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Friday, November 10, 2006

What Are You Reading? Friday

I started reading a new book this week called State of Emergency by Pat Buchanan. Regardless of which side of the political aisle you find yourself on, little doubt exists that we have a huge illegal immigration problem in the United States. Here’s one paragraph from the first chapter called “How Civilizations Perish” that captures the essence of the problem:

“No one knows how many illegal aliens are here. The estimates run from 12 to 20 million. This is not immigration as America knew it, when men and women made a conscious choice to turn their backs on their native lands and cross the ocean to become Americans. This is an invasion, the greatest invasion in history. Nothing of this magnitute has ever happened in so short a span of time. There are 36 million immigrants and their children in the United States today, almost as many as came to America between Jamestown in 1607 and the Kennedy election of 1960. Nearly 90 percent of all immigrants now come from continents and countries whose peoples have never been assimilated fully into any Western country.”

I’m not anti-immigration. Our nation was founded by immigrants, but once it was founded, it established a rule a law—including certain parameters on how people become citizens. Without such parameters and without assimilation, we aren’t a united nation with commons goals and a common way of life. And without common universal goals, I don’t see how a nation can prosper.

What are you reading this week? I picked up the latest Nicholas Sparks’ novel a few days ago and I’m hoping to get to it in the next couple of weeks.


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