Adios America, Europe in Transition & An Enlightened Single Issue Voter

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I’ve just returned from two weeks in Europe with our time split between France and Germany. My sleep patterns being off a bit I occupied myself for a few nights reading Ann Coulter’s Adios America. Great book! I highly recommend picking up a copy.

In it she talks about the disaster unfettered immigration from the third world has been for the United States. Essentially Teddy Kennedy’s Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 would set the nation on a path that has gone a long way to transforming it into a banana republic. Where once immigration to the United States was limited and largely drawn from nations that shared similar cultures with the United States – based on a quota system that mirrored the origins of existing Americans – today we have a system where immigrants from largely third world countries, where mores are vastly different than those of traditional America, outnumber immigrants from Europe exponentially.


I found the subject matter of Adios America particularly interesting as we visited Munich, a city I last found myself some 20+ years ago while in the Army… back when it was still called West Germany. The city itself had not changed dramatically. The cathedrals were still beautiful with their stunning Rococo architecture, the Alte Pinakothek still has one of my favorite paintings (The Battle of Alexander at Issus) and the food is still distinctly… bland. There was however one dramatic change that was readily observable two decades later… the demographics. Easily 20% of the people we saw strolling around Marienplatz and the rest of the city were Muslims. Such a preponderance of woman wearing full burkas in Germany was extraordinary and unlike anything I’d seen there before. This change was particularly noteworthy as three Americans had just subdued an Islamic terrorist on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, a truck with the bodies of 71 refugees from Syria had just been discovered across the border in Austria, and the German government was at that very time attempting to force Facebook to remove all “racist” anti refugee posts on its platform.

While we didn’t observe any inappropriate behavior in either France or Germany from anyone, immigrant or otherwise… as tourists sticking to tourist areas we didn’t expect to. But there very much is a clash of civilizations going on in the France and Germany and much of the West. Already 10% of France is Muslim while Germany is expected to receive almost a million refugees this year, almost all of whom are coming from war torn Muslim countries. Of course it wouldn’t be a war if the immigrants integrated into and contributed to the larger society. But that’s not happening. In France each New Year is rung in by 1,000 cars being burned by Mulims.  80% of Turks in Germany are on Welfare, Muslim polygamy in rampant in Britain, immigrants have driven Sweden to number three rape country in the world, and in France, where 10% of the population is Muslim Newsweek reports that somehow 16% of the population supports ISIS.

None of this bodes well for the Europe that brought us Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Gutenberg, Voltaire, Locke, Mozart, Churchill or any one of the millions of others that help build western culture into the greatest – if imperfect – culture that we have today.

And just in time for the 2016 US election Coulter does a superb job of documenting exactly how on this side of the Atlantic the United States came to find itself on the cusp of turning the greatest nation in human history into another banana republic failure.  It started with Kennedy and has continued unabated for 50 years with the manipulation of the political classes, cheerleading by the mainstream media and the funding from big business. From gang rape culture and welfare as the norm to lockstep voting for anti American Democrats to eviscerating the middle class and stratospheric murder rates, Coulter articulates in crystal clear language and notes – 280 pages of content backed up by 89 pages of footnotes – the extraordinary costs unfettered immigration has imposed on the United States and its citizens over the last five decades.

This is not some hyper jingoistic screed fixated on anyone not white. On the contrary, in numerous places she highlights the fact that many of those hurt most by the millions of lowskilled workers pouring over the border are blacks and the immigrants who were here before. Nor does she suggest putting every illegal immigrant in a camp or on a bus and shipping them home. What she does suggest however is to stop the flow… then figure out what to do with those here… which would no doubt include sending many home, but would include assimilating many others. Like the Titanic, it makes no sense to rearrange the deck chairs while the gaping hole in the boat is allowing water to flow in freely. Today, with a million or more would be welfare recipients, children in need of education and healthcare, gangsters in waiting crossing the border every year, Coulter does a better job of articulating the problem than virtually any politician has in half a century.

