Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom gave a surprising speech last week (SEE VIDEO HERE) that expressed a view that we already knew.
Multiculturalism does not work and needs to be abandoned.
The Telegraph reports,
“Entering the debate on national identity and religious tolerance, the Prime Minister declared an end to “passive tolerance” of divided communities, and say that members of all faiths must integrate into wider society and accept core values. …
“He warned that groups that fail to promote British values will no longer receive public money or be able to engage with the state.”
This does not, by any means, indicate that you cannot be proud of your Hispanic, African, Chinese, Jewish or whatever heritage. It does mean that if you come to the United States, check your heritage at the door.
The Constitution of the United States is the sacred law of the land. It was written in the blood of Patriots. Through the Revolutionary War, to the Civil war—which freed all of our citizens—to World War II and beyond, Patriots have gathered together when the country claimed, rightly or wrongly, that our way of life was threatened.
Of the Constitution, William Rawle wrote:
The history of man does not present a more illustrious monument of human invention, sound political principles, and judicious combinations, than the Constitution of the United States.—A View of the Constitution of the United States of America; 1829
John Adams, the 2nd United States President, is quoted as saying of the Constitution:
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
By religious, he was not talking about Allah. He actually wasn’t talking about Christianity in of itself. Like Jefferson, Adams had a problem with organized religion. And like Jefferson, he believed in God. The Christian God. I believe he was speaking about the spirituality of God and the idea of God’s gift of unalienable natural rights.
Because this nation and its founding documents are based on the concept of the Christian God, it was even taught up to about 1865 that,
“Religious rights consist in the right of a man to make known and maintain his religious opinions, and to worship God in that way and manner which he believes in his conscience to be most acceptable to his Maker. This right is called also the right of conscience. But in exercising this right, a man may not abuse it by violating the rights of others, or disturbing the peace and order of society.”—The Government Class Book, 1865, Andrew Young, Rights and Liberty, defined, Chapter 2, Section 7,
Notice that he specifies God as in the Christian God of the Holy Bible. In Section 7 of Chapter III he writes:
“…If a human law is contrary to the divine law, or if it requires us to disobey the commands of God, it is not binding, and should not be obeyed….”
You certainly have the right to believe in Allah, or Buddha, or the tree on your front lawn, if you like. Based on the clear evidence that this country enjoyed a Christian founding and the Constitution developed from that basis, you do not have the RIGHT to build a mosque anywhere that you want. Christian churches do not even enjoy that privilege, though they should. That is a matter for local zoning laws to solve. If New York wants to deny the building of a mosque at ground zero, they have that RIGHT.
Assaults on the Constitution have been stepped up by the misconstrued interpretations of the language of that very document. This multiculturalism idea is a myth. Even “progressive” Teddy Roosevelt spoke to this in his quote about hyphenated Americans.
How did the founding fathers feel about multiculturalism? We have been taught in school, after all, that they opened the flood gates of immigration.
“With regard to encouragements for strangers from government, they are really only what are derived from good laws and liberty. Strangers are welcome, because there is room enough for them all, and therefore the old inhabitants are not jealous of them; the laws protect them sufficiently, so that they have no need of the patronage of great men; and every one will enjoy securely the profits of his industry. But, if he does not bring a fortune with him, he must work and be industrious to live. One or two years’ residence gives him all the rights of a citizen; but the government does not at present, whatever it may have done in former times, hire people to become settlers, by paying their passages, giving land, Negroes, utensils, stock, or any other kind of emolument whatsoever. In short, America is the land of labor, and by no means what the English call Lubberland, and the French Pays de Cocagne, where the streets are said to be paved with half-peck loaves, the houses tiled with pancakes, and where the fowls fly about ready roasted, crying, Come eat me!”—Ben Franklin
How about “progressive” Alexander Hamilton?
“The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice; and on the love of country, which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education, and family. The opinion advanced in [Jefferson’s] Notes on Virginia is undoubtedly correct, that foreigners will generally be apt to bring with them attachments to the persons they have left behind; to the country of their nativity, and to its particular customs and manners. They will also entertain opinions on government congenial with those under which they have lived; or if they should be led hither from a preference to ours, how extremely unlikely is it that they will bring with them that temperate love of liberty, so essential to real republicanism?…
“In the recommendation to admit indiscriminately foreign emigrants of every description to the privileges of American citizens, on their first entrance into our country, there is an attempt to break down every pale which has been erected for the preservation of a national spirit and a national character; and to let in the most powerful means of perverting and corrupting both the one and the other.”—Alexander Hamilton
There must have been a reason that you left your country. I know of immigrants that came here and are hard working, industrious individuals. Did you come to make the most of your opportunities? Or the welfare system? Why did you come here wrapped in your flag demanding the same crap that is in your country? You are ruining it for those who came here to be free.
If you want to come here, assimilate to our culture. Don’t assimilate your culture. Resistance is not futile.