illegal immigrants will do them for.  I propose that any illegal immigrant be paid the same wages as Americans.  This will end the exploitation of illegals and put American workers on a level playing field with them. 

There are no jobs Americans will not do.  I recently took a long road trip by car across the Northwest United States.  I drove through countless little towns; stayed in many motels; ate in many restaurants.    I saw dozens of maids, waiters, busboys, lawn landscapers, and construction workers—they were all white Americans! 

I spent the night in a city of the state of Washington.  In the morning I saw a line stretching for blocks outside the window of my room. When I checked out, I asked the lady at the front desk what these folks were doing out there.  She said they were in line at the county building to apply for jobs picking apples. There were a handful of Mexicans, but most were white people. 

POPULATION DISBURSEMENT OF ILLEGAL ALIENS
POPULATION DISBURSEMENT OF ILLEGAL ALIENS
JOBS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS
JOBS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

Illegal Aliens Take Jobs from Americans

I was in the business of painting private aircraft for more than ten years.  I paid American workers an average of $20 an hour to work in my paint shop.  Toward the end of my business, I kept hearing regular customers for my other services (fuel, maintenance, etc.) say they were going to Fort Lauderdale to have their planes painted instead of coming to my shop.  It seems the prices in Fort Lauderdale at this one particular paint shop were less than half my prices.  Instead of paying $20,000 to have a Citation Jet painted, my old customers could now have it painted for $8,000.  I could not figure out for the life of me how this could be done, what with overhead and all (health insurance, workers compensation, etc.).  So I went to visit this paint shop for myself.

 The day I visited the Fort Lauderdale paint shop, several black SUVs came screaming onto the ramp.  It was ICE, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.  While I was in the office of the proprietor, looking out his window, I saw the ICE agents put twenty men in a circle on the pavement in handcuffs before hauling them away. 

I asked the proprietor what was going on.  He said, "Ah, they just took my crew away. They'll send them back to Brazil.  That's Ok.  I'll have twenty more here tomorrow."

 I was a stranger but he was quite open about it.  He told me that they work for three dollars an hour with no benefits.  They send most of the money back home. They know they'll be deported eventually. So, it's like a vacation for them, and a chance to make some real money—compared to what they make in Brazil.  So that's how he paints a Citation Jet for $8,000!

DEMOCRATIC PARTY SIGNS IMMIGRATION ACT OF 1965 TO SECURE A HUGE FUTURE BASE OF POOR VOTERS FOR SOCIALISM
DEMOCRATIC PARTY SIGNS IMMIGRATION ACT OF 1965 TO SECURE A HUGE FUTURE BASE OF POOR VOTERS FOR SOCIALISM
CHRONIC UNEMPLOYMENT IN AMERICA
CHRONIC UNEMPLOYMENT IN AMERICA
ILLEGAL ALIENS SAY AMERICA IS THEIR COUNTRY
ILLEGAL ALIENS SAY AMERICA IS THEIR COUNTRY
MARCH FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS
MARCH FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS
MANY COME HERE WITH A BAD ATTITUDE
MANY COME HERE WITH A BAD ATTITUDE
ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE POTENTIALLY AN ENORMOUS VOTING BLOCK
ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE POTENTIALLY AN ENORMOUS VOTING BLOCK
LEGAL IMMIGRATION AND ILLEGAL ALIENS BOTH EXPLODED UNDER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON TO GAIN VOTES FOR DEMOCRATS
LEGAL IMMIGRATION AND ILLEGAL ALIENS BOTH EXPLODED UNDER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON TO GAIN VOTES FOR DEMOCRATS

Immigration Act of 1965

"This bill we sign today is not a revolutionary bill. It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not restructure the shape of our daily lives." President Lyndon Baines Johnson

The Immigration Act of 1965 completely changed America.  Instead of admitting new immigrants based on what special skills they could contribute, we would now emphasize non-European immigration.  America was afflicted with this bill because its voters gave the most political power that they have ever given to any one party to the Democrats in 1964—two-thirds of the Senate and House; as well as the presidency.  

The ultra-liberal Americans for Democratic Action, the ACLU, and the National Lawyers Guild all fought for this change in immigration policy; as did the Communist Party USA (on the grounds that it destabilizes working Americans and would therefore make Communism more palatable). Today's population is the result of yesterday's immigration policy. 

The Progressive proponents of the 1965 Immigration Act claimed it was a logical continuation of the Civil Rights legislation that dominated the political scene during that era.  Democrats proclaimed that America's immigration policies were racist and that it was time we allowed people of color from the Third World to come to America and become citizens. 

The truth is that people of color consistently provided votes for the Democratic Party.  The Progressives of that party thought that with millions of new, reliable voters they could permanently swing the balance of power in America. That same reasoning motivates them today with their plan for "comprehensive immigration reform," which really means to take the ten or twenty million people who snuck across the border into America illegally, and turn them into new citizen voters. Anybody against that idea is branded a racist. 

The Immigration Act of 1965 was pushed through the Senate by Ted Kennedy.  He had some interesting predictions about the future effects of the bill on America:  "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 . . . It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs." 

Of course, everything he said was wrong and he knew it at the time.  A million immigrants a year did flood our cities; immigrant levels did not stay anywhere near the same; the ethnic mix of the country was greatly upset; it did inundate America with immigrants from one country and area, namely Mexico and Latin America; and it has cost American workers millions of jobs.  As Senator Kennedy knew it would, but forgot to mention, it upset the balance of power in America.  The Boston Globe credited the Immigration Act of 1965 with Obama's election in 2008.

Ted Kennedy predicted in 1965, "No immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is likely to become a public charge."  21 percent of legal immigrants receive public assistance, compared to 14 percent of native-born Americans. 

Immigrants from south of our border have a far different view of government than do Americans because of how things work in their countries of origin. Americans understand perfectly "Of the People, For the People, By the People."  But Third World peoples have no experience with this. What they do understand is: "If you vote for me I'll give you money."

Hispanic immigrants, by far the largest contingent, are eight times more likely than native born Americans to lack even a ninth-grade education.  And they have an average IQ 25 percent lower than Americans of European ancestry.  Intelligence is the single most important predictor of success in life, and contribution to society. 

What Progressives love to harp on is: "We're a nation of immigrants."  This is true. But here they commit the great sin of omission. They leave out the important part, which is: We are a nation of immigrants who came to this country to become Americans.

These earlier immigrants were courageous because there was no safety net in place when we became a "nation of immigrants."  There was no Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, or Food Stamps.  Immigrants from before the 1960s knew that if you came here you had to make it on your own merit. You do these people a sick injustice when you compare them to people who come here because we offer cradle-to-grave food, shelter, clothes, education, and medical care.

"In light of our 5 percent unemployment rate, our worries over the so called population explosion, and our menacingly mounting welfare costs, are we prepared to embrace so great a horde of the world's unfortunates? At the very least, the hidden mathematics of the bill should be made clear to the public so that they may tell their Congressmen how they feel about providing jobs, schools, homes, security against want, citizen education, and a brotherly welcome ... for an indeterminately enormous number of aliens from underprivileged lands.

"We should remember that people accustomed to such marginal existence in their own land will tend to live fully here, to hoard our bounteous minimum wages and our humanitarian welfare handouts ... lower our wage and living standards, disrupt our cultural patterns ...

"Whatever may be our benevolent intent toward many people, [the bill] fails to give due consideration to the economic needs, the cultural traditions, and the public sentiment of the citizens of the United States." (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 681-687.)

PROGRESSIVES PLAN TO BROWN AMERICA SO THEY MIGHT IMPLEMENT COMMUNISM
PROGRESSIVES PLAN TO BROWN AMERICA SO THEY MIGHT IMPLEMENT COMMUNISM
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR LEGAL IMMIGRANTS
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR LEGAL IMMIGRANTS

The Deliberate Browning of America

In 1970, there were 9.7 million legal immigrants in the United States and 50% of them were white.  Today there are 38 million legal immigrants and only 3% of them are white.

The percentage of Americans who are white has dropped from 85% in 1960 to 60% today.  White people are now the minority in 35 of the largest 50 cities in America.   

The White Race is to become a minority in America by 2042, according to projections made by the Census Bureau.  Nearly half of the births in the United States were non-whites in 2010.

This is not the result of some cosmic accident, but rather the result of a plan by Progressive ideologues that see people of color as the natural constituents necessary and vital to accomplish their ultimate goal: The destruction of America. 

