[In-text bold emphases ours, in-text italics come from the original work.]








Our note:
The information in this box only contains our notes and our compilation of the contents of "Imminent Dangers to the Free Institutions of the United States
Through Foreign Immigration, and the Present State of the Naturalization Laws,"

by Samuel Morse.

"Imminent Dangers" is another enlightening treatise, yea warning, written by Samuel Morse (inventor or Morse code) and published in 1835. I began reading this on a printout and made a few notes thereon--

  • They got us distracted and reached their goals
  • This [treatise, "Imminent Dangers"] should have been a school textbook (and likewise with certain Workes by King James)
  • High school should be a work and a warning time

Mental notes included thinking about how I learned in school (or somewhere) that America is a "melting pot." I know from my own experience that this causes people to have a laid back relaxed attitude about immigration, but in light of what I now see, I look at that supposed epithet (melting pot) as way to keep ignorant people nice and quiet while flooding goals are being quietly achieved. I never minded people coming here to find their place, did not think twice about it. If I needed a place to go, I would want to be able to go there and find a little place where I could live as a law-abiding citizen. This treatise is not about "anti-immigrant". Only ignorant or intellectually dishonest people who want to shut down honest and open and important discussion will use inflammatory names like, "anti-Catholic" to try to shut down the discussion.

The webpage that you are reading only has the title page and the preface. The entire document consists of eleven numbers and an Appendix--I plan to type it out piece meal and continue to publish the sections in the Notes and Quotes. Take a close look at the Jefferson quote on the title page keeping in mind that the pope is an absolute monarch. More of our notes are found in and after the treatise.

for this online edition of, "Imminent Dangers to the Free Institutions of the United States
Through Foreign Immigration, and the Present State of the Naturalization Laws,"

by Samuel Morse (bold emphases ours)

Note: For those who take exception to the arguments of Mr. Morse after reading them (his arguments are well put but perhaps those who do not want to hear them will take exception), let us look at the absurdity of letting innumerable immigrants of a certain power(s) come in here and immediately be on equal par with native-born American citizens. Once they have streamed in enough, they out-vote us (while they may still be maintaining allegiance to that foreign power--THEY ARE COLONISTS!!!!!!!--and they run for office in this country AND WIN as they outnumber us. Our whole country is being (and has been, we are in the final stages) taken over without a gunshot. Why all this call for amnesty for illegal aliens? Because the politicians are benevolent? That will hasten on the voting power of those who do not understand our system and why it has worked (but think that they do), who are under another power, who are accustomed to servitude, who desire handouts and "rights," and who have high fecundity. White people in America don't have children (that is to say, not many. They barely reproduce enough to cover the husband and wife, if that) is my general observation.

  • Title Page, Preface.

  • No. I. Introductory Remarks.

  • No. II. The difference of condition of the alien in Europe and in America.--Brief glance at the great steps of political advancement in Europe.--Action of American principles on Europe.--Reaction, perfectly natural.--Proofs of its actual existence.--The Combination in Europe to react on America.--The St. Leopold Foundation.

  • No. III. The extent of the St. Leopold Foundation.--Its agents in this country.--Jesuits.--Their Character.--Their tricks already visible, in the riotous Ultraism of the day.

  • No. IV. The Despotism inherent in Jesuitism exposed.--The folly of the outcry of Persecution, Intolerance, &c., raised against this discussion.--The character of the foreign materials, with which Jesuits can work injury to the Republic.

  • No. V. The great mass of Emigrants necessarily under the control of Catholic priests.--Mr. Jefferson's warning against the dangers of Foreign Emigration.--The evils he predicted now occurring.--O'Connell interfering in the American Slavery question.

  • No. VI. Recapitulation of Facts.--The necessity and propriety of discussing the political nature of the Roman Catholic System.

  • No. VII. The various plans for a change in the Naturalization Laws examined.--The ridiculous claim set up for the foreigner to superior rights, exposed.--American birthright vindicated.

  • No. VIII. Claim of the Foreigner to equal rights with Native Citizens, on the ground of declared principles of the Government, shown to be groundless.

  • No. IX. Claims of the Foreigner to equal rights with Native Citizens, on the ground of abstract natural rights, shown to be groundless.

  • No. X. The injury done to Foreigners by the introduction of Jesuits into the country. The censures upon Foreigners collectively, qualified. Suspicion must nevertheless rest on all. Foreign conspiracy is at work, and its designs must be inquired into, and arrested. The danger is real and imminent. The entrance of Foreigners into the country should be guarded with strong barriers.

  • No. XI. The imperious necessity of a change in the Naturalization Laws.--The dangers from the alarming increase and present character of foreign immigration.--The political changes in Europe double the dangers to the country from foreign immigration.--The test of the existence and strength of the conspiracy in the country, and the first step in the defence against it.

  • Appendix.











