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What is the exact definition of the zeroth amendment? I’m quoting it to everyone but I don’t know what the exact definition is.

I like to think of Founding Father Emma Lazarus’s Zeroth Amendment as too ineffable to pin down into precise words, but then I’m not all that good at verbal precision.

What’s your definition?

For reference, here are the 26 times I’ve blogged about it.

 
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  1. jim jones says:

    The Naturalization Act of 1790 limited citizenship to free white persons of good character, sounds good to me.

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  2. donut says:

    Don’t be so coy Sailer . As Mr. Davenport pointed out I am not that smart but I can smell a turd .
    And the Muzzie flood smells like sewage to me .

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  3. “The United States is a nation of immigrants, so Congress shall pass no law restricting immigration”

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    "The United States is a Nation of Immigrants. If you're not an immigrant, please leave immediately."
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  4. AndrewR says:

    “Borders are, like, racist and shit. Gross.”

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  5. donut says:

    “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” That’s Okay Daddy , I have no manners . Just good and varied taste in music . You know that no one is as rude , ignorant, rough and uncouth as I am . But the donut knows good music . From this :

    to this :

    to this :

    And more .

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  6. @Anonymous Nephew
    "The United States is a nation of immigrants, so Congress shall pass no law restricting immigration"

    “The United States is a Nation of Immigrants. If you’re not an immigrant, please leave immediately.”

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  7. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Leslie Jones wants white women who participate in BLM to get ‘punched in the face.’ Maybe she’s joking. Still, since when did the NYT find jokes about beating women funny?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/arts/television/leslie-jones-stand-up.html?_r=2

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  8. Romanian says: • Website

    Everyone outside America is more American than anyone inside America, which is why you can’t stop them from coming and you must commit to ensuring they have the same rights as you do wherever they are in the world.

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    I was told endlessly over the last year by green card and H1B colleagues from grad school what "it really means to be American"
    And now, after the shooting in Kansas I am told how disappointed these more-American-than-us people are that in so much of the country people do not know geography or history!
    It is surely our solemn, constitutional duty to read up and study for whomever the powers-that-be make our new neighbors!
    Not knowing the struggles of Maharana Pratap against the Mughals is UnAmerican!
    How irresponsible of us not to know about everything in the world when all the world is America!
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  9. Zeroeth Amendment

    Article 1

    Congress shall make no law impeding the immigration of persons from outside the United States into the United States, that shall have, as its intention, or its effect, the favoring of any racial, ethnic, sexual, religious or other group not declared to be protected persons, or groups of persons, by the Supreme Court, or by courts established by Congress pursuant to Article III of this Constitution.

    Article 2

    The prohibition set forth in Article 1 shall apply also to any executive order of the President, any rule or regulation promulgated by any agency established by Congress, and by any state legislature, or agency of a state, or political subdivision of a state.

    Article 3

    Congress shall have the power to enforce this Amendment by appropriate legislation.

    Article 4

    The Supreme Court and the courts established by Congress pursuant to Article III of this Constitution shall have plenary power to define the groups specified in Article 1 of this Amendment, and anything in this Constitution to the contrary notwithstanding, Congress shall have no power to alter the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court or the courts established pursuant to Article III of this Constitution, in respect to this amendment, and there shall be no power of impeachment or removal from office of any judge or justice for any decision or any ruling declaring groups to be protected groups pursuant to Articles 1 and 4 of this Amendment. The Supreme Court and the courts established by Article III shall also have plenary power to overturn and render null and void any impeachment and removal from office for any other purported reasons, if said courts determine, in their sole discretion, that the real purpose of the impeachment and removal from office was as a result of a ruling or opinion on the basis of this Amendment.

    I admit that this formulation is a bit judicial heavy, and long-winded, but favored groups are likely to be shifting. Once upon a time, I wrote statutes and regulations, but I never had a go at Constitutional amendments. I think it’s a pretty good first draft!

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  10. Tulip says:

    Nations are composed of natives. America is an anti-nation, based on ethnically cleansing the natives. These purifying waves of ethnic cleansing made us the strongest. The Constitution requires us to place the welfare of non-citizens over the welfare of citizens, so that we can have another wave of purifying ethnic cleansing. Anything less is racist and you are a Nazi if you oppose it.

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  11. Clyde says:

    I will simply say that you are correct in giving this Amendment the number zero before all the others. Why? Because immigration is so crucial. Because as Anne Coulter has been saying for two years, flooding America with legal/illegal immigrants is the number one issue. It is so hard (near impossible) to shed (get rid of) them once they are on US soil dropping anchor babies. The Dems know this and Republicans do not care.

    Immigration is similar to possession being nine tenths of the law. Once you are here you are home free! This has been our record since Ronald Reagan’s Amnesty which dragged on in courts for ten years as more and more sued (thanks to scumbag immigration lawyer’s class lawsuits) and got retroactively included as they (illegals) lied through their teeth.

    Michelle Malkin said – “It’s not over until the illegal immigrants wins” Referring to how illegals always seem to be able to get pro bono etc lawyers to litigate until they get to remain. Forever!

    DJT has gotta pack his Supreme Court so they can flush birthright citizenship down the toilet. Get a birthright case going now so it can be expedited up the food chain to the Supreme Court. This will amount to the elimination of The Zeroth Amendment/ Phrase-meme coined by Steve.

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  12. Clyde says:

    OT OT OT
    Down with the Administrative State (Steve Bannon CPAC speech)

    http://www.nationalreview.com/g-file/445229/steve-bannon-administrative-state-deconstruction-economic-nationalism

    Now Jonah Goldberg is liking DJT and the arch druid Steve Bannon.

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  13. kihowi says:

    “Death to non-rich white men”

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  14. unit472 says:

    Citizenship has no benefits only obligations.

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  15. donut says:

    Stevie boy , I have more affection for you than the sire and bitch that bore me . So , having no conscience nor care or understanding of family what to do ? At this stage of my life my little guy taught me love . Did I mention this before ? He died quietly at the foot of the bed . A year later the little Angel died , was put down , in my arms .

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  16. Handle says:

    “This constitution shall be interpreted so as to help Democrats win elections.”

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  17. SFG says:

    Thou shalt not decrease immigration.

    If you want it Constitution-style: Congress shall pass no law restricting or decreasing immigration, or enforcing any previously existing restrictions on immigration.

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  18. mikeja says:

    Having an unwritten amendment is a feature not a bug. It allows you to make the law up as you go along.

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  19. Arclight says:

    The desire of countless millions of non-citizens located outside of the United States to move here to take advantage of our culture and economy creates a non-negotiable obligation of American citizens to actualize this aspiration, with no examination or thought to the implications and consequences of its implementation.

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  20. Veritatis says:

    It is a principle that supersedes all other commonly recognized organizing principles like a people’s right to self-determination, sovereignty, citizenship, due process, rule of law or equality under the law. In favor of Political Correctness.

    For immigration purposes, it means the United States is global nation. (Only works when the audience has a clear understanding of the definition of “nation”).

    Thanks, had fun while drinking my coffee.

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  21. A little before 1965 and little after, American school children were taught to write a love letter to the not-so-free world. When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, the West opened its arms wide and caught THE THIRD-WORLD PLAGUE, Big Time.

    “Why Can’t We Be Friends” just about sums it up! Too bad it’s a one-way street as far as the West is concerned.

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  22. As you ably pointed out, Steve, Moammar Gaddafi already nailed it.

    The American is you, me and that.

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  23. “A constant, high-volume influx of persons from dangerous and otherwise backwards parts of the world being necessary for the advancement and perpetuation of a Democrat-controlled administrative state, the right of yearning masses, huddled, wretched, or otherwise, to immigrate shall not be denied.”

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  24. Ghaddafi took a pretty good stab at it:

    “America is not only for the whites, but it is for all. Who is the American? The American is you, me and that. When we go to America we will become Americans and there is no a race or nationalism called America and the Americans are those Africans, Indians, Chinese, and Europeans and whoever goes to America will become American…American is for all of us and the whole world had made and created America. All the people all over the world had made America and it shall accordingly be for all of us. I will never feel ashamed when I claim for my right in America and it will not be strange when I raise my voice in America.”

    Hat tip: Vox Day. http://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/02/trump-administration-to-bypass-courts.html

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  25. Yak-15 says:

    The zeroth amendment is deeper than immigration. Since we have no shared ethnic background, religion or cultural history, the zeroth amendment is the acceptance of popular American dogma in order to bind us together. The flavor of the month is immigration worship and diversity/identity obsession.

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  26. we all american now.
    you’re either an american or a racist.

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  27. Rob McX says:

    “A well-regulated vibrancy being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to cross and ignore borders shall n0t be infringed.”

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    “A well-regulated vibrancy being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to cross and ignore borders shall n0t be infringed.”
     
    It dawned on me after reading your comment that the one area where the left doesn't like regulations and red tape is immigration. "Come on in - voter registration tables are on the left!"
    , @flyover hick
    “A well-regulated vibrancy being necessary to the security of a police state, the right to cross and ignore borders shall n0t be infringed.”

    FIFY
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  28. @Rob McX
    "A well-regulated vibrancy being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to cross and ignore borders shall n0t be infringed."

    “A well-regulated vibrancy being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to cross and ignore borders shall n0t be infringed.”

    It dawned on me after reading your comment that the one area where the left doesn’t like regulations and red tape is immigration. “Come on in – voter registration tables are on the left!”

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  29. I think the Wall Street Journal editorial board expressed it succinctly in 1984, writing, “If Washington still wants to ‘do something’ about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders.”

    That’s the Zeroth Amendment.

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    I think the Wall Street Journal editorial board expressed it succinctly in 1984, writing, “If Washington still wants to ‘do something’ about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders.”
     
    You have this slightly wrong. Robert L. Bartley was the WSJ editor in chief for many years. Once a year he would write a pro-immigration editorial including the phrase, "There shall be open borders.”

    "He was born in Marshall, Minnesota and grew up in Ames, Iowa"
    , @snorlax
    They reran that editorial annually, until 2001.

    (Please accept my apologies for mansplaining to you).
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  30. As pictures of war and the poor make us sad, especially when there are children in the pictures, Congress shall pass no law restricting the right of all people to enter and settle in the United States.

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  31. Hhsiii says:

    OT, the young Turks take up Reich’s Berkeley riots a false flag, Reichstag fire right wing attack. We can call it the Reich’s Tag You’re It fire:

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.mediaite.com/online/the-young-turks-uc-berkeley-riots-could-have-been-right-wing-plot-by-4chan/amp/

    I love that could have been.

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  32. JimB says:

    The Zeroth Ammendment states,”Every human being in the world born outside the borders of the United States of America is entitled to free health care, food, shelter, employment, and dignity within the borders of the United States; that they shall have full rights to participate in all US elections up to and including voting for a Democrat, without being required to prove citizenship; and, they shall under no circumstances fear removal from the United States for felony behavior, up to and including fraud exceeding ten million dollars, sexual assault, manslaughter, residential burglary, home invasion, child abuse; sale, use, or possession of illegal drugs; driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level exceeding 08%; assault with a deadly weapon; or, first degree murder of a US citizen, provided that said citizen is perceived to be racist and is alleged to have made a racist comment that could be read, heard, or transmitted by any or all means of communication, visible, audible, electronic, or imagined.”

