Leaving the Old World to find better pastures

Reason to look for New Pastures

The  country where many grew up and currently see is unrecognisable from the times when we were a child. For many it is also nothing like any more of what they hear from their grandparents.

Today America is facing a time again, which many hundreds of years ago men tried to escape.The America, that many oppressed people risked their lives to escape to, now more resembles the oppressed nations that those people fled.

Even Americans themselves start seeing that their beloved country which was going to be the freeport of many good luck searchers, has become a country that continues to spiral into oppression and despotism.

How many of those Americans do remember the reasons of their ancestors to look for new pastures? How many do want to think about of the essence of the words of their founding fathers?

Eternal rules of order and right

Do they remember that propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.? (George Washington, who was supposed to negotiate an all-inclusive treaty with the Red Race, which at the time consisted of 568 separate tribes.)

Also today they should wonder if they really want to choose for the total freedom for every body, no matter colour or faith, and if they can bring forth the will to bring security to the whole nation. All the civilised countries should go for the liberties of the nation accepting that all people are just users of the land, and not really owners of the sand or anything of this earth. For the American founding fathers there was still the believe and a conviction in their minds and the minds of the other inhabitants that these liberties are of the gift of God.

They had enough that those gifts were violated. But at that time time still trembled for their country when they reflected “that God is just: that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

Men that feared God

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“Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor,” by William Halsall, 1882 at Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Christians or unbelievers, churchgoers or non-churchgoers, Federalists or Democrat-Republicans, northerners or southerners, to a man, America’s founders were men that feared God. That God often was also an initial point of departure. Lots of them had problems with the way the world was revolving in the Old World.
They saw which problems there were in many churches and which battles were fought in the name of God. They were fed up with the struggle to survive and with the struggle for life and for faith. Many knew their Bible Words and took notice how apostles travelled from one place to another and did not mind to go on, when in one place the people did not want to hear about God. they do did not mind to go to other places to come at ease with God and their believes.

Fearing God they undertook a big adventure.

All the time they kept family values high. They took time to educate their children in the system in which they believed and in the Faith they wanted to work for.

European migration

When the great European migration began the new immigrants were confronted with the strange native inhabitants, with a total different culture and totally different believes. In certain instances the co-existence of Europeans and Native Americans was peaceful. In other cases, there were cultural clashes, leading to violence and disease. Alcoholic drinks (drugs) and weapons became the cause of many difficulties and lots of grieve on both sites.

"Landing of the Pilgrims"

“Landing of the Pilgrims” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

102 English colonists (later referred to as the “Pilgrims“) with the believe in humankind and dreaming of the possibility to work together to make something beautiful, set sail in 1620 on the Mayflower.
“Of the 102 colonists, 35 were members of the English Separatist Church (a radical faction of Puritanism) who had earlier fled to Leiden, the Netherlands, to escape persecution at home. Seeking a more abundant life along with religious freedom, the Separatists negotiated with a London stock company to finance a pilgrimage to America. Approximately two-thirds of those making the trip aboard the Mayflower were non-Separatists, hired to protect the company’s interests; these included John Alden and Myles Standish.” (EB)

The Iroquois Indian Nation, including the Mohawks, the Oneidas, the Onondagas, the Cayugas, the Senecas, and the Tuscaroras, greeted the Pilgrims when they finally anchored in Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts, or Plimoth the oldest municipality in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. The Iroquois Federation Government consented to permit the Pilgrims to live with them providing they first agreed to experience life as an Indian and were willing to comply with Indian Federation rules. The Pilgrims strove with the idea that people can join together and agree to govern themselves by making laws for the common good.

Chiefs and Warriors of the Six Nations, in a general council, demanded that peace and friendship would be firmly established, and shall be perpetual, between the United States and the Six Nations.
The United States acknowledged on November 11, 1794, the lands reserved to the Oneida, Onondaga and Cayuga Nations, in their respective treaties with the state of New York, and called their reservations, to be their property; and that the United States will never claim the same, nor disturb them or either of the Six Nations, nor their Indian friends residing thereon and united with them, in the free use and enjoyment thereof: but the said reservations shall remain theirs, until they choose to sell the same to the people of the United States who have right to purchase.