A N   A M E R I C A N




"To [the principles of our government,] nothing can be more opposed than the maxims of absolute monarchies. Yet from such we are to expect the greatest number of emigrants. They will bring with them the principles of the governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; * * * * In proportion to their numbers they will share with us the legislation. They will infuse into it their spirit, warp and bias its directions, and render it a heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass. * * * I doubt the expediency of inviting them by extraordinary encouragements."--JEFFERSON. Notes on Virginia



P R E F A C E.


It is but too common a remark of late, that the American character has within a short time been sadly degraded by numerous instances of riot and lawless violence in action, and a dangerous spirit of licentiousness in discussion. While these facts are universally acknowledged, the surprise is as universal that this degeneracy should exist, and the attempts to explain the mystery are various and contradictory. There are some who rashly attribute it to the natural tendency of Democracy, which they say is essentially turbulent. This is the most dangerous opinion of any that is advanced, as it must of necessity weaken the attachment of those who advance it, to our form of government, and must produce in them a criminal indifference to its policy, or traitorous desires for its overthrow [Our note--Americans have become like communists, desiring a redistribution of wealth and are talking about the overthrow of our wonderful Constitution--I have heard these things with my own ears.]--Despotism often displays to shallow observers [our note: today's schools, colleges, and erroneous, oversimplified, lie-filled tv shows produce shallow observers] the exterior of justice on the part of the ruler, and the outside show of order and contentment on the part of the ruled. Yet look beneath the surface, and injustice, it will be seen, usually usurps the throne, and covers its oppressive decrees in mystery and darkness; while the oppressed people, restrained from complaint by physical force, are compelled to endure in silence, and smile while they suffer. Despotism is rank hypocrisy.--Democracy is, at least, no hypocrite,--it is honest and frank; and if there are occasions when its waywardness and folly offend, yet its whole character is open to view, and its irregularities can be checked and radically cured by enlightened public opinion. How much better, to be occasionally pained at the unsightly eruptions which often in the highest health of the body deform the surface, than to glory in that beautiful and lustrous complexion and hectic glow, the symptoms of organic disease, and the sure precursors of a sudden dissolution.

I cannot adopt the opinion, either that Democracies are naturally turbulent, or that the American character has suddenly undergone a radical change from good to bad; from that of habitual reverence for the laws, to that of riot and excess. It is not in the ordinary course of things, that the character of nations, any more than of individuals, change suddenly.

When the activity of benevolence, in every shape, which has been so long at work, through the length and breadth of our land, is considered, we naturally look for a corresponding result upon our society, in a more elevated moral character, and greater intellectual improvement, more love of moral truth, and regard for social order. [Our note: I read in another place that churches helped the newcomers to get established--in some instances we were disobediently helping physically that which needed attention spiritually.] To a slight observer, however, a result the very reverse seems to have been the consequence. I say it seems thus to a slight observer: to one who looks more deeply, a solid substratum of sound moral principle will appear to be evidently laid, while the surface alone presents to our view this moral paradox. How can it be explained?

If there is nothing intrinsic in our society which is likely to produce so sudden and mysterious an effect, the inquiry is natural, are there not extrinsic causes at work which have operated to disturb the harmonious movements of our system?

Here is a field we have not explored. We have not taken into the account all, or even the principal adverse causes which affect our government from without. One great opposing cause that embarrasses the benevolent operations of the country has apparently been wholly left out of the calculation, and yet it is a cause, which, more than all others, one would think, ought first to have attracted attention. This cause is FOREIGN IMMIGRATION. It is impossible in the nature of things that the moral character, and condition of this population, and its immense and alarming increase within a few years, should not have produced a counteracting effect on the benevolent operations of the day. How is it possible that foreign turbulence imported by ship-loads, that riot and ignorance in hundreds of thousands of human priest-controlled machines, should suddenly be thrown into our society, and not produce here turbulence and excess? Can one throw mud into pure water and not disturb its clearness?

There are other causes of a deeply serious nature, giving support, and strength, and systematic operation, to all these adverse effects of foreign immigration, and to which it is high time every American should seriously turn his thoughts. Some of these causes are exposed in the following numbers.

New-York, August, 1835.             AN AMERICAN.


No. I -- Introductory Remarks.

Our notes:

  • I believe that the "Ellis Island" immigrant station would come a few decades after this treatise--and after reading a bit more of this treatise, it becomes obvious as to why Ellis Island existed and was so filled up. I read that from 1892 to 1954 it was the busiest immigration station. It was the gateway for millions immigrants right there within the shadow of the Statue of Liberty (set up around 1886) which was there to meet the flood of immigrants. In light of this knowledge that Mr. Morse has revealed, the filling in of the previously fruitful Oyster Bay becomes that much more troublesome and bothersome.
  • Former priests of Rome such as William Hogan (America was not his native country--I do not know if he became a U.S. citizen or not) tried with their might to warn America of the "morally" degenerating effect that auricular confession would have on the land but when reading these men, we see them upbraiding the preachers of this land; many, many in the visible church (in the pulpits and the pews) turn a blind eye to the truth so that they can continue on in their own ways.


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