I’ve never been a single issue voter. In fact, I’ve written that single issue voting is stupid and often ends up being a disaster. But that was three years ago, and looking at the last half century in general and the last 6 years in particular; it is now clear that immigration policy has become the hole in the side of the American ship. Immigration is not abortion.  Immigration is not the 2nd Amendment.  Immigration is not tax policy.  Those are deck chairs… immigration is the hull and today there is a hole in it… and the ship is sinking.  If that hole is not plugged, this boat will go down.  At that point there won’t be any individual freedom or limited government or economic prosperity left for conservatives to fight for.  There won’t be life to preserve, there won’t be a 2nd Amendment to protect, there will not be a tax code to reform.  There will be nothing left of the Constitution and the framework left to us by our Foundng Fathers that set the stage for the greatest advance of the human condition in all of human history.  There will be nothng left of what you know as America.  The only thing left will be to look for a country where those formerly American ideals might still be valued… and things aren’t looking particularly good on that score either… So I’ll be looking o the guy who makes this the issue of the campaign.  My money is on Cruz… but one has to recognize that today Trump is the guy on this issue.

The product of a military family, growing up in Naples, Italy and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and being stationed in Germany for two years while in the Army, Vince spent half of his first quarter century seeing the US from outside of its own borders. That perspective, along with a French wife and two decades as a struggling entrepreneur have only fueled an appreciation for freedom and the fundamental greatness of the gifts our forefathers left us.

16 Responses to “Adios America, Europe in Transition & An Enlightened Single Issue Voter”

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    Artfldgr

    “In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
    ― Theodore Roosevelt

    “AMNESTY, n. The state’s magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.”
    ― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

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    Budvarakbar

    or any one of the millions of others that help build western culture into the greatest – if imperfect – culture that we have today.

    And therein lies the problem: saying “if imperfect” opens the moral equivalence door to all imperfections to the point of drowning in sh–t!

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    Budvarakbar

    What good will closing the border do while the putrid Menshevik demo-COMMUNISTS and their RINO fellow travelers are bringing in countless ‘refugees’ from Islam – oh wait! – they are Islam! – funniest thing!

  4. 4

    Artfldgr

    “‘Secret’ Obama code name revealed”. BBC. 13 November 2008.

    “Obama becomes ‘Renegade’ on U.S. secret service list”. Moscow News №45 2008

    “‘Renegade’ Joins Race For White House: Obama Is Given Code Name by Secret Service”. Washington Post.

    renegade (n.) Look up renegade at Dictionary.com
    1580s, “apostate,” probably (with change of suffix) from Spanish renegado, originally “Christian turned Muslim,” from Medieval Latin renegatus, noun use of past participle of renegare “deny” (see renege). General sense of “turncoat” is from 1660s. The form renegate, directly from Medieval Latin, is attested in English from late 14c. As an adjective from 1705.

  5. 5

    Artfldgr

    “We have lost our moral compass completely, and, unless we find it, we’re going to lose our civilization,” ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor John “Gimli” Rhys-Davies

    and

    3 Historical Developments That Explain Our Current Religious Liberty Battles

    First, government has changed. The progressive movement gave us the administrative state. [philip drew won]. Limited government and the rule of law were replaced by the nearly unlimited reach of technocrats in governmental agencies. As government assumes responsibility for more areas of life, the likelihood of its infringing on religious liberty increases. Why should government be telling bakers and florists which weddings to serve in the first place? Why should it tell charities and religious schools how to operate and which values to teach? Only a swollen sense of unaccountable government authority can explain these changes.

    Second, sexual values have changed. At the time of the American Revolution, religion and liberty were so closely linked that Thomas Jefferson could affirm, “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.” Meanwhile, his French contemporary Denis Diderot, expressing sentiments that would culminate in a very different revolution, declared that man “will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” In our own time, however, the sexual revolution has shattered the American synthesis of faith and freedom, setting religion at odds with “liberty”—or more accurately, license. Now bakers, florists, adoption agencies and schools that uphold what Americans have always believed about marriage find themselves at odds with the law.

