Our founding fathers came to America before Wal-Marts were on every corner... before interstate highways made it possible to cross the Nation in days rather than months; before the wilderness became our back yards and yielded to the hard labor of our parents, and their forefathers. The original immigrants in America were not economic interlopers. They did not arrive in America looking to reap benefits from a Nation where they had not toiled with their hands, or shed blood to enrich the earth. They did not embark from a dangerous passage to find a Nation, the economic envy of the world.
No, todays immigrants no longer arrive to a land untamed... fraught with the promise of hard labor; too, years filled with the promise of toil and the dangers associated with the unknown. Today's immigrants no longer find America a vast untamed wilderness, needing the sacrifice of their blood, to secure their progenies (children's) future. No, these modern era, migrants, arrive to find communities ripe with opportunity, pubic schools, state of the art medical facilities, and a public safety net that is the envy of the poor and disadvantaged around the world.
These alien interlopers arrive to find a cornucopia... filled with the abundance of our forefathers labor, the fruit of European refugees, looking to create a Nation free from the systems of peerage and patronage they jettisoned in Europe. They arrived to find a wilderness, where they risked it all, in a voyage into the unknown... Our forefathers, were the true pioneers of the AMERICAN DREAM... The illegal aliens are more akin to parasites looking to feed on the American economy.
Today's DREAMERS arrive with their hands out... their mouths protesting, and their thoughts fixed on manipulating America's known penchant for charity. This crop of immigrants comes uninvited, illegally entering our Nation, creating a Nightmare for many of our communities and their citizens. This Generation of migrants invade America, threatening its citizens and culture. Many refuse to integrate or assimilate, as they march in the streets clothed in the Flags of their native homeland, they demand entrance, jobs, welfare, free education, and access to the treasure, our forefathers laid up in trust for their children.
This generation of migrants come looking to raid our National Treasury... not to increase our wealth but to fill their bellies, with the labor of others... Many of them are fleeing the oppression of tyrants in their own home lands; rather than overthrowing the evil at home, they find it easier and more convenient to camp out in their neighbors living rooms.. where they can feed off their labor... and avoid the hardships essential to creating good governments, prosperity, and economic opportunity at home. We don't need their culture of poverty and dependency, of peerage and patronage. These Dreamers have no dreams. Instead, they bring with them the seeds of tyranny... a culture ripe with Nightmares.
Our founding father's made no bones about the CONQUEST of Native American tribes... and the acquisition of lands. It should be noted that the Native American Tribes had no problem with the LAW OF CONQUEST... using it against Native neighbors for millennial as they waged war over the land and various rights to it.
During our earliest days of human history the 'Law of Conquest' was the order of the day... it was recognized by all Nations, including the Native American Tribes. In other words: Our European ancestors were not immigrating, they were invading, and made no bones about using the Law of Conquest to annex former native lands... get over it.
The Law of Conquest no longer holds weight in the modern world... as the Nations of man work to find other means by which to resolve disputes regarding sovereignty and territorial disputes. Some Native People's are now wanting to turn back the clock... too, use modern law to recover what they see as unlawful acts by our forefathers... albeit, during the times of those acts such laws and methods for settling disputes were non-existent.
Our Constitution prohibits Expost Facto laws... laws that reach back in time, before their legislation, to exact penalties or too enforce new standards upon the old claims and lawful standards. Native American claims on the lands which treat our forefathers are immigrants are null... have no basis in fact. Our founding fathers did not immigrate they invaded. Too, immigrate implies that there was an existing set of rules/laws regulating entry in the US during our fathers migration to the US... there of course were none and even if their were they would have come as they did... as invaders/Conquistadors... conquerors
Ex post facto law:
An ex post facto law is a law that retroactively changes the legal consequences (or status) of actions that were committed, or relationships that existed, before the enactment of the law.
Ex post facto in US Constitution:
Latin for "from a thing done afterward.". Ex post facto is most typically used to refer to a criminal law that applies retroactively, thereby criminalizing conduct that was legal when originally performed. Two clauses in the US Constitution prohibit ex post facto laws: Art 1, § 9 and Art. 1 § 10.
Fist, the term murder ignores that most Indians died from disease, not the acts of war or marauding settlers.
The population figures for indigenous peoples in the Americas before the 1492 voyage of Christopher Columbus have proven very difficult to establish. Scholars rely on archaeological data and written records from settlers from the Old World.
Most scholars writing at the end of the 19th century... estimated that the pre-Columbian population was as low as 10 million; by the end of the 20th century most scholars gravitated to a middle estimate of around 50 million, with some historians arguing for an estimate of 100 million or more. This population included all native tribes in the New World not just the United States. The high end estimates are out of the question, given the life styles and life expectancy, for the average Native American... and the revisionist historians penchant to blame White Europeans for everything plaguing the Native American tribes.
While epidemic disease was the leading factor in the population decline of the American indigenous peoples, there were other contributing factors, most of them related to European contact and colonization.
One of these factors was warfare... and the conquest of nations. According to some demographer and historians, warfare and death by other violent means, was a comparatively minor cause of overall native American population decline.
From the U.S. Bureau of the Census in 1894: "The Indian wars by the government of the United States totaled more than 40. They cost the lives of about 19,000 white men, women and children, including those killed in individual combat, and the lives of about 30,000 Indians. However, it is reasoned by historians, that the actual number of killed and wounded Indians was much higher than the reported... Fifty percent higher would be a safe estimate...or 45,000 dead by acts of war. Not a whole lot compared to the total population.
There is some disagreement among scholars about how widespread warfare was in pre-Columbian America, but there is general agreement that war became deadlier after the arrival of the Europeans and their firearms. The South or Central American infrastructure allowed for thousands of European conquistadors and tens of thousands of their Indian auxiliaries to attack the dominant indigenous civilization. Native violence being amplified by their allegiances with European conquistadors.
Empires such as the Incas depended on a highly centralized administration for the distribution of resources. Disruption caused by the war and the colonization hampered the traditional economy, and possibly led to shortages of food and materials. The Arauco War, Chichimeca War, Red Cloud's War, Seminole Wars, War of 1812, Pontiac's Rebellion, Beaver Wars, French-Indian War, American Civil War, American Revolution, Modoc War, Oka Crisis, Battle of Cut Knife, all represented either pyrrhic victories by colonial forces, outright defeat, military stalemates, or further alliance-politics.
Across the western hemisphere, war with various Native American civilizations constituted alliances based out of both necessity or economic prosperity and, resulted in mass-scale intertribal warfare. European colonization in the North American continent also contributed to a number of wars between Native Americans, who fought over which of them should have first access to new technology and weaponry—like in the Beaver Wars.
In point of fact, the Native American populations failed to assimilate... they often rejected European technology and refused the help of white settlers where offered. This resulted in a steady decline in their civilization and the death of millions from disease and war. It is regretful that better communications and social ties could not and did not develop... leading to a more peaceful and less disruptive assimilation of the Native tribes...