Roman Ruins

Ruins

Possessing the best part of the earth and sea they have, on the whole, aimed to preserve their empire by the exercise of prudence, rather than to extend their sway indefinitely over poverty-stricken and profitless tribes of barbarians, some of whom I have seen at Rome offering themselves, by their ambassadors, as its subjects, but the chief of the state would not accept them because they would be of no use to it.

– Appian of Alexandra, History of Rome: Preface, c. 150

The higher incidence of poverty among immigrants as a group has increased the overall size of the population living in poverty. In 2010, 16.5 percent of those in poverty in the country were immigrants.

– Steven A. Camarota, Immigrants in the United States – A Profile of America’s Foreign-Born Population: Poverty, Welfare, and the Uninsured, Center for Immigration Studies, August 2012

Nevertheless, the 2000 Census shows that immigrants continue to receive every major welfare program at higher rates than native-born Americans.

– Edwin Rubenstein, National Data | Immigrant Welfare Scandal Continues, VDare.com, August 19th, 2003

“USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance [ed.: food stamps]. Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.”

– USDA brief, Fat And Furious: Obama Pushes Food Stamps In Mexico, Investor’s Business Daily, July 20th, 2012

Starting with those two policies is not only logical, but will force Democrats to admit they have no intention of ever blocking the border. Their dearest desire is for immigrants to arrive, become dependent on government and start voting Democratic.

– Ann Coulter, Deport the GOP Establishment, AnnCoulter.com, May 1st, 2012

Klein and Elliott also reveal a plan by the progressive think tank Demos to turn the United States Citizenship and Immigrant Services (USCIS) into a full voter registration agency. This would instantly transform “new Americans” into new voters—showing Democrats know exactly what they are doing in their long term plan to elect a new people.

– James Kirkpatrick, Shock! Conservatism Inc. Best-Seller Fool Me Twice Quite Good On Immigration…But Otherwise Clueless, VDare.com, August 21st, 2012

By every measure and every issue – from foreign policy to immigration, the economy to taxes – Hispanic registered voters said they overwhelmingly preferred Obama over his Republican opponent.

– Domenico Montanaro, Obama leads big with Latinos, but enthusiasm still lags, NBC News, August 22nd, 2012

Think of the empire as a cell, and barbarian armies as viruses: Once the empire’s thin outer membrane was breached, invaders had free rein to pillage the interior.

– Andrew Curray, Roman Frontiers – Rome’s Border Walls Were the Beginning of Its End, National Geographic, September 2012

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  1. I have always refered to them as parasites along with the American born ghetto types… soon the demands of the parasites will exceed the hosts ability to sustain it and BOTH will die

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  2. David in SC says:

    The world is full, period.

    Immigration is no longer desired. As long as they can leave their third world hellholes, these hellholes will never change, the only people left are the ones who cannot leave and the criminals.

    Deport them all, time to think about ourselves rather than the infections that would displace our children.

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  3. People make the country not the other way around. The more Mexicans we have in America the more it becomes like Mexico. In Europe it is Muslims who are changing England and France to Islamabad.

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  4. misterbill says:

    Voters need to be made aware of the “Report Card” at NUMBERSUSA.

    https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/tools/grades

    The parallels between us and Rome continue on.

    Unemployment

    During the latter years of the empire farming was done on large estates called latifundia that were owned by wealthy men who used slave labor. A farmer who had to pay workmen could not produce goods as cheaply. Many farmers could not compete with these low prices and lost or sold their farms. This not only undermined the citizen farmer who passed his values to his family, but also filled the cities with unemployed people. At one time, the emperor was importing grain to feed more than 100,000 people in Rome alone. These people were not only a burden but also had little to do but cause trouble and contribute to an ever increasing crime rate.

    Inflation

    The roman economy suffered from inflation (an increase in prices) beginning after the reign of Marcus Aurelius. Once the Romans stopped conquering new lands, the flow of gold into the Roman economy decreased. Yet much gold was being spent by the romans to pay for luxury items. This meant that there was less gold to use in coins. As the amount of gold used in coins decreased, the coins became less valuable. To make up for this loss in value, merchants raised the prices on the goods they sold. Many people stopped using coins and began to barter to get what they needed. Eventually, salaries had to be paid in food and clothing, and taxes were collected in fruits and vegetables.

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  5. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    All those who support amnesty andd the Dream Act are guilty of TREASON they all need to LEAVE AMERICA NOW and NEVER EVER COME BACK

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  6. Walls is right, Red. The world is a prison, made for you and me. Man surely must have a strong desire to kill itself.

