It was not my intent to say we need immigrants as a population issue. We've had five children ourselves, who are now producing their own. As long as moral minded Americans continue to marry in the traditional sense and raise good families, we will be in a position to addreess any population issues per sey (as in having enough).
But, immigrants, of the hard-working, God-fearing, I-want-to-be-an-American variety help keep us renewed and help fuel our free enterprize and ingenuity engines like our own immigrant fathers have done from the start. Our immigration policy must be one that finds and rewards the type of immigrants I initially spoke of...and dissuades the latter variety...and then deports the illegals who try to come in anyway.
Of the two ills, abortion and out of control illegal entry...abortion is the worst, because it strikes at the heart and very foundation of our liberty. Both must be corrected. Both are destroying our nation.
I understood completely. I just threw in the population control angle because it is one of the major reasons that there was a "birth dearth" in the late 70's and 80's among the native born. Remember all that idiocy?
As far as needing immigrants for metaphysical reasons like "refreshing us"? Nonsense. The immigrants coming now add nothing. They came to a country already built, already the dominant nation on the planet. They are quite simply the most undeserving, luckiest human beings who ever lived, because they walked into paradise uninvited, a paradise that they and their families had NOTHING to do with (except for hating us, usually). And they are twisting that paradise, and changing it, to something ugly and divisive.
Crap. Immigration should have stayed ended in 1924. It has only been the incessant, tenacious gnawing of rats like Kennedy, Immanuel Cellar, Phil Hart et al who have torn down the walls and admitted those who have come and live here in silent contempt of us, and long to displace us out of their contempt. Think I don't know what I'm talking about? I live in the most immigrant heavy areas of the country. I talk and work with them every day. Even the ones who are predisposed to liking the place speak endlessly of discrimination, how America was all about slavery, how America denied everyone's rights, how we never should have taken the West, and on and on and on and on. It is NAUSEATING. Why they don't pack and leave, I don't know. But one thing I do know. There's nothing "refreshing" about them. More like fatiguing.
And as far as "immigrant fathers", I wouldn't know. Its been 10 generations since we had those; a lot has happened since then. For me, the "old country" is Nebraska and Indiana. Even further back, and it's North Carolina, and the original settlements on the Yadkin. Do a Google on "Regulator" and "Alamance" and maybe you can read about my "fathers".
They weren't "immigrants" even then. They were already Americans. For them, Europe was GONE. At that point, 60 years gone.