Read this comment from a fellow who calls himself the Declaration of Independence.
Partnering with Eagles,
Perhaps you have me confused with someone else? I haven’t addressed any issue other than Illegal Immigrants Rights. I am a Born-Again Evangelical Christian who believes that offering legal status to undocumented immigrants doesn’t mean the demise of the United States.
All I said was the same argument you made against the current wave of immigrants is the same that has been made historically about many different immigrant groups. Do I believe you have a hatred towards any racial or ethnic group ABSOLUTELY NOT. Do I believe you have an unwarranted fear that somehow America is going to be greatly altered by allowing undocumented immigrants an opportunity to become legalized. YES. Although, I recall you didn’t always have that concern. I personally don’t share that worry because I know of many examples of previously undocumented immigrants becoming GREAT American citizens. (from here)
Now consider this bible passage.
Genesis 11:1-9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
1AND THE whole earth was of one language and of one accent and mode of expression.
2And as they journeyed eastward, they found a plain (valley) in the land of Shinar, and they settled and dwelt there.
3And they said one to another, Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly. So they had brick for stone, and slime (bitumen) for mortar.
4And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower whose top reaches into the sky, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the whole earth.
5And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
6And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them.
7Come, let Us go down and there confound (mix up, confuse) their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
8So the Lord scattered them abroad from that place upon the face of the whole earth, and they gave up building the city.
9Therefore the name of it was called Babel–because there the Lord confounded the language of all the earth; and from that place the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Remember when you first heard the story. Even as child didn’t you understand the significance of our Lord’s punishment. Suddenly, a wide chasm separated the people who lived in the land of Shinar (or Babylonia). So they scattered for they had no other true choice.
Since that long ago age, we have seen nothing quite so severe. Nonetheless, from time to time foreign hordes move into a land, and the civilization already there staggers under the strain. When a people does not value its language and culture enough to defend it, it risks losing both.
Consider this story.
Britons pin economic troubles on immigrant policies
LONDON — British political leaders from the left and the right are blaming liberal immigration policies for driving down living standards amid a financial crisis that has prompted the Conservative-led government to cut welfare programs to prevent fiscal collapse.
Prime Minister David Cameron, who said this year that multiculturalism has failed in Britain, is calling on immigrants to learn English fluently, “make a contribution” to the economy and society and avoid being a “burden on the welfare system and the taxpayer.” (continued here)
Britain Launches Crackdown on Illegal Immigration provides more details.