John Fonte’s talk at the recent Philadelphia Society conference is now on line. He addressed “American Conservativism Meets Globalization: The Challenges from the Transnational Left and Transnational Right”:
In terms of policy this means support for democratic sovereignty over global governance abroad and the patriotic assimilation of immigrants at home. … On the home front, it is irresponsible for the Bush Administration, Senator McCain, and the Democratic Congressional majority to support so-called “comprehensive immigration reform” — which means eventual amnesty accompanied by massive increases in low skilled immigration — without first addressing assimilation. What we need to enact first is “comprehensive assimilation reform” that would end immigrant dual citizenship voting, bi-lingual education, foreign language ballots and all the other elements of our current anti-assimilation policies. Once this is completed, and the border is fully secured, we could begin to discuss the special interest needs of particular businesses for low skilled workers.
This is what I mean when I say that immigration control is one part of the broader struggle to preserve American independence, and that all those advocating for “comprehensive immigration reform” are, however unwittingly, serving the interests of the transnational, post-American elite.