Absurd. To prove that I am not a "racist" I am expected to endorse permitting an unlimited amount of immigrants, without discrimination of any kind, into my nation? I repeat, absurd. And, worse, insulting. Also, a late-breaking headline: I am not obliged to view every culture with identical enthusiasm any more than I am obliged to view the habits of every individual with enthusiasm. Comportment is all-important; the sum of individual and group comportment equals the tenor and values of a society. It is too bad that the word "discriminate" has fallen into ill repute in some circles; without discrimination we have no identity of our own. How many times do we have be told that the first European settlers on this Continent, well before the establishment of our nation, were not following the same immigration protocols as today? Well, of course they weren't, and so what, what is that to us in AD 2006? I second the concept that America is for Americans and our policies should be directed to the best interests of our own citizens. I am and shall be unapologetic about defending that notion. We do not exist for the benefit of global humanitarian schemes. We are our own end. Where did this ludicrous concept come from? Well, it is one of those "fine ideas" that camouflage disingenuous motives, in this case to sell us on the idea of the importation of cheap labor. Americans are good people who don't want to be thought shallow, vicious, or "judgmental:" well, why not exploit that, why not use that naivete' against them to cover one's own greed. It seems to be working all too well. Assimilation is what, in the end, it is all about, assuming that we are not overstressing our resources. Safeguarding our essential American values and creating new citizens who subscribe to those values is the essence of a strong and vital nation. Too many of us seem to be ashamed of insisting on assimilation; some of us, including a chunk of our "elites," seem to believe that whatever other people stand for must in fact be better. Either that changes, or our country will be changed--no, dissolved slowly but surely. I have been expecting some form of "Intifada" for some time. I believe it's part of the grand plan. Not the core part, just a subplot that permits the uber-government to first identify and then come down hard on dissenters or what will soon be definable as the "legacy population" of Old America. You remember them, they were the people, kids, who thought that government existed by the consent of the governed. Quaint concept, huh?