We’ve come a long way since 1790. Sometime between then and now, some lies were told. Here’s one from Ted “Chappaquiddick” Kennedy:
“First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same…
Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset… Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia…
In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think… The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”
-Tipsy Teddy on the Immigration Act of 1965.
Only it hasn’t worked out as promised (and what from government does?). White Christian Americans, 80% of population in 1970 and nearly 90% in 1950, are now a minority (43%). But hey, like Ted said, “It’s just water under the bridge, Mary Jo.”
Diver examines the wreck of the Posterity*.
*This being the same “Posterity” from the Preamble of the Constitution, the “British Brethren” of the Declaration of Independence. And it wasn’t all Ted’s fault; he is just quote-worthy.
**And even now’s there’s DACA and the GOP Jellyfish. Shades of ’86 amnesty fall? Or, is that the curtain?