The composition of the American people has been altered by immigration laws designed by Progressives to create an influx of peoples from the Third World.  Once they arrive here, the Progressive ideology of Multiculturalism rejects any unifying vision of Americanization. Instead of a nation of individuals, they want America to be a nation of groups with permanent ethnic ties that bind. 

America invited mass immigration from the Third World in the name of equality.  We denigrated our own history and culture, and glorified those of the Third World countries from which these immigrants came.  Proponents of Multiculturalism insist that new arrivals make no effort to assimilate; to do so they say would be "genocidal," a notion that makes a mockery of real genocide. 

BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP
BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP

Birthright Citizenship

Approximately 500,000 babies are born each year in the United States to illegal aliens. Each of them automatically becomes an American citizen because of an old and misapplied law that grants birthright citizenship. This comes from the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which was passed in 1868.

The purpose of the birthright section of the Amendment was not so illegal aliens could sneak across the border while nine months pregnant and give birth to American citizens. On the contrary, it was so that slaves would automatically be granted citizenship en masse without having to go through immigration procedures. If a slave had been born here, he was automatically a citizen after this Amendment passed.

The United States is the only First World country that has such a law, besides Canada. No country in Europe has birthright citizenship. I can only find twelve countries in the whole world that have it.

A survey done in California found that 15% of all new Hispanic mothers admitted to having come across the border specifically to give birth in the United States so that their babies would be born American citizens. All of the babies' relatives are then eligible to apply for legal immigrant status under the family reunification laws. None of the illegal alien mothers have health insurance or any money, of course, and the cost of these births is estimated at $5B per year.

THE PASSWORD FOR LEGAL IMMIGRATION AND ILLEGAL ALIENS
THE PASSWORD FOR LEGAL IMMIGRATION AND ILLEGAL ALIENS
PROTEST FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS (SIGN SAYS "NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL")
PROTEST FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS (SIGN SAYS "NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL")

Illegal Aliens

Progressives are hell-bent on legalizing the 12 to 20 million people who have snuck across our border.  And they in fact want open borders, to welcome all the world's poor to move to America.  Their reasons are simple: the world's poor would be voters with little skills or education who would surely vote for Communism.  And Communism is the secret goal of Progressives. 

Every attempt to seal our border is met by Progressives with the phony line that "only totalitarian nations build walls."  That is not true number one, and number two totalitarian countries build walls to keep people IN, not OUT. Nobody ever tries to sneak into a totalitarian country.  They try to get out.

Illegal aliens are granted free public education and free medical care across the United States.  Some states offer them free, or reduced tuition, college scholarships.  13 states give them drivers licenses.

It is estimated that 3% of the people called for jury duty are illegal aliens.  If they are called for jury duty, they can certainly vote. 

31 American cities have proclaimed themselves to be "sanctuary cities" for illegal aliens, meaning that they welcome illegal aliens and will protect them from deportation in open defiance of federal immigration law. 

87% of illegal aliens who have been deported do not leave the country, they simply disappear.  30% of federal prisoners are foreign-born.  Over one million crimes are committed each year by illegal aliens.  In Los Angeles, 95% of outstanding murder warrants are for illegal aliens, as well as 67% of all felony warrants. 

An estimated 60% of gang members in California are illegal aliens.  They are heavily implicated in drug trafficking and sex slavery as well.  The people who perpetrated the 9/11 massacres were all illegal aliens. 

NATIONAL ORIGIN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS
NATIONAL ORIGIN OF ILLEGAL ALIENS

The Lesson of Mexifornia

In the 1970’s, California had the seventh most educated workforce in the nation. Now, the latest census data shows it is at the bottom of the list. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, this is the result of massive immigration from south of our border. As the nation grapples with expanding immigration, California presents a preview of what might happen to the nation’s workforce.

California’s labor force has the highest percentage of high school dropouts in the nation: 16 percent. When only looking at immigrants, the percentage increases to 33 percent.  39 percent of immigrant households are recipients of welfare programs.

ELISEO MEDINA
ELISEO MEDINA

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Eliseo Medina is the vice president of the radical SEIU; a prominent member of the Democratic Socialists of America; and an advisor to President Obama.

Speaking of Latino voters, Medina said "When they voted in November, they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up. If we reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three? If we have eight million new voters we will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle."


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Comments 345 comments

hahaha 16 months ago

It's seems like illegal are not the problem But the whites and company's who hire them. They doit to save money and not to move their business out of the country


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gmwilliams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Mr. Watkins, you have hit the nail on the head. Illegal immigration has become quite problematic in America. It is now even going to be even more problematic with the amnesty program implemented by Obama and his administration. Obama contends that these illegals should be granted access to America. Obama went further to proclaim that the illegals are good for the country and many Liberals agree with this illogical premises.

What people refuse to acknowledge that illegals drive wages down. In this case, the illegals that are under the amnesty program have no contributable skills so they will be on the welfare rolls for a duration. They will use our hospitals and other social services whose costs will eventually go to the taxpayers who are overburdened enough as it is.

When these illegals do get jobs, it will be the poorest Americans who will be replaced, going into an underclass. Besides that, many of these illegals are criminals and gang members which means that crime is going to escalate. Many Texans, Californians, and Arizonians are reported as to how illegals are destroying their neighborhoods and properties. It is time to stop these illegals by establishing stronger borders and STRONGER militias. Something has to be done regarding this situation before America becomes a bankrupt, 3rd world country. We know that the LIEberals won't mind this at all; many in the ranks will actually rejoice and be elated over this.


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Steel Engineer 2 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine

A few thoughts:

1. The news is biased. They have an agenda: division.

2. Truth is (I'm from California) MOST immigrants come with a humble attitude. They are grateful, hard working. Like other immigrant families, by the 2nd generation, they are successful. By the 3rd generation, they are fully American. There is very little problem, really.

3. The real goal is not to shrink WHITES in the U.S. It is to shrink CHRISTIANS in the U.S. The nations favored for immigration are primarily catholic, muslim, and other non-Christians.

4. Look around you. All over the world, the secret society satanist end-game is in motion. They are murdering, hunting, and slaughtering Christians all over the world.

5. If you don't know Jesus, or if you are straddling the fence... better pick up a Bible and find out about salvation.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Jo Se— I am certainly with you when it comes to the upcoming election.

I appreciate your outstanding comments. Thank you very much for taking the time to read my article. I enjoyed reading your remarks and I am glad that you engaged me here. Thanks again.


JoSe 4 years ago

I read somewhere that in California you better know Spanish because you'll be fired, if someone applies for a position there and they fire you to hire him or her since they are Bi-lingual. This is wrong and I would sue for discrimination since you were fired for not knowing a language you weren't brought up speaking. The illegals are taking over and Obama is the reason, so let's VOTE HIM OUT in November and hire ROMNEY.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

John000— You had me at your first sentence. :D

Well said. It is amazing how seemingly intelligent people can spout off such tripe in exchange for approval of the things they do.

I totally agree with your remarks, especially that there exists a desire—both subconscious and conscious—to destroy America. You are absolutely right that the New Left blames the wrong source of every problem. They refuse to consider individuals might have moral failings, and that social maladies might be the fault of individual actions not "society." The only sin the Left acknowledges is having sound judgment, particularly about the behaviors of others.

That is an amazing reference from Chairman Mao. I would say even he was on to something there.

Thank you very much for your brilliant commentary. I sincerely appreciate the visit and your compliments.

James


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john000 4 years ago from Superior, Arizona

It is amazing how boneheaded some liberals are. The fact that the comments here of the left tend to be based on emotion rather than fact are a testament to a subconscious desire to destroy the United States. When the country implodes (or explodes), they will be the first to blame independent thinkers for the problems they will have trying to survive. Humans have an innate ability to deny what is uncomfortable. Not enough money for trillions of social welfare, it must be the fault of those who have succeeded. Don't have a cell phone? It must be unfair cell phone distributors. Not enough money to pay all the health professionals for care? It must be because we don't have socialist medicine. The fact that we are 16 trillion dollars in debt? It must be because Congress didn't appropriate enough money for the needy. The fact that we now have debt that equals the GDP? Obama's plan to spend even more now has nothing to do with it. Can't control the influx of people from abroad from entering the United States and using up far more money than paid in social security taxes or federal income taxes? A two-party system mired in self-interest and bogged down can't be the reason!

Mao Zedong used to say that what surprised him about the United States was its ability to get out of huge problems it created for itself. I think if he were alive, he would be flabbergasted to see where we are now. I am not a communist, but we can learn things from leaders of all sorts. I sincerely hope we can pull ourselves out of the mess we are in now.

