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Pat Buchanan Warns America Could Break Up: No Longer 1 Nation, 1 People

Balkanization Beckons
By Patrick J. Buchanan

Speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque in 2001, George W. Bush declared that, as Mexico was a friend and neighbor, “It’s so important for us to tear down our barriers and walls that might separate Mexico from the United States.”

Bush succeeded. And during his tenure, millions from Mexico exploited his magnanimity to violate our laws, trample upon our sovereignty, walk into our country, and remain here.

In 2007, backed by John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Teddy Kennedy and Barack Obama, Bush backed amnesty for the 12 million people who had entered America illegally.

The nation thundered no. And Congress sustained the nation.

The latest mass border crossing by scores of thousands of tots, teenagers and toughs from Central America has killed amnesty in 2014, and probably for the duration of the Obama presidency.

Indeed, with the massive media coverage of the crisis on the border, immigration, legal and illegal, and what it portends for our future, could become the decisive issue of 2014 and 2016.

But it needs to be put in a larger context. For this issue is about more than whether the Chamber of Commerce gets amnesty for its members who have been exploiting cheap illegal labor.

The real issue: Will America remain one nation, or are we are on the road to Balkanization and the breakup of America into ethnic enclaves? For, as Ronald Reagan said, a nation that cannot control its borders isn’t really a nation anymore.

In Federalist No. 2, John Jay wrote:


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Immigration was suspended from 1924 to around 1965

seems we should do that again. It doesn't mean restrict travel. Just stop granting citizenship to anyone.

What a tool

The Central Government - mind you many of the same folks - ...

screwed it up (actually, it's probably turned out just the way they've planned it). Now, magically, those same people have had a change of heart and can be trusted.

Get lubed up if you buy it.

"1 Nation, 1 People"? WTF is that suppose to mean anyhow? Sounds like something Hitler would say. I guess the old melting pot analogy has been abandoned.

The Left has been calling Pat

The Left has been calling Pat Buchanan a neonazi and stuff for years. That's OK, Ron Paul supported Pat Buchanan anyway. And served as an economic adviser to him. Ron was going to run in the '92 Primary against Bush until Pat announced.

Pat is a PaleoCon, he agrees with Ron Paul on most things. He does not want open borders like the Liberals and the left leaning libertarians. The 'Melting Pot' was about abandoning your own culture anyway, so I don't see why brought it up.

I don't care who supported who...

"1 Nation, 1 People" is a disturbing statement.

I am an individual. I don't want to be part of the club of 1 - besides my own club of 1.

Just for the record, I think

Just for the record, I think the melting pot was silly. I wish my Italian, German, Irish and other ancestors had passed down their languages and traditions to me.

Even, Thomas Jefferson

who was very liberal on granting Liberty to all, warned about these non-assimilating foreigners we are now plagued with in this statement, “[Is] rapid population [growth] by as great importations of foreigners as possible… founded in good policy?… They will bring with them the principles of the governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another. It would be a miracle were they to stop precisely at the point of temperate liberty. These principles, with their language, they will transmit to their children. In proportion to their number, they will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and bias its direction, and render it a heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass… If they come of themselves, they are entitled to all the rights of citizenship: but I doubt the expediency of inviting them by extraordinary encouragements.”

Jefferson had slaves...

He wasn't even in favor of assimilating the slaves into free society.

Someone doesn't know their

Someone doesn't know their history all too well.

Looking forward to seeing his predictions to come true...

it's the complete opposite of What NWO leaders want.


"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

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I like the idea of having 50 States in a "Union".

The USA is dead. Long live America.

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Ah, immigration should be

Ah, immigration should be frozen at current levels, but will it? I always laugh at the alleged need for immigration as it's basically an indictment AGAINST our system of "education".

"The children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone would be interdependent." - John Dewey

Yes, we definitely need to secure our borders as much as possible, but to suggest we need to build a replica of the fortress depicted in "Escape from New York" to do so is largely disingenuous fearmongering.

How does one "freeze immigration" at current levels?


Are you implying that

Are you implying that controlling the number of immigrants into this country without building a fortress like the one depicted in "Escape from New York" is impossible again? ;)

Mr. Buchanan has long been a

Mr. Buchanan has long been a voice in the wilderness.


...for common sense. Let the break-up begin. I hope I live to see it.