Ann Coulter’s “Real” Americans Fallacy

While one can applaud Coulter’s efforts to reform America’s immigration policy, her conclusions are nonsensical and shameful.

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Coulter identifies immigration – both legal and illegal – as the preeminent, overarching challenge of our time, beyond which all other issues pale in comparison. Her passion and conviction may well carry the day for the hearts and minds of many Americans. But is she right?

Coulter summarized her thesis on the Joyce Kaufman Show,[1] again asserting that the only issue of importance is immigration. Every other issue is subordinated to her issue (and the subject of the book she is currently hawking.) Coulter claims that – once we have settled the immigration issue – everything else will sort itself out.

After we have resolved the immigration crisis, Coulter claims, “I am confident that America will do the right thing on all the issues we care about, from abortion to gay marriage to Iran deals. The rest will sort itself out. The biggest problem right now is that Americans are being outvoted by foreigners.”

Coulter made similar claims in the 2012 and 2014 elections, asserting that conservatives just need to elect Republicans[2] to restore the America she loves. A decisive GOP landslide in 2014[3] petered out on election night, with a Republican congress acceding to most of President Obama’s demands.[4] Coulter has yet to learn that a RINO is a RINO is a RINO.[5]

Coulter was wrong then and she is wrong now!

Does Coulter really think that “on all the issues we care about, from abortion to gay marriage to Iran deals” will be fixed once we’ve dealt with post-1970s immigration? All of the cultural issues Coulter claims to care about became issues prior to post-1970’s immigration.

Immigration is Not THE Problem

Coulter’s nativism and xenophobia[6] have gotten out of hand, as she vilifies all immigrants[7] and even condemns Christians[8] who are overseas missionaries.[9] With her latest book and book tour, Coulter is actually promoting restoration of a WASP culture – a white culture.[10]

With carefully-selected anecdotes and statistics, Coulter seeks to prove that immigration is the source of all of America’s woes. Moreover, she claims that even second-generation immigrants (especially those from non-Western European nations) are somehow not really “American.”[11] Her thesis is that, once immigration is halted and foreigners are deported, America will be restored to greatness by the “real” Americans who remain.

But immigration is not the problem Coulter makes it out to be and following Coulter’s prescription to counter that crisis will not achieve the utopia Coulter envisions. History itself disputes Coulter’s thesis. The problem is not immigrants but ideas.

The American progressive movement has been populated by “real” Americans for over a century.

American progressives brought us the New Deal, the Great Society, and Obamacare. American progressives created Planned Parenthood, enacted Jim Crow, and decided Roe. V. Wade.

American progressives were apologists for first Hitler, then Stalin, then Castro. American progressives were useful idiots throughout the Cold War and supported the communist regime in Cuba for half-a-century. (Coulter apparently forgot about that “massive” bestseller which posits Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism.)

American progressives led the anti-war movement and the sexual revolution. American progressives infiltrated academia, Hollywood, the media, and government.

American progressives have ruled over major metropolitan cities for over fifty years, implementing policies which have devastated cities and incited racial violence (e.g., Detroit, Ferguson,[12] Baltimore[13]) while ignoring black-on-black violence. Changing immigration policy would not reverse those trends. These problems are, at heart, ideological and cultural,[14] not racial.

The root causes of the problems and crises America faces today predate the post-1970s immigration of Third World immigrants that Coulter vilifies. Mexicans are not the monsters Coulter depicts.[15]

Coulter’s claim to fame as a polemicist and provocateur arose from her targeting of entire groups of people as evil villains seeking to destroy America and civilization itself. With her latest book, subtitled The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole, Coulter impugns the motives, character, and patriotism of everyone who disagrees with her.[16]

A decade ago, Coulter blamed everything on the Left. Now, she blames everything on immigrants. In another decade, will she blame everything on space aliens?

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufman Show, WFTL, 9/10/15.

[2]               See “Coulter Dictates” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3E.

[3]               See “GOP Triumphs Despite Voter Fraud” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-59.

[4]               See “Coulter Discovers RINOs will be … RINOs” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-56.

[5]               See “Only One Admits to Being a RINO” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6e.

[6]               See “Ann Coulter Auditions for U.N. Ambassador” at http://t.co/R7IDzwnUJ8.

[7]               See “Coulter: All Immigrants Are Bad” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8w.

[8]               See “Ann Coulter’s Xenophobic Anti-Gospel of Hate” at http://t.co/aQGhLuWwtD.

[9]               See “Fake Christians” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5T.

[10]             See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s WASP Fantasy” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7H.

[11]             See “Coulter: All Immigrants Are Bad” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8w.

[12]             See “Ferguson in Flames” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-5I.

[13]             See “Baltimore ‘Purged’” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-8S.

[14]             See “Propaganda Kills” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-6n.

[15]             See “Immigration More Dangerous Than ISIS” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5e.

[16]             See “Coulter’s Assault on Pro-Life Movement Continues” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9a.

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