Thursday, January 25, 2007

A Pot? Melting? Where?

In George W. Bush's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, he mentioned America as being a "melting pot" of, apparently, ethnic groups [1].

However, if one reads the American citizenship law of 1790, he will discover that America's founders did not intend for the United States to be a multi-ethnic country [2]. In fact, that law mentions "White" people only as prospective citizens.

Furthermore, the two major figures who pushed the bogus idea that America was designed to be a racial "melting pot" were both Jewish, i.e., the poet and immigration activist Emma Lazarus, who wrote the poem found on the Statue of Liberty in New York which suggests that America should absorb the world's huddled masses of immigrants, and the writer/playwright Israel Zangwill, who invented the term "melting pot" to describe America. In other words, two non-Whites were central to pushing the phony idea that America was designed to be multicultural.

Our question: why is Bush mentioning false ethnic claims that were advocated by non-Whites?

[1] the speech:,20867,21110566-2703,00.html [scroll about 1/3 down the page to see the "melting pot" comment]

[2] quoting the citizenship law of 1790: "Act of March 26, 1790 (1 Stat 103-104): That any alien, being a free white person, who shall have resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States for the term of two years..."

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