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  7. Just got this email from an old friend:
    I know everyone will not agree, but take the time to read it and remember where you came from.

    Subject: FW: Grey Hairs

    > * *
    > *Some of us are Older than the “Baby Boomers getting ready to retire.
    > Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days
    > and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. *
    >
    > *We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God, and grown
    > old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill,
    > and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are
    > a few things that need to be taken into consideration.*
    >
    > *In school we studied English, history, math, and science, which
    > enabled us to lead America into the technological age.*
    >
    > *Most of us remember what outhouses were, and many of us with first
    > hand experience. We remember the days of telephone party lines, 25-cent
    > gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes.*
    >
    > *For those of you who don’t know what an icebox is, today they are
    > electric and referred to as refrigerators.*
    >
    > *A few even remember when cars were started with a crank.** **Yes, we
    > lived those days.*
    >
    > *We are probably considered old fashioned and outdated by many. But
    > there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us
    > off.*
    >
    > *We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam. We can quote The
    > Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing
    > so.** **Under
    > a new Federal Law all honorably retired veterans and soldiers in civilian
    > clothes are permitted to salute the flag when the Star Spangled Banner is
    > played.*
    >
    > *We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on
    > the battlefield. We didnt fight for the Socialist States of America we
    > fought for the “**Land of the Free** and the **Home** **of** **the**Brave.”
    > *
    >
    > *We wore different uniforms but carried the same **f**l**a**g**. We
    > know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the
    > Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks
    > as we sing.*
    >
    > *We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books
    > and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.*
    >
    > * **Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at
    > least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it,
    > and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and
    > nobody is going to take it away from us.*
    > *We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, **foreign** and **
    > domestic**, and that is an oath we plan to keep. **There are those who
    > want to destroy this land** we love but, like our founders, there is no way
    > we are going to remain silent.*
    >
    > *It was the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the
    > Democratic Congress. **You fell for the “Hope and Change”** which **in
    > reality was** nothing but “**Hype and Lies.”** You have tasted
    > **socialism**and seen evil face to face, and have found you dont like
    > it after all.
    > *
    >
    > *You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their
    > careers or “Climbing the Social Ladder” to be involved in such mundane
    > things as** patriotism** and voting.*
    >
    > *Many of those who fell for the “**Great Lie” in 2008** are now having
    > buyers remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn’t have sense
    > enough to see through the lies and instead **drank the ‘Cool-Aid**.’ Now
    > youre paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages,
    > higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what
    > you got.** **We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it
    > for a paycheck and a fancy house.*
    >
    > *Well, dont worry youngsters, the **Gray Haired Brigade** is here, and
    > in 2012 we are going to take back our nation.*
    >
    > *We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where
    > we’re going, and in 2012 we’re going to the polls by the millions. **This
    > land does not belong to the** **man in the White House** **or to the likes
    > of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid**. It belongs to “**We the People**” and “**We
    > the People**” plan to reclaim our land and our freedom.*
    > *We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and
    > passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance
    > to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart,
    > honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the “**Gray-Haired
    > Brigade**.”*
    >
    >
    > *Come on guys. Lets get this circulating.*
    > *Gray-Haired Brigade Member*
    > *I am another Gray Haired Geezer signing on.*
    >
    >
    >

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  8. David in SC says:

    Hear, Hear, for the real Americans!

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    • Unfortunately there are fewer and fewer real Americans every day because of mass nonwhite immigration. Nobody, least of all the worthless GOP will do anything to stop it. Texas will soon be gone since 7 of 10 births here are now to low IQ grubby Mexicans and others.

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      • Who was it that gave it all away? I’m 52. My parents went from horses and outhouses to flying on the concorde. When they passed away 7 years ago, the country was already mortgaged and seeds of distruction were already in full bloom.

        Heres my perspective. My grandparents sacrificed and built it. My parents reaped the rewards. Me and my kids? I’ve struggled much more than my parents did, and God help my kids with what they will be left with.

        We’ve been sold out. I didn’t do it and my grandparents didn’t do it.
        I’m sure this will piss a few off, but so be it.

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  9. Where has time gone, I lived most of this. Damned near broke my arm cranking my Grandfathers pickup with flowing front fenders and running boards, it was a beauty.
    I’d give anything to have that PU with a gun rack in rear window, for coyotes and other assorted vermin.

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