Yes, and we fueled our growth not by opening up the borders unilaterally but by being selective. What people forget while they lose the argument whilst quoting Emma Lazarus and waxing nostalgic is that we screened people back then. They had to be medically examined. They used to even flip up an eyelid—if it was so much as pink, you were on the next steamship back across the pond. It is now 2007, the old arguments do not intellectually parallel those that were valid during the turn of the last century and the Industrial Revolution.
Today we have created a virtual slave class, bought and paid for by our government that commits treason for the sake of cheap labor. The social fabric of the US is being torn apart, not to mention the obvious economic impact.
such a thing as a good and bad immigrant. We should always strive to want to attract the best and brightest, the most talented and gifted who will enrich our nation AND
assimilate into the distinct American culture. E Pluribus Unum, not the other way around. It seems the hand-wringing self-loathing crowd in this country has a problem making a moral stance, one that is very much justified, necessary and appropriate.
Tis true. I’ve not always cared for some people’s posts here over the years, but am repulsed by yours. It’s despicable IMHO and insults my nation, my values and those who died for the very freedoms you so cavalierly deride as passé or old fashioned.
|Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 37):|
Exactly - FREE association, not dictated to by artificial boundaries.
You defeat your own argument here. Free association and HUMAN NATURE dictate that when men associate, they also create a border, to establish the criteria upon which they have associated. Cavemen had boundaries, tribes formed and social compacts have existed since man has existed. You may not care for the alleged arbitrary nature of a physical boundary, but men fight wars for them, to establish them, to defend them, and to preserve what is inside from being tainted by some external force. Borders are ingrained into human nature and they WILL NEVER disappear.
Besides, if there were no borders, where would people go? The reason more people WANT to come here is because we ARE a special land of opportunity. You bastardize that and the USA becomes a third world country in no time. Then where will people go? Then what benefit did the utopian panacea bring about? Nothing.