    Third, religious liberty has changed. Our Constitution protects the natural right to the free exercise of religion. But some liberals are trying to drastically narrow that right by redefining it as the mere “freedom of worship.” If they succeed, the robust religious freedom that made American civil society the envy of the world will be reduced to Sunday-morning piety confined within the four walls of a chapel. They have even gone so far as to rewrite the U.S. immigration exam to say that the First Amendment protects “freedom of worship” rather than the “free exercise of religion.” True religious liberty entails the freedom to live consistently with one’s beliefs seven days a week—in the chapel, in the marketplace, and in the public square.

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    Petercat

    “I’ve never been a single issue voter”
    Well, when the issue is large enough, and reflects other important issues such as the economy, jobs, health care, corruption, crime, and the Constitution, then single-issue voting is just fine with me.

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    Artfldgr

    “I’m looking for 10,000 in the midst of a million. Ten thousand fearless men who say death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny. Death is sweeter than continuing to live and bury our children while the white folks give our killers hamburgers. Death is sweeter than watching us slaughter each other to the joy of a 400-year-old enemy. Death is sweeter. The Quran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter. Then it says retaliation is prescribed in matters of the slain. Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breasts of those whose children have been slain. So if the federal government won’t intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us; stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!”
    Farrakhan at Miami’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church

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    Nanny G

    @Artfldgr:

    Sounds like Louis is declaring war on black males.
    When it comes down to it black males are the biggest murderers of their fellow blacks of any group.
    Black females come in second due to their willful aborting of their own black babies.

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    john

    Sometimes we see and count only what we WISH to see. The pecentage of muslims in Munich is about 7% NOT 20%
    The percentage of self identified muslims in France is 4% The 10% figure is the number from muslim backgrounds. But muslims are like many christians they do not really practice their faith
    Polygamy rampant in Britain ??? That source you cited says there MAY be as many as 20,000 1.4% of ALL the people in Utah are living in polygamous families
    American women are not producing enough babies to even keep our population STABLE especially WHITE WOMEN
    The total number of ILLEGAL Immigrants peaked at 12 million in 2007 (when the POTUS was he who can no longer be named was in charge) under Obama it has DECREASED to closer to 11 million according to Pew which is considered the Gold Standard.

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    john

    @Artfldgr: Free exercise of religion??? Like polygamy ? Or like the father of the Judeo Christian Muslim religions Abraham will I be allowed to marry my 1/2 sister ?
    According to the Bible can I be allowed to stone to death farmers that plant 2 crops side by side as the Bible teaches? If I cause a woman to miscarry or abort is my maximum punishment to be less than 1/2 oz silver like in the Bible? People who I see work on the Sabbath (Friday night to Sunday am) am I allowed to kill them ? If those are allowed under the free exercise of religion I see a few problems in the future.

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    John

    Sounds like a lot of people posting here are about ready to defend the radical right bro Nazis in their attacks on rfugees in Germany
    The fire bombing of the refugee hostels. The urinating on the foreign children. By the new hard right
    Is that being justified here?
    Certainly. No one is mentioning it

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    vince

    @john: Quibble with the numbers if you wish, I’ll stand my mine, but regardless, there is a clash of cultures going on. Spend some time in Paris or Amsterdam or Birmingham or pretty much anywhere else in Eastern Europe and you’ll see it. Hell, you don’t even have to cross the ocean. Check out California or Minnesota for that matter. You might want to pick up Coulter’s book. It will tell you exactly why that 12 million number is a fantasy. The true number is closer to 30 million.

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    Nanny G

    @john: Your comment is hilarious.
    It’s as if you don’t realize that the ancient Hebrews couldn’t keep the Law.
    Add to that even they were only to enforce it (which they never did) among fellow believers.
    You would impose it on UNbelievers!
    The way this country is armed I’d bet that wouldn’t go on for even part of one day.

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