FLORIDA, July 1, 2012 — As we all know, this is an election season.
It should go without saying that the topic of illegal immigration is at the forefront once again. As usual, it is burning bridges as if they were firewood, and raising the question of just what it means to be an American.
The economy is another problem. The Great Recession continues to roll along, despite the federal government’s series of stimulus measures. Now, illegal immigration threatens to boil over into this quagmire, as President Obama’s de facto DREAM Act has allowed upward of 800,000 unlawful aliens to remain in the country. One can only imagine the impact this will have on those looking for work; specifically blue collar jobs.
All the while, our national security hangs in the balance. From increasing dangers abroad to pressing matters on the domestic front, strong policies are needed to promote long term stability.
So, what are David Yeagley’s opinions on these key subjects?
Joseph F. Cotto: Illegal immigration is, as always, a highly contentious issue. How do you believe that it is being handled by the federal government as of now? From your standpoint, is there a better of way of dealing with this crisis?
Dr. David Yeagley: I know of no country in the world having a constitution that requires that country to receive immigrants. There is no law which says any and every country must accept any and every people who come to its shores. This is some unwritten law, that anyone born anywhere in the world has a right to live anywhere he wants. If this law is true, then nationhood is dissolved, out the window, and nixed forever. A nations is given away to the first takers.
I don’t think the original Americans, the WASPS, came here to conquer Indians, but rather to get away from Anglican/Roman Catholic persecution. America is not therefore a nation of immigrants, or even invaders. It is a nation of exiles, or persecuted fugitives—with original ideas of government. America is a nation of religio-political experimentalists. The concept of having open doors, yea, of having an emblazoned invitation to the world, is utterly false and destructive. America wasn’t made for the world. American is not a haven for losers, criminals, and populations of failed Third World countries; but, open immigration has made it such. The Third World is overrun by mindless reproduction, low standards, destructive religion, filth and disease. To invite such defective masses is suicidal for any nation.
I think American immigration policy (if there is such) is wholly mistaken in concept, and any concept of charity or good will associated with it has been wholly usurped and perverted by anti-American liberals. It is intentionally made the means of undoing all that is strong and valuable about American society. Liberals don’t want America to be great, but common, like the rest of the failed Third World. This is a conscious effort.
Cotto: Several years have passed, and yet the American economy continues to wander through the depths of the Great Recession. Do you see a path to prosperity emerging on the horizon?
Dr. Yeagley: To enter at all onto the path of prosperity, having stepped and stayed on the opposite path for so long, will require severe sacrifice. If the country wants to rid itself of Mexican labor, than who will plant the onions? Americans may have to do without onions for a while. To change directions always requires stern determination and sacrifice. The path out of adversity is not an easy one. Government regulation (i.e., bureaucracy) is destructive. Business and free market economy have historically proven to be the path to prosperity. Changing government bureaucracy, once established, is not likely to happen.
I see States Rights therefore as the first viable position to counter the federal monster. More freedom, more independence, can only begin at a smaller, localized level. The federal government will simply have to be denied, or “defied” if you will. The federal government is not exempt from the liability of error, or from the accusation of “domestic enemy.” The idea that the federal government cannot be found guilty of anti-American intent is truly a fatal error.
Without independence from the federal government, I see no likelihood of prosperity. This is my message to American Indian tribes, in fact. When I campaigned for chairman of the Comanche Nation (2012), my first platform point was to sell the tribe—to private ownership. We must sever all financial dependency on the federal government. What the government funds, the government controls. This is ultimately the death knell for the tribes.
Cotto: From foreign terrorism to domestic riots, we live in an increasingly challenging world. In order to face it, America must have a sufficient national security policy. What would you say that this should entail?
Dr. Yeagley: I don’t know that moral behavior can be dictated by the government. In America’s case, I think the fault lies with failed pastors. I think the American church failed, long ago. Where the church failed, the religion of liberalism took over.
Security has to do with trust and reliability. This begins with citizenship. Few people should be allowed citizenship. It should be made precious. Very few people should have the right to vote, and that right must be earned with terrible trial and knowledge. Great testing and examination should be required before citizenship is ever granted. Being an American is not really valued at all today—except for the opportunities for fame and fortune. This is wholly degrading to society. Being American doesn’t mean what it should mean at all. Security is based on trustworthy people. We simply don’t have that to the degree we should.
Government agencies for security are not reliable when the people who comprise them are not reliable. Again, I believe the weakness is in our underdeveloped concepts of what it means to be an American citizen. Greek models put a very high price on citizenship. Proper education was primary. American Indians also put a deadly price—on manhood itself. A brave earned his status. It was not something inherited, or bought.
Over the last few years, multiculturalism has gone on the rise, bringing with it a slew of unfamiliar challenges. The presidential race, as stated before, is kicking into high gear. Considering that it might prove to be among the most important in history, this should be anything but surprising.
What are Dr. Yeagley’s views about these critical matters?
Part three awaits.
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