The 2010 Census revealed that the Hispanic population grew by 43% from 2000 to 2010, far out-pacing all other races. The official count of approximately 50 million does not include the millions of illegal aliens of Hispanic origin, meaning that the actual number of Hispanics in the U.S. is probably closer to 60 million to 75 million. (I am simply quoting facts here. Hopefully no one will accuse me of being a racist for pointing out results from the U.S. Census.)
The reality is that population growth is one of the most serious threats to the economic viability of the planet, and the U.S. is certainly not immune to the negative impacts of population growth. Limited resources and an ever-expanding population is a recipe for eventual and inevitable economic collapse.
We can ask the question; Why is the Hispanic population growing so much faster than all other races? I believe the answer is rooted in Catholicism (again, I hope I am not viewed as a racist or as some sort of anti-religion or anti-Catholic for these comments. I am simply trying to analyze what I consider to be a serious threat to our long-term economic survival.) The fact is that Hispanics are predominantly Catholics, and the Catholic religion has instilled in its followers the idea that procreation is not only good, it is a requirement. Further, they do not believe in using birth control. One could argue that this position stems from the early development of the religion and the desire to increase the number of followers. Others may argue that Catholics are compelled to spread the word of God to as many people as possible, and one way to do so is to have believers procreate.
Regardless of the reasons why the Hispanic population is growing, the bottom line is that this population expansion will place increasing pressure on the dwindling resources of the world, not the least of which is our shrinking energy reserves. Water, food, housing, infrastructure - roads, sewer systems, airports, bridges, etc., and anything else you can think of the people need will be in ever-increasing short supply as the number of people in the U.S. and around the world grows. All forms of pollution will also continue to increase, threating the quality of life and the health of the planet.
I am certainly not against Hispanics. I am actually in favor of granting legal access to Hispanics already in the U.S. and to those who want to come here to work, through proper documentation, tracking, etc, but only if they pay their fair share in taxes to cover the costs they create in terms of the use of our infrastructure, health care system, legal system, etc, etc. I believe providing a legal method for people to work in the U.S. and requiring employers to pay them a fair wage, charging both the employer and the employee proper taxes, will bring us to an equilibrium point very quickly, where the available jobs will be taken, and where the cost to employers, and the drain on incomes from taxes, will make coming here to work a lot less attractive to potential newcomers, (but this is a topic for another blog).
At the current rate of growth of the Hispanic population in the U.S., we will likely see Hispanics become a dominant force in politics within the U.S., certainly within a few decades, if not sooner. This eventuality has broad-based implications for economics, finance, and government in this country. Unless something drastic changes with the Hispanic population, its culture, belief system, and most importantly with Catholicism, Hispanics will become the majority in this country. For better or worse, we must accept this as fact and learn to live with the consequences, both positive and negative.