By Frosty Wooldridge
According to a front page feature story in USA TODAY, July 5, 2006, "A NATION OF 300 MILLION", the United States surpasses 300,000,000 people by the end of October. Current demographic prediction, based on accelerating immigration-pushed growth levels, shows America adding 100 million people by 2040.
For those asleep at the wheel—that's 34 years from now—a blink in time.
To place this horrific growth rate into perspective, it resembles a human tsunami. Much like nature's earthquakes that occurred beneath the surface last year, the energy wave sped below the surface for hours and hundreds of miles without notice. Once it hit the shoreline in Sri Lanka, it created cataclysmic devastation and thousands of deaths. Why? No one suspected it. No one took action. Once it hit, everyone became victims!
The U.S. Senate in May, 2006 passed S.B. 2611 that doubled current immigration levels from one million to two million annually. It increased work visas by tens of thousands. It continued allowance for millions in chain migration. It allowed millions more in anchor babies. The senate bill did nothing to stop illegal immigration, estimated by Time Magazine in a feature story on September 20, 2004, that exceeds three million people crossing into America illegally every year.
What does that mean for American citizens? What about our overloaded cities? Overwhelmed schools? How about our water, farmland, energy, air quality, food sources, species habitat, and dozens of other issues?
The first question we must all ask ourselves is: can anyone name a single advantage to adding 100 million people to America in 34 years? What will it do to our society?
In 1900, the world population reached 1.6 billion; today, it exceeds 6.5 billion; by mid century it's expected to grow to a low of 9.1 to as high as 9.8 billion.
According to the March 14, 2005 Time Magazine, eight million people starve to death annually. Over 35 percent of humanity does not have clean drinking water. Species extinction exceeds thousands annually. What is it that we hope to accomplish by adding another three billion people to the planet with the consequences already raining down on us with current population levels?
In 1964, America housed 194 million people. Gas prices remained steady at 29 cents a gallon. Candy bars sold for five cents along with ice cream cones. A pack of cancer sticks cost 20 cents. Movies cost 50 cents. No one heard of gridlock, air pollution or road rage. Today, gas exceeds $3.00 a gallon, ice cream cone tops $2.00 and cigarettes run $3.80 a pack and movies exceed $8.00 a ticket. What's changed? Short answer: supply and demand caused by population.
Here are a few things you can expect in your state as population rises all over this country.
In the next 50 years, you can expect 1,000,000 to as many as 3,000,000 more people added to your state depending on location. Once their numbers manifest, they won't go away. Why? Because, at the same time, that 100 million spreads to other states! Texas adds 12 million by 2025, Arizona adds 4.1 million, Colorado adds four million by 2050 and California adds 20 million by 2035.
Today, states like Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and California don't possess enough water for their residents. Aquifers degrade as fast as diesel engines pump them dry. Water shortages and rationing will become the norm while green lawns become as extinct five cent candy bars.
At the same time, states like Colorado lost 1.6 million acres of prime farmland to development in the past 10 years. Why? They added 1.3 million people. They will add four million more by 2050. Latest reports show Colorado will lose 3.1 million more acres by 2022. How many by 2050? An additional two million more acres will be placed under concrete and asphalt via roads, malls and housing. Your losses will be commensurate to your population growth.
While we exceed the land's carrying capacity, we pack ourselves in like sardines with smart growth, slow growth and managed growth. It's all growth that adds cars, trucks, homes, power plants, malls and smoke stacks. Have you noticed traffic in your city? How about the bumper-to-bumper traffic? Can you imagine what it will be with an added 100 million people in 34 years?
By that time, gas or other alternative fuel will cost $8.00 to $10.00 per gallon and water prices will break your wallet. Your food costs will triple. Goods and services will explode beyond predictions.
How about your quality of life? Standard of living? What about species extinction? Air pollution? Acid rain? Crowding of national parks? Lakes? Streams? How about soil erosion?
We paint ourselves into a corner. We're driving this population train into a dead end tunnel. When will local and national leaders stand up and speak out? When will newspapers, TV and radio talk shows deal with our number one crisis: overpopulation!
What's driving this overpopulation juggernaut? Legal and illegal immigration! What can we do? We must push for a 10 year moratorium on all immigration. Once we stabilize our country, we may return to 100,000 immigrants annually that will lead to a sustainable and viable future. To continue on our current path resembles the reckless path of the captain of the Titanic.
What you can do to change America for the better:
Awareness Campaign web site, www.mcs-global.org, which is purely to help save and protect human health and environmental health globally. Diana Buckland is founder and global coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Diana makes impact all over the world.
From Part 5 of this series, "Destroying our oceans", if you would like to become involved please refer to www.savetheoceans.org for a first rate lesson on how to take action in order to cleanse our oceans, restock our fish population, move toward recycling and cleanup of our world's most important living resource. Watch shows on PBS that expose where we threw two million tires into the waters off the East Coast and all the damage those tires are doing to marine life. You'll find out what you can do to have them raised from the deep. Additionally, check out www.greenpeace.org for actions at the national and international levels.
To reduce illegal aliens in your community, you may follow the course of action by Mayor Louis Barletta of Hazelton, PA. He offers a bomb proof ordinance that takes business licenses away from those who hire illegals. He legally halts landlords from renting to illegals. Without work and without housing, illegals cannot stay in your community. Check out his website for instructions: www.SmallTownDefenders.com/public/node/6
Visit D.A. King at the www.thedustininmansociety.org to see how Georgia created the best laws to stop illegals at the state level.
Please check out William Gheen at www.alipac.us. He's a mover and shaker. He will direct you to specific actions that make you more powerful and effective.
To stop this invasion locally and nationally: join www.numbersusa.com for free and you can join www.fairus.org and www.thesocialcontract.com
Wooldridge presents a 45 minute program to colleges, high schools, civic clubs, church groups and political clubs across America titled: "COMING POPULATION CRISIS IN AMERICA: WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT". Go to his website for further information on booking the program. www.frostywooldridge.com
To make visual impact: Additionally, we have 300 remaining Paul Revere Ride T-shirts left that feature: "Stop Illegal Immigration" on the front and the very cool "21st Century Paul Revere Ride" logo on the back with web sites. You are invited to support the PRR. Send donations to: 21st Century Paul Revere Ride at POB 207, Louisville, CO 80027.
www.21stCenturyPaulRevereRide.us ; www.numbersusa.com ; www.carryingcapacity.org ; www.balance.org ; www.thesocialcontract.com
www.alipac.us at 1 866 329 3999; www.theamericanresistance.com ; www.ccir.net ; www.theByteShow.com ; www.projectusa.org ; www.borderguardians.org ; www.immigrationwatchcanada.org ; www.mothersagainstillegalaliens.org ; www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com ; www.unitedstates.fm ; www.worldfreedomtour.info ; My book: "IMMIGRATION'S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES" Call: 1 888 280 7715. http://www.TiANews.com – www.victimsofillegalaliens.org ; www.pacinlaw.org; http://USABorderAlert.com/http://SanDiegoBorderAlert.com ; For motorcyclists:
www.americanfreedomriders.com and www.immigrationbuzz.com ;
Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. He presents a program to colleges, conferences, high schools and civic clubs around the country: "THE COMING POPULATION CRISIS IN AMERICA: WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT". His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS" ; "STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE" ; "IMMIGRATION'S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES" ; "MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND—A TEEN NOVEL" ; "BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION" ; "AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTICA". His next book: "TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP". He lives in Denver, Colorado. firstname.lastname@example.org www.frostywooldridge.com