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    Yes, I know there is one 'm' in amendment. Ugh.
    , @JimB
    Ugh!! Two, not three m's in amendment.
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  33. Clyde says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    I think the Wall Street Journal editorial board expressed it succinctly in 1984, writing, “If Washington still wants to ‘do something’ about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders.”

    That's the Zeroth Amendment.

    I think the Wall Street Journal editorial board expressed it succinctly in 1984, writing, “If Washington still wants to ‘do something’ about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders.”

    You have this slightly wrong. Robert L. Bartley was the WSJ editor in chief for many years. Once a year he would write a pro-immigration editorial including the phrase, “There shall be open borders.”

    “He was born in Marshall, Minnesota and grew up in Ames, Iowa”

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  34. As my punk-anarchist fellow PhD student likes to say, “No ser humano es illegal.”

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  35. Congress shall pass no law prohibiting any one of Earth’s inhabitants from taking up residence in the United States and enjoying full health, education and welfare benefits therein.

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  36. The amendment isn’t definable; as it is a living, breathing, ever evolving principle built out of a collection of meaningless clichés, “We are a nation of Immigrants”, “Diversity is strength”, “They only taking the jobs, American’s won’t”, etc. etc..

    Demands for precise or coherent language regarding immigration rather than the usual vague bromides, are likely to be dismissed as examples of the equally oblique phenomenon of white privilege.

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  37. The wants and needs of non-Americans shall always take precedence over those of Americans.

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  38. Jack D says:

    The Zeroth Amendment is engraved on a plaque mounted in the base of the Statue of Immigration:

    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-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

    Each evening it is lowered into a bombproof vault just like the other founding documents of our proposition nation.

    Just like the other Amendments, in bad periods of American history the Zeroth Amendment is honored only in the breach but the arc of history bends toward unlimited refuse tossing.

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  39. Melendwyr says: • Website

    “No rights or privileges accrue to citizenship in the United States of America; any and all such rights and privileges formerly considered to be the birthright of the American people shall be considered to rightfully belong to non-citizens. The responsibilities and costs of citizenship, however, remain.”

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  40. Michaeloh says:

    The dilution of European-Americans being necessary to the creation of a globalist hegemony, the right of the non-white to immigrate shall not be infringed.

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  41. sabril says:

    I think Handle has it nearly right. If it turned out that all of these third-world immigrants were voting Republican, the Liberal Elites would change their tune so fast your head would spin around. Suddenly they would be screaming about protecting American workers from competition; having secure borders; preserving American values etc.

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  42. If it feels good do it!

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  43. “America is made of immigrants, by immigrants, for immigrants.”

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  44. “We have to continue to allow mass immigration. We have to have open borders immigration. Anybody who wants to come here needs to come here.”

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  45. @Rob McX
    "A well-regulated vibrancy being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to cross and ignore borders shall n0t be infringed."

    “A well-regulated vibrancy being necessary to the security of a police state, the right to cross and ignore borders shall n0t be infringed.”

    FIFY

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  46. Dmon says:

    I’m not technically adept or wired in enough to initiate something like this, but I would gladly kick off the contributions. Here’s the idea : a crowd sourced fund to rent a couple of houses in the neighborhood of someone like Jennifer Rubin or David Brooks. Then, move in a bunch of Somalis or other such vibrants. The crowd source pays all the rent, food, utilities, etc. The vibrants just live there and hang out all day, contributing their unique cultural spice to the flavor of the neighborhood. Make sure the proceedings are featured prominently on youtube. Might even be able to pull off a tax deduction if it’s done as a charity. I can imagine a number of possible impediments ( what are the legal ramifications for a landlord if your tenants engage in illegal activity), but the Lutheran Church seems to be able to pull off stuff like this on a massive scale. The front man would have to be someone with balls and organizational acumen (which again, rule me out). How could anyone object to appropriately guilt-ridden Necro-Americans wanting to spend their posterity’s birthright to feed and shelter the Elect who by their sheer inherent vibrancy deserve to inherit the nice parts of the planet that nature has provided with paved roads and electricity?

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    Great idea. As a charitable trust all the donors get huge tax deductions so market it that way. Be sure to pay yourself, friends, family and the other administrators huge salaries.

    Rent for the house would be about $10,000 to $15,000 a month. The Lutheran or Episcopal church will do all the work of setting them up on welfare. Be sure to set up an account with a 24 hour bail bondsman.
    The biggest and richest law firms in town will be more than happy to do all the criminal defense work for free.
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  47. Zeroth because it is actually in the original Constitution:

    The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any … shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited …

    – Article I, Section 9

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    Weltanschauung writes:
    Zeroth because it is actually in the original Constitution: The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any … shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited … – Article I, Section 9

    Uh, no; this provision of the Constitution has been sunsetted, as you can see by quoting it more fully:
    "The Migration or Importation of such Persons [e.g., slaves] as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year 1808, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person."
    , @AnotherDad
    Weltanschauung, you very selectively quoted ... and still couldn't make the case!

    The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
     
    Mark beat me to it, but what this says is that Congress is denied the power to mess with state regulation of immigration until 1808, then it has the power. So it's actually explicitly denying the zeroth amendment, in fact specifying that first states, then Congress has the power to regulation immigration.

    And in fact, the thrust here--"Importation"--is to protect the slave trade from immediate Congressional regulation, though allowing a $10 tax. And sure enough Congress stopped the slave trade on January 1, 1808.

    What David Brooks, Jennifer Rubin, Bill Kristol essentially want is ... the slave trade forever! So they can have cheap labor to serve them without any of those annoying goyim acting like they own the joint.
    , @Hail
    Full Text: The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight. [A reference to slaves]

    March 1789: Constitution in effect.

    March 1790: Only free White persons of good character "admitted to become a citizen."

    https://twitter.com/Hail__To_You/status/835924595299520512
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  48. bomag says:

    Zeroth Amendment:

    The past, current, and future America must be burned to provide warmth for non-Americans.

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  49. whorefinder says: • Website

    “Whatever the Left wants, the Constitution allows them to do and protects them from others trying to stop them.”

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  50. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    OT: good thing these guys have tenure at a major university.

    http://quillette.com/2017/02/18/is-crime-genetic-scientists-dont-know-because-theyre-afraid-to-ask/

    Is Crime Genetic? Scientists Don’t Know Because They’re Afraid to Ask

    Brian Boutwell is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Saint Louis University. Follow him on Twitter @fsnole1

    J.C. Barnes is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.

    …Imagine the trial of a new drug for an ailment that is as intractable as it is lethal. Researchers find 100 people with the disease and give the new drug to the first 50 patients who show up to the clinic. The next 50 trial participants are placed into a control group and given no treatment. The drug has a truly shimmering success rate.

    As you may have guessed, problems abound with this experimental design. For starters, because it isn’t randomized and because preexisting differences among the participants aren’t taken into account, the study can’t answer the question: Did the new drug cause anyone to get better? Such a study would be laughed out of the medical research community. And yet much of the knowledge concerning the causes of crime (as well as a host of other issues in the social sciences) stems from designs that aren’t much better than the poorly executed drug trial example.

    Social scientists generally, and criminologists especially, often lack the ability (usually due to both ethical and practical concerns) to perform randomized controlled trials, the gold standard of research. We might expect, for instance, that having low levels of self-control is a cause of criminal behavior. In fact, some of the most powerful explanations of crime have been built on this idea, and there is much evidence to support it. We might also hypothesize that bad parenting causes children to develop low levels of self-control. Yet we can’t randomly assign people to have different levels of self-control, and we most assuredly can’t randomly assign kids to parents. All of this is to say that criminologists may never know for sure whether parenting causes self-control and whether, in turn, self-control causes crime…

    …Ah, heritability. A term that is much maligned in disciplines like criminology and often serves as a wellspring of confusion. Humans differ in height, weight, personality style, and behavioral tendencies — not everyone is nice and outgoing, just like not everyone is as tall as a professional basketball player. But here’s the important part, heritability has to do with the origins of these differences. To say that something is heritable is to say that genetic differences play a role in creating observable differences.

    Variety in our gene pool matters when we seek to understand why some people can dunk a basketball or compose a sonnet, and why some people persistently break the law. The effects of genetic differences make some people more impulsive and shortsighted than others, some people more healthy or infirm than others, and, despite how uncomfortable it might be to admit, genes also make some folks more likely to break the law than others.

    Read the rest here.

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    OT: good thing these guys have tenure at a major university.
     
    Sarcasm? They're both associate professors (i.e. no tenure) and they aren't at what I in my East Coast snobbery would call major universities. They've got a lot of balls to be publishing this kind of research at this point in their careers.
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    Every single person in the entire world is a tremendous person who deserves to move to the United States and be an American, except for people who live in the United States who object to unlimited immigration. Those people should just die off.

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  52. ziel says: • Website

    The right of any non-citizen to enter and remain in the United States is directly proportional to how different that person is from John Wayne.

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    Brilliant. I just watched El Dorado for the first time last night on Ntfx... I have a hobby of checking the reviews whenever I see a John Wayne movie, inevitably half the reviews make it sound like Wayne once drove over the reviewer's dog.
    , @gcochran
    More like Jimmy Stewart, I'd say.
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  53. e says:

    “The United States Constitution shall protect only non-Americans. Americans are left to fend for themselves and die.”

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  54. In my humble opinion majority of here proposed definitions are missing the most important component while trying to define the core of Lazarus’ prerogative;

    Under it’s strict implementation, the Zeroth Amendment is supposed to permanently transform America of Ellis Island into America of North Brother Island.

    Without financial help of Sorosites and and other immigration rocket fifth columnists, even with all existing Somalis, Iraqis and Nigerians family sponsorships, the proponents of the America Open would not be able to achieve that primary goal.

    Because The Third World Lepers and costs of airfare intercontinental flights don’t match well together-we all could end up with some serious lack of vibrancy.

    That’s totally unacceptable in 21st century.

    And that’s why Rob McX got my zeroth vote:

    A well-regulated vibrancy being necessary to the security of a free state, the right to cross and ignore borders shall n0t be infringed.”

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  55. Svigor says:

    Congress shall make no law, respecting the establishment of borders.

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  56. The Zeroth Amendment was carved into our constitution in 1789 by founding father Emma Lazarus. It also has a commemorative plaque on the Statue of Immigration (original name: Liberty Inviting the World).

