THE CONSTITUTION VERSUS PATRIOTISM | 2004-10-02
The opposite of Wordism is contained in the only official statement of what America is all about that has ever been adopted. The Constitution begins by declaring that America exists entirely, repeat ENTIRELY, for "We the People of the United States ... for ourselves and OUR posterity."
How nativist, how racist, how downright unpatriotic can you get in "a nation of immigrants?"
By the way, everybody will tell you that there were more immigrants in America in 1789 when the Constitution was adopted than there are today.
By now, you know what everybody says about this is wrong, too.
There was a huge influx of immigration to America during the 1600's. There was very little immigration in the 1700s. Our population grew because families were huge and there was plenty for all. In 1789, the American white population contained a higher percentage of native-born Americans than at any before or after!
Let me repeat that, because you will never see the words anywhere outside of WhitakerOnline.org: In 1789, the American white population contained a higher percentage of native-born Americans than at any time before or after! That was the "We the People" to which America was dedicated in the only official statement of America's purpose that was ever adopted by the actual United States in a time of peace.