If you put a pot, even a big one, under a glacier and built a fire to melt the glacier - what happens? The pot gets crushed. It may take time, but a couple thousand feet of ice crushes any pot. Puts out any flame. Destroys anything in its path and carve out a new place. The illegal alien invasion of the United States is so huge it’s like a glacier to our idea of a melting pot. This glacier will demolish our melting pot and snuff our flame of liberty and opportunity.
The overwhelming majority of Americans love our melting pot. Most Americans admire and support the legal immigrants who come to the U.S. with nothing and make something, a future, for their children - as Americans.
The Liberal minority of Americans want our country to stop being the America they hate, the history of their white guilt and other’s scorn, the engine of capitalism, and bastion of Judeo-Christian Western Civilization. Providing Shamnesty for illegal aliens is the fastest, surest way to gain Democrat Party dominance for decades and fulfill every fantasy of the Liberal Multi-Culturalists, of course, until they actually turn out horribly wrong.
Unlike a glacier, the illegal alien invasion isn’t an unstoppable force of nature. Building a fence, enforcing existing laws and manning the border will stop the invasion promptly. The overwhelming majority of Americans want that policy – follow the laws as they are, keep the borders as they are – enforced immediately.
The Kennedy-McCain National Suicide Pact might be a legacy in President Bush’s thinking. That would follow the logic of letting Rumsfeld ignore the Army and experiment with the War in Iraq like McNamara did in Vietnam. It would be thinking in line with Bush’s Wilsonian rhetoric about creating a working democracy in a tribal state, called a country, in relatively (to the West) barbarian Islamic Civilization. Like hiring Harriet Myers for the Supreme Court and creating an entitlement for medical drugs.
Furthermore, the elite elected officials, Republican and Democrat, who wave away the Rule of Law – enforcing the existing laws - with an arrogant, effete hand gesture, wrongly dismiss their critics as bigots, racists, nativists, anti-Mexican/Hispanic, or talk radio bullies. Their ignorance of how assimilation works is appalling. Their failure to understand basic economics and fiscal policy is self-evident as long as they prop up Social Security and Medicare, but still egregious. They’re setting up their own fall.
The candidate for President in 2008 who unequivocally, clearly, believably stands for enforcing the laws as they are, or repealing this Shamnesty Bill if needed, will win over any weaker person. The same thing will happen throughout all but the most Liberal Blue states. It’s a defining moment in political history and party evolution. The People just need the candidates.
As we saw in the primary season in Virginia last week, there is tremendous unrest and frustration with elected politicians and their pandering, posturing, pompous, betrayal of purpose and principles. Challenges within a political party are unusual in the Old Dominion. We had successful grassroots challenges to the Establishment.
It’s important for the future of our Nation, that Conservatives start looking for candidates to replace every Senator and Congressman who votes for Shamnesty. Regardless of their past glory or current excuses.
As it was in 1924, it’s time to assimilate the immigrants and totally control who else immigrates. Consider the ‘Mexicans’ and the ‘Muslims’ as metaphors for the size of a glacier and how hard it is to melt it.
The Mexican problem is the sheer size of uneducated, non-English speaking persons with a cultural concept of subservience to oligarchy and tyranny. “Mexican” is also code for never-ending numbers of millions desperate to get a better life. The issue is how many can fit in America. We’ll never know until we stop the invasion, however humane their reasons for invading, and assimilate those here, like millions of Hispanics before them.
The first Muslim problem is the latent threat from those who will not compromise their religion, Islam, to live under secular law instead of the Sharia. How long will Muslims agree to not live fully to their faith and will all Muslims do so?
The second Muslim threat is the naturally occurring population of Islamists who want our enemies to triumph and plot terrorism here. Even if it’s only the one in twenty the recent poll suggests, that means 5,000 domestic enemies in every 100,000 Muslim Americans. Slow Muslim immigration to a tiny trickle of thoroughly screened, highly sought immigrants.
Preserve the melting pot. Only so much ice can be melted at a time. It takes time to become American. American culture can only assimilate so many people at a time. The American economy and welfare state can afford only a controlled growth of invited immigrants.
Notes: James Atticus Bowden is a military ‘futurist’. Read his novel, Rosetta 6.2, www.rosettasixpointtwo.com . Read his archives, www.americancivilization.net , and blog, Deo Vindice. A retired United States Army Infantry Officer, he is a 1972 graduate of the United States Military Academy. He earned graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He holds three elected Republican Party offices in Virginia.
Biography - James Atticus Bowden
James Atticus Bowden is a military 'futurist.' His novel, Rosetta 6.2, should be published in mid-2006. A retired United States Army Infantry Officer, he is a 1972 graduate of the United States Military Academy. He earned graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He holds three elected Republican Party offices in Virginia.