This past weekend, Coloradans sped out of Denver on I-70 westbound for a three-day frolic in the mountains. Tens of thousands of them flooded the Interstate with three lanes that narrowed into two lanes after 20 miles into the mountains. By noon, traffic lurched to a halt with the sheer numbers of people driving into the High Country.
Over the 4th of July, this same scene repeated itself in Chicago, New York City, Baltimore, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Cincinnati and San Francisco—along with dozens of other mega cities across America. Americans' vacations suffered via massive traffic jams, along with crowded beaches, overwhelmed vacation spots and overbooked campgrounds.
(Massive traffic jam for 9 hours on I-70 out of Denver, Colorado for 100 miles on July 4th weekend. The same jam repeated itself on Sunday evening.) Photography by Frosty Wooldridge
On I-70 past our house, for 8 to 9 hours, drivers suffered stop and go traffic at 3 to 5 milers per hour to go 100 miles to their destinations in Vail, Breckenridge and Grand Lake. Talk about short tempers, flipping the bird, angry drivers and a feeling of helplessness!
Along the way, accidents created even more traffic jams because everyone slowed to stare at the fender-benders. The more they slowed and stared; they created more crashes from not watching the road.
In short: Coloradans live a growing nightmare of too many people, too little roadway and no solutions whatsoever. Everyone screams at the Department of Transportation to add more lanes, but the mountain passes and the limited terrain won't allow it.
My wife and I stood on Exit 254 with our signs to join www.NumbersUSA.org to empower themselves to stop the reason for the 10 hour traffic jam over 100 miles. We also featured www.CapsWeb.org to help citizens empower themselves.
What caused Colorado's 100 mile long traffic jam? The reason: relentless, massive and inexorable population growth created by legal and illegal immigration bombarding America.
(Sandi on I-70 with her sign asking motorists how do they like their predicament.) Photography by Frosty Wooldridge
Yet, no one dares speak a word for fear of verbal and social reprisals. If you so much as mention a word about immigration, the media brands you with various names.
Further, no media outlet dares mention what we face as a civilization. Not Megyn Kelly, Wolf Blitzer, Brit Hume, George Will, Kathleen Parker, Thomas Freidman, Scott Pelley, Brian Willaims, David Muir or Diane Sawyer. PBS and NPR flee the subject whether Charlie Rose, 60 Minutes, Lianne Hanson, Terry Gross, Steve Inskeep or Robert Siegal. In fact, they suppress any mention of our predicament.
Dear reader, your kids face another 100 million immigrants flooding into this country within 30 years or less. That equals doubling the populations of our 20 most populated cities. One hundred mile long traffic jams won't be a phenomenon on the 4th of July. They will become the norm.
Beijing, China and San Paulo, Brazil suffer 200-mile jams regularly. Their quality of life quotient degrades beyond anything you can imagine in the USA, yet they too, grow and grow and grow.
As my wife and I stood on the overhead bridge to watch the faces of all those people stuck in gridlock, thousands of them snapped our pictures onto Facebook, Twitter and Google. They cheered us, especially the truckers who face gridlocked traffic as a daily nightmare.
Right now, in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, tens of thousands of desperate migrants crash our borders. As the first 50,000 succeed, you may expect another 50,000 after them and another 50,000 after that. Again, we accept 100,000 legal immigrants every 30 days.
How long can our country, our society, our civilization sustain such a human flood? California suffers a 100 percent severe drought, but expects to add 20 million people within 30 years—98 percent of that increase from immigration.
How long can our president and Congress fail to enforce our laws to maintain our integrity as a sovereign nation? How long can we support 400,000 "anchor babies" annually being birthed in our country by foreign women who become welfare queens of our tax dollars for the next 18 years for each child? How long before your kids attend schools with 20 languages, radically different cultures, free breakfasts and lunches for the poor. How can we survive unending diseases like TB, scabies, head lice, tapeworms, Chagas, polio and worse—being brought across our borders unchecked?
Write these people and demand they address our population-immigration predicament:
Robert Siegel at firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Brian Williams at email@example.com ;
David Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Bob Sheiffer at email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; thomasfriedman@NYtimes.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org; gma.abcnews.com ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Why aren't you out there with my wife and me? Why aren't you protesting the loss of your country?
While driving past my wife on the exit ramp, one woman yelled out, "Strength to your sword arm. It's going to get worse."
My wife yelled back, "Not if citizens take action to change the course of history like Thomas Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart and every red-blooded American who spoke up for this country."
(This 9 hour traffic jam of 100 miles lasted into the night beyond 10 p.m. on July 4th weekend.) Photography by Frosty Wooldridge