KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD: SLAVERY, SILENT ASSERTION AND IMMIGRATION
June 25, 2012
Last week, President Barack Obama stunned U.S. citizens with an unwarranted amnesty for up to two million illegal aliens residing within America.
On September 17, 1787, when the U.S. Constitution passed for the original 13 colonies, the issue of slavery found itself buried in fear. Mark Twain called it “Silent Assertion” in one of his articles. It meant that while putrid stench of slavery reared its ugly head everywhere in the north and south, none of the founders dared deal with it for fear of losing the Union. They kicked the can down the road.
Less than 100 years later, that slavery issue erupted into the Civil War that killed a half million Americans.
21st century slavery in America
In 1986, President Reagan kicked the immigration can down the road. Today, Congress and the past four presidents have kicked it down the road. At some point, we must deal with the sheer numbers. In an ironic way, importing all this cheap labor is much like slavery in the 21st century—in that it will backfire on us. We cannot continue taking on endless millions of immigrants as if we were the Titanic taking on endless sea water after hitting the iceberg.
What if the next president, Romney or Obama, gifts 20 million illegal aliens with amnesty? What will happen to our citizens, citizenship and our country? What about this ‘Human Katrina” of humanity flooding into our country faster than today. From that human flood, expect 100 million people added to America within 38 years by 2050. (Sources: PEW Hispanic Center Report, “U.S. Population Projections” by Fogel/Martin)
Anyone living in a large city excited about that? How’s that gridlock traffic and toxic air pollution doing for you today? Like the high prices for homes and heat? Wait until you compete with another five million. Everything, I repeat, everything degrades as population grows.
California, at one point, housed a mere five million. Today, that state features 38 million on its way to 60 million. At one point, citizens did not suffer gridlocked traffic, water shortages or air pollution. In the early years, neither did Arizona or Colorado. The same goes for all cities of the United States.
We must deal with the sheer numbers of people at some point
After 1965, population growth raced out of control across this great land. At this moment, 315 million Americans feel the pinch, the unease of their predicament and the symptoms of their dilemma. We cannot solve our problems of debt, unemployment, poverty and hunger. We cannot maintain our infrastructure. Yet, we add 3.1 million people annually via immigration.
Since we invite 1.2 million immigrants annually and another 800,000 illegal migrants into this country annually along with 900,000 of their births—what’s the big deal about allowing five or 10 million annually?
If you study international demographics, you know that 80 million people add themselves, net gain to the planet, every year. (Source: www.populationmedia.org and www.worldpopulationbalance.org and www.balance.org)
To put things into perspective, one-third of them cannot find a clean glass of drinking water daily. Out of that 80 million, 18 million starve to death or die of starvation related diseases annually. (Source: World Health Organization) At least three billion humans live on less than $3.00 a day for food. (Source: Roy Beck, www.NumbersUSA.org, “Poverty, immigration and gumballs”)
No end to the line of desperate humanity coming to America
Thus, if we opened our borders to save humanity from its horrible fate, an immediate 18 million starving souls could find food and shelter in the USA annually. However, after a mere five years, that equals 90 million added to our country. In 10 years, that equals 180 million people and in 20 years…well, you get the picture.
William N. Ryerson, director of www.populationmedia.org, said, “I have read with interest the various perspectives presented in the debate on U.S. immigration policy. I pose the following question to anyone who thinks "border control" efforts will not accomplish anything: If the U.S. had no border control, what would happen to the number of people entering this country from the far corners of the world?
“There is no doubt that if there were absolutely no barriers or restrictions at our borders, this great nation would be flooded -- overwhelmed -- inundated -- by MILLIONS of well-meaning, hard-working, honest "tired and poor" people within a matter of months.
“It's hard to know the number who would move to the U.S. if our borders were opened, but surveys in many countries show significant numbers who would like to live in the U.S. If the borders were opened, perhaps 3 billion people would find their way here in a short period of time - ten times the current population of the U.S. The infrastructure would collapse, our water supply (and food supply) would be exhausted, people would be sleeping in the streets, energy would be at a premium, in short, chaos would be the new norm.
“At current rates of growth, in just 15 years the U.S. population will grow by the equivalent of a new Los Angeles, plus New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Francisco, Indianapolis, San Jose, Memphis, Washington, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, Boston, Columbus, New Orleans, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, and El Paso. All of these to be added in just 15 years! We have heard a lot about the cost of rebuilding New Orleans. The cost of developing new infrastructure in the next 15 years will be huge - and perhaps not achievable. If we opened our borders, the reality would be much worse.”
What would you do if you were president of the USA?
Therefore, if you enjoyed the power of the U.S. presidency or controlled the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, what would you do? Open our borders to unlimited immigration—knowing your children could not survive in the long term? Or, would you be smarter, more logical and take actions in order to build a sustainable, long term U.S. sustainable civilization?
Within 30 years, we expect 100 million added to this country at our current level of legal and illegal immigration. Do you want that result for your children? What will they tell you in 30 years if that 100 million comes to pass?
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I can tell you this: if we allow our country to remain an open border-- your life, your children and this society face a degraded future. What do you think about that for future generations?
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:
“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck
Additionally, if you expect this nation to change course, you must become involved. Join www.NumbersUSA.org and www.CapsWeb.org in order to stop mass immigration. You will join over 1.3 million Americans that care about their kids’ future.
Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Wednesdays as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show "Connecting the Dots" at www.themicroeffect.com at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. Adjust tuning in to your time zone.
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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.