Refugees are Pilgrims and unless you are Native-American you aren’t a real American! You have no rights but refugees do! He’s drawing moral equivalence to brave people who didn’t know what they were getting to some people who are coming by plane for entitlements and to behead people.
Obama has made that infuriating statement before. He does it to offend those of us who disagree with him. It’s meant to be hurtful.
Do you remember the Founding Fathers saying that we should have unfettered open borders while under threat from criminal multinational gangs, drug cartels, and terrorists? No, me neither. Did you know that wanting an immigration system that works makes us racists, bigots, nativists, and xenophobes?
Obama was out today badmouthing Americans with his truncated version of American history which always reads like it was written by the Communist Party USA.
Ah, but Obama says it’s who we are. He thinks everyone has the right to emigrate here with few constraints and without an adequate screening system.
“We are born of immigrants. That is who we are. Immigration is our origin story. And for more than two centuries, it’s remained at the core of our national character. It’s our oldest tradition. It’s who we are. It’s part of what makes us exceptional. After all, unless your familiar is native American, one of the first Americans, our families, all of our families come from someplace else. The first refugees were the pilgrims themselves, fleeing religious persecution, crossing the stormy atlantic to reach a new world where they might leave and pray freely. Eight signers of the declaration of independence were immigrants.”
The Founding Fathers would be appalled by what he is doing. Obama was schooled in Indonesia and that’s where he learned American history.
There weren’t drug cartels and terrorists sneaking into the country in 1796.
This is “who we are” according to him. He’s furthering this mass delusion that totally lacks common sense.
The goal was to convince Americans that we must not resist the “New Americans” even in this time of peril. It’s part of our Founding documents.
Here it is:
‘We haven’t always lived up to our ideals. We haven’t always lived up to these documents. From the start, Africans were brought here in chains against their will, and then toiled under the whip. They also built America. A century ago, New York City shops displayed those signs, “No Irish need apply.” Catholics were targeted. Their loyalty questioned. So much so that as recently as the 1950s and ’60s, and JFK ran, he had to convince people that his allegiance wasn’t primarily to the pope. Chinese immigrants faced persecution and vicious stereotypes and were for a time even banned from entering America. During World War II, German and Italian residents were detained. And in one of the darkest chapters in our history, Japanese immigrants and even Japanese American citizens were forced from their homes and imprisoned in camps.
We succumbed to fear, he said. [I didn’t know the Jews and Irish were coming over to behead us.]
We betrayed not only our fellow Americans but our deepest values. We betrayed these documents. It’s happened before. And the biggest irony of course was that those who betrayed these values were themselves the children of immigrants.
How quickly we forget. One generation passes, two generation passes, and suddenly we don’t remember where we came from. We suggest that somehow there is us and there is them. Not remembering we used to be them. On days like today, we need to resolve never to repeat mistakes like that again.”
“Immigrants and Refugees Revitalize and Renew America”, Obama said.
Here are two of them. Close the damn borders!!!