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Last Hurrah of Nixon's 'New Majority'?

OldMexicanblog Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 9:45 AM
Re: Outsider, -- Uncontrolled immigration, backed by both parties, has already spelled the demise of this once great country. -- That's not true. Immigration (controlled or not) can only increase the number of minds and hands that produce and make things. The problem is the Welfare State, not immigration. Was the nation destroyed when a poor University teacher from Serbia migrated to the US and invented alternate current systems and motors?
Conservative abroad Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 9:08 PM
Policy (immigration and Welfare) applies to groups not individuals so your example of Tesla doesn't apply or can be countered with the Army mass murderer Nidal Hassan or the observation that 27% of Federal prisoners are aliens.

If all these new "minds and hands" and hands were a benefit, why weren't they beneficial to the countries that they came from?

Looking back all the way to America's Civil War, there have been three dominant presidential coalitions.

The first was Abraham Lincoln's. With his war to restore the Union and his martyrdom, Lincoln inaugurated an era of Republican dominance that lasted more than seven decades and saw only two Democratic presidents: Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson.

The second coalition was FDR's, where he and his vice president Harry Truman won five consecutive presidential elections. Only Gen. Eisenhower could break that streak.

The third was Richard Nixon's New Majority, cobbled together after his narrow 1968 victory, where he annexed the...