    BTW, here is Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s very iSteveish poem from the Atlantic Monthly in 1892:

    WIDE open and unguarded stand our gates,
    Named of the four winds, North, South, East, and West;
    Portals that lead to an enchanted land
    Of cities, forests, fields of living gold,
    Vast prairies, lordly summits touched with snow,
    Majestic rivers sweeping proudly past
    The Arab’s date-palm and the Norseman’s pine—
    A realm wherein are fruits of every zone,
    Airs of all climes, for, lo! throughout the year
    The red rose blossoms somewhere—a rich land,
    A later Eden planted in the wilds,
    With not an inch of earth within its bound
    But if a slave’s foot press it sets him free.
    Here, it is written, Toil shall have its wage,
    And Honor honor, and the humblest man
    Stand level with the highest in the law.
    Of such a land have men in dungeons dreamed,
    And with the vision brightening in their eyes
    Gone smiling to the fagot and the sword.

    Wide open and unguarded stand our gates,
    And through them presses a wild motley throng—
    Men from the Volga and the Tartar steppes,
    Featureless figures of the Hoang-Ho,
    Malayan, Scythian, Teuton, Kelt, and Slav,
    Flying the Old World’s poverty and scorn;
    These bringing with them unknown gods and rites,—
    Those, tiger passions, here to stretch their claws.
    In street and alley what strange tongues are loud,
    Accents of menace alien to our air,
    Voices that once the Tower of Babel knew!

    O Liberty, white Goddess! is it well
    To leave the gates unguarded? On thy breast
    Fold Sorrow’s children, soothe the hurts of fate,
    Lift the down-trodden, but with hand of steel
    Stay those who to thy sacred portals come
    To waste the gifts of freedom. Have a care
    Lest from thy brow the clustered stars be torn
    And trampled in the dust. For so of old
    The thronging Goth and Vandal trampled Rome,
    And where the temples of the Cæsars stood
    The lean wolf unmolested made her lair.

    This would be a great poem to have on the Trump wall.

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    What a beautiful poem!
    , @snorlax
    The 19th-century nativists did, due to their own ignorance of HBD, sort of screw us by providing a very convenient strawman effective for getting white Americans to identify with "immigrants." Teutons? Seriously? Even in 1892 they settled themselves in rural parts, lived perfectly respectable lives and voted Republican.

    Nowadays, you cannot find any Americans who are as "xenophobic" as Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Even David Duke is not as xenophobic as Thomas Bailey Aldrich. If David Duke were President instead of Donald Trump, Thomas Bailey Aldrich would still think that the gate is being left unguarded.
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  57. Luke Lea says:

    Food for thought: if Islam is to be permitted entry into the United States, then so too must Islamophobia — not as an irrational fear to be deplored, but as a valid response to the threat posed to liberal institutions by a radical political theology.

    What say ye: True or false? If true, what consequences can we draw? Make a list.

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  58. Be nice.

    Don’t be evil.

    Thou shalt not discriminate.

    Love instead of hate.

    Imagine there’s no countries.

    NO BORDERS

    Congress shall make no law restricting freedom of movement.

    REFUGEES WELCOME

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  59. I gave a good description of the Steve Sailer ZEROTH AMENDMENT at a December 2015 town hall in New Hampshire with Rand Paul. I was attempting to describe the attitude of the 89 US Senators who voted against a bill from Rand Paul that would have provided more protections against the infiltration of terrorists into the United States.

    Here it is:

    ZEROTH AMENDMENT — “We have to continue to allow mass immigration. We have to have open borders immigration. Anybody who wants to come here needs to come here.”

    I also said Lindsey Graham’s immigration policy is “let anybody in.”

    Rand Paul made this excellent point at the town hall: “It does amaze me though, that the bill I put forward, the vast majority of people, the Rubios, the Grahams, all opposed that. And I don’t think it’s consistent for them to try to profess their big — ‘we’re defending the country’ — if they’re not willing to start by actually defending the border.”

    Maybe the libertarian Rand Paul is moving towards “Libertarianism In One Country.”

    The relevant part starts at 16:10 into the video:

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  60. Mr. Anon says:

    What Is the Zeroth Amendment?

    It is a riddle wrapped in a penumbra inside of an evolving standard of decency.

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  61. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Robert Bartley, the late WSJ editor proposed this as a Constitutional Amendment: “There shall be open borders” ( http://www.vox.com/2015/7/29/9048401/bernie-sanders-open-borders ).

    That works well as the Zeroth Amendment.

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    I can't find it, but I am pretty sure Robert Bartley bestowed some WSJ award on George Soros for his predatory currency manipulations. Bartley said he thought Soros 'had done a lot of good' collecting his ill-gotten gains. Better to have the money in Soros' bank account than in the hands of middle-class Brits. Well I am sure Bartley is enjoying himself now that he is dead.
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  62. JimB says:
    @JimB
    The Zeroth Ammendment states,"Every human being in the world born outside the borders of the United States of America is entitled to free health care, food, shelter, employment, and dignity within the borders of the United States; that they shall have full rights to participate in all US elections up to and including voting for a Democrat, without being required to prove citizenship; and, they shall under no circumstances fear removal from the United States for felony behavior, up to and including fraud exceeding ten million dollars, sexual assault, manslaughter, residential burglary, home invasion, child abuse; sale, use, or possession of illegal drugs; driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level exceeding 08%; assault with a deadly weapon; or, first degree murder of a US citizen, provided that said citizen is perceived to be racist and is alleged to have made a racist comment that could be read, heard, or transmitted by any or all means of communication, visible, audible, electronic, or imagined."

    Yes, I know there is one ‘m’ in amendment. Ugh.

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  64. THE BILL OF WRONGS

    Amendment Zero

    Congress shall make no law barring entry into the United States by cheap labor from any land anyplace on Earth. Every human being has the inalienable right of entry into the United States. Preference, and assistance paid for by Citizen-taxpayers, shall be given to those deemed “wretched refuse.”

    Amendment I

    Congress shall make laws against “hate speech” and the expression of Christian values. Congress shall make no laws against the right of people to violently assemble in opposition to those values.

    Amendment II

    A well-armed criminal class, being necessary for the anarchy of inner-cities, the right of blacks to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed; all others shall be disarmed.

    Amendment III

    No non-white person, shall in times of peace be denied quarters in any house by the Owner, nor in time of perpetual war, but in a manner to be prescribed by the Supreme Court overruling Congress and the President.

    Amendment IV

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall be violated, without Warrants, without probable cause, supported by the whims of those in power. Any and all communication by all Citizens will be searched, and the persons to be seized shall not be notified.

    Amendment V

    A Person shall be held to answer for a “hate crime” against non-White Christians without presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury. A Person shall be subject for the same offence, to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb until convicted, when a jury cannot acquit unanimously; and shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property and employment, by the Corporate Press and Presidential condemnation, without due process of law.

    Amendment VI

    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to slow and expensive trial, by a partial and “diverse” jury of the State and district wherein the lowest fraction of white people live, which district shall have been previously ascertained by a non-White judge; to be confronted by the Corporate Press against him; and to have the Assistance of Jewish Counsel for his conviction.

    Amendment VII

    In suits at “disparate impact,” where the concept in controversy shall be the universal sameness of tabula rasa humans and their necessarily equal outcomes, the requirement of trial by public opinion shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a the public and the Corporate Press shall be otherwise reexamined.

    Amendment VIII

    Excessive legal fees shall not be infringed, nor character assasination of White Christian Citizen defendants be prevented. Cruel and unusual punishments, such as “waterboarding,” shall be inflicted during times of perpetual war. Defendants shall be held in perpetuity until such time as perpetual war has ended.

    Amendment IX

    The enumeration by Supreme Court and Federal District judges of certain rights and laws, shall be construed to deny and disparage others formerly retained by the people and described by their elected representatives.

    Amendment X

    All powers delegated to the United States by the Supreme Court, are denied to the States respectively, and to the people.

    Amendment Infinity

    The United States shall take it upon itself to invade the World and to invite all people of the world, especially those of the invaded lands who resultingly hate Americans.

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  65. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of borders, or prohibiting the free crossing thereof; because your tired, your poor, your huddled masses can’t even.

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    Of maybe,

    Congress shall make no law disrespecting your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.
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  66. guest says:

    There are two kinds of human beings: U.S. citizens, and those who could be U.S. citizens if they bothered asking.

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  67. American Citizenship is worth so little it can be given for free to every foreigner.

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  68. “No person shall, at any time, be quartered anywhere but in America, without the consent of the Owner, in a manner to be prescribed by law.”

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  69. There are no non-Americans, only future Americans.

    America: The cause of, and solution to, all the world’s problems.

    America: the world’s garbage can.

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  70. @Dave Pinsen
    Robert Bartley, the late WSJ editor proposed this as a Constitutional Amendment: "There shall be open borders" ( http://www.vox.com/2015/7/29/9048401/bernie-sanders-open-borders ).

    That works well as the Zeroth Amendment.

    I can’t find it, but I am pretty sure Robert Bartley bestowed some WSJ award on George Soros for his predatory currency manipulations. Bartley said he thought Soros ‘had done a lot of good’ collecting his ill-gotten gains. Better to have the money in Soros’ bank account than in the hands of middle-class Brits. Well I am sure Bartley is enjoying himself now that he is dead.

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  71. NeonBets says:

    Zeroth. Government exists in the zeroth dimension of singularity where all Power of Government is actually vested in, and consequently derived from Government.

    Thus, it is written: Government is instituted, and exercised for the benefit of people who are in Government, for academics who indoctrinate about the omniscience of Government, for entertainers who propagandize the message of Government, for the fourth estate that justifies (Federal) Government, for welfare recipients who depend on Government, for large corporations that have bought Government, and for all immigrants who will either come to depend on Government or undercut those who don’t.

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  72. BenKenobi says:

    This feels like a pop-quiz from Steve.

    “Commentariat, your interpretation of the concept of the Zeroth Amendment in 1000 words or less.”

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  73. Svigor says:

    The NYT glumly reports the good news:

    Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

    There were several plums, but I really enjoyed this:

    But arrests can appear dramatic, as agents arrive in large numbers, armed with semiautomatic handguns and wearing dark bulletproof vests with ICE in bright white letters on them. When they do have to enter a home, officers knock loudly and announce themselves as the police, a term they can legally use. Many times, children are awakened in the process, and watch as a parent is taken away.

    [...]

    Perhaps their biggest challenge, said the supervisor in California, is the agency’s steadily deteriorating relationship with other law enforcement agencies, especially in liberal-leaning cities that have vowed to protect immigrants from deportation, known as sanctuary cities.

    [...]

    On Thursday, Los Angeles, a sanctuary city, asked that ICE agents stop calling themselves police officers, saying it was damaging residents’ trust of the city’s own police officers.

    You got that, reader? ICE agents are giving police a bad name by enforcing the law. “Police” in criminal sanctuary cities don’t want to be confused with people who enforce the law. Criminals are going to start running when they see “police,” under the mistaken impression that they’ll be arrested!

    “A term they can legally use,” lol.

    Two officials in Washington said that the shift — and the new enthusiasm that has come with it — seems to have encouraged pro-Trump political comments and banter that struck the officials as brazen or gung-ho, like remarks about their jobs becoming “fun.” Those who take less of a hard line on unauthorized immigrants feel silenced, the officials said.

    Enthusiastic, pro-Administration, gung-ho police, enjoying their jobs! The horror – the horror.

