X-Message-Number: 22710
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 22:51:55 -0400
Subject: Re: CryoNet #22705 - #22707
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 The United States already accepts more immigrants than
EU countries with a substantially larger population. 

The United States has a lower population density and a
greater capacity to feed itself.

 I personally find it quite plausible that we'll see
all countries starting to close their borders as the
world fills up. 

That will probably happen.  The important issue isn t
The amount of immigration but the quality of the


If the United States acts as a magnet for the world s

finest and brightest, creating a brain-drain toward

itself, immigration will make it stronger and better and

enable it to continue to be the dominant power in the world.

  I can believe that if WW IV turns hot
(WW III being the cold war), then we'll see both some
of the advancements necessary for space travel and with
that a tendency towards re-establishment of national
or clan based states(similar to what we saw in Europe
after the breakup of the Roman empire). 

It would be impossible to establish clan-based states in
most parts of the United States because we have become
a country of mixed racial and ethnic groups.

Randolfe H. Wicker

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