Posted by: Ann Corcoran | April 25, 2013

Terrorism and Ted Kennedy

This (below) is a very succinct summary of how our immigration policy got us to the Boston terror attack, hat tip Henry.

And, it’s only too bad that ol’ Teddy didn’t live long enough to see the fruits of his treason in his own home town.

No caption necessary…

It’s not a good idea for bloggers to post a whole article from another publication, so I hope the Political Outcast doesn’t mind me sharing this excellent report by author Marilyn Assenheim in its entirety.

You need to know that you have been fed a bunch of bull about the Statue of Liberty—it originally had nothing to do with immigration!

From  Political Outcast (emphasis mine):

 “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-lost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

These are the famous last five lines of the sonnet The New Colossus written by Emma Lazarus (1849–1887) in 1883 that appear on the Statue of Liberty.

Ms. Lazarus, the daughter of a privileged, Jewish family in New York City, was actually referring to the plight of poor, European Jewry, brutalized throughout Europe, in that sonnet. The Statue of Liberty, at the foot of which the sonnet found a home in 1903, was a gift from France whose sole aim was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s independence from England.

Contrary to the Left’s hijacking of intentions, these were the true meanings behind the statue and sonnet. The significance of Lady Liberty and the sonnet have been deliberately distorted ever since by the Left.

The existence America promised was the shared aspiration of the “wretched” of every nationality that flocked here. They knew that by coming to our teeming shore, with work, they could obtain the liberty, security and standing that could never be realized in the lands of their birth.

Their children were not cemented to the same existence they’d shared with their fathers and their fathers’ fathers. They could rise from the lowest to heights unimagined in a single generation. American immigration laws were enforced. Immigration was controlled, as is the responsibility of any sovereign nation to its inhabitants. The shared aim of immigrants, regardless of their country of origin, was that they wanted to be Americans. Citizenship was earned. The oath of loyalty to the émigré’s new, chosen homeland was administered in English

It would never have occurred to anyone to have it otherwise; no ethnic group was ever dissuaded from maintaining their heritage. But there was never any question that they were, first and foremost, American.  [See my post at RRW on patriotic assimilation, here-–ed]

Ted Kennedy changed all of that. In 1965 Kennedy revamped the entire immigration system. He eliminated firm immigration caps and introduced chain migration into America from every overpopulated country in the world, smashing annual immigration numbers.

In the 1970s Kennedy massively expanded refugee programs, introducing enormous loopholes and encouraging a national resettlement trade that became a major lobby for more and more immigration.

Kennedy was far from finished. In 1986 he got Republicans to agree to blanket amnesty; the amnesty to end all amnesties. This is the amnesty the Left always lays at Ronald Reagan’s feet. The law was deliberately written in a way that was guaranteed not to work. Just a few years later, Kennedy would use the inability to enforce the 1986 rules as an excuse for issuing more green cards and more amnesties. So much for Democrat promises.

Kennedy’s 1990 Immigration Act boosted immigration by another 35%. George H.W. Bush was his accomplice. Today’s Republicans seem eager to compound that disgrace. The 1990 Immigration Act also randomly gifted 50,000 green cards a year to people from countries selected because they had few ties and cultural connection with America. Worse still, highly skilled, European, English-speaking immigration applicants were denied, almost to a man.  [This 50,000 reference has to do with the diversity visa lottery-–ed]

The make-up of America’s immigrant population had been changed. Kennedy’s assaults on America’s structure were eulogized by Doris Meissner,* Former Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner: “Senator Kennedy helped change the character of the immigration system, and indeed the country, bringing the United States a step closer to its founding ideals of fairness and opportunity for all.”

For all? Ms. Meissner conveniently avoided the fact that Emma Lazarus’ sonnet doesn’t state: “Give me your tired, your poor, the wretched refuse…” exclusively.

I heard Meissner speak at the 30th Anniversary celebration of Ted Kennedy’s Refugee Resettlement Act in 2010 at Georgetown University.  She and others were expressing joy over the expansion of the asylum sections of the law—the number of asylum seekers was growing rapidly and they were all filled with enthusiasm.  I mentioned it here when I called for Congress to investigate how all of these asylum seekers from the third world were reaching our shores.

Of course, who is going to listen to me, but the question is, will Congress listen to the Brothers Tsarnaev speaking loudly from Teddy’s home town?

Follow me on twitter!  AnnC@RefugeeWatcher



  1. I learned long ago that Ted Kennedy is the one who royally screwed up what was once a reasonable, productive and protective immigration policy in our country. Our country has gone down hill ever since, thanks to Senator Splash. It is indeed Ted Kennedy who bears substantial blame for the scumbag Boston ISLAMIC TERRORISTS who murdered U.S. citizens and ruined the lives of nearly 200 people. Here’s hoping Ted is rotting in hell, right next to the 30 year old wife-abusing, America-hating boxer, Thank God for seeing to it that his younger brother actually killed him by running over him. It at least saved Americans from paying taxes that would otherwise have gone to keeping that maggot in prison, until he was ready to be put to death by a jury. Here’s also hoping that when the little twerp ISLAMIC TERRORIST finally does get transferred to a prison, some fellow prisoner will accidentally break his legs so bad, that he will never walk again, so he can get a feel for what he so cowardly did to so many REAL American citizens, including the 6-year old sister of the 8 year old boy he killed. Also, the obviously mentally-deranged mother of the ISLAMIC TERRORISTS should now be put on a poster to convince Americans we need to shut down all future immigration of all Muslims. The slogan would be: OUR COUNTRY DOESN’T W A N T ANY MORE CHILDREN LIKE HERS. I wish we would deport every person who calls themselves a Muslim tomorrow, because if they are a TRUE Muslim – then by definition, they want the rest of us DEAD, whether they have a pressure-cooker in their hands or not. Their disgusting, vomit-inducing sharia UN-law DEMANDS it. Our country would instantly be safer, and smell a whole lot better if all Muslims left tomorrow. Anyone who still doesn’t understand that true Muslims are here to kill us, all the while LYING to us about it (with their TAQIYA that COMMANDS them to LIE), needs to get a quick education to help save our whole country, before it’s too late.

  2. […] Thanks Ted Kennedy! […]

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