Once again, good hub.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Nancy's Niche— Thank you!! Thank you very much! :D


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Nancy's Niche 4 years ago from USA

Excellent article, clear and concise; hard to argue with anything you wrote here. Kudos!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Hxprof— It is sad to read that you are suffering from such serious health problems. I will pray for your comfort and healing.

My working title of the book is: "Jesus in the World: The First 600 Years."

Thank you for your ongoing encouragement Brother. God Bless You!

James :)


Hxprof 4 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

I'll be looking for those upcoming articles, and I've no doubt they'll generate a great deal of interest, thus jacking up your author score.

My own lack of writing is due in part to running a business - that's been the case from the first day I joined Hub Pages. Still, I believed I'd have the time to write far more often than I have. Unfortunately, for nearly the past two years I've been plagued with a health condition that affects my ability to focus intently upon anything for longer than 20-30 minutes, making it nearly impossible for me to research and write. It also affects my energy level; I battle severe fatigue every day to keep my business going.

I recall you mentioning you were writing a book; I'll look forward to buying it!

Best to you.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Hxprof— It is a distinct pleasure to hear from you again, my old friend. You must be keeping busy as I see you haven't put out many Hubs. It has been almost six months since I have published a Hub. I have been working daily on getting my first book done. I am contemplating putting out a flurry of Hubs before the election; maybe 20 over 60 days time.

One reason I quit was that the HubPages Staff leaned on my author score—which they deny. My Author Score was always between 95 and 100 for two years until a controversy brewed in my Hub "Black Guys with White Girls." It was my money maker, drawing 300,000 hits. All of a sudden it was shut down one day because of comments made by visitors. I deleted the offending comments and the Hub was reinstated but demonetized and the next day my Author Score had dropped 20 POINTS! It is 74 now. I do not care because of ego reasons. I care because of the principle of being unfairly punished and HubPages lying about it. As if it could drop 20 points in a day all by itself.

I share your objection to the comment made by one of the visitors to this Page: "I believe that This country was built on Immigrants so Who are any of us to say who can and cannot stay?"

As you say: "Every sovereign nation has the right AND the responsibility to make a determination regards who comes in and who doesn't - security alone demands that every nation exercise that right."

Thank you for the correspondence. :)


Hxprof 4 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

James, I checked in on this piece to see what kinds of comments it has generated over the last 18 months, and my, what a read! This is one of the more astounding comments I read: "I believe that This country was built on Immigrants so Who are any of us to say who can and cannot stay".

I've heard this kind of thing so many times over the past several years, and it sickens me. There's a sense of entitlement and bitterness bound up in this kind of thinking. After all, America is wealthy and it's incredibly selfish for us to keep that wealth to ourselves!

Every sovereign nation has the right AND the responsibility to make a determination regards who comes in and who doesn't - security alone demands that every nation exercise that right. But here in the US we've failed, and folks like LanaLu think that's a good thing.

Perhaps if they lost a friend or family member to a terrorist attack committed by someone we 'welcomed' via our open borders it would alter their thinking just a bit.

Looking forward to your next article.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Curiad— You are most welcome, my friend. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I am grateful for the accolades. :)


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Lucky Cats— What a pleasure it is to hear from you on this subject! Thank you very much for your superb comments, with which I certainly agree. I appreciate the Voted "Up, Useful, Interesting."

James :D


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

tammyswallow— It is a pleasure to hear from you again. Thank you for taking the time to read my article and respond. Your comments are right on target and I enjoyed hearing from you. I appreciate the compliments as well. :-)


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

LanaLu— Welcome to my Hub! I appreciate the visit and I thank you for your excellent remarks.

You are absolutely correct that immigrants have contributed much to this country. But the waves of immigrants you speak of came long before we offered cradle to grave government money to the tune of trillions of dollars. Those immigrants came across the ocean with the knowledge that they would have to make something out of themselves or starve to death—a powerful motivator AND a powerful disincentive to anyone without gumption.

It is quite an opposite thing to tell people: "If you can sneak across the border, American taxpayers will support you and your children for the rest of your lives!"

You ask: "Who are any of us to say who can and cannot stay?"

Well, we are a nation of laws and we live under the Rule of Law. Are you saying we should have open borders and invite the world's six billion poor people to all move here so we can support them all? Are you saying no nation should have a border? That no nation should have any immigration law? Who are we to say? We are the taxpaying voters in a democratic republic! :-)

What nation has the most lenient immigration laws on earth? The USA!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Gail Anthony— It is great to hear from you again! Thank you very much for coming by and chiming in on my Hub. I am strongly in favor of large families. After all, God commanded us to go forth and multiply. The problem we have in America and in the world is that the most successful, intelligent people are having the least children. The West is committing demographic suicide.

I appreciate your comments. :)


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

john000— Thank you very much for taking the time to read my article. I really appreciate the voted up and useful and I enjoyed reading your remarks immensely. Well put!

You wrote wisely: "Progressiveness is synonymous with ignoring reality."

AMEN!!

You write: "Mexico is a rich country in many ways; there is no reason for the inequality present there."

I am going to be politically incorrect but bluntly honest. The only reason Mexico is not as successful a country as America is that they were founded, are populated by, and run by Mexicans. We were founded by, populated by, and run by Americans. If our people of the last 200 years had been in Mexico and Mexicans in America then Mexico would be the superior country. It is People that make a place great or poor—not geography.

I like your theory about mass illegal immigration preventing a revolution in Mexico. You can bet that the Mexican authorities are aware of this and that is why they actively encourage their own poor citizens to flee their own country and sneak into America.

The fact is that the average IQ of a Mexican is about 74 while the average American comes in around 92. That does not mean they cannot be wonderful human beings with loving hearts. Of course they can and I personally have never met a Mexican I didn't like. But that 20 percent is a huge gap when you consider that intelligence is a top predictor for success in life. So why on earth would we want to have a 100 million Mexicans flood into America? Only a people who long to kill their own nation would want that. And that is exactly what the New Left wants. To kill America, which they revile.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

This is extremely well researched and written James. The problem is huge and as you described, has been a plan for many many years.

Thank you for putting this out for all to read!


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Lucky Cats 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

James, you've written a complete and concise, fact based article which exposes much about the commonly held falacies regarding illegal immigration; as well as the unfortunate effects on this country's systems, as a whole. Up, Useful, Interesting


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Something must be done about this issue. I wrote a hub about the problems happening in Arizona. The federal government will not step in to help the states but it ties the hands of the states that are trying to get a grip on the issue. It is such a huge problem. Outstanding hub and coverage of this topic.


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LanaLu 4 years ago from New York

Well if I have my history Correctly... I believe that This country was built on Immigrants so Who are any of us to say who can and cannot stay... I worked at an immigration law firm for a long time and I have seen many faced with deportation to a country they knew nothing of because their parents failed to have the children documented and at the time they were of age it was already too late... So deportation does not solve the problem...


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Red Oaks— There is absolutely no need to apologize whatsoever. I very much enjoyed reading your story. Her main question, "We are not moving on until you explain to me what your definition of an 'illegal person' is" is an easy one. In all civilized countries of the earth the definition is the same: a person who is within the boundaries of a nation state illegally. That can be a person who snuck across a border or one who entered any country legally and agreed to only stay a certain period of time. This is taken very seriously nearly everywhere—especially in Mexico! :-)

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us.


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Gail Anthony 4 years ago

itakins and Rod Marsden, It doesn't take mush for religion to enter into the picture. Both the Catholic church and Mormans advocate large families. Catholicism through their views on birth control and the Latter Day Saints who promulgate large families so that the church will grow exponentially. It is also interesting to note that both churches believe that charity begins at home. As a side note, I am not a member of either church.


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john000 4 years ago from Superior, Arizona

There is a lot of meat in this article. We have reached a point in our history where denial is of the order. Progressiveness is synonymous with ignoring reality. If you look at the economic situation in the world, and all of the factors contributing to it, there is little doubt.

I fear that the Union may not be able to solve the issue of illegal immigration (here it is again, as you pointed out, ILLEGAL IS OFFENSIVE?) - but will again pass laws that sound great but are ineffective in stopping the flow.

