A nation of immigrants? No!

Me at national conference 2 July 2015The next time someone says “America is a nation of immigrants,” remind them of these historical facts: 1) our ancestors–white, northern and western Europeans–were “emigrants” who, once here, assumed the role of “settlers.” They settled and tamed a vast wilderness for their own posterity. Before they created it, there was no country for them to “immigrate” into.

2) Once most of the hard and dangerous work of creating a European society in the western hemisphere was complete, then you had the arrival of true “immigrants.” After all, in the case of North America, you cannot have “immigrants” until you have had “emigrants.” The “emigrants,” by creating the country/civilization, make it possible for “immigrants” to come here in the first place.

Think about this and use it the next time you hear that stupid, asinine phrase stated above.

Michael Hill

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Michael Hill

Dr Michael Hill is President of the League of the South. He is a retired university professor of history and author of two books on Celtic warfare.