the American experiment, a nation that is not an ethnic, racial or religious state but an idea
This denial of America's heritage and "creedal nation" BS just won't die.
The 1790 Naturalization Act grants citizenship to white persons of “good moral character”; as of 1776, voting rights are given to white men who own property, excluding Catholics, Jews, and Quakers. This remains the norm for 60-70 yrs, until states gradually drop the property req (nothing about the race one). The US was nominally a "white country" for half its history, though there's a fair bit of mixing on the frontiers, in the West, and in the Southwest ("Yellow Rose of Texas"). And before anyone brings up the inane bumper sticker claim that "The US is a nation of immigrants" or the Lazarus poem, let's recall that the Ellis Island phase of permitted mass immigration only lasted from 1892 till the Emergency Quota Act of 1921 and the Immigration Act of 1924.
Did heritage contribute nothing to the success of the American experiment? If the Founding Fathers were Chinese or Spanish (both highly advanced cultures around the time), would they have devised the same form of govt? If not, then the US is not merely a "creedal" or "propositional" nation but also a direct result of its heritage/lineage. Denying that fact is ahistorical and disingenuous.
A relatively homogeneous, Christian, European country = prosperous and efficient.
Chaotic and uncontrolled mixing of 3rd world people and their beliefs = "Hot Mess".
Do you really have to write an article explaining what's happening?
NYT as Gerald Celente calls them the toilet paper of record and they just keep on cranking out the BS. How are they still in business? Who would read the continual lying and still pay a subscription?
The future New York... Detroit.
The durable past is the Aryan people and nothing more.
Well, I am glad that a picture of ZERO (aka "Obama") went along with this "Hot Mess" headline.
ZERO and his ILK tried (and were successful) at having AMERICA go many STEPS BACKWARDS during the eight years of FIFTH COLUMNIST SABOTAGE.
OBAMA -- PROOF that you CAN DIVIDE BY ZERO.
What a farce.
Well, I am glad that a picture of ZERO (aka "Obama") when along with this "Hot Mess" headline.
The hot mess is the drivel the New York Times considers insightful commentary.
Bro, you talk like a fag and your shit's all retarded.