I was asked for my opinion on the illegal immigration protests that have been in the news lately. Here it is.
On borders: A country that cannot protect and preserve its
borders is a country in decline. You do not have to take my word for
it. History is rife with examples. The Roman empire had a vast border
in Europe separating their territory from the German territory to the
east. The border mostly followed the Rhine river, and fortifications
were built all along it with sturdy watchtowers manned by Roman
garrisons. The Romans successfully kept the Germans from illegally
crossing these borders for many years, centuries. The Germans kept trying to cross
into Gaul, and not stay on their side of the river. Why? Life on the
Roman side of the river was easier. There was more food, more wealth,
and more civilization. There was law and order.
As the Roman civilization declined, the Germans
more easily crossed the borders, and made more and more inroads into
Gaul. Eventually, Germans overran the entire Roman empire, and set up
one of their own (Odoacer, 476 A.D.) as king in Rome in place of the Roman
emperor. Were the Germans wrong to do this? I don’t know. The Romans
were wrong, however, to prevent it, if they wanted to preserve their
civilization and society. They may have wanted to preserve their
nation, but without preserving their borders, they were not able to do so.
to be continued … in the meantime, Michelle Malkin, an immigration policy expert, writes on the May Day protests.