The purpose of government is to watch out for its citizens, especially so with our immigration policy. Tucker Carlson reminds viewers that U.S. immigration policies are in place to help Americans.
The point of our immigration policy, the point of all of our policies is to help Americans. Watching out for our citizens is the only reason we have a government in the first place. If people in other countries enjoy and benefit from what we do, that’s great. That’s an added bonus and we welcome that always, but it can never be the main point of what we do. Americans are the main point. That’s always true no matter what the issue is.
When the concerns of foreigners take precedence over the needs of Americans, our government is betraying us and has become illegitimate. Of course, that’s what’s been happening. Voters understand this and they hate it. That’s why they elected Trump. To permanent Washington, election results last year were a hard slap in the face, a rebuke they could not accept and refuse to learn from. So instead they decided their own country was irredeemable and its population should be ignored. That’s how we wound up with immigration policy that most Americans don’t support because the people making the policy don’t care if you support it or not.
Immigration clearly has upsides, and we try to note that. Many immigrants are impressive people, really impressive people, and add greatly to this country. We know a lot of immigrants like that. We also know some who shouldn’t be here. Not all immigrants are the same. Just like not all college applicants are the same. Some are worth admitting, others are not. Americans get to decide who makes the cut. It’s our country, it’s our call. That’s the main point we’re making.
Maybe you sincerely believe importing millions of poor people from around the world will make America richer and more stable and maybe you’re right. But before you do that, before you import them, you should explain exactly how that’s going to work. You’re not allowed to change America profoundly and forever without showing the rest of us how it’s going to make our lives better. That’s an honest question and you can’t avoid it forever simply by shrieking racist.