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Paul Larmer states that solutions to the West's tough problems won't be easy (HCN, 6/9/08). True, but we'd do well to focus on one problem whose solution would do so much to alleviate all the others: population growth, mentioned so often in passing, but concentrated on and acted on so rarely. We remain bemused and passive observers even as the Census Bureau adds a California-sized bump-up to its future U.S. population estimate. Now we can expect to grow by almost half in just 50 years. Shocking? Impossible? Hardly. That's just what's in the works, and what our children will have to accept and adjust to.

The operating assumption, of course, is that public ignorance and passivity will continue. What to do?

Short-term, there's no alternative to keep pressing hard on immigration enforcement and reducing legal immigration.  But more importantly, pressure Congress to again (as in 1970) set up a commission on population and the American future that brings together articulate spokesmen from all sides, including the-more-the-better ain't-no-limits cornucopians. A heated national-level discussion that can't be ignored should be all that is needed to make us frogs in the comfy American cookpot a bit jumpy.

Phil Leatherman
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Sep 12, 2008 10:56 AM
Any form of Obama, McCain Amnesty, must first be voted on by the Congress and Senate? Then unless they secretly try to pass it behind closed doors, then it will never be enacted. Their will be such an uproar from 80 percent of THE PEOPLE. It will be the first time in history that our tainted politicians will be tarred and feathered in the Capitol.

For the facts of the destruction of our economies by millions of illegal aliens feeding at the public trough. Sanctioned crimes in SANCTUARY CITIES & STATES by Governors, Mayors and their pathetic city managers. California being a prime example where $11 billion dollars, in welfare benefits for illegal aliens.

If we enact the Federal SAVE ACT (H.R.4088) enforcement only law. Millions of illegal aliens will leave by self-deportation. ATTRITION! No job, they will leave of their own accord. Only anti-American groups and Liberal-Democrat-Socialists are stopping this law. ASK THEM WHY?


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