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A final lesson on immigration from Margaret Thatcher

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We will see a litany of reports over the next few days and weeks on the life and times of former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as the world mourns the loss of one of the great leaders of the 20th century.

Perhaps none as important to the road ahead than a column written Monday by the National Review’s Mark Krikorian, “Mass Immigration Was the Left’s Revenge for Thatcher.”

Krikorian writes that as great a woman as Thatcher was, she could not be elected today because the British Left made sure of it by altering the electorate through mass immigration.

The report points to Andrew Neather, a former Labour-party speechwriter, who admitted in 2009 that the immigration boom engineered (in the U.K.) after 2000 was specifically intended to import a new people:

“The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and “rub the Right’s nose in diversity.”

It follows with “a devastating piece” written by Peter Hitchens on the reason for the Left’s promotion of immigration:

“When I was a Revolutionary Marxist, we were all in favour of as much immigration as possible.

“It wasn’t because we liked immigrants, but because we didn’t like Britain. We saw immigrants — from anywhere — as allies against the staid, settled, conservative society…”

The timing of this article is spot on as America grapples with the immigration issue and the “gang of eight” senators are close to rolling out a bill that may accomplish many things, but solving the challenge of illegal immigration is not likely to be among them.

It comes as no secret that the far-left in this country wish to “fundamentally transform” America, nor is it a surprise that many of these individuals don’t necessarily “like” their country.

While folks debate the accuracy of Rush Limbaugh’s comment Friday that “we are living in a dying country,” it cannot be said that we did not have opportunity to know what was coming.

As history has proven time and again, Europe is a precursor of what to expect. But for the arrogance of the American people, Mark Krikorian has lit a candle to illuminate the path.

Tom Tillison

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