In the midst of all the news about sex-scandal firings and resignations, the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and Congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, you may have missed a story that on the surface doesn’t seem very important. A week ago on December 1st, our current president – the one with America’s best interests at heart – informed the UN that the United States will no longer participate in the Global Compact on Migration because it “contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with U.S. immigration and refugee policies and the Trump administration’s immigration principles.”
This may seem like a minor issue, but let me give you verbatim the UN’s own summary of their statement on international immigration. http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/migration/migration.htm
United Nations projections indicate that over the next 50 years, the populations of virtually all countries of Europe as well as Japan will face population decline and population ageing. The new challenges of declining and ageing populations will require comprehensive reassessments of many established policies and programmes, including those relating to international migration.
Focusing on these two striking and critical population trends, the report considers replacement migration for eight low-fertility countries (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation United Kingdom and United States) and two regions (Europe and the European Union). Replacement migration refers to the international migration that a country would need to offset population decline and population ageing resulting from low fertility and mortality rates.
I am not making this up. This UN policy, published in 2001, calls for the replacement of western societies with migrants because western populations are getting older and smaller.
The topics of what abortion is doing to our population or why millennials are waiting so long to have children are all issues to be confronted internally within each country. It is not the business of the UN to decide them for us.
The complete report can be found at the website noted above. And if you look way down in the fine print, in Chapter 4, Section B, Subsection 8, Paragraph (h), you can find this statement: The official United States estimate of (documented) migrants into the United States from 1990 to 1996 is about 1.1 million per year. Thus, the past regular inflow into the United States is well above the number of migrants needed to prevent a decline in the total population or in the working-age population.
I suppose it’s nice to know that so long as we keep having 2.02 children per woman and allowing in a minimum of 1.1 million immigrants each year, we won’t be in danger of the UN stepping in to save us from our depopulating selves. But, they complain further down in the fine print, that there wouldn’t be enough young people to support us old people. I repeat: that is none of their business. We Americans have done a pretty good job of looking out for ourselves and solving our own problems over the years. We don’t need or want the UN to start doing it for us now.
Now if you want to really lose sleep, be a Frenchman and read Chapter 4, B, 1(h): However, the number of immigrants needed to keep the potential support ratio at its 1995 level would be vastly larger than any previously experienced migration flow, 20 to 40 times the annual numbers of the last 10 years. Furthermore, more than two thirds of the resulting population in 2050 would be composed of post-1995 immigrants and their descendants.
Following the UN plan, by 2050 France would no longer be a country of the French, it would be a country of the migrants. Oh, wait! That’s already happening.
I am so very grateful to God that we have a president who makes American interests his first priority, unlike his predecessor who made them his last priority.
Steve “Doc” Troxel, Ph.D.
P.S. Don’t rejoice too quickly over passage in the House of HR 38, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.” Before it was passed, it was merged with Democrat sponsored HR 4477. Our own “Republican” Congressman Bob Goodlatte fast-tracked HR 4477 through the Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, without a hearing and before the text even had a chance to get posted to the congressional website so that constituents could read it – and this was after he stalled HR 38 in his committee for months. HR4477 spends well over a half billion dollars to collect more names to include in a list of people who will never be allowed to own a firearm, and it compels administrative agencies, not just the courts, to adjudicate your 2nd Amendment rights. Thanks for nothing, Bob.