Originally posted June 16, 2015.
Seal our borders and pledge no amnesty! Pat Buchanan correctly asks readers, “Is ethnic, racial, and religious diversity truly ‘strength’?”
Why then, as Mr. Buchanan points out, has the most diverse region of Europe, the Balkans—with its Serb, Croat, Albanian, Slovenian, Macedonian, Turkic peoples, and Islamic religions—had the bloodiest history?
What problems do we Americans confront that will be more easily solved with millions more immigrants? Between 80 and 90 percent of those coming are from the third world. On average, they have higher illegitimacy rates than native-born Americans, higher drug use, rates of obesity, spousal abuse and child abuse, higher rates of disease, lower test scores and higher dropout rates, and higher crime and incarceration rates. Children of immigrants are more gang-oriented. And Third World immigrants consume more per capita in social services than they pay in taxes. Hence they contribute to fiscal deficits at every level of government.
Has the addition of tens of millions of Asian, and African Muslims strengthened the Old Continent that ruled the world? Or do they imperil its security and survival as the cradle and heartland of the West.
Anyone concerned for the future of this country as one nation and one people should find a candidate who will commit to secure the border, enforce immigration laws against business that hire illegal immigrants, and pledge no amnesty for the duration of their presidency.