Yes, the United States is a nation of immigrants, but are we to understand by that that the United States is just the lowest common denominator of all those people, a harmonious blending of all the nations and cultures of the world.
Or, is there a particular culture that defines us as a nation and that we are supposed to teach this culture to our immigrants, and they are expected to assimilate to it to become an American?
The American experiment is based on a level of human rights and freedom unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Our Founders fought a war in order to be able to establish this country with the Constitution that is currently in place.
The basic idea for American freedom and rights is explained in our Declaration of Independence [please read this slowly]: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal (i.e. we don’t believe in kings, a ruling class), that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty,, and the pursuit of happiness – that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed — that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”
It is a safe assumption that no immigrant understands or believes these things when they come to our country. Why would they? The countries they come from don’t believe in them, and how would they know what we believe. We don’t even talk about this anymore.
Many of our immigrants we already know will not agree with these beliefs. Islam, for example, had been in existence for 1,000 years prior to the founding of our country, and there is no Muslim country then or now in the world with a Constitution anything like ours. A Muslim would deny the whole premise of our Constitution.
We as a nation no longer talk about God-given rights, because we are told that any mention of God constitutes an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. So when millions of immigrants vote in our elections and have no idea of or belief in what it is that makes the United States what it is, we will eventually lose the freedoms we fought a war to gain.
This won’t happen suddenly, but gradually as more and more people vote according to their understanding of rights and not according to our Founders. I dare say we don’t even teach these to our own children, given the hostility to anything having to do with God in our public schools.
We are losing our nation. Without a war, without a revolution, without anyone even noticing it.
Is this really what we want to do?
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