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Submitted by John (United States), Feb 19, 2004 at 07:41

Removing unwanted people from American national boundaries is an American tradition. As a Comanche Indian, I say deportation of undesirable people is America's very first tradition.
From the earliest 17th century English establishments on the American continent, every non-Indian settlement effectively removed Indians from the boundaries of that settlement. By 1884, the Trail of Tears removed 70,000 Indians of the American South to the ‘wilderness' west of the Mississippi.
"American" land was just there for the taking. "Nature's appeal lay…in its untarnished availability," says M. P. Rogin, in Fathers and Children (1975). Indians didn't even count as inhabitants. Indians were like varmints, to be run off, or shot. Call it the conqueror's "pride and prejudice," something Americans once had a lot of.

So what's happened to this grand tradition? Where's the great White Conqueror now? If his instincts are still alive, they're severely dampened. Many Americans responded to the September 11 attack on New York's WTC with the thought of deporting all Arab Muslims from American shores, but politically correct Leftists quickly doused that patriotic fire.

Americans mustn't even think of such prejudice as would rid the country of Arab Islamic terrorists or even jihad fund raisers. There are too many "good" Arabs, and we mustn't make them suffer on account of a few Islamic radicals. That would be the antithesis of Liberal America. Liberals say, Better to let the country be terrorized, even destroyed, than to deport the Arab minority, or even "profile" a fraction of them.

And Liberals go further. They actually welcome all enemies of the American Republic, declared or disguised. Enemies have full rights to do business, buy American property, and promulgate foreign and anti-Christian religion, while bleeding heart Liberals stand behind the Statue of Liberty. All are welcome here, especially America's deadliest enemies, who hate everything America stands for.
In 1990, the U.S. Census recorded 870,000 "Arabs" in America. Samia El-Badry says the actual number is now near three million. Some 82% are American citizens, and 63% were actually American-born. Intense immigration from the Middle East developed between 1975 and 1980. (The Arab population in Detroit was already 70,000.) El-Badry writes about Arab businesses in the U.S., and emphasizes the high economic contribution and educational status of American Arabs.

There's a great cover here for terrorists. Not only are Arab Americans self-reliant and economic contributors, but they're immune to "persecution" through political correctness. They're a protected, foreign minority.

But foreign encroachment on American national safety has long occurred simply through international business. Guru's from India, and tycoons from Japan and China, who don't even live here, and are certainly not citizens, have bought lands and businesses in America. In 1984, Rajneesh used the first biological weapons against Americans in Dalles, Oregon.

Then there's all-American Jim Thomas of Appleton, Minnesota, who sells American farms to Germans, and then manages them for the foreign, absentee owners. His company, Upper Midwest Management Corporation, also deals American land in Iowa to foreign investors. State laws curbed the business in the ‘80's, so Jim dealt land in "alien friendly" Ohio. UMMC manages 25,000 acres east of Dayton. Jim's investors are mostly German, but also Danish, Austrian, and English.

As an Indian, I don't see this new European ownership as preferable, and I certainly don't see any advantage in anti-Christian Muslim ‘ownership' of America. But some of our very laws seem anti-American. The Code of Liberalization of Capital Movements, under "Exceptions re National Treatment Instrument" (1997) provides that "Non-US citizens may…own a 100 per cent interest in a US corporation that acquires a right-of-way for oil or gas pipelines on on-shore federal land."

Is America for sale to the highest bidder? Shall America businesses dictate the national identity? Foreigners funded the biggest American casino. Is that all an American is, a dealer, whose self-interest bleeds America like a terrorist?
...America never once hesitated to deport Indians, or to kill us when we stood in the way of this gigantic country. Why the inhibition now?
America was created by White Anglo-Saxon Protestants. The rest are graph-ins, enjoying the privileges. Since those privileges involved the conquering of Indians, my allegiance as an Indian warrior is to the conqueror, not to some subversive coward like an Islamic terrorist, or to some perverted ideology ...
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