The line coming from the open borders crowd is, “people just want to come to America to have a better life”, that’s why they’re coming. No argument about a less impoverished life anyway, but what makes anyone think people want to come?
Who wants to abandon their country that, if the World Cup is any indication, they have a fervent love for? Who wants to adopt another culture that they may not have any interest in? Who wants to learn another language just to facilitate the cutting of ties with their home country? Who want to have to sneak in because they are number infinity on the waiting list?
Some, but not many. It’s clear, if you look around the world, or even in neighborhoods in the U.S. that most people want to be with their “own kind”. For better or worse, that is the fact. Race plays a huge part, regardless of what the “melting pot” advocates would like you to believe.
Sure, alot of people (like me), prefer the fruits of many trees, but you can’t assume, based on causal observation, that that is the case with everybody, or even most people.
An open border policy doesn’t address any of these issues. It only creates dissention, division, and dilution. There are already defacto foreign neighborhoods in Los Angeles that are decidedly not American. You almost can’t blame the people. If not for the power brokers mucking up the world for their own personal gain, people wouldn’t have to make the sacrifices that they do just to survive.
If you look at the countries south of border, most have as much in natural resources as the U.S. (per capita), but somehow, it doesn’t translate into wealth for the people. Why? Greed, corruption-it sounds so cliché`, but it’s a fact.
Now the plan is to merge the United States with Canada and Mexico. This disaster will only benefit the most powerful and leave the rest of us (all the countries involved) poor and subservient to indifferent business interests.
Open borders is all about cheap labor and driving down wages, making everyone dependent on fewer and fewer mega-corporations as the small business person is driven out of society. If the citizens of all nations don’t wake up, it’s going to be a McWalmart world, with only the richest able to afford the $9.00 a gallon gas that we’ll keep buying from the middle east countries that love us so much (Sometimes they love us more than other times).
Ah, but I think nobody will listen to me. I’m being drowned out by American Idol, Barry Bonds, and Brad and Angelina. I hate to think that we’ve got it coming, but…