Ronald R. Cherry
Rational immigration
By Ronald R. Cherry
January 16, 2016

It is frequently stated that the United States is a nation of immigrants, but while that was once true, it is no longer true. We were a nation of immigrants during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries when the European immigrant to American population ratio, outside of American Indians, was initially 100%. Even the American Indians were initially immigrants from Europe and Asia. The history of every nation outside of the African Rift Valley reveals that its early inhabitants were immigrants from somewhere else – true for England, France, Russia, India, China, Japan, etc. The ratio of legal immigrant to existing American population during the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty first centuries has been fairly low, reflecting the truth that we are no longer a nation of immigrants. The United States is now a nation primarily of natural born Americans, just as China is a nation primarily of natural born Chinese.

Legal Immigrant to American Population Ratio:

1607-1620 (Jamestown & Plymouth): 100%

1830: 0.18%

1870: 1.0%

1910: 1.1%

1950: 0.16%

1990: 0.62%

2010: 0.34%

In the early years the United States was under-populated and was thus a nation in need of mass immigration, but we are no longer under-populated, so the United States no longer needs mass immigration. I usually find myself bogged down in heavy traffic when driving in American cities and on our Interstate Highways because, with 323 million people, we are now over-populated. Over-population is unhealthy and wrong because it causes air and water pollution, difficult transportation, and when severe enough, a degrading reduction in human liberty.

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others." Thomas Jefferson

As Thomas Jefferson stated rightful individual human liberty is limited by the equal rights of the other people around us, so if we are jammed together like sardines our freedom of action becomes very limited. Envision 100 people moving freely in three dimensions within the Superdome, each person having nearly unobstructed action according to their will, even within limits drawn around them by the equal rights of the others who are moving about. Now envision 1,000,000 people rubbing and bouncing against each other in the same venue. Like gum balls in a jar, each person is now extremely limited in their liberty, each obstructed in their action within tight limits drawn around them by the equal rights of the vast array of others.

America needed massive immigration in prior ages when the nation was young and under-populated, but times have changed. I do not want my children and future grandchildren to live like ants in an overpopulated ant colony. Overpopulation stresses the environment and mathematically reduces individual human liberty, and thereby violates the individual's natural right to the pursuit of happiness, and tends a society toward totalitarian government – all of which is immoral and wrong. The age of massive immigration (legal and illegal) to the United States is over.

It is not immoral or wrong to oppose immigration in the quality and on the scale that now exists in the United States, and especially for immigrants who have been raised with a mentality for serf-like submission to a Socialist Big Brother or to totalitarian Islamic Sharia Law. I do not want any further Muslim immigration because their religion contains a totalitarian political ideology which is opposed to the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights; Islamic government is thereby tyrannically and violently opposed to our God-given unalienable human rights to life, liberty and creative pursuit of happiness. We are also now saturated with 10 to 20 million illegal Mexican and Central American Immigrants who have become a drain on hard working American tax payers, and whose numbers are not reflected in the above immigration statistics.

What should be done to help protect our nation from overpopulation, the importation of a totalitarian Islamic political system, and the economic drag of millions of government-dependents? First of all Congress should revoke the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, followed by a Federal Law which limits immigration to a trickle. We may need certain highly talented individuals to immigrate here, and we should be a haven for a few refugees fleeing for their lives, but mass immigration must end because it has come to the point where immigration is harming natural born Americans. Additionally, all immigrants to the United States must be required to sign their allegiance to the Declaration of Independence, and obedience to our Constitution and Bill of Rights, because even more that our great flag, that is the essence of America. Anyone refusing to sign should not be here.

© Ronald R. Cherry


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Ronald R. Cherry, MD, is a board-certified specialist in lung disease who is in the full-time practice of medicine in Sweetwater, Tennessee... (more)


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