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After Boston, Will America Continue To Pursue Stupid Growth Policies?
The Boston Marathon terrorist attack may well affect the Group of 8's mad rush to another failed 1986 immigration amnesty. Negative Population Growth’s (NPG) President, Don Mann made an excellent case for not passing another in his testimony to the US Senate Judiciary Committee on February 13, 2013. His principle points were as follows:
“1. Current immigration laws must be strictly enforced. In addition, more maximum fines and penalties should be imposed on those who fail to heed them. Those arriving or remaining here illegally should be subject to the “expedited removal” provisions in current law. The breakdown of enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws in recent years must not be allowed to continue.
2. All employers in the U.S. must be required to use E-Verify to substantiate the legal status of all workers – both current and new. Failure to comply should lead to the government shutting down the business.
3. Illegal presence in the U.S. should be made a misdemeanor offense comparable to the existing provisions for illegal entry.
4. A workable check-in/check-out system for foreign visitors and students must be put in place and enforced.”[Read the full testimony: PDF]
NPG also published Otis Graham's history of Presidential leadership on population growth which specifically mentions the 1975 National Security Study Memorandum (NCCM) 200, a document prepared in the Gerald Ford Administration which advocated population stabilization for the USA, but of course ignored in our mad rush for growth. In 1975 our population was 216 million. It is now over 316 million and widely projected to reach 1 billion by the end of this century.[Little Known Presidential Population Leadership PDF]
These obvious failures--immigration and population limitations--will haunt our future. When will the needed actions become as obvious as the nose on our faces?
As the late genius Isaac Asimov opined in his work, I, Robot, “It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?”