AMERICA A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS: NOT REALLY
March 18, 2016
Up until 1965, 95 percent of Americans became Americans by being born within the United States. Yet, political propaganda tells us that we are a “nation of immigrants.”
In this ongoing series of interviews with former U.S. Army officer, 1st Calvary, George Phelps, he takes a different approach to our nation.
“I’ve been hearing for years that we are “A Nation of Immigrants,” said Phelps. “Not true: it’s propaganda. I decided to research that well-known phrase to see just where that came from. I looked through our Constitution at great length, and I couldn’t find anything there about us being “A Nation of Immigrants.”
“Of course, the Statue of Liberty has a phrase on it that says “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless; tempest-tossed to me I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” However the statue of liberty’s declaration is NOT the law of our land. It’s a philosophical phrase only. And, officials tacked it to the base years after the construction of the statue.
“Here’s what I discovered about the origin of the phrase, A Nation of Immigrants. It first appeared as the title of a book written by John F. Kennedy---“A Nation of Immigrants.” This was a propaganda book pushing his legislation to end the ‘quota system.’ It was written in 1958 to promote Senator Kennedy’s changes to the immigration system. Later it became a ‘campaign tool’ to pass an Act known as the Hart-Cellar Act. This act was the beginning of the immigration dilemma we’re dealing with today. According to my ‘research’ the ‘phrase’ is political, primarily designed to help pass certain pieces of immigration legislation. A re-issuance of JFKs book, by Ted Kennedy, was a part of the legislation intended to ‘erode’ our borders.
“Even in the 1920s and 30s the sociologists of immigration did not use the term ‘nation of immigrants.’ It wasn’t until the 1950s that the phrase began to be used by Americans.
“In an effort to prevent Congress from including national origins quotas in the 1952 McCarran-Walter Act Harry Truman began declaring that “the United States was and always has been a nation of immigrants.”
“So there it is. That phrase has no legal authority, but has been used as a propaganda tool for the ‘no quota’ and ‘open borders’ advocates.
“As I understand it, President Kennedy’s position on Immigration was outlined in his book “A Nation of Immigrants.” President Kennedy felt that no immigrants should be excluded from entry into the United States, either by country of origin or race.
“In President Kennedy’s book; “A Nation of Immigrants,” his essential argument is that Americans are all immigrants -- and therefore excluding certain immigrants from certain nations is “nothing more than racism.” He was very explicit that Mexicans were targets of racial preferences.
“However, I personally don’t believe he would have been in favor of open boarders and the entry into this country of people who did not abide by America’s legal system of admitting immigrants. As I mentioned, it has become an invasion of ‘immigrants’ accompanied by terrorists, drug traffickers, human traffickers, people with diseases, no particular working skills, and they ‘impose different and alien value systems on our society.’ I don’t think President Kennedy could have anticipated the immigration problems we have today. He most certainly wouldn’t have imagined the invasion of Muslims in this country.
“This is the problem we face today, and we must stem this tide of people, especially those from third world countries who have no concept of hygiene, and carry all sorts of diseases some of which we had resolved in this country and are once again on the increase. Certainly we know the problem with terrorism, and yet our government refuses to secure the borders, the airways and the ports of entry.
“And just recently, a flood of illegal juveniles have entered our country from Central America; This flood of illegal ‘immigrants’ is estimated to be 47,000+. It is said that the administration has orchestrated it!
“This invasion of illegal immigrants has not only overpowered our medical facilities, school systems, job markets and political culture, but it has impacted our environment on a national basis. The environmental impact is immeasurable. Our borders are strewn with debris left there by the invading illegal aliens, our water supplies are being stressed, as are our food supplies. The pollution added by the increase in the automobile ‘population’ is further contaminating our breathing air and last but not least significantly causing unnatural temperature increases, known as global warming.
“What is going on now is pure lawlessness and government dereliction of duty, even criminal intent and control.”
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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. 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.
His latest book. ‘IMMIGRATION’S UNARMED INVASION—DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.’