CCN's 5 Point Program
WHAT IS CARRYING CAPACITY?
A common fallacy is to equate existing and seemingly open or "unused" spaces with the kind of resources and ecologically productive land needed to support human life under modern conditions. In fact, the criterion for determining whether a region is overpopulated is not land area, but carrying capacity.
Carrying capacity refers to the number of individuals who can be supported in a given area within natural resource limits, and without degrading the natural social, cultural and economic environment for present and future generations. The carrying capacity for any given area is not fixed. It can be altered by improved technology, but mostly it is changed for the worse by pressures which accompany a population increase. As the environment is degraded, carrying capacity actually shrinks, leaving the environment no longer able to support even the number of people who could formerly have lived in the area on a sustainable basis. No population can live beyond the environment's carrying capacity for very long.
The average American's "ecological footprint" (the demands an individual endowed with average amounts of resources, ie, land, water, food, fiber, waste assimilation and disposal, etc. puts on the environment) is about 12 acres, an area far greater than that taken up by one's residence and place of school or work and other places where he or she is.
We must think in terms of "carrying capacity" not land area. The effects of unfettered population growth drastically reduce the carrying capacity in the United States.
CCN Action Alert & Article Archive
March 2014 Stop ONGOING Illegal Alien AMNESTIES-by-DECREE!The following critical Issues are increasingly related:
1. Stopping Mass Immigration and
2. Stopping President Obama from Ruling by Executive Order on Immigration and other matters and
3. Stopping the Obama Administration from circumventing Congress by issuing Administrative Orders.
Yes, related. Consider the most recent Outrageous Circumvention of Congress. Just this March, 2014 the Obama Administration's USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) issued a "Policy Memorandum" establishing, WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL a Policy called "Parole in Place."
February 2014 Behind Closed Doors (again!) and Contrary to their Public Statements, Open Borders Advocates are Scheming to get a Bill enacting a Major Illegal Alien Amnesty and tripling Legal Immigration, passed this Year. Consider: -- Though Speaker Boehner (R-OH) recently said it was unlikely any Immigration Bill would pass this year, his Spokesman Michael Steel more recently said "...we will continue to work on step-by-step common sense reform." And this is consistent with reports that the Speaker and other House leaders are delaying bringing any Bill to the floor until the deadlines for filing for Primary races are past later this Spring. This delay reduces the chances that Republican Establishment politicians will be opposed by Tea Party or other Reductionist candidates.
January 2014 Behind Closed Doors, certain Members of the House of Representatives from both Parties are planning to launch a Quick Blitz of their Amnesty Disasters Bill to RAM it through the House, before we, The American Public, can react! Do NOT let them get away with it! With Open Borders advocates using "Fighting Poverty and Income Inequality" issues to direct attention away from Obamacare and high Unemployment, we can help people understand that an excellent way to fight poverty in the USA is to stop Mass Immigration.
December 2013 CCN PROTECTING US FROM MULTIPLE THREATS! Carrying Capacity Network is conducting Initiatives to help protect Americans from Threats, including Threats to the American Environment, Resources and Culture, from Wasteful Spending, Mega-Bank Excesses, Discrimination against European-Americans, and above all from the Illegal Alien Amnesty Disasters Bill. As 2014 begins, the Open Borders Lobby's Pressure to pass the Illegal Alien Amnesty Disasters Bill (S.744)will Intensify again. But working together, we can Stop that Bill and the Threats that accompany it, including some people's outrageous view that Illegal Aliens should continue to be a class of U.S. residents entitled toAmerican Taxpayer-funded Benefits. Illegal aliens becoming entitled to your tax money is not an Empty Threat.
October 2013 HELP STOP IMMIGRATION AMNESTY DISASTERS BILL NOW! !We do not overstate the case when we say that IF the main provisions of the Senate Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill (S744) are combined with any House Bill, it would likely result in an Immigration Amnesty Disasters Bill. So CCN urgently needs your help to Implement our 'Resolution Solution'!
August 2013 An Opportunity has arisen to both stop the Horrible Senate Immigration Bill (S. 744) and reduce Immigration as well!This Opportunity / Initiative surmounts The Great Challenge facing us and the U.S. House of Representatives—How to achieve Immigration Reduction and enhance Border Security, WITHOUT passing a Bill, ANY BILL at all out of the House. This Precaution is essential because ANY Bill passed by the House would go automatically to Conference Committee with the Senate Bill and inevitably, would include many of the Senate Bill's Very Worst Provisions!!
