July 2, 2010
Re: Assimilation and the Founding FathersTopics: Immigration and Border Issues, Political News and commentaries
As we head into Independence Day weekend, readers should take the time to read Michelle Malkin's column today that reflects on the important word missing from the immigration debate: Assimilation.
Here's an excerpt to pique your interest:
[...] In his immigration speech on Thursday, President Obama heralded America as a "nation of immigrants" defined not by blood or birth, but by "fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear." If only it were so. Left-wing academics and activists spurned assimilation as a common goal long ago. Their fidelity lies with bilingualism (a euphemism for native language maintenance over English-first instruction), identity politics, ethnic militancy and a borderless continent.Continue reading ...
Obama blames "politics" for the intractable immigration debate. Whose politics? The amnesty mob has taken to ambushing congressional offices this week to scream at lawmakers to choose "reform" (giving a blanket path to citizenship to millions of illegal aliens) or "racism" (their description of any and every legislative measure to stiffen sanctions for and deter the acts of border-jumping, visa-overstaying and deportation-evading).
Is there no middle ground for all sides to agree that clearing naturalization application backlogs should take priority over expanding illegal alien benefits, or that tracking and deporting violent illegal alien criminals should take precedence over handing out driver's licenses to illegal aliens, or that streamlining the employee citizenship verification process for businesses (E-verify) and fixing outdated visa tracking databases should come before indiscriminately expanding temporary visa and guest worker programs?
[...] As pro-amnesty extremists moan that "we didn't cross the borders, the borders crossed us" and illegal alien marchers haul foreign flags above Old Glory, President Obama pretends that the "common national sentiment" our Founding Fathers embraced still binds us all together. Many of us still have faith in a strong, sovereign America -- the unhyphenated, the law-abiding, the gratitude-filled sons and daughters and grandchildren of legal immigrants for whom such distinctions still matter. But it's no thanks to the assimilation saboteurs who put "one world" over "one nation under God."
President Obama gives a fine speech, and his immigration speech was no different than all his others - abandonment of American principles, laws, and values cloaked in rhetorical platitudes and untruths. Instead of mischaracterizing legal immigrants and pushing for illegal aliens to become American citizens. the time has come for Barack Obama to honor his oath of office and the requirements of the US Constitution by enforcing America's existing border and immigration laws.
Other coverage: Dan Riehl: Obama Betrays America Ahead Of Independence Day
Posted by Richard at July 2, 2010 10:38 AM
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