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Welcome, welcome, welcome! Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And we have a show for you again today. You’re going to want to make sure you stick around for our interview with Steve Camarota, Dr. Steven Camarota, he is the Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies on the immigration question.
And I’ll tell you the reason why is because I’m starting to get mad. I’m starting to get annoyed. I’m starting to get ticked. And the reason why is because I’m watching everybody ignore the border and immigration to the detriment of our nation as well as to the detriment of their politics.
I think they’d be more successful if they actually understood where the American people were.
And it’s getting me annoyed. I’m getting annoyed. So, first of all, Ed Martin Pro America
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Okay, what you need to know today, the news came out of Europe that Angela Merkel, Angela Merkel, the former Chancellor of Germany, she has been given a very prestigious award. It’s the Félix Houphouët-Boigny-UNESCO Peace Prize.
So UNESCO, of course, is a UN entity. And this annual prize has been created by the United Nations and by UNESCO and to give to world renowned figures for their work significantly contributing to the promotion, research, safeguarding, or maintenance of peace. So I don’t know why this is different than the Peace Prize, the Nobel Peace Prize, but anyway, it’s been around since ’89 and it has honored people like Nelson Mandela, Frederick de Klerk of South Africa, Jimmy Carter, and it’s got this incredible international jury made up of people from the IMF and diplomats, retired diplomats, and a Nobel Prize winner is on there. And there’s even an astronaut, all kinds of people even actually Forrest Whitaker, the actor, is an UNESCO goodwill ambassador, and he’s on this jury.
So the jury voted and the jury voted, if you can believe it, they gave Angela Merkel an award. Now, Angela Merkel retired from politics about a year or so ago after her service as Chancellor of Germany. A long career. And when you retire, you start to get awards, right? You go around and you see that.
But she received an award.
The UNESCO Peace Award. Peace Prize.
She received the award particularly because she in 2015 undertook what they call the courageous decision to welcome more than 1.2 million refugees from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea, Afghanistan. And it says this is the legacy she leaves. Now, there’s almost nothing that I would say was emblematic of the breakdown of Europe in the last ten years that captures it more than this decision, the decision by Angela Merkel, then she was the chancellor of Germany, to unilaterally let in 1.2 million refugees, not in a ten year period, not in a 15 year plan. Immediately, 1.2 million refugees. And if you visit Germany and if you talk to people, they will say it is true.
If that was her goal, she transformed Germany, that you have people thrust into the communities there in a way that is transformative. So the idea that UNESCO the UN and its affiliate organizations, UNESCO would decide that this was the act, this was the policy that they would reward, says everything you know about the state of the world.
Do you know that there are 83 million people in Germany, population? So 1.2 million is almost 2% of the population has been replaced has been replaced by one decision by a bureaucrat, by Angela Merkel in alignment with the European Union and the UN and extranational organizations. The idea being that they know, she knows better and it doesn’t matter. And there’s nothing about the nation of Germany that is not it doesn’t matter if 2% of the country is quite literally 2% added of people that are not German, that have no connection to Germany except at this point. They have gratitude for being put there, being allowed in.
But that doesn’t necessarily translate into anything cohesive. And so is it any surprise that in America we have an American president who has changed the border policies and looked the other way on some of the existing policies, but so much so that we’re having, by the count that’s admitted 300,000 coming in every month, 300,000, almost 2 million total in the last year. But that’s what they count.
That’s what they’re admitting to us. We don’t even know what the full number is. So in America, we’re talking about 350,000,000 people here, and we’re talking about three, maybe 4 million people admitted, 5 million people admitted in the last year. Certainly since Joe Biden has gotten in office the numbers close to 5 million.
We don’t even know. We don’t even know.
And we have, again, the transformation of our nation not by a policy of our Congress, not by a discussed and reasoned and considered policy of the people. No, we just have the policy of the people in power to change America.
This is not about a tax rate. This isn’t about whether you have preferred gas over oil or solar over gas or whatever.
This is about dramatically changing who we are and how we live. And when we talk in a few moments with Steve Camarota. One of the reasons I have him on, Dr. Steve Camarota from the Center for Immigration Studies is he has written and spoken about the dramatic cost.
There is a huge cost, tens of billions of dollars a year to our policies that allow immigrants, not even just illegal immigrants, but immigrants, legal immigrants into this country without any plan or system that makes sense to We the People.
We’re not discussing it seriously. It’s not being put forward seriously. It’s just happening to us. It’s happening to us. It’s happening to our nation at a huge financial cost.
And then and again, no one is talking about this.
Angela Merkel didn’t talk about it for Germany, people aren’t talking about it. What’s the impact on the nation, on the cohesiveness of the nation? On people buying into the nation, on people buying into the values? How do you handle that?
I’m not ashamed or embarrassed or afraid to say I want more American values. And I’m not ashamed, embarrassed or afraid to say that in the past, when we welcomed people, we expected that they buy into those values.
150 years ago was my ancestors coming from places like Ireland and Northern Europe. But for other people, it’s all over the place, all over the world. All over the world they came. When they got to America. They bought into the American values. They bought into the American system. They bought into the American way of life. We had a way of seeing that happen.
And currently, like Germany, Angela Merkel what you need to know is Angela Merkel got an award. So will Joe Biden for the breathlessly, unhelpful, bad for the country policies that they’re undertaking.
This is what they want.
This isn’t one person’s decision. This is what the left broadly across the world wants. They want the end of nations where people share certain values, share certain identifying identity. They want that to end. They’re not ashamed. They’re not embarrassed. They’re not afraid.
And they give each other awards about it. They congratulate each other.
You would think that in her long history and she did some things Angela Merkel that were historic in terms of leadership. I don’t know. I can’t list them. I’m not an expert on Germany. I don’t care to study it too closely. But you would think this one, she’d be embarrassed about. That she would say this was a disaster. It cost Germany tons, billions of dollars. It transformed communities. It’s been a non stop challenge.
And in the long run, it’s a transformation of Germany, of the German nation by one woman, by one set of policies.
What you need to know is that’s no way to decide the future. And in America, we have both parties that too often run from this discussion and run from this issue. They want to talk about high gas prices and inflation when the top issue, in my mind is the border and the immigration policy and what’s happening to this country.
It’s a monstrous issue in terms of our future, in terms of changing America, transforming America.
We better address it.
All right, we got to take a break, and we’ll be back. We’ll talk with John Schlafly and Steven Camarota after the break. It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. That’s what you need to know. And we’ll be right back.