When America's population reached 300 million two years ago, the federal government estimated that our nation records a new birth every seven seconds, a death every 13 seconds and gains a new immigrant every 31 seconds. Adding these numbers together the Census Bureau concluded that the U.S. grows by one new person every 11 seconds. Such fast-paced growth is ruining our nation aided and abetted by pro-immigration, pro-illegal alien citizens in our midst. Indeed, just last month the Census Bureau showed our present population to be 305 million people -- that's 5 million new people in only 24 months. It is unfortunate that otherwise bright people have a blind spot when it come to these shocking numbers and what they portend for our country.
Americans are learning that there is no "quick fix" available to solve our growing thirst for energy and we are paying the price financially. Our nation must act now to rein-in today's ballooning population and reduce our demand for oil, coal, and natural gas. We must also focus attention on identifying renewable sources of energy.
Encroaching population threatens more than 1,000 species in the United States. From 1982-1997, an area twice as large as Yellowstone, Everglades, Shenandoah and Yosemite national parks combined was pave over for housing, roads and other purposes. We cannot continue to destroy more of our nation's natural resources without disastrous consequences for future generations.
As population grows it puts more pressure on our nation's infrastructure. Today's fast growing communities are becoming a nightmare of clogged traffic, overcrowded schools, increased crime and gang activity, and overburdened hospitals. Without leaders on the federal, state and local levels working to create responsible population policies, the problems will get much worse and we will be left with the realization that our spineless leaders who talked about making America better have actually, through their action or inaction, contributed to the decline of our great country.
As America's cities and suburbs continue to expand to accommodate out-of-control population growth, we are paving over our irreplaceable farmlands and forests. This is the American version of the slash and burn activity that is destroying large areas of the South American rain forest. The surge in population is wreaking havoc on our infrastructure - roads, schools, hospitals, bridges, and tunnels - and creating many costly problems that will continue to spiral out of control if we fail to reduce population.