What “modern” liberals don’t understand about the conservative position on immigration is that conservatives want immigrants to become Americans. The most illustrious liberal leader wanted the same thing.
“…In a speech he gave in St. Louis in May 1916, (Franklin Delano) Roosevelt summed up his views on immigration in language that resonates today, a century later. “If the American has the right stuff in him, I care not a snap of my fingers whether he is Jew or Gentile, Catholic or Protestant,” he declared. (Today he would add “Mexican or Central American” – RF). “But unless the immigrant becomes in good faith an American and nothing else, then he is out of place in this country, and the sooner he leaves the better.” (It appears FDR was not a feminist or worried about the feelings of the LBGT community: he uses “him,” “he, ” no “her” or “she,” and definitely no “zir,” “zis,” “zim,” or “hir.” – RF).
Face it Progressive/Statist/Altruists, “multiculturalism” is a bust. I’m not saying the experiment was unworthy of “a try,” but it failed and America needs to move back to the tried and true expectation that immigrants become AMERICANS.
Liberal Time Magazine and the Financial Times “Person of the Year” had this to say about “multiculturalism.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy has attracted praise from all over the world. She said this, “Multiculturalism leads to parallel societies and therefore remains a ‘life lie.’” Germany was the grand experiment in “multiculturalism” and Merkel was the principal investigator. At the conclusion of her vast experiment Merkel declared that multiculturalism in Germany had “utterly failed.”
And thanks to JP for sending the quote from FDR.
And, by the by, if you are interested in American immigration check out the following (and thanks to JM for sending this fascinating illustration to me). For the past 200 years this shows from where all of our immigrants have come – check out the number one country to immigrate to the USA since 1960!