When a respected publication like the Christian Science Monitor calls for cuts in immigration to slow population growth, it may be time for the administration to sit up and take notice.
President Obama has encouraged Americans to start laying a new foundation for the country – on a number of fronts. He has stressed that we’ll need to have the courage to make some hard choices. One of those hard choices is how to handle immigration. The US must get serious about the tide of legal and illegal immigrants, above all from Latin America.It’s not just a short-run issue of immigrants competing with citizens for jobs as unemployment approaches 10 percent or the number of uninsured straining the quality of healthcare. Heavy immigration from Latin America threatens our cohesiveness as a nation.
The political realities of the rapidly growing Latino population are such that Mr. Obama may be the last president who can avert the permanent, vast underclass implied by the current Census Bureau projection for 2050.
… Population growth is the principal threat to the environment via natural resource use, sprawl, and pollution. And population growth is fueled chiefly by immigration.
It’s no mystery why the U.S. continues to import people at an alarming rate. Our nation’s leaders take their cues from economists who continue to see population growth as the main driver of economic growth, blind to the relationship between excessive population densities and unemployment and hoping that no one will ask what happens when such a policy inevitably fails, since never-ending population growth is a physical impossibility. More people means more customers, more sales volume, more corporate profits and – yes- more jobs. But no one stops to consider whether the growth in jobs keeps pace with the growth in population, resulting in rising unemployment and poverty.
The Christian Science Monitor can hardly be faulted for not including in their reasoning the cancerous effects upon the economy of a worsening population density, since my fledgling theory has yet to gain widespread acceptance. It would have been nice if they had also pointed out that rampant population growth also makes the challenges of breaking our dependence on foreign oil and cutting greenhouse gas emissions nearly impossible. But it’s refreshing that more and more mainstream media are awakening to the perils of our preposterous immigration policies.