A Wake-Up Call To President George W. Bush

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The following letter was written by Ronald F. Maxwell, writer and director of the films "Gettysburg" and "Gods and Generals." I am going to reprint a little more extensively than usual because there is a storm surge rising and Maxwell, better than most, explains the signs of the times. America is broken and must be fixed.

Read his entire letter here. Then forward it, print it out, fax a copy to your legislators and do everything you can to ensure it gets read by anyone who might be able to influence U.S. public policy.

What is happening on the southern border is unprecedented. Not only in our own history, but in the history of the world. No country at any time anywhere has sustained the influx of tens of millions of foreigners across its borders. A wave of anti-American leftism is sweeping Latin America. A socialist radical may soon be elected as the president of Mexico, a country which officially encourages its emigrants to vote in Mexican elections, urging them to think of themselves as Mexican first and perhaps only. The eventual outcome is plain for anyone with eyes to see. This is invasion masquerading as immigration.

It may already be too late to avoid a future annexation of the Southwest by Mexico or the evolution of a Mexican-dominated satellite state. This is not to say Mexican people are better or worse than any of God's children. It is to say that millions of ethnically and culturally homogeneous people will seek self-determination in a land they will increasingly feel justified in claiming as their own. Especially when the natural weight of demographic change is accompanied by the soundtrack of radical demagoguery which seeks to legitimize and moralize this phenomenon as a "reconquista." Many pundits claim you will be remembered in history as the president who won (or lost) the war in Iraq. I see it differently. I believe you will come to be seen, in the years and decades to come, as the President who saved (or lost) the Southwest of the United States...

What Maxwell is saying is the truth. We at NOVA TownHall heard the firsthand report from Erin Anderson, and everyone who follows the news has seen the evidence the past two weeks.

It is a long letter, and must be read in its entirety. Please go read it because Maxwell makes some additional, very important, dire, observations. A little more is excerpted below the fold.

I understand that in your heart you want to believe that the border should be an open place where goods and people can move freely back and forth for the good of all. I do not question your integrity or the goodness and decency of your motivations. Dear Mr. President, this is a utopian creed, which must be discarded before it is too late...

Where was the concern for American schoolchildren forced to sit in overcrowded classes, for American patients forced to wait in overcrowded hospitals, for American workers whose wages are being undercut, for American drivers forced to sit in interminable traffic jams in overwhelmed freeway systems, for the victims of organized gangs, for the American college students who are turned away from publicly funded state universities, for many African Americans who are being literally displaced from their neighborhoods while being moved figuratively, once again, to the back of the bus, for those environmentalists and conservationists who want to protect open space and slow down urban sprawl, for the American taxpayers who have had to bear the burden of billions of dollars in increased welfare costs, over-burdened prisons, extra police and security and even, adding insult to injury, for bilingual education?

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On the question of border security, I couldn't agree more. This is a big issue. We need to stop the influx of illegals.

Let's build that wall and spend a couple of billion to at LEAST cut back illegal immigration by 75%. That would be a start.

It would cool the temper of the discussion over 'amnesty', that's for sure. Last night Krauthammer said it would show Americans they had experienced the 'last wave' and now some form of naturalization for some percentage of those already here could be easier to contemplate.

Thanks for the visit, VC.

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