" –1.6 million entries by legal immigrants and 3.9 million by temporary workers from Mexico over the last 10 years – because farmers can’t find enough native-born Americans to pick crops."
Pay Americans $35.00 per hour, with benefits and dignity, and there will be no shortage of 'American pickers'.
But that's not what I want to post on. For me - mainstream economics is a fool's game in any case.
Rather - consider this:
Perhaps liberals (democrats) and conservatives (republicans), are not opposites at all, but in fact both reside on the same side of the coin.
On the other side reside socialism, communism and fascism.
One side of the coin believes in maximum freedom for the individual;
the other side believes in state control of the population.
If this is true, we may all have been barking up the wrong tree.
That would be in the interests of the plutocrats, I would think - a version of Caesar's "divide and conquer".
Micah White (Occupy), and his book "The end of protest", and an article in the Epoch Times here in Calgary were the inspiration for this epiphany - something I would be willing to discuss at length.
PS: This looks pretty naive, even to me - but I think not.
I think there is now a vast difference between republicans and the Republican Party, and democrats and the Democratic Party.
Both Parties are controlled outright by the plutocrats, are they not, who have arranged things such that those on the same side of the coin, who voted 96% for that one side, are busy destroying themselves instead of zeroing in on the enemy.
Ergo, American citizens are overwhelming still for the words in the Declaration, which so entranced Abraham Lincoln, among billions of others now, I think.
The Declaration may have been only superficially about the separation from England - and in fact all about who we were before civilization, and who we want to be again.