…may end up as nothing more than just that–a proposition–according to the ever more impressive Rep. Tom Tancredo.
Unlike most other nations (principal exception: the U.S.S.R), the U.S.A. is founded on an idea, not on a shared ethnicity or common origin. We are a “proposition nation.” Some people seem to deduce from this that there is no need for us to have what other nations have–well-defined borders, carefully guarded.
If America is just an idea in our heads, what need for flags, anthems, borders, common language, and all those other trappings of archaic, crypto-racist, war-engendering, nationhood? The idea will persist anyway, without all that obnoxious, old-fashioned, and discriminatory stuff. Won’t it?
[Thanks to Randall Parker for the Tancredo link.]