    But arrests can appear dramatic, as agents arrive in large numbers, armed with semiautomatic handguns and wearing dark bulletproof vests with ICE in bright white letters on them. When they do have to enter a home, officers knock loudly and announce themselves as the police, a term they can legally use. Many times, children are awakened in the process, and watch as a parent is taken away.

    The way criminals have been dragged away from their families and arrested since, oh, 10,000 BC?

    Bystanders are now being taken in if they are suspected to be undocumented, even if they have committed no crime, known within the agency as “collateral” arrests.

    Innocent people have been arrested only on suspicion of a crime? I’m shocked – shocked. Picture if police started doing this for drug crime, violent crime, etc; it’d be anarchy!

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    Semiautomatic handguns? Thanks for specifying, NYT. I might have guessed they were using single-shot breech-loaders.
    , @Kyle McKenna

    vests with ICE in bright white letters on them
     
    Oh noes! Not the bright white letters on them! (Runs crying)



    When they do have to enter a home, officers knock loudly and announce themselves as the police, a term they can legally use. Many times, children are awakened
     
    OMG! (Sobbing) Children are awakened?? Won't someone please think of the children? That's not who we are!
    , @Jim Don Bob
    One of my coffee buddies here in the Peoples' Republic is friendly with the manager of a local thrift store in a diverse neighborhood. The manager said that his store is completely sold out of suitcases. I said, "Good!"
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  74. One unemployed male decides to do something:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-kansas-india-idUSKBN1630LZ

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  75. anon says: • Disclaimer

    ‘who’ gets the rights, ‘whom’ gets the responsibilities.

    Unless I got it backwards.

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  76. Bleuteaux says:
    @ziel
    The right of any non-citizen to enter and remain in the United States is directly proportional to how different that person is from John Wayne.

    Brilliant. I just watched El Dorado for the first time last night on Ntfx… I have a hobby of checking the reviews whenever I see a John Wayne movie, inevitably half the reviews make it sound like Wayne once drove over the reviewer’s dog.

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  77. JimB says:
    @JimB
    The Zeroth Ammendment states,"Every human being in the world born outside the borders of the United States of America is entitled to free health care, food, shelter, employment, and dignity within the borders of the United States; that they shall have full rights to participate in all US elections up to and including voting for a Democrat, without being required to prove citizenship; and, they shall under no circumstances fear removal from the United States for felony behavior, up to and including fraud exceeding ten million dollars, sexual assault, manslaughter, residential burglary, home invasion, child abuse; sale, use, or possession of illegal drugs; driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level exceeding 08%; assault with a deadly weapon; or, first degree murder of a US citizen, provided that said citizen is perceived to be racist and is alleged to have made a racist comment that could be read, heard, or transmitted by any or all means of communication, visible, audible, electronic, or imagined."

    Ugh!! Two, not three m’s in amendment.

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  78. Importantly, zero precedes one, which means the Zeroth Amendment trumps the First.

    Thus, not only do all foreigners have the right to move to the USA, this right negates anyone’s First Amendment right to object.

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  79. “Shut up and do as you’re told”

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  80. snorlax says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    I think the Wall Street Journal editorial board expressed it succinctly in 1984, writing, “If Washington still wants to ‘do something’ about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders.”

    That's the Zeroth Amendment.

    They reran that editorial annually, until 2001.

    (Please accept my apologies for mansplaining to you).

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    Thanks, I didn't know that. BTW, did something happen in 2001 that made the continuing republication of that editorial problematic?
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  81. All your base are belong to us.

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    You are on the way to destruction.

    You have no chance to survive make your time.

    Ha ha ha ha.
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  82. Everyone’s an American. You’re an American, I’m an American, my cat is an American, all Mexicans are Americans, and the entire nation of Monoglia are future Americans.

    Only you and I pay for America, though.

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  83. “This land is my land; this land’s not yours, man.”

    Or:

    “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine.”

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    Sweden already has a variation of that:

    https://youtu.be/9VOFKCCaOQM
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  84. gcochran says:
    @ziel
    The right of any non-citizen to enter and remain in the United States is directly proportional to how different that person is from John Wayne.

    More like Jimmy Stewart, I’d say.

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  85. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    “The civil right of everyone everywhere in the world forever to embrace the American Ideal, and thereby to relocate permanently and without delay to the geographical instantiation of that idea, shall not be infringed.”

    √-1 Clause:
    Therefore the protections of the Zeroth Amendment are abrogated and rendered null & void by a nonzero affinity for un-American viewpoints, and/or by not being who we are as Americans

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  86. NON-Assimilators wanted! inquire within.

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  87. The United States shall have no Borders because Borders are Racist.

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  88. @Romanian
    Everyone outside America is more American than anyone inside America, which is why you can't stop them from coming and you must commit to ensuring they have the same rights as you do wherever they are in the world.

    I was told endlessly over the last year by green card and H1B colleagues from grad school what “it really means to be American”
    And now, after the shooting in Kansas I am told how disappointed these more-American-than-us people are that in so much of the country people do not know geography or history!
    It is surely our solemn, constitutional duty to read up and study for whomever the powers-that-be make our new neighbors!
    Not knowing the struggles of Maharana Pratap against the Mughals is UnAmerican!
    How irresponsible of us not to know about everything in the world when all the world is America!

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  89. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Beware of what you post. Hidden readers monitor what you say and know who you are. This much I can tell you for a fact.

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    Conner! We know you are upstairs writing love notes on the Chinese bride site again. We told you that you won't be allowed to do that until 4th grade after you take more grammar classes at the rotisserie school. Come downstairs NOW, young man, and finish your Captain Crunch!

    Signed,

    Hidden Reader, aka, Achmed E. Newman

    Love, Mom
    , @Olorin
    Hidden Readers?

    When I was in grade school we had Weekly Readers. My favorites were about the International Geophysical Year, and bathyscaphs. Alvin, Trieste, and Trieste II.

    What's Hidden Reader? David Kahn for kindern?

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29608.The_Codebreakers

    Scholastic Book Services had a book on cryptography. That was my favorite in second grade:

    http://www.alternities.com/images/TX164_Zim_Codes.jpg
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  90. @snorlax
    They reran that editorial annually, until 2001.

    (Please accept my apologies for mansplaining to you).

    Thanks, I didn’t know that. BTW, did something happen in 2001 that made the continuing republication of that editorial problematic?

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    I couldn't say, since certainly nothing occurred about which we might draw any conclusions about 1.4 billion members of an entire religion.
    , @anon
    I think there was that real estate redevelopment project that went pear-shaped in '01.
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  91. @candid_observer
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of borders, or prohibiting the free crossing thereof; because your tired, your poor, your huddled masses can't even.

    Of maybe,

    Congress shall make no law disrespecting your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.

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  92. Sid says:

    White people stole American soil from Indians, ergo they have no right to complain when other races of people want their own slice of American soil.

    White people owned black slaves, ergo white people have no right to complain about their working conditions.

    White people in Germany organized around their perceived self-interest, and that resulted in the Holocaust, ergo white people in America can’t organize around their perceived self-interest because it will end in genocide.

    As an addendum to the above, the U.S. did not do enough to stop Germany before 1941, because Americans did not see military intervention in Europe as being in their interest. Ergo, the U.S. must intervene militarily abroad, but only when it does not serve U.S. interests.

    For Europe…

    History began around 1500 or 1600 or so. Therefore world history is white Europeans conquering and exploiting the rest of the world. Therefore, it’s justified when non-Europeans move into European countries and are under no obligation to adopt European cultural norms.

    That’s seriously what I think our opponents believe.

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    Yes, although the SJW faction (different from the older Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer generation) of the left really isn't big on military intervention, or the military in general. Too white, male, Republican and dedicated to violent imperialist oppression. Also (probably even more than Trump) the main potential obstacle to their endgame of thousand-year migrantreich.

    They're sounding like Bombs Away LeMay right now on Russia because it's politically advantageous to and they haven't gotten past the anger stage of grief, and they grudgingly support the anti-IS campaign because it'd be politically disadvantageous not to, but it's not their natural look.

    The promotion of the "intelligence community" to heroic defenders of democracy from blond-haired Nazi Monahans, gleefully butchering campesinos and other brown people, might be more permanent, but that's not strictly speaking military intervention-related.
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  93. snorlax says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Thanks, I didn't know that. BTW, did something happen in 2001 that made the continuing republication of that editorial problematic?

    I couldn’t say, since certainly nothing occurred about which we might draw any conclusions about 1.4 billion members of an entire religion.

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  94. snorlax says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    All your base are belong to us.

    You are on the way to destruction.

    You have no chance to survive make your time.

    Ha ha ha ha.

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  95. Bobby 25 says:

    Anybody who wants less immigration than me is racist or stupid or maybe both… most likely both

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    Anybody who wants less immigration than me is racist or stupid or maybe both… most likely both
     
    Oh yes! And how much do we want? The maximum possible! And how much is that? About eight billion. Plus the billions more yet to be born. Oh, we're all going to be so happy.
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  96. Interesting cuisine and cheap labour being necessary to a vibrant life in our liberal enclaves and the gated communities of the Oligarchy, Congress shall make no laws inhibiting the influx of vibrant hordes and teeming masses, notwithstanding the Crime and civil discord they may bring, and the Executive shall enforce no laws to the same effect.

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  97. guest says:
    @Svigor
    The NYT glumly reports the good news:

    Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

    There were several plums, but I really enjoyed this:

    But arrests can appear dramatic, as agents arrive in large numbers, armed with semiautomatic handguns and wearing dark bulletproof vests with ICE in bright white letters on them. When they do have to enter a home, officers knock loudly and announce themselves as the police, a term they can legally use. Many times, children are awakened in the process, and watch as a parent is taken away.

    [...]

    Perhaps their biggest challenge, said the supervisor in California, is the agency’s steadily deteriorating relationship with other law enforcement agencies, especially in liberal-leaning cities that have vowed to protect immigrants from deportation, known as sanctuary cities.

    [...]

    On Thursday, Los Angeles, a sanctuary city, asked that ICE agents stop calling themselves police officers, saying it was damaging residents’ trust of the city’s own police officers.
     
    You got that, reader? ICE agents are giving police a bad name by enforcing the law. "Police" in criminal sanctuary cities don't want to be confused with people who enforce the law. Criminals are going to start running when they see "police," under the mistaken impression that they'll be arrested!

    "A term they can legally use," lol.

    Two officials in Washington said that the shift — and the new enthusiasm that has come with it — seems to have encouraged pro-Trump political comments and banter that struck the officials as brazen or gung-ho, like remarks about their jobs becoming “fun.” Those who take less of a hard line on unauthorized immigrants feel silenced, the officials said.
     
    Enthusiastic, pro-Administration, gung-ho police, enjoying their jobs! The horror - the horror.

    But arrests can appear dramatic, as agents arrive in large numbers, armed with semiautomatic handguns and wearing dark bulletproof vests with ICE in bright white letters on them. When they do have to enter a home, officers knock loudly and announce themselves as the police, a term they can legally use. Many times, children are awakened in the process, and watch as a parent is taken away.
     