This Census Bureau map depicts the locations o...

This Census Bureau map depicts the locations of Native Americans in the United States as of 2000. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many Indians kept to the idea that there was creation and they were allowed to be part of it but not to consider themselves owners of it. Having no one owning the land, they considered themselves also free to move around, but when they did this they should never take another man’s personal property. They also found that other tribes should be allowed to have different ideas about gods or how to treat those ancestors and holy spirits. There had to be no persecution for religious beliefs. This meant that they preferred freedom of religion. They also had a prohibition against slavery.

17° Century

On November 21, 1620, Richard Warren cosigned ...

On November 21, 1620, Richard Warren cosigned the Mayflower Compact, covenant of equal laws for the Colony (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the 17th century, European powers had already successfully colonized some part of the world. In the  England had a successful hold on North America and various other areas, including India, Spain had a large hold of South America and North America, and the Dutch had successful outposts in India. The French were beginning to colonize parts of North America, but did not have permanent settlements like the Spanish and British colonies.

In 1638, just 18 years after the Mayflower, the Swedes began their migration to America. Unlike the Pilgrim Fathers, the Swedes were not religious dissenters – they were an organized group of colonizers sent by the Swedish Government to establish a colony in Delaware. In 1655, the colony was lost to the Dutch.

18° Century

Many Germans, around the year 1700,  were fleeing their homeland to find an easier life in other European countries, the Western Hemisphere, and Australia due to extremely violent conditions. The Germans had found for many years, like the later Belgians their country repeatedly attacked by armies of various nationalities. Inhabitants of the southwestern part, especially, were constantly robbed and tortured. Entire villages were often burnt down and their inhabitants killed. During the flood of emigrants from Germany, its rulers tried to stop the flow, but to little effect. In fact, the flow increased, and in 1709 about 15,000 Germans left for Britain, and 3,000 crossed the Atlantic to New York. In 1745, there were an estimated 45,000 Germans living in Pennsylvania alone.

19° Century CE

In the mid-1840s, a wave of Swedish migration began with the landing of a group of migrant farmers in New York and continued up to World War I. During the colonial era most of the immigrants to the U.S. came from Northern Europe. Their numbers declined during the 1770s, but picked up during the mid 1800s. New arrivals came from several countries, but mostly from Germany and Ireland where crop failures caused many to leave their homelands. Other groups also arrived from the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, the Scandinavian countries, and Eastern Europe.

After the depression of the 1890s, immigration jumped from a low of 3.5 million in that decade to a high of 9 million in the first decade of the new century. Immigrants from Northern and Western Europe continued coming as they had for three centuries, but in decreasing numbers. After the 1880s, immigrants increasingly came from Eastern and Southern European countries, as well as Canada and Latin America.

A Tragic Fire

20° Century

By 1910, Eastern and Southern Europeans made up 70 percent of the immigrants entering the country. After 1914, immigration dropped off because of the war, and later because of immigration restrictions imposed in the 1920s. The reasons these new immigrants made the journey to America differed little from those of their predecessors. Escaping religious, racial, and political persecution, or seeking relief from a lack of economic opportunity or famine still pushed many immigrants out of their homelands.

You would think this escape would form the best ground to put away discrimination and to come to an open mind concerning different ways of thinking and different believes or different religions.

Freedom consensus

But there men overlooked something. Selfishness, jealousy, greed and the want for power took many in the same trap as their ancestors way back in the Old World.

You would have thought together the different nationalities would be able to come to a consensus and would be able to figure out a system were everybody had the freedom to live in equality. Strangely enough the United States became a country which by many Europeans would become known as the cradle of slavery and be known as the nursery of of race-hate.

Created equal

The founders of the States to be United were aware that when in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Lots of those immigrants were brought up in a Judeo-Christian society, with the knowledge that all men were created in the image of God and that they had received a task to fulfil on this world.

