Guest Editorial

By Frosty Wooldridge  |  JULY 15, 2015

Immigration Shutdown Now!
Immigration Policy Illogical

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frosty wooldridgePart 14: Mass immigration into America constitutes illogical thinking leading to disastrous results.

In 1965, our U.S. Senate passed the Immigration Reform Act that changed annual migration into America from 175,000 annually to 1.2 and as high as 1.5 million immigrants from all over the world every year. Within 40 years, the United States blasted from 196 million people to 300 million in October of 2006. From that point in 1965, we added 104 million more problems to our civilization. We haven’t begun to solve the problems of that many people impacting our cities, our environment and our way of life. We fantasize that our civilization can avoid the results now impacting other overpopulated countries like China, Mexico, Haiti and India.

If the 1965 immigration bill continues in place, America expects to add 138 million people by 2050 while it accelerates to over 625 million by the end of the century. Ultimately, we will exceed one billion people. If the current amnesty continues, another 20 million illegal alien migrants will enjoy instant citizenship, which will, in turn, allow chain migration of 10 members each of their families to add a possible total of over 100 million more people.

Congress passed the immigration bill without any understanding or the consequential ramifications to adding over 100 million people to the United States. They thought not one second about environmental degradation, energy depletion or resource exhaustion. They gave no thought to degraded quality of life or standard of living. Today in 2015, we drive millions of cars through toxic, air polluted cities with endless honking, sirens, concrete jungles and human compaction. We separate ourselves from nature via steel, glass and asphalt. We face endless emotional, physiological and neurological diseases engendered by fast paced modern living. “To establish immigration policy without first establishing population policy is both illogical . . . and undemocratic!” Edward C. Hartman author of The Population Fix: Breaking America’s Addiction to Population Growth. Hartman said, “Population growth in America may not be a physiological addiction, but it has become an economic, political and psychological addiction negatively affecting virtually every American.” Today, Mr. Obama and another U.S. Congress not only huddle to give 20 million illegal aliens instant citizenship, they may include adding another one million immigrants to the 1.2 million that already legally migrate into the USA annually.

At our current 321 million, Hartman points out our current problems:
• Rising housing prices
• Urban sprawl
• Horrifically gridlocked traffic in all our major cities
• Rising infrastructure costs and rising taxes
• Deterioration of public and social services
• Impact of massive housing developments
• Worsening air quality and water quality
• Polarizing local politics and gridlocked government
• Rising unemployment
• Spreading pavement and attendant problems with runoff
• Failing water supplies with seven states suffering water shortages today
• Destruction of farmland, wilderness and rivers
• Lost quality of life

We already see the horrendous consequences in America with our current 321-million population. Hartman asks us to reconsider what it will be like when we reach one billion. China didn’t ask the question until too late and India refuses to ask it. It shows the power of culture and religion over common sense and rational thinking. Hartman said, “America’s population pushers have a variety of motives. However, many have one trait in common: they have never asked themselves the question, ‘How many Americans are enough?”

Instead, they push for “exponential growth” that leads to ultimate collapse as discussed earlier in this series. How can such persons be so myopic?

Today, yet another 535 congressional critters huddle to expand mass immigration. Again, they lack the intellectual talent or environmental understandings of the impacts of millions of added people. They prove the following statement: “The First Basic Law of Human Stupidity asserts without ambiguity: always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation. At first, the statement sounds trivial. Closer scrutiny reveals its veracity. No matter how high are one's estimates of human stupidity, one is repeatedly startled by the fact that: people whom one had once judged rational and intelligent turn out to be unashamedly stupid. Additionally, day after day, with unceasing monotony, one is harassed in one's activities by stupid individuals who appear suddenly and unexpectedly in the most inconvenient places and at the most improbable moments.” (Source: Carlo M. Cipolla, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley) As you read this series, you cannot help but scratch your head as to our ongoing folly as a civilization. It’s as if we cannot help ourselves. Nonetheless, we must discover the courage and fortitude to save ourselves.

Economist Kenneth Boulding said, “Anyone who believes in indefinite growth on a finite planet, is either mad or an economist.” At the end of his book, Hartman offers 13 methods for you to take action. You must remember that a constitutional republic demands citizen participation. We must take action to make sure those congressional critters take the right action. Our destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of our choosing to act and fulfill a positive outcome. You cannot wait for your future to unfold positively; you must make it a positive future for yourself and your fellow creatures that share this planet with you.

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In a five minute astoundingly simple yet brilliant video, “Immigration, Poverty, and Gum Balls”, Roy Beck, director of www.numbersusa.ORG, graphically illustrates the impact of overpopulation. Take five minutes to see for yourself:

“Immigration by the numbers—off the chart” by Roy Beck This 10 minute demonstration shows Americans the results of unending mass immigration on the quality of life and sustainability for future generations: in a few words, “Mind boggling!” Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents from the Arctic to Antarctica to see the effects of immigration, environment and overpopulation up close and personal. He authored: America on the Brink: The Next Added 100 Million Americans.