I have an argument that has actually caused a few liberals to stop and think (I think that was what was happening). Here it is:

By arguing that illegal aliens have a right to free whatever, by ignoring the problem of uncontrolled immigration, and by acting as a pressure release valve for the social problems of Mexico, liberals in America are preventing citizens of Mexico from supporting a popular revolution. Mexico is a rich country in many ways; there is no reason for the inequality present there, except that corrupt politicians have been in control for a long time. By having a stiff immigration policy, we enhance the Mexican people's chance of a successful political revolution which can bring about the social changes required to reform education, medicine, housing, employment, the judicial system, drug cartels, and just about anything else you can think of that causes so much pain for the citizens of Mexico. By allowing the free flow of illegal immigrants, we are actively engaged in stifling political change for those people. Shame on us.

Voted up and useful.


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Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

James -- Thank you, James! See, I was hanging out with my friend (a bass player) at a pizza restaurant. A friend of his joined us and I started talking to her. She said she was a high school English teacher and a member of the Mississippi Writer's Guild so I told her about Hubpages. Having a Kindle with her, she pulled this site up and I sort of playfully told her that I was a contributor here. She didn't believe me at first, so I just grinned and told her my username. I wanted her to check out my Hub about 80s hair bands. But, when she saw the names of one of my other Hubs -- The Abortion Illusion -- all expression drifted from her face. At that point, she turned serious. I tried to tell her not to worry about that Hub and to read some of my other ones but it did absolutely no good. . . She went on the attack. . .

Next, she started looking through my recent activity and noticed that I had commented on this Hub. At that point, she became loud. It was really embarrasing; people were starting to look at us. She demanded to know what I thought about illegal aliens. I said, quietly, "Oh, I don't know. I was hoping you could critique my hub about 80s music as I have never had an English teacher review it". She snapped. "No! Wait! We are not moving on until you explain to me what your definition of an 'illegal person' is".

At that point, I stopped smiling and shifted in my seat a little. Luckily, she softened up in response and pulled up my Hub about 80s music. She became very passive aggressive at that point as she critiqued my writing. She pointed out so many errors in this, rambling, monotone, fashion. I was still a little sore about her getting so loud and was not taking her critique well. She made no effort to point out anything good about my Hub. Then, she started accusing me of rolling my eyes (which I did not do) as she apparently tried to destroy my self esteem. I feel sorry for her students if they must endure this same type of thing.

The bottom line is that I did not tell her to read my Hub about abortion or to judge me based on my commenting activity. She went on a deliberate attack against me anyway. The only thing I could think of to defend myself when she pointed out my run-on sentences, was that Faulkner used run-on sentences profusely. I was actually trying to change the subject to Faulkner. That was definitely a poorly planned come-back on my part. People thought I was comparing myself to Faulkner. Actually, I think they knew that wasn't the case but were merely turning on me and using anything they could think of to attack me.

The conflict could have precipitated as a result of suspicion of conservatism in what was apparently a leftist space. I decided to avoid giving anyone any ammunition to use against me from that point forward and deleted my work here. College towns are hard to navigate socially these days.

My friend started talking to someone else during all of this. He knew what was going on. He has lived here for many years and knows how to protect himself from nasty liberals. I am following suit -- no one will ever dig up any dirt on me in public like that again.

Sorry for using your so much of your comment thread for this story.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Red Oaks— I am very sorry to hear that you deleted all of your Hubs. Especially because people called you names and subjected you to such withering criticism. I thought your writing was good. Maybe not as good as Faulkner. :D

I am working hard on my book. I hope to have it done before long.

Who excoriated you for commenting on this Hub because of its title? There should not be anything offensive about the term "illegal alien." That is an accurate description of millions of folks. They snuck into the country in violation of the law. Native Americans did not have immigration law—or any law—since they lacked a written language.

Thank you for engaging with me on this and several other subjects. Take care.

James


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Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

Oh, and I almost forgot. I got massively excoriated for even commenting on this Hub because the title has the term "illegal aliens" in it. I was told that that term is offensive and not to use it. I was also told that I am an illegal alien because I am not Native American. So, it's okay to call me an illegal alien but real illegal aliens must be called "undocumented workers". See, this has nothing to do with one person being offensive to another. This is a matter of radical Leftists (who are the majority here) defining anything that is not consistent with radical Leftism as offensive. This is typical college town behavior. I should have never trusted anyone to view my work here.


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Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

That's okay, James. I deleted all my Hubs after basically being called mentally retarded by a person who is both a member of the Mississippi Writer's Guild and a public school teacher. I tried to accept the criticism in good spirits, but was accused of "rolling my eyes" and of being too egotistical to learn. You know, I am thick skinned, and try to be a "sport" about everything, including when being heavily criticized. But this time, even my most diligent attempts at accepting criticism from those who know more than me did absolutely no good. She told me that I write on a level that is far below high school and poured massive derision upon everything I had written before even making it through my article. I did not appreciate her unmitigated antagonism but, to protect myself from further ridicule, deleted everything I had written. I tried to point out that William Faulkner did not follow conventional syntax by any stretch of the imagination, and that some of his run-on sentences were over a page in length. Then, I got accused of comparing myself to Faulkner (which is completely ridiculous). But it got really ugly at that point and everyone turned on me. Anyway, keep up the good work. I look forward to your book. Don't worry about me. Writing just wasn't my thing.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Red Oaks— It's good to hear from you too Ben. Thank you for engaging and you are welcome. I'll be over soon to see what you've been (no pun intended) writing lately. I made myself a note of it.


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Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

Hey James! It's sure good to hear from you again. And that's okay that it took a while to reply. It took me a while, also, lol. Thanks for your excellent comments and I can't wait to read your book!


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Red Oaks— Hey Ben! I apologize for taking so long to respond to your outstanding comments. I have been plugging away trying to finish my first book.

Yes, statistics show that "Intelligence is the single most important predictor of success in life, and contribution to society." And as you say, this is not politically correct because, to start with, to progressives all people are equally intelligent and if any test says otherwise there is something wrong with the test, probably cultural bias. (As if 2+2 doesn't equal 4 in all cultures). :D LOL

You wrote: "Progressives think that every social ill is due to one class oppressing another, all cultures contribute equally, and rigging the game for 'victim classes' will repair them."

Progressives are all about destroying the heterosexual Christian white male. Or as they put it much more nicely: "Ending the hegemony of white males."

You make great points about Mexico. Some things come to mind. One, Mexicans claim they want Texas and California back. They seem to imply that had California and Texas been part of Mexico the last 150 years it would not be like the rest of Mexico. Politically correctness prohibits us from saying the obvious truth that what made these states great was Anglos. What made Mexico is Mexicans. Do people really want the United States to become like Mexico? If that is desirable then why do Mexcians come here by the tens of millions and why do very few Americans move to Mexico?

You write: "Mexico LOST the Mexican War and the U.S. government still paid Mexico for the southwestern United States. In fact, the total that the U.S. paid Mexico was even greater than the Louisiana Purchase."

I am amazed that Lefties constantly blast America for its immigration policies when the United States allows far more legal immigrants in than any country on earth and treats its illegals better than any other nation too. Nothing is good enough for the Left except the destruction of America. That is what they want and what they work for around the clock.

You write: "Leftists don't seem to understand that it is not cultural diversity that makes a nation strong; it is cultural solidarity and homogeneity. Any nation that is made up of minorities with competing agendas is an unstable nation. We will soon see an America without any Americans but with grievance camps in constant political conflict."

Wise and discerning words. Diversity has no benefit whatsoever but it is harped on as a universal good every waking hour. Unity is what is good, not diversity.

You are absolutely correct that "Illegals do the jobs Americans won't do" is nothing but a bunch of crap.

Thank you very much for reading my article. I enjoyed your brilliant remarks.


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Red Oaks 4 years ago from Starkville, MS

James-- You said "Intelligence is the single most important predictor of success in life, and contribution to society."

Few people are aware of this, as it is in defiance with the politically correct drivel that socio-economic stratification, racism, classism, and perhaps even xenophobia are to blame. (I finally read The Bell Curve, by the way, in case you could not tell -- great read!)

It is certainly better to be born poor and with an IQ under the right distribution tail of the bell curve than to be born into wealthy family business legacy. However, progressives think that every social ill is due to one class oppressing another, all cultures contribute equally, and rigging the game for "victim classes" will repair them. And, no, I am not basking in elitism here -- my IQ is not that high.

You also pointed out that:

"What Progressives love to harp on is: We're a nation of immigrants."

