I agree that it’s fair to expect a basic level of “good citizenship” is on the part of all…
Shannon Holman
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No one here is talking about “parasitic hordes of immigrants sneaking in to leech off the generous welfare state.” The United States, unlike certain nations in Western and Northern Europe where this is a problem, doesn’t even have a “generous welfare state” that someone can leech off of. So I don’t see any disagreement there.

All I’m saying is that the expectation that the United States (or any other nation) has an obligation to “represent” its new arrivals (whether on t.v. or elsewhere, as the original article I responded to was suggesting), rather than those arrivals being under a moral obligation to assimilate to American culture to a reasonable extent, is backwards.

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