    The way criminals have been dragged away from their families and arrested since, oh, 10,000 BC?

    Bystanders are now being taken in if they are suspected to be undocumented, even if they have committed no crime, known within the agency as “collateral” arrests.
     
    Innocent people have been arrested only on suspicion of a crime? I'm shocked - shocked. Picture if police started doing this for drug crime, violent crime, etc; it'd be anarchy!

    Semiautomatic handguns? Thanks for specifying, NYT. I might have guessed they were using single-shot breech-loaders.

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    In limited fairness single-action revolvers aren't semi-automatic in the colloquial sense and revolvers in general aren't semi-automatic in the technical sense (i.e. they don't use the force of recoil to load the next round).

    But yeah, they love that adjective, don't they? Obama gave a speech, possibly more than once, where he gravely intoned that people could buy semi-automatic firearms without a background check. Then, dramatically, caught himself—fully automatic.
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  98. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Harry Baldwin
    Thanks, I didn't know that. BTW, did something happen in 2001 that made the continuing republication of that editorial problematic?

    I think there was that real estate redevelopment project that went pear-shaped in ’01.

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  99. Seran says:

    su casa es mi casa
    your home is my home

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  100. snorlax says:
    @Sid
    White people stole American soil from Indians, ergo they have no right to complain when other races of people want their own slice of American soil.

    White people owned black slaves, ergo white people have no right to complain about their working conditions.

    White people in Germany organized around their perceived self-interest, and that resulted in the Holocaust, ergo white people in America can't organize around their perceived self-interest because it will end in genocide.

    As an addendum to the above, the U.S. did not do enough to stop Germany before 1941, because Americans did not see military intervention in Europe as being in their interest. Ergo, the U.S. must intervene militarily abroad, but only when it does not serve U.S. interests.

    For Europe...

    History began around 1500 or 1600 or so. Therefore world history is white Europeans conquering and exploiting the rest of the world. Therefore, it's justified when non-Europeans move into European countries and are under no obligation to adopt European cultural norms.

    That's seriously what I think our opponents believe.

    Yes, although the SJW faction (different from the older Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer generation) of the left really isn’t big on military intervention, or the military in general. Too white, male, Republican and dedicated to violent imperialist oppression. Also (probably even more than Trump) the main potential obstacle to their endgame of thousand-year migrantreich.

    They’re sounding like Bombs Away LeMay right now on Russia because it’s politically advantageous to and they haven’t gotten past the anger stage of grief, and they grudgingly support the anti-IS campaign because it’d be politically disadvantageous not to, but it’s not their natural look.

    The promotion of the “intelligence community” to heroic defenders of democracy from blond-haired Nazi Monahans, gleefully butchering campesinos and other brown people, might be more permanent, but that’s not strictly speaking military intervention-related.

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    True, there is a contradiction between the pro-war left and the anti-war left, though the gap is seldom unbridgeable. Some genuine anti-war leftists were angry at Obama for droning Pakistan and Yemen, but they were decidedly a rare breed.

    In general, the way this contradiction is resolved is by supporting humanitarian interventions which are not in the U.S. interest. The conservatives who supported the Iraq War, for example, believed it was done to terminate Iraq's ties with terrorism and WMD program (they were incorrect in their beliefs, but this is what they believed). In contrast, liberals opposed the war because they believed the US was out to steal Iraq's oil. Meanwhile, they supported military intervention in Darfur, which would have served no U.S. interests whatsoever!

    Ultimately, the anti-Russia strategy the Democrats implemented from roughly 2013 to 2016 served almost no U.S. interests. Trying to subvert Assad has served no U.S. interests. Heck, I rarely hear people defending those policies on the principle of interest. It's more that Putin and Assad are big, bad murderous dictators who ought to be brought to heel, because those are "our values."
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  101. It’s ironic, is it not, that the nation whose national anthem is a paean to race purity (” . . qu’un sang impur”) should have its gift to us disfigured by Emma Lazarus’ ode to cultural inundation? And furthermore, the anthem’s defiance of rule by foreign elites (“Quoi! des cohortes étrangères feraient la loi dans nos foyers!”) should be nullified by membership in the European Union? Lafayette, De Toqueville, and countless French patriots would agree, chisel that poem from the plinth or gift shop or wherever it is, and Vive Le Pen!

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  102. J1234 says:

    Zeroth Amendment: Equality, but that’s not all. All other amendments are null and void if they come into conflict with the all omnipotent morality of equality.

    It isn’t just equality…it’s the suppression of anything that challenges it.

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  103. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Off Topic:

    “America has, for example, decided that those citizens in their productive years should help both the old and the young. Such forms of aid – sometimes enshrined as “entitlements” – are generally thought of as applying to the aged. But don’t forget that four million American babies are born each year with an entitlement to a public education. That societal commitment, largely financed at the local level, costs about $150,000 per baby. The annual cost totals more than $600 billion, which is about 31⁄2% of GDP.”

    From pro immigration zillionaire Warren Buffett’s annual letter.

    Do we just give this to whoever wanders in the gate?

    Frankly, I don’t get why Gates and Buffett really care all that much. It’s easy to say that that they are simply ‘talking their book’ — given that the most wealthy benefit from extracting their percentage ownership of the GDP. But the best US public companies are in a position to simply pass on labor costs. Plus, they hardly need the money.

    The SJW’s who need live in nannies to support a professional career couldn’t function without cheap, Central American help. Those are the people talking their book.

    Personally, I can live with paying my yard guy a little more. Or find some low labor, eco style landscaping. Like the Pinehurst rough.

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    That's the thing that kills me. I live in a high COL area and I see all these power-couples with their 1.5 perfect children... being pushed around by Guatemalan peasants. As the cool SJWs say: dafuq?
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  104. snorlax says:
    @Anonymous
    OT: good thing these guys have tenure at a major university.

    http://quillette.com/2017/02/18/is-crime-genetic-scientists-dont-know-because-theyre-afraid-to-ask/

    Is Crime Genetic? Scientists Don’t Know Because They’re Afraid to Ask

    Brian Boutwell is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Saint Louis University. Follow him on Twitter @fsnole1

    J.C. Barnes is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.

    ...Imagine the trial of a new drug for an ailment that is as intractable as it is lethal. Researchers find 100 people with the disease and give the new drug to the first 50 patients who show up to the clinic. The next 50 trial participants are placed into a control group and given no treatment. The drug has a truly shimmering success rate.

    As you may have guessed, problems abound with this experimental design. For starters, because it isn’t randomized and because preexisting differences among the participants aren’t taken into account, the study can’t answer the question: Did the new drug cause anyone to get better? Such a study would be laughed out of the medical research community. And yet much of the knowledge concerning the causes of crime (as well as a host of other issues in the social sciences) stems from designs that aren’t much better than the poorly executed drug trial example.

    Social scientists generally, and criminologists especially, often lack the ability (usually due to both ethical and practical concerns) to perform randomized controlled trials, the gold standard of research. We might expect, for instance, that having low levels of self-control is a cause of criminal behavior. In fact, some of the most powerful explanations of crime have been built on this idea, and there is much evidence to support it. We might also hypothesize that bad parenting causes children to develop low levels of self-control. Yet we can’t randomly assign people to have different levels of self-control, and we most assuredly can’t randomly assign kids to parents. All of this is to say that criminologists may never know for sure whether parenting causes self-control and whether, in turn, self-control causes crime...

    ...Ah, heritability. A term that is much maligned in disciplines like criminology and often serves as a wellspring of confusion. Humans differ in height, weight, personality style, and behavioral tendencies — not everyone is nice and outgoing, just like not everyone is as tall as a professional basketball player. But here’s the important part, heritability has to do with the origins of these differences. To say that something is heritable is to say that genetic differences play a role in creating observable differences.

    Variety in our gene pool matters when we seek to understand why some people can dunk a basketball or compose a sonnet, and why some people persistently break the law. The effects of genetic differences make some people more impulsive and shortsighted than others, some people more healthy or infirm than others, and, despite how uncomfortable it might be to admit, genes also make some folks more likely to break the law than others.

    Read the rest here.
     

    OT: good thing these guys have tenure at a major university.

    Sarcasm? They’re both associate professors (i.e. no tenure) and they aren’t at what I in my East Coast snobbery would call major universities. They’ve got a lot of balls to be publishing this kind of research at this point in their careers.

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    Associate Professor is the rank that signifies tenure, at least at every American university I've ever heard of. The starting tenure-track position is usually Assistant Professor (which depending on the competitiveness of the field, may require a post-graduate fellowship after completing a Phd). After 5-7 years it's up or out; you either get tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, or look for other careee options.

    Promotion to Full Professor gets you more money and prestige (especially if you get a "named", i.e. corporate sponsored post), but no more security than you already have at the Associate level.

    , @oddsbodkins
    They are probably tenured. At most American universities associate professors are tenured, but at a much lower wage than full professors.
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  105. Bill B. says:

    What is the exact definition of the zeroth amendment?

    “Open House. Free Bar.”

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    @Lord Jeff Sessions
    The Zeroth Amendment was carved into our constitution in 1789 by founding father Emma Lazarus. It also has a commemorative plaque on the Statue of Immigration (original name: Liberty Inviting the World).

    BTW, here is Thomas Bailey Aldrich's very iSteveish poem from the Atlantic Monthly in 1892:


    WIDE open and unguarded stand our gates,
    Named of the four winds, North, South, East, and West;
    Portals that lead to an enchanted land
    Of cities, forests, fields of living gold,
    Vast prairies, lordly summits touched with snow,
    Majestic rivers sweeping proudly past
    The Arab’s date-palm and the Norseman’s pine—
    A realm wherein are fruits of every zone,
    Airs of all climes, for, lo! throughout the year
    The red rose blossoms somewhere—a rich land,
    A later Eden planted in the wilds,
    With not an inch of earth within its bound
    But if a slave’s foot press it sets him free.
    Here, it is written, Toil shall have its wage,
    And Honor honor, and the humblest man
    Stand level with the highest in the law.
    Of such a land have men in dungeons dreamed,
    And with the vision brightening in their eyes
    Gone smiling to the fagot and the sword.

    Wide open and unguarded stand our gates,
    And through them presses a wild motley throng—
    Men from the Volga and the Tartar steppes,
    Featureless figures of the Hoang-Ho,
    Malayan, Scythian, Teuton, Kelt, and Slav,
    Flying the Old World’s poverty and scorn;
    These bringing with them unknown gods and rites,—
    Those, tiger passions, here to stretch their claws.
    In street and alley what strange tongues are loud,
    Accents of menace alien to our air,
    Voices that once the Tower of Babel knew!

    O Liberty, white Goddess! is it well
    To leave the gates unguarded? On thy breast
    Fold Sorrow’s children, soothe the hurts of fate,
    Lift the down-trodden, but with hand of steel
    Stay those who to thy sacred portals come
    To waste the gifts of freedom. Have a care
    Lest from thy brow the clustered stars be torn
    And trampled in the dust. For so of old
    The thronging Goth and Vandal trampled Rome,
    And where the temples of the Cæsars stood
    The lean wolf unmolested made her lair.
     