This is a very destructive example of an incessant Leftist pseudo-intellectual claptrap. What they seem to forget is that Mexico LOST the Mexican War and the U.S. government still paid Mexico for the southwestern United States. In fact, the total that the U.S. paid Mexico was even greater than the Louisiana Purchase. In addition, the U.S. extended a very generous immigration plan to Mexico on top of that -- one of the most leneant immigration plans any First World nation has ever granted a Third World country. The Leftists don't seem to understand that it is not cultural diversity that makes a nation strong; it is cultural solidarity and homogeneity. Any nation that is made up of minorities with competing agendas is an unstable nation. We will soon see an America without any Americans but with grievance camps in constant political conflict.

Also, the liberals clamor about being "humanitarian." However, do they ever stop to consider all the diseases that illegal immigrants have brought to the U.S. Is it just me, or are efforts to keep disease out of our nation a pretty good example of humanitarianism? With illegal immigration, it is impossible to even follow our own policy of disease screening immigrant hopefuls.

Also, it is nausea ad infinitum to even think that illegal aliens are voting. The ballots are even printed in Spanish in many states. There is so much wrong with this.

Many of the illegals are also trained guerrilla warfare combatants. They mail decapitated heads of police officers to the officers' families. Illegal aliens have even been caught at the border trying to smuggle highly enriched uranium into our country -- enough for a nuke suitcase. If the "humanitarian" Left thinks the Columbine massacre was bad, they need to wait until a guerrilla drug cartell hijaks one of our modern socialist university campuses (where guns have already been siezed from American students, converting them to sitting ducks).

The MSM tells the sheeple what to think. Our MSM debases border patrol officers showing them shooting innocent refuges but they never want to show footage of Mexican Mafia operatives with tattooed faces who kill Americans. Most conversations among modern American sheeple are in favor of Mexican immigration, even here in Mississippi! They repeat the tired old MSM axiom "Illegals do the jobs Americans won't do." I always ask them how any of those jobs got done over the past 150 years. Then I point out that we can't tax illegals as they do the jobs Americans used to do. This makes liberals brains explode because they love taxation almost as much as they love balkanization of America, lol.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

francis5k-- Thank you!! Thank you very much! :D


francis5k 4 years ago

Vote up!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Cassie Smith— Thank you for reading my article. I appreciate your compliments and I fully agree with your comments.

I looked at your profile page and I am quite pleased to "meet" you. Your titles look fascinating. I will be coming by to read some of your Hubs soon. :)


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Cassie Smith 5 years ago from U.S.

It is maddening that employers hire illegal aliens and make it hard for law abiding business people to do business. In some places like Texas, California and New York you can't seem to avoid businesses that hire illegal aliens because it's endemic. Great hub.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

francisid— Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I sincerely appreciate your gracious compliments. I enjoyed reading your cryptic comments! :-)


francisid 5 years ago

dogs bark when there are strangers..people bark when they have nothing to say.criticisms come and go,but they are always one out of ten..your hub is great.people must accept that.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Alastar Packer— Thank you!! I surely appreciate you coming by and inspiring and encouraging me. Your gracious compliments have made my day. God Bless You!!


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Hear! Hear! and Triple Cheers James A. Watkins. Your reputation shall precede you sir, as it already does here and wherever you choose to write the truth with your thorough knowledge and brilliant mind.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Master Yoda— Thank you for both of your erudite comments. I looked through my article and I can't seem to find a statistic "1 to 5." Where is that in my article? Maybe I just don't see it. I do not believe any of my statistics are made up. Tell specifically which one you think is and I will provide the official source for the numbers.

Conservative Christians made America great and created this awesome civilization that is by light years the greatest ever seen on earth. Tell me what other people have made such a great civilization?

This country rightly encouraged immigration back when it was sparsely populated and BEFORE it had any social programs that steal property from some to give to others.

This country was NOT built on Separation of Church and State. Is that term in the Constitution? This country was built on "free expression of religion." Now THAT is in our Constitution.

If my kin is a dying human breed then the world will enter barbaric dark ages. You have better hope your prophecy is untrue.

It was Christians who built Western Civilization and it is that civilization that raised much of the world out of poverty, and to such an incredible standard of living that people a few hundred years ago would scarcely believe it if they could see it.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

master Yoda— I should be banned from reproduction? And sweet, courteous, polite, gracious, civil, wise people like you should populate the world?

I am not holding back my country. If you think flooding America with tens of millions of illiterate, unskilled, ignorant people from the Third World will make America great then you are a complete imbecile. If that would make America great, then why aren't the countries they are coming from already great?

Learn something about history before you uncork such asinine opinions on others.


Master Yoda 5 years ago

love how u make up statistics like ¨1 to 5¨and whatever other phony bullshit you inserted in your nonsensical post. conservatiove christians are the downfall of the country and christians muslims and jews are the downfall of humanity period. go take you homophobia islamophobia racism mexiphobia and go somewhere. this country was built on the idea of immigration and separation of church and state. your kin is a dying breed human kind is evolving past racism and religion gtfo!


Master Yoda 5 years ago

from interracial chideren to immigrants, you are definitely a racist asshole. please castrate yourself, people like you should definitely be banned from reproduction on this planet. your the perfect example of what´s holding this country back from greatness.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

francisid— I agree with you. It is a major problem. And all those opposed to open borders are branded as "heartless" and the ultimate slur of all time: "racist!" :)


francisid 5 years ago

--and that is exactly the root which supports the tree of illegal immigrants.somebody is supporting them that is why they thrive.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

francisid— I think that Democrats want the illegals legalized and open borders because they know uneducated, unskilled people from the third world will vote for socialism in massive numbers. And why not? "Vote for me and I will take care of you from cradle to grave with money confiscated from other people" always garners votes from those who view themselves as unable to compete.

Thank you for visiting and commenting! :)


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

silly me— Thank you for taking the time to read my Hub and to comment on it. I am glad you found it interesting. I fully understand your feelings, as a person who has immigrated to the United States the legal way. Welcome to the Hub Pages Community! I llok forward to reading your work.


francisid 5 years ago

...that's the saddest point of all.there are a number of people who are willing to sweat it out just to be able to immigrate legally.Why would that be a problem to the rest?


silly me 5 years ago

Very interesting hub. As an immigrant who had to work through a ton of paper work, get examined by a doctor, wait for several hours at the American Embassy, and of course pay a lot of money just to be able to get married to the love of my life (who happened to be an American), I feel somewhat cheated by the people who make their way to the States illegally.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

francisid— Thank you for reading my article. I appreciate your comments. And I agree with you.

Parasitism is a strong word but somehow appropriate. The root cause, I would say, is a Mexico that doesn't know how to govern or produce success. And that is mired in third world levels of corruption. The US could help by ending the stupid "drug war."

The other part of the root cause is the bleeding heart liberals in America who are committed to provide for the whole world's needs if it bankrupts America or not, and if it creates dependents who are no longer free people or not.


francisid 5 years ago

the solution is quite simple-- cut out the roots that support the tree.

with the illegal immigrants problem,pruning is no longer enough.what is needed is to identify what's behind the resurgence of the millions of people illegally bathing in the resources which are meant for legal settlers.sometimes,a bigger figure is behind that's why it overshadows the real cause.but as long as we haven't identified the root cause of these illegal immigrants,we'll forever be bathing in the lake of parasitism.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Gail Anthony— You are welcome. I appreciate your kind compliments. Thank you for taking the time to read my article and respond.

I was not aware that "millions" of illegal aliens come through our ports. I would have thought that customs & immigration would have checked this flow.

I agree that illegal aliens do not vote legally. But they do vote. Motor voter laws make it nearly impossible to check legal status.

I think you might be surprised who will vote for a demagogue promising free this and free that if elected. This has a powerful attraction for the poor, legal or not.

Your comments are excellent. Welcome to the Hub Pages Community!


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Gail Anthony 5 years ago

James, You wrote a detailed, interesting, and informative piece that I enjoyed but there are two items regarding your solution upon which I have to comment. Building a wall across our southern border would not stop the millions of illegal aliens that come in through Boston, New York, Baltimore, and Miami. These illegals are African, Hispanic, and African. 35 years working in my prior profession taught me that illegal aliens couldn't give a rat's fanny about Democrats or Republicans. If they have any children that are born in this country, those children might take a political position. However, no illegal alien votes legally.

Thanks for a good piece of writing.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

tonymac04— You are welcome. Thank you for reading my work and leaving your comments.

A nation is: A people who share common customs, origins, history, and language; a nationality.

Are you in favor of a One World Government? Do you believe that any nation has a right to a border? Do you believe that any nation has a right to control who is within its borders?

