To the Daily Sun,
Professor Scott Cracraft reminded us that professors often do know what they are talking about in his recent letter. He then informed us that some of the stuff that Bob Meade writes about, including assimilation and the lack thereof, is "ethnocentric and borders on racism". This from the same man who once told us that only whites can be racist. Are you sure you know what you are talking about Scott?
Scott describes disinformation as "disseminating information that one knows is wrong to perpetuate an agenda." Does Scott know that he has just given us perhaps the perfect definition of the "leftist ideology" of the past century? I'll bet he does. Scott then goes on to brandish his altruism like a cudgel by challenging Bob to match his humanitarian efforts and his grasp of languages. "With all humility" he adds to his self-important rant. This after chastising Bob for daring to even bring up the notion that assimilation is now a problem in this country. Have you no decency sir?
Is Scott even willing to acknowledge that our immigration policy and lack of enforcement has caused a mass migration into this country to the point that assimilation has become almost irrelevant? Does Scott know that "the promotion of multiculturalism and diversity have taught many immigrants, legal and illegal, that they should not have to assimilate and that their culture may very well be superior to ours," according to Bruce Thornton? I bet he does, but won't admit it. It hits to close to the home of the "leftist agenda."
Yes millions of immigrants do not commit crimes, other than coming here illegally. However, you, the federal taxpayer is on the hook for nearly $20 billion a year to cover the costs of emergency room visits, criminal activity, carnage on the roads, welfare benefits, schools that have to accommodate a growing number of ESL students and the proliferation of fraudulent Social Security disability benefits, again according to Mr Thornton. This creates a crushing economic burden on an increasing number of our communities.
That "leftist ideology" that hates American sovereignty and capitalism really doesn't mind the open borders pilgrimage. Isn't it just necessary and equitable reparations for all the harm we've done to our southern neighbors, Scott? Yes, we know that many immigrants are fine people and do not commit crimes, but how do we ascertain which ones are the lawful ones, versus those who will rape, murder, kidnap, cheat, steal and live off of taxpaying citizens?
Because so many immigrants are coming her illegally, integration has broken down and assimilation is becoming less and less viable by the day. This country cannot handle this much influx this rapidly. Millions of Mexicans and those from Central America are risking life and limb to get to this country to escape racism, authoritarianism, corruption and economic misery, to live in a country that offers freedoms only dreamed of in their native countries. That fact is of course lost on "leftist ideology" that sees this country as oppressive and bullying and in need of its comeuppance.
I think Victor Davis Hanson is correct when he says, "many Americans are in favor of offering a path to legal residence to those undocumented immigrants who have long lived and worked in the U.S. and have crime free records — after they pay a fine for breaking federal law and then wait patiently in line while the legal process plays out — as long as the border is sealed to prevent future illegal immigrants."
Unfortunately, I don't see our politicians figuring out a way to do this unless a real honest-to-goodness conservative gets elected into the presidency next year. Our current president certainly does not want to solve this issue and Ms. Clinton will not do so either. To be fair, many establishment Republicans will avoid solving this issue as well.
The majority of illegals are Democrat voters in the making. All the better to make this a one-party government so that the "leftists" can finally rule over all areas of this country. Yeah, sorry Bob, lack of assimilation does not seem to be an issue for Professor Cracraft. And if his letter is an indication, he will obfuscate, attack, demean and put the rest of us in our place for daring to challenge professors. Because of course, "it does not follow that all ideas and opinions are created equal". Here's an idea Scott - try using the race card a little more judiciously, OK?
This information was gleaned from the writings of Bruce Thornton, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center and a Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University. Also from Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, an award-winning historian and past professor of classics and military history. I can only hope that using the superior minds of these two professors affords me enough backing to give an opinion on the topic of assimilation.