Immigration

In history the Greeks and Romans invaded lands and and both killed people or took them as slaves. When the europeans came to North America they tried to do the same. The Native American fought back but was defeated. Now with all this new appropriated land the new American government needed warm bodies to settle the land and defend it. Not much care was given to the quality of settler except that they were not sick and were able to fend for themselves. Many could not make it on their own and died. The French were delighted to send their homeless poor to get rid of them so they gave the American government a huge statue in the New York Harbor. In 1900 the world population was 1.3 billion. Today the world population is over 7.3 billion as human deplete earth’s resources faster than nature can renew them. There are 4 billion people living on less than $3 a day. They would love to move to the United States where the welfare check pays $24 a day.

The problem is the world resources can only support 2 billion people living middle class lifestyle and maintain a healthy environment. What to do with the excess 5.3 billion people? It is obvious that the environment is suffering under the strain of over use of resources. In the last 50 years 60% of the known species have gone extinct and not replaced by new species. Climate change is changing habitable land areas. Pollution is destroying the oceans and the available clean water. Air in cities is not suitable to breath. Americans are at the top of the food chain in using available natural resources per person.

It is not possible for this trend to continue and have humanity survive. What to do? First humanity has got to limit population especially eliminate growth till we can move to another planet. Moving more people up the ladder to consume more resources only speeds up the destruction. Many people live in a poor environment with fighting for resources. Corrupt governments and lawlessness makes it very difficult to have a family and support them. It is not possible for everyone who wants to start a family to do so. How can a decision be made that some get families and others do not? Survival of the fittest for the present environment?

In order to maintain a comfortable lifestyle the United States can no longer take the homeless poor as we have no more land to settle. To stay on top we need the brightest and healthy individuals that embrace our values. We can not tax the present population to support people that are not able to compete in our society. Think about where humanity is going and is it a good idea to have a child you can not provide a future for.

Dansette