Herman Cain
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said of illegal aliens last week at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, "Although they broke the law by illegally crossing our borders…our city's economy would be a shell of itself had they not, and it would collapse if they were deported. The same holds true of the nation."

Bloomberg and other elected officials who value the economic impact of illegal aliens' labor over the cultural decimation wrought by our acquiescence to illegals' demands should be swiftly removed from office. Those we elect to make laws must not be allowed to compromise their enforcement, which undermines our unique American culture.

In America, we have one constitution, one set of laws, one flag, one language and one identity known as "One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." The U.S. must not make the same mistake with the illegal aliens in our country that Europe made decades ago by assuming that millions of Muslims, gaining easy entry, would assimilate into their culture.

Tony Blankley, author of The West's Last Chance, points out the destructive impact multiculturalism has had in Europe, and the lessons we must learn in America to prevent history from repeating itself. Blankley states, "European governments accepted the multicultural belief that Muslims would mesh smoothly with the legal, economic and cultural unification of Europe through a constitutionally defined, sovereign European Union."

Europeans could not have been more naïve. Instead of assimilating into the cultures of individual European nations, Muslims separated themselves from society. Encouraged by European governments to practice their religion, the most radical Muslim extremists carried out the mission they believe their religion demands – jihad of the sword against all non-Muslims.

In America, we must learn the lessons of Europe. If we compromise entry into this country to any ethnic group, we will be expected to compromise our language, our patriotism, our flag and ultimately our democratic ideology.

Blankley cites a quote from former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt that portends the future for an America that fails to protect its borders and its culture. Schmidt, discussing Germany's welcoming of Turkish Muslims to his country, stated, "The concept of multiculturalism is difficult to make fit with a democratic society…(It had been a mistake) that during the 1960s we brought guest workers from foreign cultures into the country…(The cultural problems stemming from that mistake) could be overcome only by authoritarian governments."

Herman Cain

Herman Cain is the National Chairman of the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute. He is the former president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Inc., and currently is CEO and president of T.H.E. New Voice, Inc., a business and leadership consulting company.

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