July 2013 In an Analysis just released, Highly Respected Economic Analyst, John Williams, of Shadowstats has concluded that the Senate Bill, if enacted, would Devastate the Economy and Employment. (Thus the House of Representatives is the only institution which stands between us and this Impending Catastrophe...and its Leadership is waffling!)
July 2013 AMNESTY BILL WOULD DEVASTATE ECONOMY, & EMPLOYMENT House Leaders Selling Out??!! In an Analysis just released, Highly Respected Economic Analyst, John Williams, of Shadowstats has concluded that the Senate Bill, if enacted, would Devastate the Economy and Employment. (Thus the House of Representatives is the only institution which stands between us and this Impending Catastrophe...and its Leadership is waffling!)
June 2013 Amnesty Disasters Bill Betrays Americans Defeat S. 744. The Amnesty DISASTERS Bill now moving rapidly through the U.S. Senate would damage America and Americans in the many ways we have documented in our Alerts earlier this year, including (but not limited to): — Cost taxpayers a NET $6.3 Trillion (Heritage Foundation & cis) ....at least. — Provide Work Permits to virtually all the 24 Million plus (balance) legalized illegals and their Families, to allow them to compete with 30 Million Unemployed Americans, including our unemployed Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics graduates.
April 2013 Urgent – Stop Great Deceptive Amnesty Bill! – Net Cost to Taxpayers – 6.3 Trillion! (for Amnestied Illegals Alone!) The 'Gang of Eight' Senators and their Open Borders Allies are promoting an Amnesty Bill as a way to ostensibly do justice to the Alleged 11 Million Illegals officially residing in the USA and to "fix" a "broken" Immigration System. In fact, the Bill does far more Harm than legalizing the 24 Million plus (YES, actually 24 or more Million!) Illegal Aliens illegally in the USA and admitting Millions more of their Relatives, and all to eventual Citizenship.
March 2013 Open Borders and the Tragedy of Open Access Commons. Amnesty of the 24 Million plus Illegal Aliens in the United States and admission of Millions more of their Relatives is being pushed by The Obama Administration and Open Borders Advocates in Congress. But this latest Amnesty (if it is not defeated) coupled with all the prior amnesties beginning with the 1986 Amnesty, amount to a de facto ‘Open Borders’ policy. Noted Economist Dr. Herman Daly describes why such a policy of open borders is not in our national interest.
February 2013 STOP Stealth AMNESTY-PLUS Bill! American Taxpayers' Wallets are under multi-Trillion Dollar Threat. And their Jobs are Threatened too, all as a result of the Stealth AMNESTY-PLUS Bill (euphemistically called Comprehensive Immigration Reform in DC-Speak) now being developed behind closed doors in Washington D.C. It isn't only money, taxes, and services.
January 2013 Stop Unlimited Immigration Bill! Regardless of what the DC pro Open Borders Politicians say, it is clear that they are putting together a bill that would allow virtually Unlimited Immigration into the USA! It is NOT "merely" an Amnesty Bill as some Mass Immigration Management groups would have you believe. The Bill they are crafting (euphemistically called Comprehensive Immigration Reform, in DC-Speak) would make dramatic and unlimited increases in Legal Immigration as well as Amnestying Millions of Illegals (thus rewarding their law breaking) with no cap or limit into the future.
December 2012 End of Year Letter
Dear CCN Supporter: Pressure is building for Congress to pass legislation early in 2013 which would irrevocably change the United States. And most of the changes would be negative. Of course, we refer to the stated post-election goal of leaders in both major political parties to pass a "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" Bill early in 2012. Help CCN overcome the threat!
October 2012 Opportunities Soon If We Act Now! Fortune Favors the Prepared. Reduce immigration, cut unemployment, audit the fed, & increase self-protection. Once the November election is over, Congress and the new administration will be forced to actually address and act on a wide variety of issues, several of which have been swept under the rug for years, and in some cases, decades.
August 2012 Americans' Jobs, Safety, & Wages Imperiled by Ongoing Amnesties The Overall Wealth of Americans plummeted 40% from 2007 to 2010. The poverty rate is on track to hit a 50 year high. Forty-five million Americans are on Food Stamps. --Contrary to official government news drops, the Real U.S. Unemployment Rate is 23% (calculated per 1980s methodology by Shadowstats). Some people think these huge losses in Americans' prosperity bear no relation to immigration policy. But they might think again if they knew that from January, 2009 to July, 2012 in the USA: --Foreign-born employment ROSE by 1.417 million, but --Native-born employment FELL by 1.418 million (Rubenstein--vDare August, 2012).
