"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who

regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom." JFK

This was true then and is considerably truer and, arguably, even more relevant in 2010 America. The enemies we face today are many and more sophisticated than 50 years ago. They’ve realized that we cannot be defeated by force of arms but that, in our free society, with its porous borders, our economy and value systems are our true weaknesses. The entire idea of Immigration to America must be completely transformed, (by Americans) if the United States of America is to remain a strong, viable Republic beyond about 25 or 30 more years and not go the way of early 20th century Great Britain, (minus the gargantuan military and economic back-up of the U.S.) or even the way of post-1991 Russia; economic collapse, political fragmentation and eventual dictatorship necessitated by all of the just mentioned plus other internal strife. The possibly sad prospect is that, in this instant information age and with the power that information brings, America may have reached a “tipping point” already. This “tipping point” has, in this writer’s opinion, not occurred yet but is imminent and will require much more than even massive protest to solve. Many Americans are old enough to remember when computers were nothing more than technological curiosities looking for a practical civilian purpose. I believe that the free & unobstructed use of this largely unmonitored resource called the internet for all its positive uses is at the heart of the fracturing of American values and the loss of both civil discourse and any kind of political consensus. It isn’t the unobstructed flow of information that is the problem. It is the fact that this virtual “world” is virtually free of any real legal policing or monitoring.

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