Originally Posted by AirBoyzT
So I should be forced to move from my country of birth because I am being forced out by liberties being taken away. Pretty sure that's why people came to the USA.
The pilgrims were essentially Anglican religious separatists , with certain characteristics , which today wed call a " cult" hence they sought out isolation, to suggest they were denied religious liberties is to mis characterise their position and the tines. Even though with the veil of time it's convenient to present their exodus as the result of some unspecified " persecution" , much more dramatic isnt it.
The ship sailed from Newlyn in Cornwall by the way not Plymouth.
Subsequent immigration to the US was initially driven by land grabbers and opportunists , followed by European farmers looking for expansion and then the economic migrants.
The common perception that people came to the US because of some unspecified " persecution " is largely a myth , the vast majority were merely economic migrants.
Remind me , what " liberties" are been taken away from you and why would they " force you out" ( on a fancy white mans middle class boat , it would seem)