Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Ever heard of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)? It was founded by Dr. John Tanton. Ever heard of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)? Know who founded it? That’s right—John Tanton. NumbersUSA? Yup. John Tanton. US English? John Tanton. The Social Contract? John Tanton.
Just about every major organization of the modern immigration reform movement was founded by the same man, who, by the way, is still alive and in his eighties.
John Tanton is neither a politician, nor a plutocrat. He made some money as a gifted eye surgeon, but nothing on the order of the order of the movements he crested. He's a modern-day Johnny Appleseed.
Note that there are two movements calling themselves “immigration reform.” The better known one, because it is relentlessly promoted by the MSM, and has hundreds of millions of dollars behind it, is fake. It ripped off the phrase “immigration reform” from people like Dr. Tanton, and is a movement that seeks to make corruption and crime the norm, by eliminating America’s immigration laws, borders, and thus, America.
I wish I could say that I’d met Dr. Tanton. About seven years ago, he sent me a personal invitation to a conference he was producing, and I tried to go, but The Boss couldn’t get off work that weekend. The next year, I was able to attend, but the great man had taken ill, and could no longer attend his own conferences.
D. Tanton got into immigration reform when he drew the logical conclusion that the greatest threat to America’s environment came from unchecked population growth, and unchecked population growth by then came solely from immigration.
Published on September 28, 2016, by The Social Contract.
A video tribute to John H. Tanton, M.D. - retired ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and founder of the modern environmental movement. Dr. Tanton is publisher and former editor of The Social Contract.
As a strong conservationist and leading advocate for the environment, Dr. John Tanton founded the Petoskey, Michigan regional Audubon Society. He has been active in a number of environmental organizations, both locally and nationally. Dr. Tanton recognized that continued human population growth is a significant contributor to environmental problems and he therefore became involved with the Sierra Club Population Committee and became President and board member of Zero Population Growth.
As immigration became the driving force behind unending U.S. population growth, John Tanton founded FAIR - the Federation for American Immigration Reform. John Tanton is pro-immigrant and pro-legal immigration, but at reduced, sustainable numbers. He states:
"The stresses caused by population growth cannot be solved by international migration. They must be confronted by and within each individual nation. Fundamental to the concept of national rights and responsibilities is the duty of each nation to match its population with its political, social, and environmental resources, in both the short and the long term. No nation should exceed what the biologists call its 'carrying capacity.'"
This video is a tribute to the life and accomplishments of Dr. John Tanton. For more information, see:
The John Tanton website
The Social Contract