Sunday, September 15, 2013

Nope. Nope. Nope.

Letter from Jim DeMint to President Vladimir Putin on American Exceptionalism:

DeMint's tone is in response to Putin's masterful mockery of Obama in the NYT.

But his big point is in fact our big problem. The "creedal nation" unanchored in any particular people turns into the "ideological  nation" Liberals have been constructing. And it requires that the actual founding people, their culture, values, institutions, religion, status and power be brought down to make way for the multicultural paradise of social justice that DeMint thinks is America's founding idea. "Equality" has metasticized into a devouring sickness that makes "freedom" less and less real. There can be no "we" that is not constructed by the State.

Not a one of the Founding Fathers would agree.

DeMint is president of perhaps the premier conservative think tank in the country and is an example of why conservatism is no longer enough.

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Anonymous said...

America was not created as a multicultural nation. It was a British colony that just happened to have some Dutch, French, German, and Irish people who accepted that they happened to live in a British colony and did like the British. The nation only formed and grew the way it did because it was led and populated by British Protestant majorities.

The only way to make a non-idealogical nation would be to create a United States for one European ethnicity only, or make it a pan-European nation.


OreamnosAmericanus said...

Quite true. The Naturalization Act of 1790 restricted citizenship to free white persons of good moral character.

As I have said, despite my dislike of Protestantism as a religion, it was only European Protestants (and their Enlightenment compatriots) who could have created America.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. I think I would open naturalization up to anybody who has a majority of European haplogroups. "White" is a little vague. Spanish and Italians would count, but what about Latinos?


OreamnosAmericanus said...

In order to be "sophisticated and nuanced", I'd combined genetics, color, history, culture and politics in deciding now who is White.

Short answer: descendants of the peoples of European Christendom --Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant.

EuroLatinos are certainly White in Latin America vis a vis the large mestizo and Indian populations. In North America, like Jews, they get to play both sides when it suits them. Given the current climate, I would exclude Whites from Latin America from the White category.

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