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Looking for an an older essay on immigration focussing on failure to push assimilation and English.
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Posted on 04/14/2014 2:05:13 AM PDT by Yehuda

A while back I read a terrific essay on why our failure to insist on more assimilation by immigrants (and immigrants' failure to speak English) was going to destroy America.

IIRC, the essay was written (and may have been a speech) by a former Senator or Congressman, and was written in the form of "if you want to see America destroyed, then keep allowing this, and keep permitting that…"

I'd appreciate any links to that essay.

TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; borders; culture; illegalimmigration; language

1 posted on 04/14/2014 2:05:13 AM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Yehuda

I don’t know if this is it, but...

2 posted on 04/14/2014 2:22:56 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Yehuda
The Path to National Suicide by Lawrence Auster (1990)

An essay on multi-culturalism and immigration.

Click the Pic!!!!


How can we account for this remarkable silence? The answer, as I will try to show, is that when the Immigration Reform Act of 1965 was being considered in Congress, the demographic impact of the bill was misunderstood and downplayed by its sponsors. As a result, the subject of population change was never seriously examined. The lawmakers’ stated intention was that the Act should not radically transform America’s ethnic character; indeed, it was taken for granted by liberals such as Robert Kennedy that it was in the nation’s interest to avoid such a change. But the dramatic ethnic transformation that has actually occurred as a result of the 1965 Act has insensibly led to acceptance of that transformation in the form of a new, multicultural vision of American society. Dominating the media and the schools, ritualistically echoed by every politician, enforced in every public institution, this orthodoxy now forbids public criticism of the new path the country has taken. “We are a nation of immigrants,” we tell ourselves— and the subject is closed. The consequences of this code of silence are bizarre. One can listen to statesmen and philosophers agonize over the multitudinous causes of our decline, and not hear a single word about the massive immigration from the Third World and the resulting social divisions. Opponents of population growth, whose crusade began in the 1960s out of a concern about the growth rate among resident Americans and its effects on the environment and the quality of life, now studiously ignore the question of immigration, which accounts for fully half of our population growth.

This curious inhibition stems, of course, from a paralyzing fear of the charge of “racism.” The very manner in which the issue is framed—as a matter of equal rights and the blessings of diversity on one side, versus “racism” on the other—tends to cut off all rational discourse on the subject. One can only wonder what would happen if the proponents of open immigration allowed the issue to be discussed, not as a moralistic dichotomy, but in terms of its real consequences. Instead of saying: “We believe in the equal and unlimited right of all people to immigrate to the U.S. and enrich our land with their diversity,” what if they said: “We believe in an immigration policy which must result in a staggering increase in our population, a revolution in our culture and way of life, and the gradual submergence of our current population by Hispanic and Caribbean and Asian peoples.” Such frankness would open up an honest debate between those who favor a radical change in America’s ethnic and cultural identity and those who think this nation should preserve its way of life and its predominant, European-American character. That is the actual choice—as distinct from the theoretical choice between “equality” and “racism”—that our nation faces. But the tyranny of silence has prevented the American people from freely making that choice.

3 posted on 04/14/2014 3:18:51 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Yehuda
I remember seeing a video of a presentation by someone who had some very dire projections in it relating to not only illegal immigration, but immigration in general. Among some of the topics were assimilation and the like.

This has all changed now because at the time, immigration even based on quotas spelled disaster for the US. Today, with Obama and US State Department concentrating on allowing entrants from every third/fourth world crap hole have exacerbated the problem even more. You cannot replace an American population with one that is focused on getting onto the entitlement gravy train.

4 posted on 04/14/2014 3:43:34 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: fatnotlazy; raybbr

Both good articles but not the one I was looking for. Thx.

5 posted on 04/14/2014 3:49:44 AM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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To: Yehuda

click on the keyword “aliens” above. Might show up.

6 posted on 04/14/2014 3:59:44 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Gaffer; firebrand

No argument with that.

I am recalling that the politician who wrote this essay I am looking for might have been a Reagan democrat and as above it may have been given as a speech.

7 posted on 04/14/2014 4:01:11 AM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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To: Yehuda
You must be describing Richard Lamm's speech. He was former governor of Colorado.

Here is a transcript from Snopes

8 posted on 04/14/2014 5:26:43 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Yehuda; kabar

Free Republic is amazing.

9 posted on 04/14/2014 6:12:50 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Yehuda
Rivers of Blood speech
10 posted on 04/14/2014 8:01:34 AM PDT by Labour-Watch (
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To: firebrand; kabar

That’s the one, thank you!

(Now realize Lamm was no Reagan Dem just a realist on immigration.)

11 posted on 04/14/2014 8:47:25 AM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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To: Labour-Watch

That was also an amazing and prescient speech.

Be sure to also read “Camp of the Saints”.

12 posted on 04/14/2014 8:50:05 AM PDT by Yehuda (Search youtube and listen to "Islams Not For Me".)
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To: Yehuda
Teddy Roosevelt on Immigration - Snopes (quotes authenticated)
13 posted on 04/14/2014 8:51:14 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Yehuda
Generation Identitaire -- Declaration of War
14 posted on 04/14/2014 9:51:22 AM PDT by kabar
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