VDARE - Letter from Michael Keegan re Population
February 02, 2000, 05:23 PM
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Gentlemen:

I truly appreciate the effort by the coalition that comprises VDARE to educate folks on the apparently sacred cow issue of immigration. You are an erudite group of dedicated believers, and for that I thank you.

I do, however, find pause with both Mr. Ansell`s and Mr. Wall`s perspectives. After reading Mr. Ansell`s article and Mr. Wall`s parenthetical remarks, I found myself stymied. I had a problem concurring with either gentleman. I wholeheartedly disagreed with the general premises espoused by Mr. Ansell`s and support the electoral demise of Mr. Abraham. However, Mr. Wall`s perspective seemed somewhat off especially concerning native European birth rates and what I perceive to be the mixing of two distinct albeit distantly related issues of "mass immigration" and "overpopulation".

I believe Paul Craig Robert`s article "Losing Europe" http://www.townhall.com/columnists/paulcraigroberts/pcr000426.shtml provides a more accurate picture/representation of the immigration situation. I also find Mr. Brimelow`s musings on this issue quite balanced. In the end, I think it depends on the specific issue one is arguing.

As such, one could argue quite aptly the immigration issue without appeal to government sanctioned sterilization or population control measures. The former concerns the proper right of a sovereign people to govern their borders and preserve their culture while the ramifications of the latter seems to support bureaucratic statism.

Take care and thanks again,

Michael J. Keegan