Laura Ingraham, last night on Fox News:
In some parts of the country, it seems like the America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically in some ways the country has changed. Now much of this is this is related to both illegal and in some cases legal immigration, which, of course, progressives love.
Ingraham is right: We don’t directly vote on immigration laws, except through the policies reflected in the representatives we do vote for. But more importantly, it’s not that we voted on the rights of immigrants, we fought fucking wars. Generations of Americans have expended blood to ensure the proposition that all are created equal, to the idea of America as a melting pot, and for the rights of those around the world to pursue a better life in America.
I don’t know who Ingraham thinks she’s talking about when she refers to the America we know and love, but the America I know and love is the one that views everyone — from Virginia to California — as equal, regardless of race, color, or creed, regardless of their citizenship status. Millions of us were born to this privilege; the least we can do is share it, and then defend the rights of those with whom we share.
Demographic changes have not been “foisted” on the American people; they are part of the design of the United States, a feature in which the cultures of many are combined to create a tapestry of culture with which we an all share and benefit.
In other words, don’t speak for the rest of us, Laura Ingraham, and you can shove that dog whistle up your ass.