Here’s an interesting conversation I participated in on Quora. I hope y’all enjoy it:
“There is nothing American about immigration”. Are you frikkin kidding. If there was no immigration there would be no white people here. Zip. Nada. None.
The white people who founded this country were not immigrants; they didn’t immigrate to any specific country. Rather, they founded their OWN country. They were PIONEERS, not immigrants.
Well, this may be true, and held true between the declaration and the recognition by the English. Once that was signed, any new people who arrived in America were immigrants. By your logic, the only people who are not immigrants are the people who can claim direct ancestry to that founding population.
Which is of course bollocks.
Just be honest, that belief, and the one against immigration of non whites is racism, pure and simple.
The European immigrants, who came afterwards, did not demand ESL programs, they did not disproportionately use social services, they did not agitate for large swaths of the US to be ceded to another country (as in Aztlan to Mexico). They did not fly the flags of their respective countries of origin. They did all they could to learn English quickly, and to become completely American. All this is a far cry from what we have today with immigrants/migrants from Latin America.
All you say is true. Its racist regardless. I also don’t have much to argue against Mr Jetts argument, he is correct in all but what can be done about it. That ship has sailed, its already too late. Close your borders, its going to delay the inevitable by a decade or two. The only viable alternative is really to re-institute the programs of ethnic cleansing that has been practiced before in the US, just on a larger scale. I’m pretty sure your immigration problem would likewise be solved….hardly anyone would ever want to go to a country that did that.