America’s Western European Culture — Diluting Away …

Written by William Pauwels on April 17, 2013

MH900280812There was a time when North America was a refined extension of England, Western Europe, and Western civilization.  With the exception of slavery, the Pilgrims, the early immigrants, and the Founding Fathers brought the best of Western Europe’s Judeo-Christian Values to our continent, while leaving many of their deficiencies and abuses behind.
Accordingly, the United States was founded as a Representative Republic best summarized in the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Further refinements (amendments) led to the freedom of the slaves, female suffrage, the right of citizens to bear arms, etc.
Today however, the emphasis of media opinion-makers, politicians and academics is on the merits of Democracy, which the Founding Fathers feared and considered rule-by-the-mob and the under-informed and under-qualified. Their concern is surely validated today.
Of greater concern, more-and-more immigrants – legal and illegal – are emigrating to the USA from Socialistic and autocratic Latin American countries rather than from Europe. Many of these immigrants have had little or no exposure to the Western European, Judeo-Christian, Constitutional Principles and Values that made America great. 
The immigrants come here primarily to work and to enjoy America’s standard-of-living, wealth and entitlements. Most have little or no commitment to the principles upon which our Representative Republic is based.  They are attracted to self-serving politicians who, like their Latin American contemporaries, promise more-and-more government provided freebies! 
Immigrant’s higher birth rate and often alien native culture is clearly diluting the American-Way* and traditional commitment to Free-Market, Constitutional, Free-Enterprise. Certainly it will have a profound effect on America’s traditional culture, values and destiny – as America’s Western European influence is diminished. 
Only Heaven knows if this out-of-control experiment will be good or bad. The trend is certainly ominous and one must wonder why we are experimenting at all. 

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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.