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Man Made in the Image of God, as in Genesis 1:26 to 2:3, Bible card published 1906 by the Providence Lithograph Company

“And Elohim said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the livestock, and over all the earth and over all the creeping creatures that creep on the earth.” And Elohim created the man in His image, in the image of Elohim He created him – male and female He created them. And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said to them, “Bear fruit and increase, and fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over all creatures moving on the earth.” And Elohim said, “See, I have given you every plant that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed, to you it is for food. “And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to every creeping creature on the earth, in which there is life, every green plant is for food.” And it came to be so. ” (Genesis 1:26-30 The Scriptures 1998+)

They believed it to be the best thing to hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Securing rights

Naturally they had seen in the Old World this would come not from itself, and they had to take measures to secure these rights. At that time many of them also knew their history and had heard about the many governments which brought countries to success but also to decline. They heard about the Roman and Greek empires and in their own regions of Charles the Fifth, the Dutch Glory, but also the oppression of the Duke of Alva and the Spanish troops.

They had heard about the French physiocrates and the colbertism (from Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619–1683), French minister of finance under King Louis XIV ). Many liked the slogan “Laissez faire, laisser passer”. The land was very rich and provided enough food to export and trade. But Colbert’s idea was interesting for the use of those precious materials the people had found in many riverbeds. A “favourable balance of trade” in which goods were exported for gold, versus an “unfavourable balance of trade” in which gold would flow out of the country was chosen for, in the line of the ideas of Colbert who also intended to get rid of internal tariffs, and to tax the nobility, but failed.

Instituted among men

The many immigrants had seen many governments ruling for such a long time having everybody in their power, they would not like that in their New World. Therefore they wanted to make sure that people could be brought on to rule but also be abdicated by the people. Being conscious that governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, such a Form of Government could become destructive of these ends. So it was made possible that the people themselves had the right to alter or to abolish ,the government in power and to institute a new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

English: A collage of Native Americans dressed...

English: A collage of Native Americans dressed in European attire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Prudence

For them who had to be very careful for what they thought and wanted to do prudence had become a very important teaching. “Prudence indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”

We can wonder then how it became possible that a long train of abuses and usurpations saw the light. Also many unjust movements were taken against people of an other skin colour.

Also strange that when they had the basics in the Holy Scriptures there was so much hate preached over the many nations in the New World. It took many years to heal the wounds and to come to a point were more people could have the same rights as their ‘brothers and sisters’ of the New World.

Today the people of the United States should consider their Constitutional Laws and put them in regards to the Judeo-Christian values, which many find they have as their base.

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To be continued: Men of faith

Please do find more about the history of immigration:

About the American ideas about governing:

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  1. Christian values and voting not just a game
    People shall, in a certain way, always get what they choose for. In case they voted some government they can not complain afterwards that this government brought something in Law, when they could have figured that out beforehand. God absolutely instructs us to obey man’s laws unless they violate God’s laws, so as long as they are not against the Will of God, we shall have to obey them. And have to pay our taxes for example. (Giving the Emperor what belongs to the emperor.)
  2. Judeo-Christian values and liberty
  3. A world in denial
  4. Liberal and evangelical Christians
  5. Fear of God reason to return to Holy Scriptures

