Once upon a time, a newly formed republic had a sparse population, spread out in a vast wilderness. The founding fathers of the new nation were themselves of European ancestry, and decided that any offspring born within the borders of their new country should become citizens automatically. That would solve any problems related to population growth over time, they thought. It would encourage colonization and migration. After all, the fledgling country was so vast, and the population needed to grow to take advantage of all the empty spaces.
What the founding fathers did not anticipate was that the population of the United States would continue to grow, and that illegal immigration would eventually become an issue. Resources that seemed so abundant two centuries ago, are now being strained by runaway population growth. Pregnant non-citizens come into this country illegally. They come in close enough to their due date, and have a child born in this country, in an emergency room, at taxpayer expense. Then they return home with their child which now has dual citizenship, and can legally return at a later date. Or, the illegal mother remains in the United States, believing that she will not be deported so that the “family” is not broken up due to mixed citizenship. Children are also conceived in this country, by mothers who are illegal themselves.
One of our radio broadcasters has stated that: “You can’t beat a birthrate!”. People of European ancestry think like Europeans, and more than likely limit their family size closer to a zero population growth rate of two children.
On the other hand, illegal immigrants from Mexico often have families of six or more children. Likewise, even legal immigrants with a Muslim background have large families. Population statistics now show that by the middle of this century, the majority of “citizens” will either speak Spanish as a first language, or have a first name like “Mohammad”. Both Caucasian and black families are already approaching “minority” status.
Enough is enough! It’s time we took our heads out of the sand. We are a nation that helped fight two World Wars, landed a man on the moon, and has existed for over two hundred years. We are supposed to be the wealthiest nation on earth – we need to start acting like it!!! Politicians are supposed to “represent” us, not be worried about their re-election prospects, or where their “voting” block comes from.
If Mexico is such a wonderful place to live, why are so many people crossing the border illegally to live here? Fix the problems there, make that country more attractive to stay in, both socially and economically. The same applies to all of the Muslim countries and their populations. The same is true for Cuba. Stop the need for “boat people”, before Miami secedes as a “Province of Cuba”. We have had a Civil War once over the issue of slavery, we need to solve our population problem before we have another, over the issue of citizenship.
We need to pass a constitution amendment that would state in part that every citizen of this country should have at least one parent who is a legal citizen. The time frame of this requirement should be at least one generation, if not two. If we make it impossible for illegal immigrants to ever become citizens, the floodgates will close. If someone takes the classes, and earns the right to be a naturalized citizen, welcome them with open arms! Just don’t give them a free pass into this great country!