July 2012 U.N. Pushing Multicultural Nations; Audit the FED Bill; Obama ADM to Shut 9 Border Control Stations The EU should "do its best to undermine" the "homogeneity" of its member states, said the United Nations Special Representative for Migration, Peter Sutherland recently! The Future Prosperity of many EU states depends on their becoming Multicultural, said Sutherland. And, claimed Sutherland, Immigration was a "crucial dynamic for economic growth" and "states have to become more open states, in terms of the people who inhabit them..." (BBC News, 6/2012).
June 2012 Help Stop Betrayal of Americans, Employed and Unemployed! Striking another Blow against America's Unemployed and Working Poor, President Obama recently Ordered that the appx. 1.4 million young Illegal Immigrants residing in the USA no longer be subject to Deportation, and that they be granted Work Permits! Yet another Illegal Alien Amnesty in a whole series beginning with the 1986 Amnesty! Not only will the Job Prospects of the over 23 MILLION plus unemployed Americans be gravely impaired, but also the Wage Depressing effects of an additional 1.4 million Americans added to the U.S. workforce will be felt by millions of American workers!
May 2012 Help CCN push jobs for Americans! Expose media distortions and news blackouts regarding true American jobs picture. Young male U.S. Armed Forces Veterans had an unemployment rate of 29.1% in 2011! Official U.S. Youth Unemployment is at 17.1%, and overall Official Unemployment at 8.1%. While these are unacceptably high figures, the Real Unemployment Rate is much higher--over 22% per shadowstats (using the methodology by which unemployment was calculated in the 1980s, before the numbers became politicized)
April 2012 Unemployment Antidote —Immigration Moratorium! Consider a serious inconsistency: the number of new jobs created in the last few years compared to the increase in U.S. population over the same period. The Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS] reports that the economy created 3.6 million new jobs since late 2009 but the working age population grew by 5.7 million. Nevertheless, the unemployment rate ostensibly fell to 8.3% from 10% in 2009.
March 2012 Help Remove Illegal Alien Criminals from Our Country The Chinese-American Mayor of San Francisco recently called for federal policies that, if an illegal alien Felon could not be repatriated to country of origin, would prevent that Felon from being returned to the community where he committed the crime.
February 2012 Help Stop Job-Stealing Open Borders Policies!From January, 2009, when President Obama assumed Office to October, 2011, nearly a three year period, Immigrant Employment in the USA rose by 4.1% while native-born American Employment declined by 2.3%! (Rubenstein, vDare.com)
January 2012 Help Save American Jobs & Reduce Most H1B Visa's are snapped up by a few firms. New immigrant-founded companies are among the most likely to snap up the H1B visas. They then hire new immigrant workers from their own country of origin to fill the H1B jobs.
December 2011 2011 YEAR END LETTER Dear Activist: Carrying Capacity Network continues to push for Real Solutions to our Nation's Problems. First and foremost, we focus on stopping Mass Legal and Illegal Immigration [pdf].
November 2011 LEGAL CAP ESSENTIAL TO SAVE JOBS & STOP ILLEGAL! 1) 25 Million Americans are Unemployed or Underemployed but over 7 million jobs in the USA are held by Illegals. 2) The Obama Administration recently enacted a Stealth Amnesty by halting deportation of Illegals under the guise of "Prosecutorial Discretion". In effect, deportations of all illegals except those who had committed a serious crime were dropped! Indeed, this Stealth Amnesty is a de facto Legalization of Illegals!
July 2011 To all our CCN supporters:We are writing to Alert you and to enclose some interesting updates The battle for Immigration Reduction continues. Sometimes getting Real Reductions looks achievable, but many times the trends are dark. The backbone of our politicians and leaders seems to weaken as the number of Legal and illegal aliens increase in our country. But we have no choice but to battle one if our country is to survive as we have known it and as a fit place for our children and their children.
December 2010 Year-End Newsletter
Dear Activist: Great member support carried Carrying Capacity Network on to new initiatives and several victories in 2010, but Serious Challenges increasingly Threaten our Nation. And CCN actively pushes Solutions to these problems.
With your help, CCN continues to fight back attempts by the Open Borders Lobby to achieve Amnesty for the 25 to 30 million illegal aliens in the United States. This year’s Threats so far have come from back-door Obama Administration efforts to achieve Amnesty piecemeal. In addition Senator Harry Reid has (and is, as we write) trying to attach a Dream Act Amendment to every “must pass” Bill that comes past him.
September 2010 Save American Culture and Derring-Do! e-Alert brought to you by Carrying Capacity Network Arizona UP! Multiculturalists DOWN! Help Surmount The Threat to Rule of Law Here is WHAT TO DO!!! Arizona’s citizens' are defending themselves from both a cross-border invasion by illegal immigrants, including Human and Drug Traffickers and Mexican Drug Cartels, and from litigation assaults from a US federal government that is forgetting its constitutional bounds.
