May 29, 2015 6:00 pm -


According to Phyllis Schlafly, we had better immigrants in the old days when they came from Europe.

In a radio commentary earlier this month, Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly acknowledged that it’s “quite true that America was built by hard-working people from all over the world,” but cautioned that today’s immigrants from Latin America are “not the same sort” as the wave of mostly European immigrants who came to the U.S. in the early 20th century.

Schlafly criticized President Obama for calling the U.S. “a nation of immigrants,” saying, “The problem is that the immigrants coming into our country today are not the same sort as the immigrants who contributed so much to building our great country. The immigrants who came to America in the 1920s and ‘30s were different – with very different motives.”

“It’s quite true that America was built by hard working people from all over the world who sought a place of freedom where they could realize their dream,” she said. “But today’s immigrants don’t have the same motivation, the same love for America, the same desire to be part of the American culture and dream.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to Schlafly: Today’s Immigrants Not As Good As Those From Europe

  1. BigDumbWhiteGuy May 29th, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Yes, everyone knows that the people that emigrated from Europe in the good old days (like in the days before the Internet, so I wouldn’t have to know who this wench is) were hard-working folks of good moral fiber. I mean, it’s not like any of them were Nazis.

  2. causeican May 29th, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    As a caucasian, I have to say some white people embarrass the hell out of me and they make the rest of us suspect.

  3. allison1050 May 29th, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Such a mean spirited ugly cow.

  4. labman57 May 29th, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Ironically, the European immigrants of the early 20th century were despised and condemned — resulting in several highly-restrictive immigration laws — by “patriotic” Americans with the same narrow-minded, bigoted views that are exhibited by conservative pundits and politicians today.

  5. fahvel May 30th, 2015 at 2:38 am

    there was no dream of america until the immigrants arrived and started weaving their incredible cultures to create an ever changing fluid kind of society – too bad it has been cannibalized by the right wing money machine and reduced to a corporate state with 300 million serfs.

  6. AnthonyLook May 30th, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Republicans must have an agenda of somehow increasing dramatically the influx of White European immigrants while simultaneously halting non White immigration from elsewhere. They want to shore up their numbers.

  7. Gindy51 May 30th, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Tell that to the immigrants that just graduated from John Hopkins with advanced medical degrees, you stupid old cow.

  8. bpollen May 30th, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    The fact that this Wicked Witch of the Wight Wing isn’t dead makes me wonder if she did the whole Robert Johnson thing…

  9. johnnybizzoy May 31st, 2015 at 3:15 am

    The major difference between the immigrants of the last century and of today, is that those from the last century came from a multitude of places, with a wide variety of languages and cultures. Today they mostly come from Mexico, although that is slowly changing to include a slightly wider diversity. The major factor between then and now, was that those immigrants of the last century came here to stay. They travelled ONE TIME, across the ocean, intending to permanently re-settle here, and make a totally new life here in an alien culture. The Mexican immigrants of today are travelling over land, a few dozen to a few hundred miles, into neighborhoods that are often a majority population of folks speaking their same native tongue, providing the cultural continuity for them to stay, “Mexican,” and in many cases, to live their whole lives in America without fully assimilating. This is the major difference today – our immigrants are not far from their homeland, are highly homogenous in their language and culture, and as such, are not assimilating in the same way, to the same degree, or as quickly. this has major implications for social cohesion, without making any value judgments.