We don’t want every hispanic. We want the ones who agree with us. It isn’t enough to win elections if your ideas don’t win.
We are not about ethnicity, we are driven by ideas. Freedom. Limited government. Not everyone understands these ideas and only as their life experience leads them to understand them and want them will you gain their support.
Most people are looking for an earthly king. We already have a King; we are just looking for government to keep the roads paved.
“We are not about ethnicity, we are driven by ideas. Freedom. Limited government”
Show me any other stable nation in the world - ANY one - that is not “about ethnicity”.
Show me one that is not about a common language, common culture, and (dare I say it?), common ethnicity, as well.
Commonalities is what creates and sustains nations.
Diversity is what pulls them apart — hence the term, “Balkanization”.
Americans could believe that we ignored commonality and were instead “driven by ideas, freedom, and limited government” so long as we remained a nation primarily of folks of European descent.
But that is changing, and a consequence of such demographic change is that we now are forced to contemplate that our long-cherished notion that we are a nation of ideas (instead of one of a common people) was just that — notions and dreams that cannot withstand the realities of “diversity”.
As recently as the 1950’s, the importance of a common ethnic makeup was understood by those in positions of power in this nation. We maintained tough immigration policies that were, quite frankly, exclusive and discriminatory. The effect was that our population remained ethnically stable. And our belief system remained intact and unchallenged.
With the immigration reform of 1965, everything changed. Our immigration policy was contorted into an “Alice Through The Looking Glass” paradigm, where people of European descent were now discriminated against, in favor of non-Euros. Therein lies the seeds of the problems that are coming to fruition today.
There was a time in this nation, as recently as the 1950’s, when issues of non-citizens were handled matter-of-factly. Compare Eisenhower’s “Operation Wetback” with Ronald Reagan’s “amnesty”, and you can see where we began to go off track. The very fact that what the Eisenhower administration did then would be seen (not only by the left but also by many members of this forum) as “racist” and “discriminatory” shows that we have moved so “leftward” that it now may be impossible to reverse course again.
Now we not only have removed once and forever any threat of deportation, but we’ll give ‘em free stuff as well!