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  • New Pastures (cfrankdavis.wordpress.com)
    I can see no future whatsoever for a political organisation that promptly makes second class citizens of a third of the people in it. That would have been like America’s founding fathers excluding Virginia from the Union, because they were all smokers or tobacco farmers there. The USA would have been stillborn. And the EU has been stillborn.
  • Eurozone debt crisis: Europe’s nations must break free from the Brussels straitjacket (telegraph.co.uk)
    For years, Europeans have paid insufficient attention to developments on the Continent, or have not dared look at them critically. Some began to look more closely at the problems two years ago – at the start of the eurozone debt crisis – but most still do not want to know that this was only the tip of a much bigger iceberg.
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    European integration was originally based on a rational idea to liberalise Europe, to open it up and to expand trade by building a common market and a large, interconnected economic space. This liberalisation more or less characterised the first decades of the European integration process. And it brought positive results, especially compared with the 1930s.
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    In the past a highly heterogeneous continent flourished due to its diversity, non-uniformity, and the healthy competition between countries. This changed when Europe became unified and was artificially made uniform by centrally organised governance and legislation. It led to the disturbing economic outcomes we see today and to what is called a democratic deficit. I call it post-democracy.
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    We should return to democracy, which can exist only at the level of nation-states, not at the level of the whole continent. (Václav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic.)
  • Unz on Race/IQ – Response to Lynn and Nyborg (theamericanconservative.com)
    Richard Lynn has now produced a lengthy and detailed rebuttal to my article Race, IQ & Wealth questioning his theories, as has Helmuth Nyborg, another leading IQ expert and strong supporter of Lynn.  Their analyses have been published or highlighted on several prominent racialist websites, and I am herein providing my own rejoinder.
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    Lynn claims that he has never denied the substantial role of educational and other environmental factors in determining the IQ results of different populations, and that he is simply suggesting that genetic factors may also influence “some” of the IQ differences he reports.
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    I suspect huge factors of cultural, educational, and socio-economic deprivation were responsible for the absurdly low immigrant European IQ scores
  • History of Canada (syberian.org)
    The history of Canada covers the period from the arrival of Paleo-Indians thousands of years ago to the present day. Canada has been inhabited for millennia by distinctive groups of Aboriginal peoples, among whom evolved trade networks, spiritual beliefs, and social hierarchies. Some of these civilizations had long faded by the time of the first European arrivals and have been discovered through archaeological investigations. Various treaties and laws have been enacted between European settlers and the Aboriginal populations.
  • Judge Dale (Ret’d) – The Great American Adventure 2A: The Indians Weren’t Savages And The Tax Fight Was About Gold – 24 July 2012 (lucas2012infos.wordpress.com)
    King George’s historic claim of ownership of the 13 American colonies (aka The Virginia Colony) was a prevarication. This false claim was made by a king, a pope and by Mayer [Bauer] Rothschild despite clear evidence that America was already inhabited. It was inhabited by the Red Race, the surviving descendants of Atlantis, a continent destroyed around 9600 BC during a world wide continental land shift.The Emperor of America at this time was an Indian named Moy Toy.  In order for King George to lawfully lay claim to America it was absolutely necessary for England to either conquer the Red Race or negotiate with and procure land grants from the Red Race.
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    The Red Race made a huge mistake in their dealings with the white immigrants.  They were complacent. They believed themselves to be in control and undefeatable.  Fights broke out among the various tribes in an effort to establish superiority over neighboring tribes. (This particular human flaw has occurred since ancient Babylon and continues to this day.)
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    Many Pilgrim women chose to remain with and marry Indian braves because of how favorably women were treated by the Red Race. This particular fact was distorted by white settlers and government leaders to justify their attacks, theft of North American land, and attempted extinction of the Red Race.
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    the Founding Fathers were often stoned on hemp or drunk on rum, and incapable of concocting anything as rational and complex as a Constitution or Declaration of Independence.  They were from a privileged class who frequently partied with prostitutes and cheated on their wives in secret sex societies.  As far as the Indian being savage think about this – if someone kept breaking his word and stealing from you, you might begin to behave savagely too.
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  • 4th of July Celebrations in America’s Home Town (pragmaticmom.com)
    What can you do in America’s home town to celebrate 4th of July?
  • Judge Dale (ret’d) ~ The Great American Adventure 2A: The Indians Weren’t Savages And The Tax Fight Was About Gold (shiftfrequency.com)
    The Emperor of America at this time was an Indian named Moy Toy.  In order for King George to lawfully lay claim to America it was absolutely necessary for England to either conquer the Red Race or negotiate with and procure land grants from the Red Race.
  • “Go ye!” – Patriarchs and Pioneers; Part 1 (nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com)
    biblical origins of the American character
  • James Holmes: Descended From Mayflower Pilgrims (ireport.cnn.com)
    The Daily Beast is reporting that alleged Colorado movie massacre madman James Holmes, originally from San Diego, had relatives that came over on the Mayflower. Holmes paternal grandmother, Mayflower descendants Mary Jane Crawford Holmes, represents a proud lineage stretching back to the original Pilgrims.
  • The Batman Shooter’s Mayflower Ancestry (thedailybeast.com)
    the Stanford-educated Holmes had always lived up to the principles of the predecessors in whom she is said to have taken an increasing interest after retiring from a long career as a librarian. She had determined that she was a kind of American aristocrat, genealogically speaking. She was descended not only from the Pilgrims, but also from a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, the first American militia. This was the type of outfit that the Second Amendment of the Constitution refers to as “a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state.”
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    James’s grandmother continued on as governor of the Monterey Bay Colony of Mayflower Descendants, which from all accounts now included a grandson as brilliant as his father and seemingly as law-abiding as the signers of the Mayflower Compact could have hoped.
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    His forebear in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston may well have been shocked to see how the constitutional talk of a well-regulated militia had been twisted into keeping gun laws so lax as to threaten the security of a free state. The forebear surely would have been horrified that the alleged perpetrator of the resulting slaughter was of his own blood. His grandmother, at least, was spared ever knowing where her distinguished lineage would lead.

