"The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous." ~ Joseph Goebbels, Ph.D., Reich Minister of Propaganda, NAZI GermanyThe big lie told Americans at every turn is "We are, after all, a nation of immigrants." Vote hungry politicians tell this whopper of a lie. Unionized public educators spew this lie into the minds of impressionable, defenseless children.
|Ellis Island circa early 1900s (left). Illegals storming a wall (right).|
Never has America been "a nation of immigrants." Most Americans have been born here. This is true for the entire history of the USA.
During the era of British colonies, the colonies were British territories. In that era, most colonial Americans were Englishmen, overwhelmingly so. Thus, no British living in the colonies were immigrants.
On October 19, 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis formally surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, thus bringing the War for Independence to a close. The second constitution of the USA, written in 1787, took effect in 1789. In Constitution as it is now known, authorizes a census to be taken every ten years.
Beginning with the 1850 census, census takers asked Americans where they were born, whether in the United States or elsewhere. It is from 1850 that demographers are sure these stats are accurate.
From 1770 onward immigration has been a fraction of population, never exceeding 15% in any decade and having been as low as 0.6%. From the first census authorized by the second constitution to before 1840, immigration population relative to American population never exceeded a scant 1.5%. Between 1790 and 1840, immigrant population averaged a measly 1.0% of Americans.
Between 1850 and 1930, immigrant population averaged 13.1% of Americans. Between 1940 and 1990, immigrant population averaged 6.7% of population. It's only since Billy Clinton that Americans have witnessed an uptick in immigration population relative to Americans, averaging 12% since 1990.
Over the history of the USA, American-born population has averaged 91.7%.
Someone said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." Americans are a people born right here in the US of A.