First, here is a quick word about an anti-Trump publication. Breitbart News reports:
The Weekly Standard, a conservative opinion magazine turned Never-Trump publication, will shut down, according to a Friday announcement from the publisher’s owner, Clarity Media Group.
The magazine will post its final edition on December 17.
“All good things come to an end. And so, after 23 years, does The Weekly Standard,” co-founder Bill Kristol wrote on Twitter. “I want to express my gratitude to our readers and my admiration for my colleagues. We worked hard to put out a quality magazine, and we had a good time doing so. And we have much more to do. Onward!”
This is another huge victory for president Trump. Kristol became the smarmy, modern-day face of Trump hatred among conservatives. He appeared frequently as a TV commentator.
Kristol portrayed himself as a conservative for years but turned on Trump. This led to an exodus of readers from The Weekly Standard and its closure.
Good riddance to The Weekly Standard. This coincides with the departure from the US House of Representatives of dozens of anti-Trump Republicans who resigned in 2018 rather than help president Trump to implement his agenda.
With friends like that, who needs enemies…
Enough with the “Nation of Immigrants” Narrative
Over and over we hear the phrase, “We are a nation of immigrants…” and we hear that that phrase somehow means that we should allow unlimited illegal immigration into the United States.
But today we have unchecked millions of poor, uneducated, unskilled and often sick illegal immigrants flooding our nation, flaunting our laws and our borders, taunting and attacking our border agents, committing crimes, dealing drugs, getting driver’s licenses and even voting.
Yet somehow we are supposed to simply sit back and say, “Let them come. We are a nation of immigrants…”
We are supposed to look at the poem that is inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty for proof. Part of the poem famously says:
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
The poem called The New Colossus was written by a Jewish communist poet named Emma Lazarus in 1883. Her father was a wealthy New York City merchant, which sounds like the rich left-wing Silicon Valley moguls of today who want open borders.
This poem was not part of the original Statue of Liberty but is often discussed as if it were. It was inscribed in 1903 on the pedestal of the Statue seventeen years after the Statue was dedicated.
The poem is often mentioned by Democrats as the real reason that the Statue exists – to welcome immigrants to the United States. This is false. The Statue was a monument to American liberty and a gift to the American people from France. It was placed in New York harbor where legal immigrants could see it as they arrived by boat, to celebrate the liberty and prosperity that they hoped to enjoy. This is how it got the reputation as a welcome sign for immigrants.
But the time for welcoming every immigrant is long over. The United States has even halted legal immigration in the past. Republican president Calvin Coolidge suspended legal immigration into the US under the Immigration Act of 1924. That ban lasted until 1965. In the 1950s more than 1 million illegal Mexican immigrants in the US were deported.
President Coolidge felt that the nation needed to take time to absorb the tens of millions of immigrants who had come legally into the United States from Europe in the decades leading up to 1924.
In 1965 the ban ended. Wikipedia describes the legislation this way:
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 … also known as the Hart–Celler Act, changed the way quotas were allocated by ending the National Origins Formula that had been in place in the United States since the Emergency Quota Act of 1921. Representative Emanuel Celler of New York proposed the bill, Senator Philip Hart of Michigan co-sponsored it, and Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts helped to promote it.
The Hart–Celler Act abolished the quota system based on national origins that had been American immigration policy since the 1920s. … In removing racial and national barriers the Act would significantly alter the demographic mix in the U.S.
The new law maintained the per-country limits, but also created preference visa categories that focused on immigrants’ skills and family relationships with citizens or U.S. residents. The bill set numerical restrictions on visas at 170,000 per year, with a per-country-of-origin quota. However, immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and “special immigrants” had no restrictions.
Celler, Hart and Kennedy were all very liberal Democrats. Note the line that says:
In removing racial and national barriers the Act would significantly alter the demographic mix in the U.S.
This is precisely what Democrats want to do using illegal immigration to marginalize white Americans. Notice the last line:
immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and “special immigrants” had no restrictions.
This is the start of ‘chain migration’ and open borders.
Today our immigration system is out of control. We need to stop illegal immigration and otherwise slow the flow of people coming into our country legally. We are being overrun by up to 25 million illegal immigrants from every corner of the world. It is being reported that students in the New York City public school system speak 174 different languages.
We should halt all illegal immigration into the United States with The Wall on the Mexican border; we should end the ‘visa diversity lottery’; end “chain migration” through which those who come here then bring their families; and cut the issuance of legal travel visas in half. We should limit these visas largely to European nations and to Christians and to people coming for specific reasons, mostly for business.
One recent report said that 45% of the illegal immigrants coming into the US fly in on legal visas and never return home. So for the cost of a round-trip airplane ticket, and no risk to themselves, they come here and stay with little fear of being caught. That’s not a bad deal for a few thousands dollars investment.
