A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

To "possess the national consciousness of an American"

I haven't linked to an Ann Coulter column for awhile, really because I haven't been doing much blogging. I am glad I visited her website this evening.

Her newest column, A Green Card In Every Pot, is another great argument against the Senate Amnesty Bill.

Here are a couple of pieces I especially like (but do read it all!):

Americans — at least really stupid Americans like George Bush — believe the natural state of the world is to have individual self-determination, human rights, the rule of law and a robust democratic economy. On this view, most of the existing world and almost all of world history is a freakish aberration.

In fact, the natural state of the world is Darfur. The freakish aberration is America and the rest of the Anglo-Saxon world.

The British Empire once spread the culture of prosperity around the globe — Judeo-Christian values, tolerance, equality, private property and the rule of law. All recipients of the British Empire's largesse benefited, but the empire's most successful colony was the United States.

At the precise moment in history when the U.S. has abandoned any attempt to transmit Anglo-Saxon virtues to its own citizens, much less to immigrants, George Bush wants to grant citizenship to hordes of immigrants who are here precisely because they are fleeing cultures that are utterly dysfunctional and ruinous for the humans who live in them.

Yes, this country has absorbed huge migrations of illiterate peasants in the past — notably Italian immigrants at the turn of the last century. But also notably, half of them went back. We got the good ones. America was not yet a welfare state guaranteeing room and board to the luckless, the lazy and the incompetent from cradle to grave.
And, it continues:
Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, immigrant and first Jewish member of the Supreme Court, said that Americanization required that the immigrant adopt "the clothes, the manners and the customs generally prevailing here" and that he adopt "the English language as the common medium of speech."

But, Brandeis said, this is only part of it. "(W)e properly demand of the immigrant even more than this — he must be brought into complete harmony with our ideals and aspirations and cooperate with us for their attainment. Only when this has been done will he possess the national consciousness of an American."

Or as George Bush would call it, "empty rhetoric." And as Linda Chavez would call it, "racist."
But we aren't racists and our opinions, our righteous opinions, are not empty rhetoric. We are the true Patriots of the United States of America. We don't want to see the paradise that is America vanish from the face of the earth.

Yet, if we continue on, allowing people whose first act is to break into our country and ignore our righteous laws to be rewarded with citizenship, then where will our country be headed?

Illegal aliens are not here because of AMERICA. They are here because of America's money. They illegally acquire jobs (their employers ought to be severely punished, as well, for breaking the laws) and then send all that money back to their home countries (mostly Mexico). And don't forget all the tax money they take, through public schools, healthcare, and other benefits of all kinds.

Do we not have the right to enforce our laws? Our existing laws? We do not need new laws to deal with illegal aliens---we just need to enforce our existing laws and show everyone, illegals including, that the USA is a nation of Law and Order.

But, apparently, our elected "representatives" no longer "possess the national consciousness of an American." Pity, that.

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