Demographics says that America will not be white but will be brown due to the drop in birth rates of white and blacks. Happiness is reflected in birth rate. The tunnel vision of the socialist and media drive toward turning the USA into a socialist state may not get the expected results. The simple model that they are envisioning like their climate change model is built on a belief and not on facts. So what will go wrong?
All the western nations that have been on the same path have experience the same birth rate decline. What they have in common in that government can solve social problems. What I am calling the second wave of the Enlightenment, social engineering. Germany seems to be the birth place of the initial Christian and science Enlightenment and at the start of the industrial revolution this second Enlightenment. Socialism has been tried on every multi nation continent. Central America is considered part of the northern continent. And it has failed everywhere it has been attempted. Attempts are still continuing but if we use the political death amounts as a measure they all have failed.
The American founders and the British merchants were educated by the first enlightenment. Science untied from the religion, bloomed into the industrial revolution creating an empire where the Sun never set and a Nation that spanned the width of a continent. It ended slavery where ever it touched replacing human muscle with the power of fire driving machines. The foundation of the British form of government is individualism. Individuals taking responsibility. The education systems of the empire and America taught individual responsibility. Individual responsibility is a core part of Judaeo Christian societies.
In colonial America and the empire people experience that the sweet of their labor resulted in improvement in their lives, happiness. One could pursue happiness and have a reasonable expectation of success. The barriers of class did not exist outside of England. The American Revolution occurred because the King imposed class barriers not present for a century. He said you can not have happiness you must accept unfairness and pain in your lives. Pain and unfairness is the inheritance you will leave to the next generation. The Constitution created a government without barriers between classes. This is why America created 'great generations.' This is why the empire dissolved and why those nations with a large portion British educated from birth individuals have all prospered and also have 'great generations.'
A hierarchy society is natural in all animals. Cooperation to survive means some form of organization is needed and hierarchy is such an organization. A class society is a hierarchy with one twist, the class one is in is not determined by ability but by birth. So America as set up by the Constitution is a hierarchy society but not a class society. The monarch in England, Europe at the time, and most of the government through out history are class societies. Socialist society, second enlightenment, is a class society.
People are by human nature drawn towards leaders, and a leader leads hierarchies. The second enlightenment came to America by the children of those that were successful and part of the upper levels of the hierarchy. It is natural for the Robber Barons and lesser but upper levels of society to want to pass their wealth and status to the next generation. The second enlightenment fit like a glove their needs and aspirations. The new coat of paint and glitter on ancient ideas of a class society was painted with the glitter of science principles and the color was social engineering. Money and education placed the children high on the hierarchy totem pole. They invaded government both parties so we got the 16th Amendment which created the ability to pay for social engineering, and the 17th Amendment that ended pesky interference from the states having their own interests, federalism died. The factions within the parties and the parties didn't agree on what social engineering would occur but they did agree that their would be barriers protecting the upper classes and increasing the wealth and preventing the loss of wealth in the upper classes. For this a leviathan government was needed with regulation. The wealth through income taxes was willing to pay for protection.
I ended the first paragraph of this article with: So what will go wrong? As an American at the end of WWII one could pursue happiness and have a reasonable expectation of success. The barriers of class did not exist. And due to the damage done to the industrial nations we were the world's manufacturing hub. A person could pull themselves up by their own boot straps. Individual responsibility is a core part of Judaeo Christian societies.
The school system after WWII was starting to teach the principles of a class society since the wealthy funds education and seats on their boards. Attacks started on Christianity, Judaism, free speech, taking responsibility for safety by arming oneself are all aimed and crushing the belief in individualism. This attack and teaching class society principles with the inherit cooperation instinct of a hierarchy has weakened the belief in pulling oneself up by their own boot straps. Obama while campaigning said they were government's boot straps not an individuals. Class societies place the responsibility at the foot of the collective, which means no one. The unfairness and pain of live are not countered by taking responsibility for yourself and family. People have not learned how to put aside the pain and work around the unfairness. The decline of birth rate, drug usage, abortions, low value of life, crime, and suicide are measure of unhappiness, unfairness and pain of living that is part of all life. Responding to pain is the driving force why our brains have developed. We have a hemisphere that deals with the know and a abstract hemisphere that creates scenario and corrective actions.
You can not expect to be shielded from pain and rules and consequences as a child and expect to be effective as an adult. The black ghettos welfare created class is an example of the failure of teaching individualism. Their is a concentration of people that have not learned to effectively deal with pain and unfairness. The choose drugs, crime, and murder as their method of dealing. Everywhere we see the decline of birth rate, drug usage, abortions, low value of life, crime, and suicide we see adults not taught to accept NO before 3, determine by themselves what is a NO, self regulation of there actions, and learn to play with other when the enter school.
Demographic change due to immigration even of the poorly educated I do not think will be as effective that Democrats expect. For one thing the risks involved in coming to America act as a filter. From the period of the sailing ships and less for the steam ship immigrants. Coming to America was a the full commitment, never expecting to return. Resulted in those that came were self confident. Immigrating was their way of pulling themselves up by their own boot straps and did not expect welfare. In fact welfare still is not offered to immigrants by law. The vast majority of immigrant in our history were poorly educated.
Illegal immigrants still have quite a challenge to come to America so a filter is still present but the actual capacity to receive welfare has resulted in lowering the risk. So there is a difference between an immigrant and native poor? A higher self confidence in the immigrant. The children of self confident people are taught to be more self confident. I suspect that people that have obtain the right to vote honestly will be less likely to vote for a welfare state on average then even those natives at the same economic status. One only has to listen to the immigrants from communist or totalitarian countries to know they appreciate the freedom from class in America.
Immigrant criminal are looking for the lowest risk situation which includes punishment if caught. American's lax enforcement and soft prison system compared to the home country for petty criminal is a magnet. The petty criminal's home country likely choose to send them back to America because of less cost and risk of committing other crimes. Open borders creates a government sanctioned revolving door to return criminals to the USA. Drug money and other illegal exportation is a positive income to the economy of the illegal immigrant's country. The upper classes of both nations profit from illegal immigration.