Immigration

Europe’s Great Defender: Viktor Orbán and Christian Democracy

By |2019-10-24T15:01:45-06:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: Christianity, Conservatism, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Joseph Pearce, Politics, Senior Contributors, Viktor Orbán|

The rise of populist movements across Europe is seen most potently in the success of the Hungarian Civic Alliance, which, under the tenacious leadership of Viktor Orbán, has been the ruling party in Hungary since 2010. A recent speech by Mr. Orbán, given on September 21 in Rome, will be music to the ears [...]

“My Beloved Country”: Remarks to the United Nations General Assembly

By |2019-09-25T14:25:14-06:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Government, Immigration|

Editor's Note: President Trump delivered the following remarks to the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2019. Thank you very much. Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, distinguished delegates, ambassadors, and world leaders: Seven decades of history have passed through this hall, in all of their richness and drama. Where I stand, [...]

Photography as Propaganda

By |2019-07-16T11:20:36-06:00July 14th, 2019|Categories: Conservatism, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, Joseph Mussomeli, Modernity, Politics, Senior Contributors|

Images certainly can be much more compelling than mere words. But like words, how images are used and when they are used are opportunities for manipulation. The photograph is unnerving. One cannot look at it without it breaking your heart. It is the sort of image that sticks in your mind forever and haunts [...]

Asylum, the “Right” of Immigration, & the Rule of Law

By |2019-09-12T11:28:22-06:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Immigration, Politics, Rule of Law, Senior Contributors, Thomas R. Ascik|

Presidents of both parties, and houses of Congress controlled by both parties, have for decades tolerated and thus implicitly encouraged and provided an incentive for illegal immigration. What has been sacrificed along the way is the rule of law. Will the federal judiciary not only change central provisions of American immigration statutory law pertaining [...]

The Wall: Echoes of a Distant Empire

By |2019-03-03T22:19:09-06:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: American Republic, Civilization, Donald Trump, Government, History, Immigration, Joseph Mussomeli, Politics, Presidency, Senior Contributors|

How often have we not seen, even in our own lives, that actions we take to preserve something we cherish end up destroying that which we seek to protect? Patriotism may be the last refuge of a scoundrel, but the desire for security and the yearning for justice are forever the final refuge of [...]

One Month and Counting: The Government Shutdown

By |2019-01-21T22:51:09-06:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Donald Trump, Government, Immigration, Joseph Mussomeli, Politics, Senior Contributors|

My concern was that once the shutdown began, it would be difficult to end it just as it is difficult to prevent a needless bloodbath once blood begins to spill. What most of the public—including most of my former colleagues in government service—don’t seem to understand is that this shutdown is unlike all those [...]

Most of My Best Friends Are Native Americans

By |2018-10-19T21:56:52-06:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Ethnicity, History, Immigration, Joseph Pearce, Senior Contributors|

The farcical aftermath of Elizabeth Warren’s claims to have Native American blood has set me thinking about the utter madness of the world in which we live. In the first instance, what are we to think of someone who expresses elation at having a mere modicum of “native” blood? What does it say about [...]

Immigration: A Troubled History

By |2019-11-14T12:57:44-06:00August 5th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Culture, History, Immigration, Mark Malvasi|

Immigrants became American, or at least what they thought of as American, because they had no alternative. Educated in the rituals and standards of citizenship, they conformed to the vague but robust doctrine of “Americanism,” and sought, above all, to avoid being “un-American”… I. On August 6, 1676, Nicholas Spencer, secretary of the Virginia [...]

What Did Thomas Aquinas Say About Citizenship & Immigration?

By |2019-12-09T16:42:58-06:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Catholicism, Citizen, Citizenship, Immigration, Politics, St. Thomas Aquinas|

The danger today is not that too many are selectively and dishonestly quoting Thomas Aquinas to advance their own political agenda in ways that are unfaithful to his beliefs and intentions. The real point is that Christians have fallen into an appalling habit of censoring the very voices from the past that should be [...]

Mending Walls: Why Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

By |2019-03-05T14:53:05-06:00July 8th, 2018|Categories: Civil Society, Community, Immigration, John Horvat, Robert Frost, St. Thomas Aquinas|

The liberal rage against the border wall has much to do with the nature of boundaries. Walls, borders, and fences are manifestations of restraint. Fallen humanity naturally resists the restraints of order that keep the unbridled passions under control. Walls are needed to keep the peace… “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” [...]

Victor Davis Hanson on Daily Life in “Mexifornia”

By |2018-06-27T15:38:54-06:00June 27th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Civilization, Culture War, Immigration, Politics|

For those on the Left and the economic-libertarian Right who glibly say, “Build bridges, not walls,” Victor Davis Hanson would reply, “It’s easy to say that when you don’t live in Mexifornia”… With its elegant prose and page after page that is chock-full of knowledge and wisdom, it is easy to overlook that Victor [...]

Does the West Have the Will to Survive the Immigrant Invasion?

By |2018-06-22T11:32:49-06:00June 21st, 2018|Categories: Immigration, Pat Buchanan, Western Civilization|

Does the preservation of Western nations and peoples require measures from which liberal societies today reflexively recoil? Does the survival of the West as a civilization require a ruthlessness the West no longer possesses?... "If you’re … pathetically weak, the country is going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you’re strong, then [...]

How Victor Davis Hanson Foresaw the Immigration Crisis

By |2019-04-25T15:50:46-06:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: American Republic, Culture, Immigration, Politics|

Victor Davis Hanson’s grave concerns about immigration policy in the United States, as expressed in his book Mexifornia, have proven to be prescient, and its prescriptions are as salutary now as the day the book was published… Classicist and military historian Victor Davis Hanson’s extended essay and memoir, Mexifornia: A State of Becoming, has [...]