District of Corruption
Kevin MacDonald writes:
“Sorry, but I have to go with Joe on this one—probably the only area I would prefer Biden’s views to Buchanan’s. Kennedy was a freshman senator with little clout. His role in leading the bill came about because it was a slam dunk following the liberal landslide in the 1964 election (the one where the US avoided having Barry Goldwater blow up the world). The Senate hearings on the bill were so perfunctory that the statements of opponents were given in Kennedy’s office; these were mainly old line patriotic organizations like the Daughters of the American Revolution which by that time had absolutely no respect by elites. The bill was written by Norbert Schlei who was Jewish, and its official name is the Hart-Cellar bill; Emmanuel Cellar spent his entire career in Congress as a leader in opposition to immigration restriction, beginning with his hostility to the 1924 law which enshrined quotas favoring Northwestern Europeans. One should also mention the role of Jacob Javits in the Senate. As soon as the bill was passed, Jewish organizations focused their efforts on increasing the numbers of immigrants. Ted Kennedy may not have lied when said the bill would not change America. But in conjunction with the later efforts of Jewish activists, demographic change was inevitable.
Of the 18 votes in the Senate against the Immigration Act of 1965, 16 votes were from the South, with two votes coming from Arizona and New Hampshire. Of the 95 votes against the Immigration Act of 1965 in the House, 81 came from the Southern states.
Note: In the House, the Northeastern states cast 111 solid Aye votes – 54 votes from New York and New Jersey alone – in favor of the Immigration Act of 1965. In the Senate, the Northeastern states voted 20 to 1 in favor of the Immigration Act of 1965.
Like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which was filibustered by the Southern bloc for 54 days), the Immigration Act of 1965 was passed because Yankees overwhelmingly supported it, and the existence of the Union is the only reason it was imposed on us.