Friday, April 07, 2006

Amnesty Ruins - See History

Amnesty ruined the Western Roman Empire assording to Human Events writer Larry Kelley.

On August 24, 410 A.D., the Roman general, Alaric, and his collection of German tribesman, Herulians, Rugians, and Gepidae, sacked Rome for the first time in 800 years. These very same Goths had previously destroyed a whole legion, killing the Emperor Valens at Adrianople but were given amnesty, were hired and armed as Roman mercenaries, their families given lands inside the empire, and their general/king awarded Rome’s highest citizen status, patrician.

As did the Roman emperors of the 5th century A.D., our current invasion has been encouraged by both our political parties. Estimates range from 11 million to 20 million illegals are now here residing inside our borders. And like the Roman world’s reaction to Alaric’s sack of Rome, we too are shocked to find not all illegals are here to cut grass or make beds.

Heather MacDonald reports that In Los Angeles alone, 95% of the 1,300 outstanding warrants for homicides and two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants (17,000) are for illegal aliens. In 1980, U.S. federal and state prisons housed fewer than 9,000 criminal aliens. By the end of 1999, these same prisons housed over 68,000 criminal aliens. Nationwide, criminal aliens account for more than 29% of prisoners in Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities -- and the numbers are vastly higher now.

Edward Gibbon believed that the primal cause for Rome’s fall in the West was its “loss of martial spirit,” which in turn forced it to import vast numbers of unassimilated German tribesmen to fight its wars.

It requires a very dangerous naivety to believe in open borders and that all of our Hispanic illegals are just innocently seeking the American dream. All too many are either the witting or unwitting agents of hostile foreign powers.

If it is true that there are upwards of 20 million illegal aliens here now, (no one knows how many are here) that represents 1 out of 14 persons in the U.S. While our obsequious Nero-like Congress openly debates the merits of amnesty programs, they dramatically amplify the invasion, undermine the prevailing American culture, and threaten American security and sovereignty.

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