The U.S.A. should, in fact, open up its borders and let in all the immigrants who want to come, and not just because it would be the right thing to do. It would also be of tremendous benefit to the future of the country. Here’s why:
A long time ago, when the America’s were still a savage land and nobody had even imagined the United States, fireworks on the 4th of July, or NFL football, there was a crazy religious group called the Puritans who believed in dressing in black and giving their daughters weird names like Chastity and Abstinentia, and there was an even crazier subsect that nobody liked, sort of like Jehovah’s Witnesses, or the Mormons, and they were so unpopular that they had to leave England. So they went to Holland. Holland accepts everybody, right? But, even the famously tolerant Dutch have their limits, and they had to leave there, too, so they lit out for America.
Well, time went on and many more people came to America. There were some religious fanatics among them, but mostly it was more normal people, coming because they were running from the law, or a bad marriage, or wanted an adventure and to make a lot of money. Still, the hard core Christians continued to breed, and, like many religions, they felt it a duty to have large families and carry on the traditions.
Which is why approximately a third of all Americans don’t believe in global warming, or evolution. It is why approximately a third of all Americans believe creationism should be taught in schools. It is why approximately a third of all Americans mistrust anybody with a college education, and look on science as something to be avoided.
These kind of people are a threat to any modern, technological society. By my very rough calculations, if about 40 million immigrants come into the country, that would shrink that third to about a fourth.
We’d be able to elect intelligent representatives, and get a whole lot of good shit done.