    Tweets From the ‘Dark Knight’ Shooting

    A gunman killed 12 and wounded countless others at a shooting 15 minutes into a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

  • What is Settler Colonialism? (jadaliyya.com)
    My family has papers “proving” their rights to land that borders Bear Creek, but according to the treaty the US government retains ultimate ownership over the land and has leased it to Native Americans and their heirs “forever.” As long as said heirs did not break any of the treaty’s stipulations.
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    The Indian statues, dolls, and beadwork that adorned my grandparents’ house in Michigan were as unremarked upon as the American flag hanging off the house’s facade and the never-ending assortment of Ronald Reagan (and, later, the George W. Bush) calendars that hung on the walls and the refrigerator.
  • Plymouth and the Pilgrim trail – Plymouth, MA (travelpod.com)
    After lunch we headed to the Harbour where we saw PlymouthRock (allegedly where the Pilgrims tethered the Mayflower although there is no historical reference to it) and then climbed on board the Mayflower II. This replica from 1950 made the same crossing here with no escort.Wasn’t as cramped as I expected but hardly luxurious.H spent ages chatting to one of the actors who slagged off Northern England and Norwich – cheeky bugger!None of the original pilgrims were from NW or NE England.

  • Greener Pastures at Home Entice Chinese and Indian Entrepreneurs from United States, Kauffman Study Shows (kauffman.org)
    High-skilled immigrant entrepreneurs from India and China are leaving the United States by the tens of thousands each year, drawn away by better economic and professional opportunities in their home countries, according to a study released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.The report, “The Grass is Indeed Greener in India and China for Returnee Entrepreneurs,” is based on a survey of U.S.-educated Indian and Chinese professionals who had returned to their home countries and started businesses. These respondents cited economic opportunities, favorable conditions for starting a business and the speed of professional growth as the leading motivations for returning home. Family ties also played a significant role in attracting the entrepreneurs back to their native countries.
  • Nurse Immigration to America (skybluecross.wordpress.com)
    From the days of the earliest European settlers, through the great waves of European Nurse Immigration in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to the modern Nurse Immigration tides from East Asia and Latin America today, Nurse Immigration to America has always been a political football for demagogues looking to score cheap points with isolated, tribalistic denizens of the country’s less enlightened areas.
  • Immigration and Discrimination (volokh.com)
    It is no longer acceptable to discriminate against people on the basis of a whole range of characteristics that they happen to be born with, notably their gender, their race and their sexuality. So why is it still deemed acceptable to discriminate against people on the basis of where they happen to have been born?
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    It’s worth noting that most of the standard objections to free international migration could also justify restrictions on internal migration within the United States and other Western nations. Consider migration to my home state of Virginia from neighboring West Virginia (which is much poorer). West Virginia migrants could take way jobs from Virginians, and put pressure on Virginia’s welfare system and other public services. They might increase our crime rate (West Virginia has a higher crime rate than Virginia). And they (combined with migrants from other poor states) could potentially change the local culture in ways that long-established residents might not like. Indeed, the culture of northern Virginia – where I live – has already been radically transformed by “carpetbagger” migrants from the north over the last thirty years – perhaps to the chagrin of more traditional southerners in the area. Yet no one seriously argues that Virginia should have the right to restrict migration from West Virginia or from the north. Even if the effects of internal migration on Virginia were larger than they are, it’s still unlikely that anyone would seriously advocate migration restrictions as a solution. Relatively few did so when many northern cities were enormously transformed by the migration of southern African-Americans in the mid-twentieth century. This double standard reinforces Legrain’s point that much of the support for immigration restrictions is the result of anti-foreign prejudice.
