Is America Too Crowded?

November 22, 2019
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Mass immigration is driving United States population to double within the lifetimes of children born today. That will mean twice as many roads, cars, power plants, schools, hospitals, and prisons. Cities will double in size. There will be twice the demand for arable land, water, and places to hide our waste.

In the November 25, 2019 Townhall article, Is America Too Crowded?, Scott Morefield discusses the consequences of unending population growth within the borders of our finite country. Excerpts are included below, however, the full article is worth reading.

The United States, at over 330,000,000 people, has a population density of around 87 people per square mile. If that seems small, remember that the federal government actually owns about a third of this country’s land mass. Here are a few key comparisons: Mexico 166, Afghanistan 127, Brazil 64, Somalia 62, Sweden 59, Sudan 57, Russia 23, China 376, India 1,068, Bangladesh 3,015, Guatemala 420, Uganda 430, Canada 10. The world’s population density, excluding oceans and Antarctica but counting deserts, mountains, and other uninhabitable places, sits at around 142 people per square mile.

Some are higher than ours, some are lower. And yet, regardless of population density, migration patterns that would unsustainably grow nations are squarely aimed at us, and the rest of the West. In fact, a recent Gallup survey found that over 750 million people - 15 percent of the world’s adults - would like to migrate to another country if they could. Their top destination? The United States, at 158 million adults....

Unlimited migration, if allowed, would generally result in unsustainable waves of Third World residents moving to First World nations. As an example, Liberia has 4.5 million people and a manageable density of 119, yet 66 percent of that country’s adults would move if they could. Other countries half or more of its residents would ditch include Sierra Leone, Haiti, Albania, El Salvador, Congo, Ghana, Dominican Republic, Nigeria, Armenia, Honduras, Syria, and Kosovo....

Notwithstanding illegal immigration, which by and large remains unchecked, the United States admits well over one million legal immigrants every year. That’s larger than cities like San Jose, California, Austin, Texas, or Jacksonville, Florida. At the rate we allow for legal immigration, we could add a city the size of Los Angeles every three to four years....

Fox News host Tucker Carlson noted as much in a segment... “The old environmental movement understood that, and [it] was why they campaigned for lower immigration levels … But the modern left and modern environmentalists care much more about identity politics than the actual physical environment, so they're pushing for open borders, because their donors want it.”

They want it for obvious reasons - to obtain and hold on to leftist power. They pretend to care about the environment - obviously a con game to, again, grab power - yet they want to import millions upon millions of people who currently produce a low carbon footprint into a country where they will have the means to produce an exponentially higher one....

How can we help the Third World in any meaningful way if we’re bankrupt and coming apart at the seams, if we become a Second or Third World country ourselves?