Monday, June 24, 2013

Immigration is fine as long as it is measured


I was running the web and came across a site that I read that had a bit of piece that many would believe is racist.  The person was quoting our founding fathers on the immigration issue.  The title of this article was Diversity is the Death of the Republic.  He is of course wrong, but not for the Leftist crazy reasons.  If you care about my thinking and my solutions I spell it out in a series of 3 Immigration articles which should be below.   First I am loath to throw the term racist, as true believe that you are superior to others simply because of your race is far and few between.  Thus I will not, I will simply say we disagree.  The vast majority of thinking people could care less what their neighbor is doing as long as they Stop Taking My Stuff!

However here is the quote he used.

“The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice; and on that love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education, and family. The opinion advanced in the Notes on Virginia [by Thomas Jefferson] is undoubtedly correct, that foreigners will generally be apt to bring with them attachments to the persons they have left behind; to the country of their nativity; and to its particular customs and manners. They will also entertain opinions on government congenial with those under which they have lived; or if they should be led hither from a preference to ours, how extremely unlikely is it that they will bring with them that temperate love of liberty, so essential to real republicanism?”

-Alexander Hamilton, From the New York Evening Post: an Examination of the President’s Message, Continued, No. VIII, 1802″

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