Skip to comments.We're all immigrants, the only difference being that some of us happen to have been born here
Posted on 10/09/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Think you are an American citizen? Well think again, because you and I are probably illegal immigrants There were no humans born on the original land mass of what is today known as the United States.
The National Geographic Society thinks that the first inhabitants migrated to the Americas some 13,000 years ago, and they are not sure who got here first. That means that even our "native" Native Americans may be here illegally.
So let us get something straight: When a citizen gripes about letting all these "foreigners" in, they should stop to reconsider: he or she might be one of them. Weren't we also the invaders who took the land from the Indians? The Pilgrims came here without visas or passports About the only thing any of us have going for us are squatters' rights. This may be the land of the free and the home of the brave, but it also happens to be the world's greatest melting pot. Get used to it.
(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...
Why should there even be a “golden door” any more? Just rip it off its hinges and what’s beyond it becomes the world’s door mat, truly a cosmopolitan zone and not a country. There is not a single other country in the modern world that suffers from such suicidal madness.
They weren’t attracted here by government freebies and handouts either.
And some still wonder why we know journalists are at the bottom of the SAT pile.
Post-modern deconstructionist BS. Just for that, I’m pulling for the Yankees!
We fought a bloody war for this country, and we won.
Those who trespass must pay the piper. It’s called the LAW.
I was born here and have an original birth certificate to prove it.
A little footnote to history.
Most indian tribes fought on the side of the British in the American Revolution.
Journalist would well remember that as they exercise their first Amendment rights PAID IN BLOOD fighting these indian tribes fighting next to the British and Loyalists.
Good grief. There was no sovereign nation in what became the U.S. when the Pilgrims arrived; or, for that matter, when the first “Americans” arrived from Siberia via the Bering Straits landbridge. There can be no “immigration” without a sovereign state to “immigrate” to. Migration is not the same as immigration.
what happened, the british gave them more trinkets?
We are a settler nation. But we have had a government for over 200 years. This author does not believe in the legitimacy of America, or any other nation state. (At least white ones. I’m failrly certain that if Americans were immi-vading a non-white country, he’d cry foul again).
Memorable quote from Jesse Jackson when he was running for President: “We all came here in different ships, but we are all in the same boat now.”
This is complete bs. I’m NOT an immigrant; I was born here. Further, while my ancestors may have been involuntary immigrants, they were NOT criminal illegal aliens. Their criminality was from entirely different laws broken. There were NO immigrations laws here to break.
The British were the best army in the world and were expected to win handily.
The indian tribes wanted to be on the winning side both for loot and power.
Anything to rationalized illegal immigration until the whole damned thing collapses under it’s own weight. Idiots.
The US is not a geographical place. Its a constitutional republic. So, you’re a citizen or you’re not a citizen. The rules are clear.
In a democracy, we agree to share power with our neighbors. But we don’t agree to share power with just anyone; thats where the rules of citizenship come in.
Some malcontents claim that Indians had governments. And do not mention that they were local affairs, and never managed to stake out geographic rights in the sense we know them today. Had North American Indians had the savvy to come up with the concept of geographically defined states, then we’d be talking a different story. They were nomads.