The United States takes in a million legal immigrants a year. Are you saying that is not enough? Do you believe that all people on earth should be able to pick up and go live anywhere on earth they want, and immediately qualify for the largess of those states that have a huge welfare apparatus in place? Do you believe that all people have a RIGHT to the wealth and income of other people?

American taxpayers gave, through their government, $100 billion to the third world from 1950-1980 and yet most of the recipients found themselves in roughly the same shape at the end as they were in the beginning. This remains the biggest act of national generosity in human history by far.

The government also sent tens of thousands of techical experts to the third world to share its bounty of knowledge in industrial techniques, food production, railroad efficiency, modern mining, public health, and government administration. The work and charity done by American Missionaries around the world has been unprecedented in human history, at great danger to themselves and at tremendous cost. Private citizens in America give more to charity than any government.

The economic success stories have come without exception from countries that have embraced free enterprise: Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, and China.

You are right that political will is absent, but it is absent in the poor countries themselves. There is a direct correlation between property rights and lack of poverty, for instance. The Rule of Law is missing in the Third World, which is full of homegrown corruption.

Naturally, the defense budget of the United States is higher than say France or other NATO countries. We have been protected them for 60 years at our expense! And you can't go by the figures of Socialist regimes such as China because their information is secret while ours is public.

You make many good points, my friend. There is nothing I would rather see than all people on earth well fed, well housed, and well clothed. And well educated.


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

Leviticus 19: 33 & 34: "When an alien settles with you in your land, you shall not oppress him. He shall be treated as a native born among you, and you shall love him as a man like yourself, because you were aliens in Egypt."

James - you talk about "Hispanics" and "Americans" - Hispanics have as much right to be called "American" as any citizen of the US since they were born on the American continent of European anscestry, by the way. Which just shows how artificial "national" borders are.

There is actually a very simple answer to the "problem" of "illegal" aliens - if the world's richest countries would contribute hugely to the development and education of people in the poorer countries the "problem" would go away because better educated, housed and fed people don't need to go elsewhere and their fertility rates go down dramatically. They will stay at home.

The US is immensely rich and so acts as a magnet for those who are struggling. Quite normal. Every human being wants to make a better life for themselves and their families. To reduce the magnetic effect help improve the standard of living in the other countries.

The United Nations has a programme called the Millennium Development Goals which aims to do just that. If the US would invest say half of the approximately $850 billion it spends on defense in the development goals the defense spending would be made unnecessary.

The solution is simple and would not add to the tax burden of US citizens. But of course the political will is no doubt absent. Arms manufacturers make too much profit from their businesses to want to see peace prevail, and they control politics.

But really the answer is simple and relatively cheap - educate people. It has been found across all cultures and races in all countries - the better educated especially the women are, the lower the fertility rate. And the lower the fertility rate the more a society is able to succeed in all areas.

We have similar problems in South Africa although we are not nearly as rich as the US. We also struggle with these issues with far fewer resources to deal with them. And I sould say to our lawmakers too - export development and education to the countries from which people are flocking to South Africa. And indeed South Africa is participating in the NEPAD (New Programme for African Development) which was actually initiated by our former President Thabo Mbeki. It's a programme which faces many problems, not least of which is the lack of money that is endemic on the continent. But at least it is a start in the right direction. And most countries on the continent are working hard to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Thanks for an interesting Hub.

Love and peace

Tony


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

mrgwr— Your sharp rebuke in your first sentence made me go back and read my article again. Right near the top I said illegal aliens, who are criminals—meaning it is a violation of United States Criminal Code to be in this country illegally—should be able to stay as long as they want as long as they are working. And that they should be paid as much as a citizen for the work they do. What is it you want?

All I said about race was that radical left-wingers, who are socialists or communists, push for the massive importation of people of color for political power, since people of color are natural constituents for socialism and or communism—this can be plainly seen in their voting record. That is absolutely true. Are you saying that to speak the truth is inherently racist?

I never said America was only for white people, nor did I imply it. I have to wonder if you even read my article. I did offer practical solutions, which you do not address in your hurry to instead call me names, the typical progressive response (Ad Hominem attacks). I see no practical solution offered by you in your comments.

Yes, America was once a great melting pot. But that is decidedly not the aim of progressive multiculturalists. Their aim is to destroy the melting pot and promote group identity and privileges.

I totally agree with you that we have a terrble education system. I have written about this twice, most recently here:

http://hubpages.com/politics/Education-Problems-in...

Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your comments.


mrgwr42 5 years ago

Furthermore if you want to talk about something that is really affecting this country, how about the fact that while the amount of knowledge in the world right now is growing exponentially and the need to invest in our future through quality education and by improving our educational system, government continues to make cuts in funding to education, while the rest of the world is investing more and more in the future of their respective countries by trying to improve education and by investing in the children of their respective countries on all levels so that they can better compete in the world in the coming future but we cut funding for education. How totally retarded is that?!!!!


mrgwr42 5 years ago

It must be great to be a racist SOB who thinks that the United States is only for white people. Ignorance is an unfortunate thing because it is so widespread and feeds off of it self without offering any real practical solutions. It would be better to try and educate as many people of the worldas possible that come to our country so that they can contribute to our excellence as a nation. In cse you don't realize all of us came from somewhere else at some point in history and that great melting pot that is America has enabled many thoughts, inventions, and ideas that would have otherwise been repressed to blossom and contribute not only to our advancement but to the advancement of the world.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

magnoliazz— I appreciate the vote of confidence. Thank you for the accolades. I would run for office but there may be some skeletons in my closet. :D

I can see why it irks you that illegal aliens receive free medical care and social services, which, as you say, are eventually paid for by American taxpayers. Illegal aliens do seem to get benefits that native born Americans do not get.

I do not think we should provide benefits for anyone who hates our country and what it stands for.

You make a good point about immigrants coming here legally and illegally to live off the largess of working Americans. Many progressives point to compassion, but mostly to the waves of immigrants 100 years ago—without mentioning that those immigrants came when we had NO safety net save local charities.

I think most Mexicans do come here to work. But surely our social services package is a HUGE incentive to come here. Any progressive that denies that is lying, period.

Thank you for visiting my Hub. I appreciate and agree with your astute observations.


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magnoliazz 5 years ago from Wisconsin

James, you did it again! An awesome hub, you make so much sense. You should run for office, I know I would vote for you. We need your good common sense in Washington.

You know what irks me? The Mexicans all get free health care in our county, which my tax dollars pay for. One day I took the a friend to "La Clinica", where English is a second language by the way, and I see all these fancy new SUVs all over the place, and yes, they belonged to the Mexicans who are getting free health care with my property tax dollars. Hmmmm, makes you wonder.

I drive up in an old beater truck, because after paying all those property and school taxes I am just about broke for the year. BTW, I don't get free health care either.

Don't get me wrong, I am more than happy to help out my fellow tax payers if they should fall on hard times, but why should I have to pay for someone from another country, who pretty much hates America, and figures we somehow OWE all this free stuff to them?

Not to mention that the Mexicans shoplift so bad that there are but a few gift shops left in our county and they are going under too because of all the Mexican theft. They WANT to get caught for shoplifting, county jail is like a vacation for them....and of course, once again, I get to pay for that too.

If the Mexicans want to stay here, they should have to do it without all this government aid. They don't want to come here to work, they want to come here to get free housing, food and medical care and the whole time they hate America and Americans.

Now I am not saying they are all like that, I have plenty of Mexican friends who did it the right way and became an American citizen, and they feel the same way I do about their fellow Mexicans.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Sam— WOW Sam! You made quite a statement here. You know what, I absolutely agree with you. I hadn't looked at it from this angle. Thank you for opening my eyes.


Sam 5 years ago

Our politicians are allowing the Hispanics to sneak in illegally with an intention to compete with the workforce available in China. But there are several major differences between these Hispanics and Chinese. Chinese are patriotic about China (even though we say they are not) - Hispanics are patriotic to their own countries Mexico, etc. Hispanics want to take back Texas and California into Mexico - Imbecile Idea - but they have it. Chinese are hard workers - Hispanics work hardly. They are more into luxuries not available in their countries. Chinese work legally work legally for their country - Hispanics work illegally here but for their own countries. Chinese have their own language - Hispanics have lost their language completely and speak Spanish, how stupid can these people be! They are proud to speak Spanish, the language of their rulers! Chinese have talent, training and intelligence - Hispanics have none of these. How can these Hispanics make our country as hard working as China!!!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

shynsly— Welcome to HubPages! I tried to draw the traitors out of the woodwork with this piece. :)

I see you live in Arizona so you would know more about this than I would, plus have much more stake in the outcome I would imagine.

