Wednesday, May 14, 2008

MELTING POT

I am glad to see that the melting pot is still bubbling, although the latest raid against a kosher meat plant is an example of anti-immigration hysteria. Here is an quote from Robert Tracinski's newsletter, TIA Daily.

And this anti-immigrant push is based on nothing more than hysteria. The only legitimate concern about immigration is a fear that the new immigrants will not assimilate into American society—not merely that they won't adopt our language, or dress like us, or eat our food (American cuisine is largely a combination of various immigrant cuisines, anyway), but that they won't adopt our ideals.

I don't think we have much to worry about on that score. I know too many immigrants who are more American in spirit than the average native-born American, and I have confidence that our culture is still so strong, so appealing, and so rewarding to those who adopt it that it will continue to propagate itself. (TIA Daily, 05/13/08.)


Related: My post, IMMIGRATION POLICY.