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.
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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.
Whatever. Perhaps our modern-day immigrants should just live off of the land eh? Or spend some time at Ellis island, eh?
Contribute and integrate, or leave.
It can't be said much better plus our ancestors came to this land in search of freedom as well as legal immigrants now, huge numbers of illegals are coming in search of freebies.
what a stupid article
“Freebies” is the big draw.
Illegals are raping our treasury, and stealing jobs.
Sorry, gang. My family came here before the Revolution and helped to found this nation. They fought and died for this nation. They gave their lives for it. They filled its churches. They built it.
I’m not going to listen to another dumb reporter claiming that my family didn’t build this country. They did. And the also upheld her laws or faced the consequences.
There was no such thing as an “American citizen” until 1776. There are also plenty of Americans who are privileged to be descendants of the first “citizens.” I am proud to say I am one, having twenty-three ancestors who fought in the American Revolution, on both my paternal and maternal side. So I along with many others, we can truthfully state we are not immigrants.
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” Sorry, gang. My family came here before the Revolution and helped to found this nation. They fought and died for this nation. They gave their lives for it. They filled its churches. They built it.”
If I go to an Asian city, and overstay my visa BY A LENGTHY PERIOD OF TIME, I expect to be arrested, jailed, fined, and DEPORTED.
If I sneak into a foreign city, forge my documents to get a job, and get caught, I expect a long time in prison in a horrible place, and likely beaten as well.
I am a Native American. I was born here. In Brooklyn, NYC. Passports didn’t come into vogue until the mid-1800’s. Visa’s started shortly after stating the purpose where they came from and when will they be leaving or had to leave in order to buy ,sell, or trade even travel and the practice has been around ever since. That started around the Roman empire days.
Many of my ancestors were born here before this country was “discovered”...........
One of my ancestors on my fathers side was a guide for a tenderfoot named Daniel Boone. On my mother’s side the folks at Ellis Island made sure the family entered here legally.
Lol, if we follow that line of nonsense, and if we believe that man originated in Africa, then all the peoples of the world are immigrants except those who still live near where man supposedly originated.
And I know any self-respecting, PC 'jounalist' will subscribe to the "out of Africa" theory.
But none of that is relevant to immigration laws in 2012.
Illegal immigration cannot possibly be a good policy, period.
Of course the author’s entire premise is that America is illegitimate and if we become Mexico, China, or some other hell hole so be it.
All the more reason to control immigration.
What is this —one of the non-winning entries in an eighth-grade essay contest?
I assumed by ancestors all came during the potato famine (some did), but fairly recently I discovered a branch in the midwest going back much further — so far, pre-Civil War. I’m hoping to trace it back even further.
This is all a load of crap. I sometimes hear people talk about how we “stole” the land from Indians. Well you know what, they aren’t getting it back. It’s our place now and you have to play by our rules. We decide who’s illegal and who’s not - our standards for deciding are very simple.
Logic like this is why I canceled my National Geographic subscription thirty years ago.
Evidently the folks at National Geographic are not bright enough to realize that a population that predated laws could not possibly do anything illegal.
First-grade logic FAIL!!!
Dude is a plagiarist. I heard the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes give the contents of that letter as a speech back in the early 1990s.
What silly, ignorant, foolish nonsense. The first Europeans to arrive in America were explorers. They were followed by colonists. There’s no such thing as immigrating to a region that has no organized, enforceable sovereign authority. Totally bogus. Some simpletons would have us believe that land ownership is established by merely standing on terrain.
You’re exactly right. And it’s frustrating to say the least that pro-unending mass immigration enthusiasts get mainstream media forums to spew forth this garbage.
Immigration is a very complex and far reach topic. I don’t think there is any single issue more important because immigration impacts and affects pretty much every top-tier issue. We should have a serious, rational debate about how much, if any, immigration we should allow. Instead we get morons like this uttering pure nonsense about how we’re all illegal aliens. It’s nothing but a cheap way to make people feel guilty for daring to oppose mass immigration.
I have Cherokee and possibly other “native” blood, and I know an ancestor came over in 1622 with some cousins, so my American roots are fairly well entrenched. Any one that says otherwise can KMA.
My dad’s side has been traced back to before and including Charlemagne but haven’t had much luck for my mom’s side.
You forgot the Barf Alert.
Every country has a right to determine who comes in, as well as a right to expel illegals.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Yeah, that means all countries in all of the Americas - not just “the USA” - are 100% full of illegal immigrants. Since even the Indians (and the Africans they may’ve killed off) migrated from somewhere.
I knew this had to be an idiot self-righteous “reader” as opposed to an editorialist, who usually have more decency in writing.
BTW, “melting pot” is what we USED to call it, Mr. PC. People were expected to meld in and adopt “American” ways, not insist on just being what they were from (having cake and eating it, too). PC bastards tell us we should have balkanization and as such, it should be a tossed salad.
What a bunch of disgusting BS.
This is a letter to the editor; he’s not a “journalist”, just Joe Schmoe.
” PC bastards tell us we should have balkanization and as such”
This creates Democrat voters. The slimeballs know exactly what they are doing.