I absolutely love your idea of putting illegals to work in prison making cheap products! Ha! That's an awesome idea.

Thank you for the visit and your excellent comments.


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shynsly 5 years ago from Sierra Vista, AZ

I admit, I'm a simple-minded schmuck and generally fully support kicking ILLEGAL immigrants out, 1st offense: mandatory deportation with finger prints taken. 2nd offense: jail time in "special" border prisons where their labor is exploited to cheaply produce products WE can export to CHINA even more cheaply then China's crap can be imported here...

That being said, in the interest of showing what the liberals and progressives truly want, I find myself thinking you may very well be on to something...


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

RTalloni— I'm doing the best I can! The support and affirmation from you and others makes it all worthwhile for me. Thank you. :-)


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RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

"everything he said was wrong and he knew it at the time" must be the proverbial understatement of the century.

Keep raising the bar for balanced thinking!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

swift— I don't think the whole word wants to live in America. Far from it. Plenty of people are perfectly happy just where they are. It is home, after all. And it is probably in a society that shares their culture and world view.

I do not believe the wars were started under false pretenses. The abuse in prisons you are talking about a handful of people. In any war there are atrocities committed by bad seeds.

The occupation of Palestine? There is no such thing. Try reading the truth about it here:

http://hubpages.com/education/History-of-Israel


swift 6 years ago

"That is one of the greatest things about America: Anybody can make it big here."

I cannot argue with that. I was in America over 11 years ago, and one of my host families were rich Malaysians, who came to US some decades ago with nothing.

In fact I remember another hosts of mine, she was an Egyptian kopt and her husband was German, they were truly rich - she came with nothing and made her own travel agency, he was architect.

But do not tell me that Americans are so free spirited, they are not, or at least they do not seem to me.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" - this is wonderful, but you see, you believe in this as a American citizen, and for American use, within America, not outside.

What makes you think, that the whole world wants to live in America? :-))

I like the thought that your government does not tread on the rights of its citizens. What about the rights of people in Iraq for example. Weren't their rights tread upon, when under completely false pretence US and UK attacked their country? And all the abuse that happened there in the prisons, done by US soldiers including women - is that a mark of free, civilized society?

And is not that laughable in the face of the occupation of Palestine, where US is the black hand behind the scenes supporting Izrael with all the weapons, including nuclear arsenal?


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

JamesCanton— I mean that multiculturalists, hell bent on destroying America because they hate her, have denigrated American history and culture while they praise the failed cultures of the Third World, in order that by this brainwashing of our youth, they make America appear not worth defending. In other words, they teach that putting a bone throught your nose is equal to putting a man on the moon.

I am about 1/4 Cherokee.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

swift— There is no aristocracy in America. Many of our richest people came up from nothing. That is one of the greatest things about America: Anybody can make it big here.

The United States Declaration of Indepedence says this:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

This means that our rights come from God, and government should be below our rights, not above. If we do not have our natural rights we are born with, given to us by the Creator of the Universe, it is only because men (a government of men) has intruded upon them and taken them away. This means that the rights of Americans do not come from our government. Our government merely acknowledges them and doesn't tread on them.

The United States has had immigration laws since 1790. America welcomes over a million legal immigrants each year—far more than any other nation and the vast majority of them are from the Third World. Where in that equation do you see racism or xenophobia?

Christians didn't start slavery. Slavery existed long before the time of Christ. It was an accepted part of life on this planet. It was considered normal. You and I don't consider it normal. But you can't judge people living in the past by current standards. You must judge them by the standards they knew.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Hxprof— You provided an outstanding explanation, my friend. Not much I can add to that. Thank you very much.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

swift— I appreciate your point of view. Should not countries have borders then?

Should the United States let the whole world come here and live then?

What about other laws, should we keep those or disregard as well?

How would you feel if someone snuck into your home through the sewer or a basement window? Would you welcome them then?

I don't believe that idea that America's wealth is made off the third world. That is a myth. If it is true, explain how it is done. I'll tell you another myth: that wealth is created off the backs of laborers. Think for a minute: 100 years ago China, Russia, India, and Africa all had far more broad backs or laborers than did America and we left them in the dust. Wealth comes from ideas, invention, ingenuity, and innovation—the stuff America was made of.

Americans hate socialism because we've been free for far too long. With socialism out goes freedom and liberty. The state has to be all powerful to equalize everybody's possessions. Americans see the results of Socialism in North Korea, Cuba, USSR, Eastern Europe, and China—100 million murdered, people enslaved.

Yes they are all equal—ALL equally poor.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Rod Marsden— Well, I must say you came back in with a whole lotta good points. I appreciate your contributions to this discussion. We may be halfway to solving the world's problems. Thank you! :D


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JamesCanton 6 years ago from St. Louis MO

What do you mean, "We denigrated our own history and culture, and glorified those of the Third World countries from which these immigrants came." Are you a Native American?


swift 6 years ago

Hxprof, thanks for explaining. In certain way it does make sense. But there are two or more sides to everything. For example when you say: "People were deprived of property they'd earned through their hard work and the work of those who willingly accepted pay to work for them." Lot of this property was gained on the back of the poor, who perhaps "willingly" worked there, because they had no other choice. Why should only the rich enjoy the abbundance of forests and fields, only because in the past they got somehow into power through some favours to the aristocracy, while the poor were prosecuted if they have stolen a piece of bread to have something to eat.

"Right given to us by God" - I am not socialist, and I do believe in God. But sometimes I am perplexed, what is the American notion of the "rights given to us by God"

James A Watkins - said that the first migrants that came to America had nothing guaranteed, but they had also no border agencies waiting for them, no prejudices, no restrictions, nothing. In fact, it was hard, but it was a heaven on earth. Unspoiled. If you worked hard, you achieved something. There were no detention centres with bullish cops waiting there, were they? But now, even if someone is trying to work hard, there is prejudice, xenofobism, paranoia, racism etc.

Indeed, Europeans ending slavery - well, you can put it this way, if you like. The slavery that was going on between Africa, Britain and America was on the biggest scale imaginable, before and since. It would be nice, if the people who were calling themselves Christians did not ever started it, they would not have to boast about "ending" it.


Hxprof 6 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

Swift, I'd like to offer a brief answer to your question: "why the Americans hate the idea of socialism so much? What is so scary about it?"

The world has seen the mayhem caused by communist and socialist dicators. Tens of millions of people were killed under Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler (National Socialist), Pol Pot, etc. People were deprived of property they'd earned through their hard work and the work of those who willingly accepted pay to work for them. Much of the initial wave of Cuban immigration to America in the early-mid 60's was of the wealthier segment of Cuban society-certainly those who had the most to lose as Castro seized control of the economy.

What is scary is to have to rely on the government to provide for our needs; reliance on self, our family, friends, neighbors and ultimately on God to provide for us is a sure way to avoid becoming dependant upon an entity which can and WILL take away what it provides if we don't 'play ball'. That is the whole point of our Constitution: Rights given to us by God, not by government; created equal, but equal results not guaranteed. When we allow government to step in to try and equalize the results we lose our rights to that government.

Americans resist any kind of tyranny regardless of the benefits because we lose everything else when we do that, and we risk then the loss of those 'benefits' provided by government because the government no longer has to answer to us. That's what is so scary!


swift 6 years ago

"and poor people migrating to a country that offers free food, housing, clothes, medical care, education, etc.—all confiscated from other people's earnings."

but the immigrants, at least the majority of them, want to work, or no? they want to earn their living, if they get the chance! for example the Mexicans, who are crossing the boarder are working, illegally, but working to send home some money to their families.

And why should not the Third World, as it is called, profit from the so called "civilized, developed world" when quite a big piece of the the "Western civilization"'s profit is on the back of the third world countries.

I do not disagree that there are individuals whose main objective is to take advantage of the system, but those are even between Americans themselves. So why always point the finger at the immigrants.

And finally, what is wrong with socialism. In fact, my parents were prosecuted by communists, but even they had to admit, that the division in society were much more balanced, more equal and in certain ways fair. Not completely fair of course, because the people with party connections had always some kind of privileges, but in general it was much more fair than the "democratic" system - which is really just an empty label, because true democracy have never existed, does not exist and it never will. I experienced communism only as a child, but one of its positives were, that I do not recognize any class system. Most of the people - doctor or university lecturer, or a shop assistant were living in the same building. Perhaps it seems weird, but that is how it was.

