On Idependence Day, it's worth noting that the former rulers of this continent are not independent. Thanks to reader "Charles Bogart" for this immigration parable. No transcript, you're going to have to watch it.
Some immigration enthusiasts like to link the historic Pilgrims and modern illegal immigration. In a post called The Pilgrims as Illegal Aliens, Eugene Volokh, an immigrant himself, reminded his readers that in a democracy, "Letting in immigrants means letting in your future rulers". The Indians would agree.