It's getting truer.
Searching "independence day" and "immigration" in Google news, it looks like the intelligentsia, if I may call them that, have forgotten what independence is for.
Independence is not about immigration or multiculturalism, but the reverse.
Among this year's crop:
"When I was an illegal immigrant I celebrated Independence Day as if it were a spiritual holiday…"Taylor was a Carter-era illegal, and fought against apartheid, thus helping create the New South Africa—to which, curiously, he did not return. Now legalized, he wants to do the same kind of thing to the US by amnestying twelve million Latinos.
Illegal Immigrants Celebrating July Fourth?, Huffington Post, July 3, 2012
The following quote [NRDC blogger Kaid Banfield is quoting a op-ed by Jeb Bush and Robert Putnam] eloquently expresses an important aspect of what “America” is, was, and perhaps should be:NRDC anti-global warming types should realize that every time anyone from any Third World Country moves to America, their "carbon footprint" goes up. A Natural Resources Defense Council should be defending America's natural resources from immigrants, and making the US independent of them.
"On our national birthday, and amid an angry debate about immigration, Americans should reflect on the lessons of our shared immigrant past. We must recall that the challenges facing our nation today were felt as far back as the Founders' time. Immigrant assimilation has always been slow and contentious, with progress measured not in years but in decades. Yet there are steps communities and government should take to form a more cohesive, successful union . . .
[A post for Independence Day: America the welcoming, July 3, 2012]
"Who could be more anti-American than those who seek to keep at least 11 million people, undocumented immigrants, away from the fruits of equality that were fought for by generations of Americans—most of whom came from immigrant stock?"I happen to know the answer to that one—Communists! Communists could be more anti-American. The Communists feature a genuinely scary music video by "Gogol Bordello" performing Immigraniada (We Comin' Rougher)
Do they really think We Comin' Rougher makes a case for immigration? The Communists say of the band that "with members from Ukraine, Russia, Ethiopia, Japan, Ecuador and elsewhere, the band could likely only have formed in America."
That's because none of those countries accepts mass immigration.
Every year on the Fourth, the UCIS holds mass swearing-in ceremonies:
The only link I found on this search which had the right idea was columnist Nicholas Harmon in the Walton Tribune: Independence day or Becoming Dependent Day? June 30, 2012?.
Unfortunately, he's having the right idea in a paper that serves Walton County, Georgia, population 83, 000, 80 percent white.
In big-city newspapers, you're not allowed to have the right idea.
In 1776, American was already part of a multi-national, multi-religious, polyglot empire—the British Empire which already had African, Hindu and Chinese subjects, as well as French Catholic subjects in Quebec, and Spanish Catholic subjects on various islands.
The British Empire had all the diversity anyone could want, and in fact, more—and that was what the colonists rose up against and left.
Happy Independence Day!
James Fulford [Email him] is a writer and editor for VDARE.com.