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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Consequences of discarding ‘melting pot’
I’m still reflecting on the 2012 election results that gave the Obama administration a second term in the White House. It is clear to me the changing demographic that now sees minorities (who generally vote for Democrats) comprising 28 percent of the population is the reason the GOP’s Romney-Ryan ticket lost.
In this regard, the burgeoning minority population, a group often looking for shelter in big government, is a direct result of the immigration law change made in 1965 by a Democrat-controlled Congress and a Democratic President, Lyndon B. Johnson. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts was the prime mover in the Senate to put a new law and philosophy in place. Under the old laws, immigrants were accepted on the basis of what they could bring to benefit American society and their willingness to assimilate into our standing culture. That culture was commonly called the “melting pot,” and it worked to America’s benefit for generations.
Under the immigration law changes of 1965, America was redefined as a “multicultural” society wherein new immigrants were encouraged to simply transplant their culture to our shores. Such a policy is in exact accord with the Democratic strategy to add the entitlement-minded, new immigrants to the big-government welfare state now in place.
My observations are based on a lifetime of 80 years of living, working and serving my country in war and peace to the best of my ability.
DONALD R. DODGE
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