Path to National Suicide

"At what point, then,
is the approach of danger to be expected?

"I answer, if it ever
reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come
from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must
ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of
freemen, we must live through all time, or die by

So said Abe Lincoln to the Young Men`s Lyceum in
Springfield [January
27, 1838
]. Observing the Senate last week, and
looking over the latest figures from the Census Bureau,
America is now risking

national suicide

Last week, senators meeting in secret produced a bill
to legalize our 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens.
If a path to citizenship becomes law, nothing will stop
the next invasion. As

President Bush acknowledges
, 6 million tried to
breach our Southern border in his first five years. One
in 12—500,000—had a criminal record.

According to the Census Bureau, from mid-2005 to
mid-2006, the U.S. minority population rose 2.4 million,
to exceed 100 million. Hispanics, 1 percent of the
population in

, are now 14.4 percent. Their total number has
soared 25 percent since

alone. The Asian population has also grown by
25 percent since 2000.

The number of white kids of school age fell 4
percent, however. Half the children 5 and younger in the
United States

are now minorities.

What is happening to us? An immigrant invasion of the
United States from the Third World, as America`s white
majority is no longer even reproducing itself. Since

Roe v. Wade
, America has aborted 45 million of
her children. And Asia, Africa and Latin America have
sent 45 million of their children to inherit the estate
the aborted American children never saw. God is not

And white America is

in flight.

In the 1990s, for the first time since the Spanish

whites left California
. Two million departed. From
July 1, 2005, to July 1, 2006, 100,000 more packed up

headed back
whence their

fathers came
. The "Anglo" population of the
Golden State is down to 43 percent and falling fast.
White folks are now a minority in Texas and New Mexico.
In Arizona, Hispanics account for over half the
population under 20.

The future is not in doubt. Why ought this to be of

First, while the black and Hispanic population
combined is now 85 million—five times what it was in
1960—half of all black and Hispanic kids

drop out of high school
. And the average

math and reading scores
of the half who graduate are
at seventh-, eighth- or ninth-grade levels.

And the future is not so sanguine as it seemed 50
years ago. As I write in State of Emergency:

"In 1960, 18 million
black Americans, 10 percent of the nation, were not
fully integrated into society, but they had been
assimilated into our culture. They

worshiped the same God,
spoke the same language, had
endured the same Depression and war, watched the

same TV shows
on the same four channels, laughed at
the same comedians, went to the same movies, ate the
same foods, read the same newspapers and went to schools
where, even when segregated, we learned the same history
and literature and shared the same holidays: Christmas,
New Year`s, Washington`s Birthday, Easter, Memorial Day,
July 4, Labor Day, Columbus Day. Segregation

, but black folks were

as American as apple pie
, having lived in this land
longer than almost every other group save the Native

"That cultural unity,
that sense that we were one people, is gone."

Today`s immigrants exceed in number anything any
nation has ever known. They now come from


whose people have

never before been assimilated
by any First World
country. Not only is the

Melting Pot
broken, it is rejected by our elites.
Minorities are urged to hold onto their own language,
customs, traditions. Identity politics is in. And the
largest cohort, Mexicans, comes from a country with a

historic grievance
and a claim on the

territory they are entering

Moreover, since the cultural revolution of the 1960s,
we have been fighting one another over issues of race
and ethnicity,



, morality and religion, right and wrong.

All over the Western world, multiethnic,
multicultural countries are coming apart over language,
ethnicity, history. The Soviet Union broke into 15

Yugoslavia into half a dozen
. Czechs and Slovaks

Scots want separation
from England. Catalans and
Basques seek independence.


want out of France.

Northern Italians
want to secede. Only

immigrants who prefer Ottawa
prevent Quebecois from
breaking free of Canada.

As we see from the election battles in

Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Mexico
, race and
ethnicity are not receding as issues, but rising. In
South Central Los Angeles,

black and Hispanic gangs

at war over race and turf.

Addressing the

Knights of Columbus in 1915,
Theodore Roosevelt
warned, "The one absolutely certain way of bringing
this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of
its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit
it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities."

In every way possible, Americans have said they do
not want to take this risk with their country. Why then
are our elites taking it?



Patrick J. Buchanan

no introduction
readers; his book

State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and
Conquest of America

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