When one stops to think what this means for our children’s children, and for our great grandchildren, it is difficult not to be angry at our American political class – on both sides of the aisle. The 1965 Hart-Celler Act, driven through the legislative process by the late Senator Ted Kennedy, sowed the seeds for what we are now reaping.
President Lyndon Johnson, Kennedy and his friends in Congress, who abjectly lied about what the consequences of the law would be, deliberately changed the entire structure of an immigration system which was originally concerned with what would be good for our country, not for the hordes from the Third World who now invade by the millions in Europe and by the millions here in America.
From an NPR report, here’s a bit of Lyndon Johnson’s prevarication about the profoundly disastrous effects Hart-Celler would ultimately have, as he signed it into law:
“This bill that we will sign today is not a revolutionary bill. It does not affect the lives of millions,” Johnson said at the signing ceremony. “It will not reshape the structure of our daily lives or add importantly to either our wealth or our power.”
Watch the video. Read the NPR report by Jennifer Ludden (she believes Hart-Celler was a wonderful idea). You can do the math. The Baby Boomers in America are coming to the ends of our lives. What are we leaving for our grandchildren?
Europe is probably lost to Islam. It may not yet be too late for the United States. But the clock is ticking.