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Jeff Daniels became famous for his monologue in the Pilot of HBO TV program "The Newsroom" penned by Aaron Sorkin.
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The last speech of Ronald Reagan as president was on immigration
He starts off with,

" Now, tomorrow is a special day for me. I’m going to receive my gold watch. And since this is the last speech that I will give as President, I think it’s fitting to leave one final thought, an observation about a country which I love. It was stated best in a letter I received not long ago. A man wrote me and said: “You can go to live in France, but you cannot become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Turkey or Japan, but you cannot become a German, a Turk, or a Japanese. But anyone, from any corner of the Earth, can come to live in America and become an American."
"If we ever closed the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost."

President Reagan’s View on Immigration ⋆ Reclaim Democracy! = Tramscript

There are problems that come with size and urbanization.
The 6 most populous countries are:
Rank Country Pop
1 China 1,439 61 %
2 India 1,380 35 %
3 United States 331 83 %
4 Indonesia 274 56 %
5 Pakistan 221 35 %
6 Brazil 213 88 %
7 Nigeria 206 52 %

last updated 28 Apr 2022