You had me at Leonard Nimoy

  • Henry Ford
  • Walt Disney
  • Alex Rodriguez
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • Barack Obama
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Joan Rivers
  • Fred Astaire
  • Dean Martin
  • Vera Wang
  • Bobby Jindal
  • Colin Powell
  • Olympia Snowe
  • Frank Zappa
  • Henry Mancini
  • Eugene O'Neill
  • Henry Heinz
  • Groucho Marx
  • George Gershwin
  • Nikki Haley
  • RenĂ©e Zellweger
  • John Cassavetes
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Michelle Kwan
  • Spiro Agnew
  • Joan Baez
  • Oscar Hijuelos
  • Ralph Nader
  • Norah Jones
  • Larry King
  • Eric Holder
  • Benny Goodman
  • Narcisco Rodriguez
What do all these names have in common?  They all meet the definition of the term "anchor baby".  When someone presents you with the idea of altering the 14th amendment, think of the mothers and fathers, who came here to seek better lives.  Then think about how this country has benefited from their sons & daughters.

If there is any reason to consider this the greatest country on earth it is because of these people, and those like them, and the freedom and diversity that allowed them to grow as people.

American culture didn't arise from a vacuum.  It was brought here by our ancestors.  By its very nature, if one thing assimilates another, both are changed.

And that is as it should be.

Thanks to Time Magazine for the list

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