I wonder, why the Americans hate the idea of socialism so much? What is so scary about it?


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Rod Marsden 6 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

In some parts of the USA it is true that people do eat too much for the present. It is also true that in other parts of the USA people are thin and undernourished. Just like in other Western style countries it isn't a fair balance across the country.

Desperate people do horrible things Hxprof. This may not excuse them but it provides some understanding and insight. If Red China had kept going the way it was going with population there would have been mass starvation especially in the south of the country. What they did was brutal, sure, but they could see no alternative. Creating a better alternative for other countries, other places, other people would be the way to go.

I also agree that too much is spent on war. India and Pakistan especially. I was amazed to see in Janes just how much India has in the way of ships and planes of war yet many of her people live in poverty.

God may have made an earth that can sustain a lot of people but there are still limits.

Yes, fresh drinking water for a number of reasons has become a big issue. In Australia and the USA rising salt has become a threat to agriculture. When the water turns salty it is no good to drink and no good for the plants. There is some evidence that Mesopotamia ended its days as a city because of rising salt. There are past civilizations in central America that also collapsed due to lack of fresh water and also possibly the rising salt issue.

James, I am glad you mention the fact that quite a few other races that were and are not white have also been involved in slavery. Slavery is an abomination and it is unfortunately part of our collected history. This does nothing for the generational guilt involved.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Ravaged Nation— Thank you for your kind comments. I wouldn't say you don't have the ability. You are just getting started here. Welcome to the Hub Pages Community! I'll be by soon to read your latest Hubs.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Hxprof— As always, you make excellent points that get down to the heart of the matter. Thank you very much, my friend, for coming by to share your insights. I know you have worked on the border, so few would know more about this than you.


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Ravaged Nation 6 years ago from New Hampshire United States

Wish I had the ability to write a Hub like this and generate as many great comments. When I see all these comments, it encourages me to believe that eventually the people that believe in American excellence will once again control the legislature. As far as Global Visa's comments let me chime in...you are racist because you even exist. So am I though...so I feel I am in good company.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Global Visas— Welcome to the Hub Pages Community. Thank you for reading my article and leaving your comments.

I simply reported the facts. Facts aren't racist. They are merely facts. I am not sure what you are talking about. Is it this?

"The White Race is to become a minority in America by 2042, according to projections made by the Census Bureau."

That comes from the U.S. Census Bureau. Are they racists for making that statement? Or am I racist for quoting them?


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Rod Marsden— If there is a problem with meals in America it is that we eat way too much. Look at the lineup at the welfare office—fat, fat, fat. Hardly the look of real poor people, such as those in Biafra or Bangladesh.

You are surely right that the world is finite. Your comments are well received. Thank you for engaging. I appreciate your insights.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

itakins— Yes, you are absolutely right about the bailouts of bankers. I was and am totally opposed to that. I agree that those "elite" folks should not be shielded from moral hazard, while regular folks suffer the consequences. That money surely would have been better spent on the poor, or not spent at all.

You are welcome. Thank you for sharing your keen insights with us.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Gypsy Willow— I hear you. It is a difficult subject alright. My main point is that there are people who want to flood the country with poor people for the express purpose of destroying America. And people who want to limit this flow to protect America from being destroyed.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

swift— My family tree? Well, I am perhaps 1/4 Cherokee. Beyond that, I come from mostly Welsh stock—hardly a race of people with a history of oppressing others.

Yes, the first white Americans were immigrants. The chief difference that needs to be remembered is that these immigrants came to a world with no safety net. It is a bit different to immigrate to a land with cradle to grave support from other people's earnings. It is more difficult to compare the two groups than to simply say they are all immigrants. On the one hand you have a movement of people from the most civilized part of the earth to what was then the Third World. Now you have the Third World emigrating to the most successful country in the history of earth. Quite a different thing.

Surely you know that Europeans were not the only people who have engaged in slaughter or slavery. Both have been going on since time began and are still going on. Slavery was once worldwide. If anybody ended slavery in this world, it was the Europeans. They didn't invent it—they ended it. Slavery is still a major problem in much of the world. Slaughter still goes on.

If you don't know why I mentioned color then you missed the whole point of this article. White progressive socialists figured out long ago that people of color favor socialism and anti-Americanism—as white progressives do. Therefore the mass movement of people of color here is no accident. It is part of a plan to seize political power of the most wealthy nation on earth, for the purpose of imposing a socialist state, or as some believe, a worldwide government of socialism—an ideology that is anti-American at its core. You wrote:

"Why do you deny the right to settle in a new country for others, when you claimed that right for yourself? And at the end of the day, who emmigrated to America or to Australia from Europe? Most of the people were poor"

You are correct. You apparently do not understand the difference between poor people migrating to a land where they were guaranteed absolutely nothing; where they had to fend for themselves or die . . . and poor people migrating to a country that offers free food, housing, clothes, medical care, education, etc.—all confiscated from other people's earnings.


Hxprof 6 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

Rod, the Red Chinese are brutal-period. I have no sympathy for a government that uses such heavy handed methods to limit population growth; there's no excuse for it.

The earth is obviously finite-no doubt about it. I don't believe that the earth's resources are as finite as we might think. There's evidence that oil is still being produced by the earth. Coal is tremendously abundant. Water is MORE finite than we used to believe, but we reduce what's available to us by polluting much of it.

The earth's governments spend countless resources on weaponry-imagine how many resources would be available for food production, generation of energy and the creation of new technology to assist us in getting the most out of the resources available to us.

I'm not suggesting that we stop making weapons; the unfortunate fact is that war will be with us until Christ comes to establish His Kingdom. My point is that God made an earth that is able to sustain a great number of people-how many we don't know-and IMO no scientific studies will be able to tell us how many people can live on earth.


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Global Visas 6 years ago from Global

I have never read such a racist article in my life. By calling yourself "the White Race" (and in capitals no less), you make this a case of "us vs them". I'm ashamed to share the same skin colour as you.


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Rod Marsden 6 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

James, children will only grow up to take care of their elders if they get the three meals a day they need plus hope for as good as if not better future. Too many people and those three meals may not happen.

In Ethiopia those three meals don't always happen. In the Middle Ages in Europe those three meals were also dodgy.

In the 17th and 18th Centuries Europeans including the British solved their population problems through conquest of the New world and through mass migration to the New World. Now there is no New World to speak of.

The world is FINITE. It can be seen from space. Fresh water to drink is not growing. Some parts of the world such as Australia are discovering that it is shrinking. Places to grow food are also shrinking rather than growing. There have been documentaries on the extinction in some waters of what were once popular breeds of fish. What do you think happens when there is infinite population growth on a FINITE world?

I vote for education rather than forcing anyone to do anything against their will. What the Red Chinese did they did because they were desperate. Let us hope that the USA and Australia never become that desperate.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

itakins— Once again you make outstanding points that must be considered when ruminating on this subject. Thank you for engaging. Yours is an erudite voice.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Chasuk— Thank you for providing that link. It is an interesting article. The entire Eugenics movement was based on IQ and fertility rates. For a brief sample you may go here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertility_and_intelli...


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Rod Marsden— You are right that malnourishment hampers the development of intelligence. That's a very good point, friend. Children were once seen as the greatest of blessings. Yes, they had to be fed. But they grew up to care for their elders, too.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

James

We must take care of the poor in our midst, of course. We should take that responsibility ourselves—not shuck it off the government. Remember the government doesn't have any money. It only takes our mone'

I am a bit like a creaking door at this point....yes it is our money ,and Western govts have wantonely wasted OUR money by bailing out the banks -the super rich elite of the world-who should have had to accept the consequences of risk ,like the rest of us.

Meanwhile so many wrongs in the world could have been put to right ...

Thank you for allowing me speak ...so frequently.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

brandonhart100— You are welcome. I hope I was not offensive. I surely don't mean to be. I agree that something has to be done. Thank you for your kind regards.


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Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Reading the comments to your excellent article it shows that there are such heartfelt opposing views on the matter that it will be almost impossible to reach agreement. I can see good points on both sides but the chance of a compromise look very slim if not impossible!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

mamatetis— You are welcome, and thank you for visiting my Hub. I looked at your Hub and it is very interesting. I appreciate the link. Welcome to the Hub Pages Community.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

lender3212000— You may well be right about that. I appreciate your insightful remarks. Thank you for coming! :D


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