A Nation of Ignorance Is More Like It

It is becoming silly and redundant to incessantly belabor on the candidacy of Donald Trump and his faux pas on everything. What is more concerning or disconcerting rather, is the number of people who gravitate to Trump, of whom are inspired by his incoherent ideologies, most particularly the apparent shared stance on immigration.

The prevailing truth is that this is a Nation of Immigrants

It shouldn’t come as a shock to any American, let alone people from around the world that this nation thrives as a superpower due to it’s de facto immigrant nation status. The concept is actually engraved on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in the form of a sonnet called The New Colossus which is inexplicably an open invitation to a land of shared independence and opportunity.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Not the apparent stream of nativism being advertised today that has entered stage right through our politics, veering way off course primarily from the conservative wing, but not entirely exclusive to it, as I am sure it is silently shared among some on the left as well as the middle.

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