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    My point (and probably Legrain’s) is not that immigration restrictions are always unjustified. It is that they inflict severe harm on innocent people, and therefore require a heavy burden of justification. Some goods may be important enough to justify the use of force to consign would-be migrants to a life of poverty and oppression through no fault of their own. But surely not many.
  • You: Athens police target immigrants (bbc.co.uk)
    “We do not care about colour, ethnicity or religion of the illegal immigrants,” Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias said on Saturday.”The only criterion is the observance of laws with full respect, I repeat with full respect, for human rights and the European order.”
  • Jailing Immigrants Is A Booming Business (dprogram.net)
    American taxpayers are paying an estimated $2 billion this year on imprisoning immigrants, and much of those funds will go to new facilities to house the 400,000 immigrants detained annually, the Associated Press reported.Housing each undocumented immigrant costs taxpayers about $166 per night, which more than doubled since 2004.And more prisoners are being detained as the government increasingly charges immigrants with federal crimes for repeatedly entering the country. Ten years ago, about 3,300 illegal immigrants were held in private prisons. Now, that number has risen to more than 23,000. With this increase in detainees, private prison companies have seen their revenue rise from $760 million to $5.1 billion.
  • Chosen by the spirits|Native American ceremony names white bison sacred to Lakota (rep-am.com)
    It was hard to tell the difference between thunder that rolled over Mohawk Mountainand the drumbeat of a Native American ceremony held to name Peter Fay’s rare white bison calf Saturday afternoon.

    Elders from the Lakota Sioux tribe of South Dakota sit in a drum circle following a naming ceremony for the white bison calf Saturday at Mohawk Bison Farm in Goshen. The elders named the calf, born on June 26, ‘Yellow medicine dancing boy.’

  • Pilgrim Memorial, Southampton (global.webmink.com)
    The Mayflower (together with the Speedwell) originally departed from Southampton with the Pilgrim Fathers (and presumably some Pilgrim Mothers as well) – Elizabethan religious misfits whose departure probably went unremarked at the time. After stops at Dartmouth and Plymouth to repair storm damage the Mayflower went on to the New World – the Speedwell was too damaged to make the voyage.
  • George Morton – the Man Who Chartered the Mayflower (chasingaftereden.com)
    Great Grandpa Edwin Ellis would probably be thrilled to calm his “curiosity bump” as he called it– if only he could see his family lines on Ancestry.com. I wonder if he was aware that his 7x great grandfather chartered the Mayflower.
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    Unfortunately, for George Morton–as with many of the Pilgrims, he died within a year of his arrival. He took a huge risk to leave England and Holland for a wild new world. He risked wealth, said goodbye to friends and he paid for his dream with his life. No matter where we stand on the issues, if we are glad to be an American today, we can thank our 10x Great Grandfather George Morton. But I wouldn’t brag about him too much because the Natives may resent us for it and I really can’t blame them.
  • New Kauffman Videos Feature America’s Great Job Creators: Immigrant Entrepreneurs (kauffman.org)
    “A big, big loss for America,” is how one U.S. immigrant founder sums up the economic cost of limited visas for high-skilled immigrants in a set of new videos released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.In “America’s Great Job Creators: Immigrant Entrepreneurs,” U.S. company founders from Korea, Russia, India and other countries share the potential benefits of expanding the number of green cards so more immigrant entrepreneurs can create companies and jobs in the United States. Right now, visa backlogs are forcing high-skilled immigrants to return to their home countries.

About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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