    This would be a great poem to have on the Trump wall.

    What a beautiful poem!

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  107. snorlax says:
    @guest
    Semiautomatic handguns? Thanks for specifying, NYT. I might have guessed they were using single-shot breech-loaders.

    In limited fairness single-action revolvers aren’t semi-automatic in the colloquial sense and revolvers in general aren’t semi-automatic in the technical sense (i.e. they don’t use the force of recoil to load the next round).

    But yeah, they love that adjective, don’t they? Obama gave a speech, possibly more than once, where he gravely intoned that people could buy semi-automatic firearms without a background check. Then, dramatically, caught himself—fully automatic.

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  108. We hold Our Values to be self-evident, that all Billionaires are are endowed by The Economy with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Cheap Labor, Open Borders and the repression of contrary opinions. That to secure these rights, Global Financial Oligarchs are instituted among Men, deriving their powers from manufactured consent of the governed. That whenever any act of Congrefs restricts the free flow of Cheap Labor, it is the Right of the Oligarchs to alter or to abolish it, and to instruct the Supreme Court, or any available court, to ignore such laws.

    We, the self appointed Elite Oligarchs of Global Finance, in Davos, Assembled, appealing to the Reified Economy, Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude of our intentions, do, by Authority of Our Media, solemnly publish and declare, That WE, the Supeme Owners of the United States Government, are, and of Right ought to be, Absolved from all Allegiance to the citizens of the United States and that We have full Power to declare War on, utterly dispossess, replace at whim, or totally dissolve such citizens; and to do all other Acts and Things which Greedy Psychopaths may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Economy, we mutually pledge to greedily increase our Fortunes, by any means necessary regardless of any obsolete conceptions of Honor.

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  109. snorlax says:
    @Lord Jeff Sessions
    The Zeroth Amendment was carved into our constitution in 1789 by founding father Emma Lazarus. It also has a commemorative plaque on the Statue of Immigration (original name: Liberty Inviting the World).

    BTW, here is Thomas Bailey Aldrich's very iSteveish poem from the Atlantic Monthly in 1892:


    WIDE open and unguarded stand our gates,
    Named of the four winds, North, South, East, and West;
    Portals that lead to an enchanted land
    Of cities, forests, fields of living gold,
    Vast prairies, lordly summits touched with snow,
    Majestic rivers sweeping proudly past
    The Arab’s date-palm and the Norseman’s pine—
    A realm wherein are fruits of every zone,
    Airs of all climes, for, lo! throughout the year
    The red rose blossoms somewhere—a rich land,
    A later Eden planted in the wilds,
    With not an inch of earth within its bound
    But if a slave’s foot press it sets him free.
    Here, it is written, Toil shall have its wage,
    And Honor honor, and the humblest man
    Stand level with the highest in the law.
    Of such a land have men in dungeons dreamed,
    And with the vision brightening in their eyes
    Gone smiling to the fagot and the sword.

    Wide open and unguarded stand our gates,
    And through them presses a wild motley throng—
    Men from the Volga and the Tartar steppes,
    Featureless figures of the Hoang-Ho,
    Malayan, Scythian, Teuton, Kelt, and Slav,
    Flying the Old World’s poverty and scorn;
    These bringing with them unknown gods and rites,—
    Those, tiger passions, here to stretch their claws.
    In street and alley what strange tongues are loud,
    Accents of menace alien to our air,
    Voices that once the Tower of Babel knew!

    O Liberty, white Goddess! is it well
    To leave the gates unguarded? On thy breast
    Fold Sorrow’s children, soothe the hurts of fate,
    Lift the down-trodden, but with hand of steel
    Stay those who to thy sacred portals come
    To waste the gifts of freedom. Have a care
    Lest from thy brow the clustered stars be torn
    And trampled in the dust. For so of old
    The thronging Goth and Vandal trampled Rome,
    And where the temples of the Cæsars stood
    The lean wolf unmolested made her lair.
     
    This would be a great poem to have on the Trump wall.

    The 19th-century nativists did, due to their own ignorance of HBD, sort of screw us by providing a very convenient strawman effective for getting white Americans to identify with “immigrants.” Teutons? Seriously? Even in 1892 they settled themselves in rural parts, lived perfectly respectable lives and voted Republican.

    Nowadays, you cannot find any Americans who are as “xenophobic” as Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Even David Duke is not as xenophobic as Thomas Bailey Aldrich. If David Duke were President instead of Donald Trump, Thomas Bailey Aldrich would still think that the gate is being left unguarded.

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    Teutons? Seriously? […] Nowadays, you cannot find any Americans who are as “xenophobic” as Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
     
    You doth protest too much. Aldrich had the right general instinct. Maybe his inclusion of Teutons was Franklinesque, or maybe it was a concession to old-timey PC, sort of like proposing a present day immigration moratorium against all nations to avoid charges of discrimination.
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  110. @snorlax

    OT: good thing these guys have tenure at a major university.
     
    Sarcasm? They're both associate professors (i.e. no tenure) and they aren't at what I in my East Coast snobbery would call major universities. They've got a lot of balls to be publishing this kind of research at this point in their careers.

    Associate Professor is the rank that signifies tenure, at least at every American university I’ve ever heard of. The starting tenure-track position is usually Assistant Professor (which depending on the competitiveness of the field, may require a post-graduate fellowship after completing a Phd). After 5-7 years it’s up or out; you either get tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, or look for other careee options.

    Promotion to Full Professor gets you more money and prestige (especially if you get a “named”, i.e. corporate sponsored post), but no more security than you already have at the Associate level.

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    I stand corrected! ("Adjunct," "assistant" and "associate" all kind of sound the same…)
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  111. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @anon
    Off Topic:

    "America has, for example, decided that those citizens in their productive years should help both the old and the young. Such forms of aid – sometimes enshrined as “entitlements” – are generally thought of as applying to the aged. But don’t forget that four million American babies are born each year with an entitlement to a public education. That societal commitment, largely financed at the local level, costs about $150,000 per baby. The annual cost totals more than $600 billion, which is about 31⁄2% of GDP."

    From pro immigration zillionaire Warren Buffett's annual letter.

    Do we just give this to whoever wanders in the gate?

    Frankly, I don't get why Gates and Buffett really care all that much. It's easy to say that that they are simply 'talking their book' -- given that the most wealthy benefit from extracting their percentage ownership of the GDP. But the best US public companies are in a position to simply pass on labor costs. Plus, they hardly need the money.

    The SJW's who need live in nannies to support a professional career couldn't function without cheap, Central American help. Those are the people talking their book.

    Personally, I can live with paying my yard guy a little more. Or find some low labor, eco style landscaping. Like the Pinehurst rough.

    That’s the thing that kills me. I live in a high COL area and I see all these power-couples with their 1.5 perfect children… being pushed around by Guatemalan peasants. As the cool SJWs say: dafuq?

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    with their 1.5 perfect children…
     
    Something tells me one of them isn't quite perfect.
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  112. snorlax says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy
    Associate Professor is the rank that signifies tenure, at least at every American university I've ever heard of. The starting tenure-track position is usually Assistant Professor (which depending on the competitiveness of the field, may require a post-graduate fellowship after completing a Phd). After 5-7 years it's up or out; you either get tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, or look for other careee options.

    Promotion to Full Professor gets you more money and prestige (especially if you get a "named", i.e. corporate sponsored post), but no more security than you already have at the Associate level.

    I stand corrected! (“Adjunct,” “assistant” and “associate” all kind of sound the same…)

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  113. @snorlax

    OT: good thing these guys have tenure at a major university.
     
    Sarcasm? They're both associate professors (i.e. no tenure) and they aren't at what I in my East Coast snobbery would call major universities. They've got a lot of balls to be publishing this kind of research at this point in their careers.

    They are probably tenured. At most American universities associate professors are tenured, but at a much lower wage than full professors.

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  114. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    "This land is my land; this land's not yours, man."

    Or:

    "What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine."

    Sweden already has a variation of that:

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    That's the disaster, somewhere like Sweden with its traditions of allemansrätten is easy prey for the invading hordes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_to_roam#Sweden

    It's pretty forward-thinking and probably works when everyone's basically Swedish. But when a large part of your country becomes Men who Hate Women it's... problematic.
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  115. Preamble:
    Whereas the United States was built on stolen land with slave labor,
    Whereas we are a nation of immigrants,
    Whereas diversity is our greatest strength,
    Whereas the present citizens of this nation therefore do not possess any unique claim to this territory,

    Text:
    The rights of citizens of the World to immigrate shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of any distinguishing characteristic.

    Shorthand:
    “No discrimination in immigration.”

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  116. @Weltanschauung
    Zeroth because it is actually in the original Constitution:

    The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any ... shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited ...

    -- Article I, Section 9

    Weltanschauung writes:
    Zeroth because it is actually in the original Constitution: The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any … shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited … – Article I, Section 9

    Uh, no; this provision of the Constitution has been sunsetted, as you can see by quoting it more fully:
    “The Migration or Importation of such Persons [e.g., slaves] as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year 1808, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.”

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  117. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Perspective
    Sweden already has a variation of that:

    https://youtu.be/9VOFKCCaOQM

    That’s the disaster, somewhere like Sweden with its traditions of allemansrätten is easy prey for the invading hordes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_to_roam#Sweden

    It’s pretty forward-thinking and probably works when everyone’s basically Swedish. But when a large part of your country becomes Men who Hate Women it’s… problematic.

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  118. @snorlax
    The 19th-century nativists did, due to their own ignorance of HBD, sort of screw us by providing a very convenient strawman effective for getting white Americans to identify with "immigrants." Teutons? Seriously? Even in 1892 they settled themselves in rural parts, lived perfectly respectable lives and voted Republican.

    Nowadays, you cannot find any Americans who are as "xenophobic" as Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Even David Duke is not as xenophobic as Thomas Bailey Aldrich. If David Duke were President instead of Donald Trump, Thomas Bailey Aldrich would still think that the gate is being left unguarded.

    Teutons? Seriously? […] Nowadays, you cannot find any Americans who are as “xenophobic” as Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

    You doth protest too much. Aldrich had the right general instinct. Maybe his inclusion of Teutons was Franklinesque, or maybe it was a concession to old-timey PC, sort of like proposing a present day immigration moratorium against all nations to avoid charges of discrimination.

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    Here's my reply to you on the other thread, so we don't keep duplicating comments: http://www.unz.com/isteve/an-old-timey-poem-about-immigration-policy-for-americans/#comment-1779386
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  119. “Bend over”

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  120. Sid says:
    @snorlax
    Yes, although the SJW faction (different from the older Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer generation) of the left really isn't big on military intervention, or the military in general. Too white, male, Republican and dedicated to violent imperialist oppression. Also (probably even more than Trump) the main potential obstacle to their endgame of thousand-year migrantreich.

    They're sounding like Bombs Away LeMay right now on Russia because it's politically advantageous to and they haven't gotten past the anger stage of grief, and they grudgingly support the anti-IS campaign because it'd be politically disadvantageous not to, but it's not their natural look.