One of these illegals was Obama’s aunt who flew to the US in 2000 “to accompany her son to college”, according to Wikipedia.
She overstayed her visa and applied for asylum in 2002. She was ordered back to Kenya in 2004. Telegraph UK reported on April 1, 2009, less than three months after Obama had taken office and after his aunt had been living on welfare and in subsidized housing during her entire stay in the US:
Zeituni Onyango had an initial appearance in a US Immigration Court in Boston yesterday. At the brief hearing, a judge set her case to be heard on Feb 4, 2010.
Mrs Onyango, who is the half sister of the President’s late father, was ordered to be deported in 2004 but has continued to live in public housing in Boston.
Her claim to remain in the US is likely to centre on the argument that her safety would be in danger in Kenya, either because of political violence or her new found celebrity.
She died April 7, 2014… in Boston.
The key word today is “assimilation”. Many illegal immigrants today have no interest in assimilating into our society. At the urging of Democrats they are staying separate, and often refusing to learn English. Even many legal immigrants are staying separate.
The US economy no longer can handle waves of illegal immigrants. A century ago there were plenty of unskilled or low-skilled factory jobs for new arrivals without skills or education. Today’s economy is different.
Once illegal immigration is eliminated it is then time to keep strict control over our legal immigration system. In other words, we can and should admit people as we need them and based on their merits.
The open-borders movement is focused on Europe, the United States and a few other Westernized nations like Canada and Australia.
This happens since virtually nobody is going the other way – leaving the Western nations to move to, say, Africa or Indonesia. Yet never in history has any nation had open borders in the way that we in the West are being asked to do.
But the movement against open borders is spreading all over the US and Europe including the rise of Trump, the rise of secure-borders sentiments all over Eastern Europe and in Austria, the rise of secure-borders parties like the AfD in Germany, and the election of a hard-line anti-immigration deputy prime minister in Italy named Matteo Salvini.
The Brexit vote in Britain was sparked partly by European Union open-borders policies. The recent election victory by the conservative Catholic and secure-borders Vox party in southern Spain shows again that even Europe is tiring of the crush of illegal immigrants and of migrants admitted legally by open-borders figures like chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany.
In France the Yellow Vest uprising against gasoline taxes is also being fueled by other issues including immigration, the repeated terror attacks on France by muslims and the soft treatment that muslim migrants have been getting for many decades. Meanwhile muslim areas in Paris have become ‘no-go’ zones where the police are afraid to enter and where dependency on the French taxpayer dole is sky-high.
The recent terror attack by a French-born muslim on the Christmas market in Strasbourg, France is sure to add to the Yellow Vest protesters’ anger. This muslim, now dead, was on a terror watch list and had a long arrest record. But to leftists that is no reason for alarm, arrest, profiling or surveillance.
In Europe it is the far-left socialist and communist parties that are welcoming in the immigrants, just as Democrats are doing in the US today. In London crime and terrorism rates are spiking under a left-wing British-born muslim mayor; this violence is largely a product of non-white immigrants from muslim countries and from Africa.
It is ironic that so many millions of muslims are flooding into the Western Christian nations of Europe and the United States at the same time that muslim supremacists are declaring their religion superior. So why are they coming to the West? Why don’t they stay in their muslim countries where they can practice any form of their religion that they please?
Answer: Because Western and Christian civilization is vastly superior to any other civilization in the world. And everybody knows it.
The ultimate goal of the socialist/communist left in promoting open borders is one word – chaos. Liberals thrive on chaos. They wish to undermine any stable culture and then use the ensuing chaos to seize power.
Just look at what communist policies have done to the wealthiest nation in South America, which was Venezuela. It has been reduced to chaos, economic decay and literal starvation. This comes in a nation that has the largest oil reserves in the world.
Bolton Announces Limits on the UN
Fox News reports:
National Security Adviser John Bolton announced the Trump administration’s strategy for Africa on Thursday, warning that the U.S. would no longer support “unproductive” United Nations peacekeeping missions, and promising to advance U.S. interests on the continent.
“The United States will no longer provide indiscriminate assistance across the entire continent, without focus or prioritization,” Bolton, a former U.N. ambassador, said in a speech at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. “And, we will no longer support unproductive, unsuccessful, and unaccountable U.N. peacekeeping missions. We want something more to show for Americans’ hard-earned taxpayer dollars.”
… As part of the strategy, he said the administration is developing a “Prosper Africa” initiative to support U.S. investment in Africa, advance trade links, grow the African middle class and “improve the overall business climate in the region.”
This is another great decision from the Trump administration. It is time to stop throwing money at the Third World, and particularly at these UN programs that almost never accomplish anything.
It is also time to promote economic growth in places like Africa rather than insisting that Africans must migrate to Europe and the US to escape their misery.