Franco hit the nail on the head. You misunderstood my point, Rambler.
When people come here with no respect for our traditions and seek to change everything to suit themselves, that is a problem. The immigrants of days gone by assimilated. They learned English. They didn't bitch whenever we decorated the town Christmas Tree, or came home from school with Christmas cards. They didn't claim to be offended at this, that, & the other thing (can't keep track of their complaints anymore!).
When we keep bending over backwards for every person on the planet, what good does that do America? America was successful because it WAS better than the rest of the world! The Constitution created a system that pulled more people from oppression and slavery than any other EVER. We took a 5,000 year leap! Where do you think the rest of the world would be without us? Immigrants came here and were able to unleash their inventions upon the world without restriction or oppression. What would Nikola Tesla have done had he stayed in Serbia?
My great grandparents fled Lithuania via Germany while being shot at by Russians. Life was never easy for them, or my grandmother. They busted their asses just to survive. They had a hard time learning English, but they didn't demand that everyone speak to them in Lithuanian! They were victims of prejudice, like any immigrant. They kept it together, pulled through, raised my grandmother, & got to see their great grandchildren, all with roofs over their heads. They wanted a better life. They succeeded. The biggest point I'd like to make is that they loved America and it's traditions, and wouldn't change ANYTHING!!
Yeah, I hear you Franco - Corzine has alot in common with a certain Kennedy of the past.