    The promotion of the "intelligence community" to heroic defenders of democracy from blond-haired Nazi Monahans, gleefully butchering campesinos and other brown people, might be more permanent, but that's not strictly speaking military intervention-related.

    True, there is a contradiction between the pro-war left and the anti-war left, though the gap is seldom unbridgeable. Some genuine anti-war leftists were angry at Obama for droning Pakistan and Yemen, but they were decidedly a rare breed.

    In general, the way this contradiction is resolved is by supporting humanitarian interventions which are not in the U.S. interest. The conservatives who supported the Iraq War, for example, believed it was done to terminate Iraq’s ties with terrorism and WMD program (they were incorrect in their beliefs, but this is what they believed). In contrast, liberals opposed the war because they believed the US was out to steal Iraq’s oil. Meanwhile, they supported military intervention in Darfur, which would have served no U.S. interests whatsoever!

    Ultimately, the anti-Russia strategy the Democrats implemented from roughly 2013 to 2016 served almost no U.S. interests. Trying to subvert Assad has served no U.S. interests. Heck, I rarely hear people defending those policies on the principle of interest. It’s more that Putin and Assad are big, bad murderous dictators who ought to be brought to heel, because those are “our values.”

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  121. @Svigor
    The NYT glumly reports the good news:

    Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

    There were several plums, but I really enjoyed this:

    But arrests can appear dramatic, as agents arrive in large numbers, armed with semiautomatic handguns and wearing dark bulletproof vests with ICE in bright white letters on them. When they do have to enter a home, officers knock loudly and announce themselves as the police, a term they can legally use. Many times, children are awakened in the process, and watch as a parent is taken away.

    [...]

    Perhaps their biggest challenge, said the supervisor in California, is the agency’s steadily deteriorating relationship with other law enforcement agencies, especially in liberal-leaning cities that have vowed to protect immigrants from deportation, known as sanctuary cities.

    [...]

    On Thursday, Los Angeles, a sanctuary city, asked that ICE agents stop calling themselves police officers, saying it was damaging residents’ trust of the city’s own police officers.
     
    You got that, reader? ICE agents are giving police a bad name by enforcing the law. "Police" in criminal sanctuary cities don't want to be confused with people who enforce the law. Criminals are going to start running when they see "police," under the mistaken impression that they'll be arrested!

    "A term they can legally use," lol.

    Two officials in Washington said that the shift — and the new enthusiasm that has come with it — seems to have encouraged pro-Trump political comments and banter that struck the officials as brazen or gung-ho, like remarks about their jobs becoming “fun.” Those who take less of a hard line on unauthorized immigrants feel silenced, the officials said.
     
    Enthusiastic, pro-Administration, gung-ho police, enjoying their jobs! The horror - the horror.

    But arrests can appear dramatic, as agents arrive in large numbers, armed with semiautomatic handguns and wearing dark bulletproof vests with ICE in bright white letters on them. When they do have to enter a home, officers knock loudly and announce themselves as the police, a term they can legally use. Many times, children are awakened in the process, and watch as a parent is taken away.
     
    The way criminals have been dragged away from their families and arrested since, oh, 10,000 BC?

    Bystanders are now being taken in if they are suspected to be undocumented, even if they have committed no crime, known within the agency as “collateral” arrests.
     
    Innocent people have been arrested only on suspicion of a crime? I'm shocked - shocked. Picture if police started doing this for drug crime, violent crime, etc; it'd be anarchy!

    vests with ICE in bright white letters on them

    Oh noes! Not the bright white letters on them! (Runs crying)

    When they do have to enter a home, officers knock loudly and announce themselves as the police, a term they can legally use. Many times, children are awakened

    OMG! (Sobbing) Children are awakened?? Won’t someone please think of the children? That’s not who we are!

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  122. @Bobby 25
    Anybody who wants less immigration than me is racist or stupid or maybe both... most likely both

    Anybody who wants less immigration than me is racist or stupid or maybe both… most likely both

    Oh yes! And how much do we want? The maximum possible! And how much is that? About eight billion. Plus the billions more yet to be born. Oh, we’re all going to be so happy.

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  123. ” We are the world’s .”

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    That's promising for a parody.
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  124. snorlax says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Teutons? Seriously? […] Nowadays, you cannot find any Americans who are as “xenophobic” as Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
     
    You doth protest too much. Aldrich had the right general instinct. Maybe his inclusion of Teutons was Franklinesque, or maybe it was a concession to old-timey PC, sort of like proposing a present day immigration moratorium against all nations to avoid charges of discrimination.

    Here’s my reply to you on the other thread, so we don’t keep duplicating comments: http://www.unz.com/isteve/an-old-timey-poem-about-immigration-policy-for-americans/#comment-1779386

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  125. @Weltanschauung
    Zeroth because it is actually in the original Constitution:

    The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any ... shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited ...

    -- Article I, Section 9

    Weltanschauung, you very selectively quoted … and still couldn’t make the case!

    The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

    Mark beat me to it, but what this says is that Congress is denied the power to mess with state regulation of immigration until 1808, then it has the power. So it’s actually explicitly denying the zeroth amendment, in fact specifying that first states, then Congress has the power to regulation immigration.

    And in fact, the thrust here–”Importation”–is to protect the slave trade from immediate Congressional regulation, though allowing a $10 tax. And sure enough Congress stopped the slave trade on January 1, 1808.

    What David Brooks, Jennifer Rubin, Bill Kristol essentially want is … the slave trade forever! So they can have cheap labor to serve them without any of those annoying goyim acting like they own the joint.

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    Well, yes! Thanks to both of you for checking the original and noticing that it was meant to protect the slave trade. Without the migration and importation of such persons as Georgia and South Carolina thought proper to admit prior to 1808, the cotton would have rotted in the fields.
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  126. @academic gossip
    " We are the world's ."

    That’s promising for a parody.

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    Yeah, the 80's open-thy-wallets song genre works very well as ironic parody in the current year. Further examples:

    "Tears are not Enough"


    We can learn to share
    And show how much we care
    Right from the moment that we start

    Seems like overnight
    We see the world in a different light
    Somehow our innocence is lost
     

    "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

    It's Christmas time, and there's no need to be afraid
    At Christmas time, we let in light and banish shade
    ...
    There's a world outside your window, and it's a world of dread and fear
    Where a kiss of love can kill you, and there's death in every tear
    And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom
    ...
    Well tonight we're reaching out and touching you
     
    Those are the actual lyrics.
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  127. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    ” We are the world’s .”

    Citizens of the Multiverse!

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  128. The Pi Amendment, which belongs between the Third and Fourth, was left out by the Founding Fathers, no doubt because they were rational men.

    Amendment Pi

    The Constitution, the Articles and Amendments contained therein, their meanings and intents, shall be interpreted and defined by Federal and Supreme Courts in the context of the times and fashions of the Justices. This Amendment, all previous and following Amendments, and all Articles of the Constitution, are therefore meaningless.

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  129. @AnotherDad
    Weltanschauung, you very selectively quoted ... and still couldn't make the case!

    The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
     
    Mark beat me to it, but what this says is that Congress is denied the power to mess with state regulation of immigration until 1808, then it has the power. So it's actually explicitly denying the zeroth amendment, in fact specifying that first states, then Congress has the power to regulation immigration.

    And in fact, the thrust here--"Importation"--is to protect the slave trade from immediate Congressional regulation, though allowing a $10 tax. And sure enough Congress stopped the slave trade on January 1, 1808.

    What David Brooks, Jennifer Rubin, Bill Kristol essentially want is ... the slave trade forever! So they can have cheap labor to serve them without any of those annoying goyim acting like they own the joint.

    Well, yes! Thanks to both of you for checking the original and noticing that it was meant to protect the slave trade. Without the migration and importation of such persons as Georgia and South Carolina thought proper to admit prior to 1808, the cotton would have rotted in the fields.

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  130. @Steve Sailer
    That's promising for a parody.

    Yeah, the 80′s open-thy-wallets song genre works very well as ironic parody in the current year. Further examples:

    “Tears are not Enough”

    We can learn to share
    And show how much we care
    Right from the moment that we start

    Seems like overnight
    We see the world in a different light
    Somehow our innocence is lost

    “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

    It’s Christmas time, and there’s no need to be afraid
    At Christmas time, we let in light and banish shade

    There’s a world outside your window, and it’s a world of dread and fear
    Where a kiss of love can kill you, and there’s death in every tear
    And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom

    Well tonight we’re reaching out and touching you

    Those are the actual lyrics.

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  131. @anonymous
    Beware of what you post. Hidden readers monitor what you say and know who you are. This much I can tell you for a fact.

    Conner! We know you are upstairs writing love notes on the Chinese bride site again. We told you that you won’t be allowed to do that until 4th grade after you take more grammar classes at the rotisserie school. Come downstairs NOW, young man, and finish your Captain Crunch!

    Signed,

    Hidden Reader, aka, Achmed E. Newman

    Love, Mom

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  132. Olorin says:

    Everyone in the world is a rightful citizen of the United States of America.

    Except native-born descendants of founders of the United States of America.

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  133. @anon
    That's the thing that kills me. I live in a high COL area and I see all these power-couples with their 1.5 perfect children... being pushed around by Guatemalan peasants. As the cool SJWs say: dafuq?

    with their 1.5 perfect children…

    Something tells me one of them isn’t quite perfect.

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  134. ziel says:
    @gcochran
    More like Jimmy Stewart, I'd say.

    Agree, he’d be better.

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    Sorry, I'm late to this party, but for the life of me I can't figure out why Jimmy Stewart would be a better bête noire than the Duke.

    Jimmy was an SJW type in flick after flick. I won't bore or insult you with examples unless requested. Whereas the Duke remains for every Goodwhite a paramount example of BadWhitism. I won't bore or insult you with examples unless requested.

    Love your Amendment text, though.
    Perfect as written.

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  135. If you can make it into this country you have the right to stay here.

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  136. @Svigor
    The NYT glumly reports the good news:

    Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

    There were several plums, but I really enjoyed this:

    But arrests can appear dramatic, as agents arrive in large numbers, armed with semiautomatic handguns and wearing dark bulletproof vests with ICE in bright white letters on them. When they do have to enter a home, officers knock loudly and announce themselves as the police, a term they can legally use. Many times, children are awakened in the process, and watch as a parent is taken away.

    [...]

    Perhaps their biggest challenge, said the supervisor in California, is the agency’s steadily deteriorating relationship with other law enforcement agencies, especially in liberal-leaning cities that have vowed to protect immigrants from deportation, known as sanctuary cities.

    [...]

    On Thursday, Los Angeles, a sanctuary city, asked that ICE agents stop calling themselves police officers, saying it was damaging residents’ trust of the city’s own police officers.
     
    You got that, reader? ICE agents are giving police a bad name by enforcing the law. "Police" in criminal sanctuary cities don't want to be confused with people who enforce the law. Criminals are going to start running when they see "police," under the mistaken impression that they'll be arrested!

    "A term they can legally use," lol.

