Like the slavery issue of 1776 when the founders framed the U.S. Constitution, 21st century immigration parallels the complexities of the past—facing today’s leaders and citizens.
Back then, they talked about a wonderful new concept of self-government that yielded, “…life, liberty and pursuit of happiness…,” as long as you did not carry shackles around your neck and feet.
Americans kicked the can down the road for nearly 100 years before the can kicked back. The American humorist Mark Twain said, “Silent assertion is the shabbiest of all lies. It happens when leaders, the media and church obfuscate, cloud, suppress or deny a social wrong or something not working in our civilization.”
Our ‘silent assertion’ ended up with America ripping itself apart in the Civil War.
Slavery could not continue as an institution. People died by the hundreds of thousands. Yet, today, slavery continues in Africa and people continue killing one another.
America repeats this slavery atrocity in America today: illegal immigration! Rich people and corporations employ poor people at slave wages to the tune of over 10 million of them in 2010 along with another 10 million of their kids and spouses. Those slave wages beat the misery of Mexican wages and many other countries. The rich dodge the laws and the poor crawl across American borders to break the law: “I came for a better life for me and my children.”
In violation of the rule of law, we kicked this noisier can down the road for the past 30 years, and someday soon, we will pay for our stupidity, greed and this modern day slavery. The financial costs will exceed $5 trillion according to the Heritage Foundation for any kind of an amnesty for them and their kids. Once they gain citizenship, they will be able to ‘chain migrate’ millions more of their families.
Why can’t other countries duplicate the simple market dynamics of America to bring their citizens a prosperous way of life? Why don’t the people of Mexico raise up and vote leaders into office that would serve them instead of force them into another kind of slavery north of the border?
Today, 3.1 billion human beings, according to the World Bank, live on less than $2.00 per day. Another 2.0 billion live on less than $3.00 per day. Their numbers grow by over 80 million net gain around the planet annually. Their poverty grows beyond solving.
You may look close to home at the island of Haiti. It houses 9.5 million, mostly illiterate, culturally poor and completely destitute people even BEFORE the earthquake. Demographic projections show Haiti adding another 3.1 million within a few decades.
Haiti’s problem? The Catholic Church advocates against birth control which results in overzealous human fecundity!
Haiti’s land mass? Less than Rhode Island, our smallest state. Rhode Island houses 1.05 million people to give you an idea of Haiti’s demographic overshoot.
If given a chance and a boat ticket, the entire 9.5 million humans on the island of Haiti would immigrate to America tomorrow. If given a plane or boat ticket, a minimum of 3.1 billion humans would immigrate to the land of milk and honey, America, tomorrow.
What’s the problem? Those folks around the planet in greatest poverty add 80 million of themselves annually on their way to adding two to three billion by mid century.
THE IMMIGRATION LINE GROWS AND NEVER ENDS
What cost to American taxpayers each year? Try a whopping $346 billion spread out across 15 federal agencies! (Source: Edwin Rubenstein Report, www.thesocialcontract.com )
What does that reality mean to every American citizen? I offer you one of the simplest and most brilliant five minute video ever created in this world by Roy Beck. It explains their dilemma and our predicament. Watch it and weep! Watch it and share it with everyone you know to help every citizen in this country understand the mind-boggling futility of further immigration into the USA.
In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes to see for yourself:
After you watched Beck’s first video, view this 10 minute video that arrived last week. It’s already enjoyed nearly 1.0 million viewers. It shows what we face if we continue our current immigration policy. Out of the next added 100 million people to the USA via mass immigration, a full 70 million will be third world immigrants and their children. Watch it and gasp! Watch it and learn! Watch it and share it with everyone you know.
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a word “Mind boggling!” www.NumbersUSA.org
If we fail to change our immigration policy, much like the ‘slavery issue’ of 1776, we most certainly will not survive the outcome as to sheer numbers, as to a livable environment and as to a sustainable civilization. Today, we can make a difference to change the future for our children. Within 25 years, if we allow immigration to add 100 million people, our children and all living things in America will be nostril-deep in irreversible consequences and unsolvable problems.
Join www.NumbersUSA.com to become an active participant in your children’s future. It’s goal: to reduce all immigration into America to 1960 levels. Bi-partisan, fair and over 1.0 million members from all walks of life.
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