July 2010 Cultural Marxism — A Threat to the USA #3 e-Alert brought to you by Carrying Capacity Network Preserving the USA's cultural carrying capacity has been a central concern of Carrying Capacity Network since CCN's founding some twenty years ago.
June 2010 Many are attacking Arizona’s new Immigration Law with threats of boycott and other tactics designed to injure Arizona’s economy. There is even an Obama administration effort to facilitate illegal entry through our national wildlife sanctuary located at the border by permitting water stations along the routes!
April 2010 ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTY CRAM-THROUGH LOOMS! Puerto Rican Statehood Threat also Looms! Bill would make USA bilingual "Nation"! The Obama/Pelosi victory in passing the Senate healthcare Bill has given momentum to other Administration agenda items
March 2010 Cultural Marxism — A Threat to the USA? #2 What Is Political Correctness? By William S. Lind Most Americans look back on the 1950s as a good time. Our homes were safe, to the point where many people did not bother to lock their doors. Public schools were generally excellent, and their problems were things like talking in class and running in the halls.
February 2010 Cu ltural Marxism — A Threat to the USA? #1. Who Stole Our Culture? By William S. Lind. Preserving the USA's cultural carrying capacity has been a central concern of Carrying Capacity Network since CCN's founding some twenty years ago. It is the First Principle of CCN's 5-point program. Practices which impair or destroy fundamental cultural values impair the sustainability of a nation -- as the eminent Garrett Hardin asserted in his classic 1986 essay 'Cultural Carrying Capacity' -- just as overuse of not-easily replaceable resources is a transgression of long-term ecological carrying capacity.
October 2009 As anticipated, Congressman Barney Frank is far from allowing either an up or down vote on Ron Paul's Bill, H.R. 1207, to Audit the Fed. Reuters reports that, "Rep. Barney Frank, the influential chairman of the Financial Services committee, said any audit authority over the Fed should be part of an overall regulatory reform package that considers the Fed's future role as a systemic risk regulator or shifts its consumer protection functions to a new agency. This also should place some new controls on the 13-3 authority, which greatly expanded the Fed's activities during the financial crisis."
August 2009 Audit the Fed. House Bill 1207, The Federal Reserve Transparency Act, seeking to audit the Federal Reserve has quietly gained more than 245 sponsors in the House of Representatives and is now gaining momentum as it awaits a hearing in the House Financial Services Committee, chaired by Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA). Congressman Frank, notoriously unwilling to confront the issue of Federal Reserve oversight, has continued his evasion, stating through his office that he has not yet taken a position on this bill.
April 2009 A GUEST EDITORIAL Much of the current financial crisis can be attributed to the failure of the central banking system in the United States, known as the Federal Reserve. It should be noted that the Federal Reserve is neither a federal institution, nor a reserve of any kind. It is a small consortium of very large, privately-owned, for-profit banks that have been authorized by Congress to create money out of thin air. The government allows the membership of this small group of owners to remain secret.
April 2009 Why is Carrying Capacity Network asking you to support its new 'Abolish the Fed' front-line Initiative? Here's why: We have asked ourselves why 35 years of work to stop mass immigration and create a Sustainable USA for the long-term has thus far been unsuccessful. A Strategic Cause is that Immigration 'Reform' Groups have not united to push a zero-net-immigration Moratorium -- the only policy which can possibly succeed in reducing mass immigration.
February 2009 A new study by Robert Rector shows that over 300,000 of the Jobs resulting from the recently enacted. Stimulus Bill will now likely go to Illegal Aliens. And that is only counting construction jobs. Outrageous! Congress also watered down an Amendment which would have prevented the new jobs from going to foreign workers on H1B visas. These visas and similar categories are for 3 years and renewable. They allow bringing spouses, which often results in the birth of new US citizens, "anchor" babies and permanent migration. The record shows that most H1B visas are used by foreign-owned companies that have no interest in creating American jobs.
February 2009 STIMULUS BILL JOBS TO 300,000 ILLEGALS?! RESCUED BANKS SOUGHT FOREIGN WORKERS! 300,000 or more Jobs generated by the Senate's version of the Stimulus Bill would go to Illegal Aliens, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. The Obama Administration has delayed application of E-Verify to Government Contractors. This will allow time for their Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill to be rammed through Congress after the Stimulus Bill passes!