    Two officials in Washington said that the shift — and the new enthusiasm that has come with it — seems to have encouraged pro-Trump political comments and banter that struck the officials as brazen or gung-ho, like remarks about their jobs becoming “fun.” Those who take less of a hard line on unauthorized immigrants feel silenced, the officials said.
     
    Enthusiastic, pro-Administration, gung-ho police, enjoying their jobs! The horror - the horror.

    But arrests can appear dramatic, as agents arrive in large numbers, armed with semiautomatic handguns and wearing dark bulletproof vests with ICE in bright white letters on them. When they do have to enter a home, officers knock loudly and announce themselves as the police, a term they can legally use. Many times, children are awakened in the process, and watch as a parent is taken away.
     
    The way criminals have been dragged away from their families and arrested since, oh, 10,000 BC?

    Bystanders are now being taken in if they are suspected to be undocumented, even if they have committed no crime, known within the agency as “collateral” arrests.
     
    Innocent people have been arrested only on suspicion of a crime? I'm shocked - shocked. Picture if police started doing this for drug crime, violent crime, etc; it'd be anarchy!

    One of my coffee buddies here in the Peoples’ Republic is friendly with the manager of a local thrift store in a diverse neighborhood. The manager said that his store is completely sold out of suitcases. I said, “Good!”

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  137. Hail says: • Website
    @Weltanschauung
    Zeroth because it is actually in the original Constitution:

    The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any ... shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited ...

    -- Article I, Section 9

    Full Text: The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight. [A reference to slaves]

    March 1789: Constitution in effect.

    March 1790: Only free White persons of good character “admitted to become a citizen.”

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  138. TG says:

    Zeroth Amendment: If two thermodynamic systems are each in a thermal equilibrium with a third, then they are in thermal equilibrium with each other.

    O wait, darn, that’s the zeroth law of thermodynamics. Let me start over:

    Zeroth Amendment: Cheap Labor Uber Alles.

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  139. Hail says: • Website

    The Zeroth Amendment is actually about a racial caste system, easy to see/hear daily in the Prestige Media if possessing basic reading-between-lines skills. It is generally never enunciated head on, but occasionally spills over into the open, as in the MN governor’s comment that “Our economy cannot expand based on White, B+, Minnesota-born citizens” or David Brooks’ recent slam against “Dying White People”. In other words, although this is a hackneyed point around these parts, the Zeroth Amendment is most often a manifestation of ethnic hostility cloaked in more acceptable language.

    Here is another good example. Here we have singer Demi Lovato happy and boastful that a DNA test claims she is “1% African”.
    ____________________

    Rejoinder:

    ____________________

    Q. How accurate is a “1% African” reading? Does that mean Black? Is it possible despite such a 1% reading that she has much less or none? (Margins of error)…

    How recent? “1% African” could mean one ancestor six generations ago (i..e., one of 64 ancestral slots) was a mulatto of roughly two-thirds Black ancestry. (i.e., 0.67/64). This hypothetical recent part-Black ancestor (nearly as Black as the average Black American) would have married into the line around the mid 1800s. Alternatively, several Mexican lines could have had trace Black ancestry. Steve has written a lot about Mexico’s little-known Black ancestral element. Alternatively, this could be a reflection of something much older, backwash from Portuguese or Spanish slave trade occurring in Iberia itself, or could reflect Moorish ancestry from circa 1492, etc., etc. (It could also come from the mother’s side, in theory).

    Lovato’s father was of Mexican descent and had distant Portuguese and Jewish ancestry,[12][13] while her mother has English and Irish ancestry.[14][15] Through her father, Lovato is a descendant of Civil War Union veteran Francisco Perea (1830–1913) and Santa Fe de Nuevo México governor Francisco Xavier Chávez.

    Reconstructing Lovato’s Father (Patrick Martin Lovato)’s Ancestry per these results:
    32% Iberian
    10% Amerindian
    3% West Asia (Jewish?)
    1% African(?)
    ______________
    46%
    + some of the “Europe West” (7%) and Trace Regions (of Europe) (5%)
    = Approximately 50%

    As a White Southwesterner of old Spanish heritage, Mr. Lovato seems to have been only 70-75% European. Is this plausible? He does look part Amerindian:

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    Well with the one-drop rule she can claim to be black. Too bad she isn't applying to get into Harvard.
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  140. Alden says:
    @Dmon
    I'm not technically adept or wired in enough to initiate something like this, but I would gladly kick off the contributions. Here's the idea : a crowd sourced fund to rent a couple of houses in the neighborhood of someone like Jennifer Rubin or David Brooks. Then, move in a bunch of Somalis or other such vibrants. The crowd source pays all the rent, food, utilities, etc. The vibrants just live there and hang out all day, contributing their unique cultural spice to the flavor of the neighborhood. Make sure the proceedings are featured prominently on youtube. Might even be able to pull off a tax deduction if it's done as a charity. I can imagine a number of possible impediments ( what are the legal ramifications for a landlord if your tenants engage in illegal activity), but the Lutheran Church seems to be able to pull off stuff like this on a massive scale. The front man would have to be someone with balls and organizational acumen (which again, rule me out). How could anyone object to appropriately guilt-ridden Necro-Americans wanting to spend their posterity's birthright to feed and shelter the Elect who by their sheer inherent vibrancy deserve to inherit the nice parts of the planet that nature has provided with paved roads and electricity?

    Great idea. As a charitable trust all the donors get huge tax deductions so market it that way. Be sure to pay yourself, friends, family and the other administrators huge salaries.

    Rent for the house would be about $10,000 to $15,000 a month. The Lutheran or Episcopal church will do all the work of setting them up on welfare. Be sure to set up an account with a 24 hour bail bondsman.
    The biggest and richest law firms in town will be more than happy to do all the criminal defense work for free.

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    I loved the idea, too, but "Their Pockets Are Deeper Than Yours" and law firms working pro bono would be merely the tip of the iceberg. With visibility like that, the 'settlement houses' would become well-financed Potemkin Villages and TPTB would pour millions into making them so. Then the results would be marketed as further evidence in favor of Diversity.

    We couldn't win at this.
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  141. MarkinLA says:
    @Hail
    The Zeroth Amendment is actually about a racial caste system, easy to see/hear daily in the Prestige Media if possessing basic reading-between-lines skills. It is generally never enunciated head on, but occasionally spills over into the open, as in the MN governor's comment that “Our economy cannot expand based on White, B+, Minnesota-born citizens" or David Brooks' recent slam against "Dying White People". In other words, although this is a hackneyed point around these parts, the Zeroth Amendment is most often a manifestation of ethnic hostility cloaked in more acceptable language.

    Here is another good example. Here we have singer Demi Lovato happy and boastful that a DNA test claims she is "1% African".
    ____________________
    https://twitter.com/ddlovato/status/835338675491778560
    https://twitter.com/ddlovato/status/835338821013155842
    https://twitter.com/ddlovato/status/835340717681627136

    Rejoinder:
    https://twitter.com/greylovxto/status/835339050533822464
    ____________________

    Q. How accurate is a "1% African" reading? Does that mean Black? Is it possible despite such a 1% reading that she has much less or none? (Margins of error)...

    How recent? "1% African" could mean one ancestor six generations ago (i..e., one of 64 ancestral slots) was a mulatto of roughly two-thirds Black ancestry. (i.e., 0.67/64). This hypothetical recent part-Black ancestor (nearly as Black as the average Black American) would have married into the line around the mid 1800s. Alternatively, several Mexican lines could have had trace Black ancestry. Steve has written a lot about Mexico's little-known Black ancestral element. Alternatively, this could be a reflection of something much older, backwash from Portuguese or Spanish slave trade occurring in Iberia itself, or could reflect Moorish ancestry from circa 1492, etc., etc. (It could also come from the mother's side, in theory).


    Lovato's father was of Mexican descent and had distant Portuguese and Jewish ancestry,[12][13] while her mother has English and Irish ancestry.[14][15] Through her father, Lovato is a descendant of Civil War Union veteran Francisco Perea (1830–1913) and Santa Fe de Nuevo México governor Francisco Xavier Chávez.
     
    Reconstructing Lovato's Father (Patrick Martin Lovato)'s Ancestry per these results:
    32% Iberian
    10% Amerindian
    3% West Asia (Jewish?)
    1% African(?)
    ______________
    46%
    + some of the "Europe West" (7%) and Trace Regions (of Europe) (5%)
    = Approximately 50%

    As a White Southwesterner of old Spanish heritage, Mr. Lovato seems to have been only 70-75% European. Is this plausible? He does look part Amerindian:

    https://twitter.com/Hail__To_You/status/835953571388588036

    Well with the one-drop rule she can claim to be black. Too bad she isn’t applying to get into Harvard.

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  142. Olorin says:
    @anonymous
    Beware of what you post. Hidden readers monitor what you say and know who you are. This much I can tell you for a fact.

    Hidden Readers?

    When I was in grade school we had Weekly Readers. My favorites were about the International Geophysical Year, and bathyscaphs. Alvin, Trieste, and Trieste II.

    What’s Hidden Reader? David Kahn for kindern?

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29608.The_Codebreakers

    Scholastic Book Services had a book on cryptography. That was my favorite in second grade:

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  143. The President shall enforce no law respecting an establishment of borders, or prohibiting the free crossing thereof; or protecting the freedom of speech, or of the press to criticize immigration; the right of immigrants to violently assemble and to beat and/or fondle the natives, as their whim may dictate, shall not be abridged.

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  144. @ziel
    Agree, he'd be better.

    Sorry, I’m late to this party, but for the life of me I can’t figure out why Jimmy Stewart would be a better bête noire than the Duke.

    Jimmy was an SJW type in flick after flick. I won’t bore or insult you with examples unless requested. Whereas the Duke remains for every Goodwhite a paramount example of BadWhitism. I won’t bore or insult you with examples unless requested.

    Love your Amendment text, though.
    Perfect as written.

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  145. @Alden
    Great idea. As a charitable trust all the donors get huge tax deductions so market it that way. Be sure to pay yourself, friends, family and the other administrators huge salaries.

    Rent for the house would be about $10,000 to $15,000 a month. The Lutheran or Episcopal church will do all the work of setting them up on welfare. Be sure to set up an account with a 24 hour bail bondsman.
    The biggest and richest law firms in town will be more than happy to do all the criminal defense work for free.

    I loved the idea, too, but “Their Pockets Are Deeper Than Yours” and law firms working pro bono would be merely the tip of the iceberg. With visibility like that, the ‘settlement houses’ would become well-financed Potemkin Villages and TPTB would pour millions into making them so. Then the results would be marketed as further evidence in favor of Diversity.

    We couldn’t win at this.

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  146. […] if you find yourself spouting boilerplate or quoting poems or invoking zeroth amendments, remember this: P. J. O’Rourke did that. Do you really want to end up like P. J. […]

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The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.
What Was John McCain's True Wartime Record in Vietnam?
The evidence is clear — but often ignored
Are elite university admissions based on meritocracy and diversity as claimed?
A simple remedy for income stagnation