In pre-civil war days, the famous author of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain said “silent-assertion” stood as the “shabbiest of all lies.” In 1855, northern leaders and intellectuals refused to speak against slavery. They found the practice immoral and distasteful, but few stood up to denounce it. Twain created the new term to deal with the phenomenon of citizen silence.
Today, with the United States being overwhelmed by millions of legal and illegal immigrants along with their prolific birth rates, “silent-assertion” continues while America suffers in every sector of her society. This country gallops from its current 315 million to 400 million by 2035 and a whopping 438 million by 2050—a scant 37 years from now.
According to “U.S. Population Projections” by Fogel-Martin and the US Census Bureau, our country will reach a low of 625 million to a high of 669 million people by the end of this century.
Yet citizens and leaders sit while our educational standards degrade, medical systems suffer, infrastructure diminishes, environment decays, welfare fraud grows, language chaos explodes and tax systems suffer from large scale scams.
In order to maintain a republic, our Founding Fathers mandated that citizens gain a solid education from grades K-12. Our third president, Thomas Jefferson understood that a republic could survive only if its citizens could think critically and perform math, understand science and make intelligent choices for leaders. He became the father of the University of Virginia—his proudest achievement.
Today, according to a report on CNN News, 7,000 high school students drop out every day during the nine month school cycle—one every 26 seconds. Schools in Los Angeles suffer 50 percent flunkout rates. As reported by Brian Williams on NBC, a whopping 76 percent of students dropout or flunkout of Detroit, Michigan schools annually. A 40 to 50 percent dropout rate remains the norm in many larger American cities.
If you look at poverty-stricken countries, one word describes their inability to develop into first class countries: illiteracy. The United States devolves itself with lowered academic standards and millions of illiterate citizens.
The National Center for Education Statistics reports: Thirty-two million U.S. adults cannot read. Forty-eight million read below a 5th grade level. Sixty-three percent of 2.3 million U.S. prison inmates cannot read. A total of 42 million Americans are deemed functionally illiterate. That means they cannot read, write or perform simple math problems.
Annually, our U.S. Congress imports a minimum of 1.2 million legal immigrants, tens of thousands of illegal migrants. In addition, they in turn, birth 900,000 babies according to the Center for Immigration Studies. (www.cis.org)
As of February, 2013, a mind-numbing 47.7 million Americans subsist on food stamps. They cannot secure a job because they are too illiterate to qualify for a job or they lack the personal drive to gain a job. Thus, they become our new “entrenched poverty” class.
When the rate of immigration exceeds the rate of assimilation, it spells the downfall of any civilization. The USA has become a sacrifice zone for mass immigration.
With such an ongoing “Human Katrina” flooding into our country, it means we cannot maintain our educational standards, our medical systems, our infrastructure or our language. We cannot sustain our standard of living or our quality of life.
While citizens didn’t speak up in 1855, the history books tell us that everyone paid a severe price as to the Civil War. Today, if we fail to speak up, eventually, citizens and immigrants alike will pay a severe price in future years.