January 2009 Coalition Action Alert. --An Illegal Alien AMNESTY Bill (S9, Reid, D-Nv.) has ALREADY! been introduced with 13 Heavyweight Senators as co-sponsors including Kennedy, Kerry, Schumer, Lieberman, and others. Its stated Open Borders Goal is "reforming and rationalizing avenues for legal immigration." But the USA is in a Deepening Recession with skyrocketing Unemployment, so we do NOT need to be "rationalizing Avenues for legal immigration"; we need to stop Mass Immigration!"
December 2008 The Only Way To Stop the Increasing Mass Immigration Threat! Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-Nv.) recently said it should be Easy to pass a Mass Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill early in 2009, and that Obama and McCain had already "agreed to move forward on it”.
November 2008 "The Solution for Our Mass Immigration Crisis!" Carrying Capacity Network has the Solution for our Mass Immigration Crisis! Mass Legal and Illegal Immigration adds over 4 million people to our United States each year and worsens many problems including Crime, Disease, Pollution, Overcrowding at Hospitals and Schools, and Billions in Overtaxation!
August 2008 STOP ILLEGAL ALIEN AMNESTY and the NORTH AMERICAN UNION! Regardless of the outcome of the November election, the Threats of an Illegal Alien Amnesty, and implementation of the North American Union [NAU], which would dissolve the USA into a regional administrative entity in combination with Mexico and Canada, will be greater than ever.
May 2008 ALIEN AMNESTY THREATS SKYROCKET! HERE'S THE WAY TO PUSH BACK The Open Borders Crowd, having failed last year to pass "Comprehensive Reform" (i.e. Amnesty) is clearly well on its way to getting Amnesty/Open Borders in pieces this year. April 2008 Bill Allowing Unlimited Foreign Workers On Fast Track (H.R. 1843) HELP STOP IT! Help push “Fence by Date Certain Act” (H.R. 4987)! Help push a “Salvation from Mass Immigration” Bill --Zero-Net-Immigration MORATORIUM The American Economy is moving into a Deepening Recession and Unemployment is Rising, but that hasn’t stopped leading House Republicans and Democrats from putting a Bill allowing UNLIMITED FOREIGN WORKERS on the fast track to passage! The deceptively tilted “Save Our Small and Seasonal Business Act” H.R. 1843 sponsored by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich), and pushed by Republican Conference Chairman Adam Putnam (R-Fla) would allow UNLIMITED temporary non-agricultural workers to come work in the USA.
March 2008 YES on 'FENCE BY DATE CERTAIN' ACT (H.R.4987) for 700 plus miles of a REAL DOUBLE LAYER PHYSICAL FENCE and CONSIDERING THE ' SAVE' ACT (H.R. 4088) The Board and Staff of CCN wish to alert supporters to the difficulty of evaluating the SAVE ACT (Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act, H.R. 4088, Shuler D-NC) as well as to the Opportunity to support the excellent 'Fence by Date Certain' Act (H.R. 4987, Jones R-NC).
March 2008 Open Border Lobbyists, including leading House Democrats and Hispanic Caucus members have been working for several weeks on an Illegal Alien Amnesty bill which would allow all 25 million plus Illegal Aliens to obtain an infinitely renewable Visa, upon payment of a small fine and completion of a background check.
CCN is a group of activists working to promote and conserve what's right with America and to eliminate what's wrong with America. Most of America's main problems - from traffic, to classroom crowding, to pollution, depletion, welfare dependency, increasing taxes, and cultural fragmentation, have deep roots in our unsustainable population growth. Because of that, CCN focuses on stabilizing our population. We are even willing to face the awkward demographic fact that immigration is the cause of most of our recent growth (at current rates, immigration will cause about 90% of our growth as we double in the next 60 years or so).
CCN simply wants to conserve the best of America - before it's developed, overrun, consumed, and polluted by runaway population growth. It's not too late, and we hope that you will join us in this effort.
Note: CCN is anti-mass immigration but NOT anti-immigrant. At NETWORK , we understand that immigration is a sensitive issue. While we hope to encourage debate on this topic and challenge the status quo, it is important to note that our battle is being waged for the future of the United States of America-- for preservation of quality of life, respect for law, national security and a sustainable population size and level of resource use.
These goals do not threaten immigrants. Rather, established immigrants are quick to see that continuing, explosive growth in population size will recreate conditions in the United States that are similar to conditions in their countries of origin and from which they fled. No prejudice nor lack of compassion guides us. Rather, we desire a sustainable future for all. We push for the enactment of sensible policies and we demand enforcement of existing US law.
At NETWORK we work as much for the well being of our immigrant Americans as that of native-born citizens. We were the founding sponsor of the Diversity Coalition for an Immigration Moratorium in order to help achieve a sensible immigration policy. We encourage everyone who cares about the future of America to join us.
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