SILLINESS, HIDDEN AGENDAS, AND STUPIDITY
Have we lost our minds?
How can anyone expect immigrants who enter a nation illegally to obey the laws of the nation they have entered?
The United States of America was founded as a nation ruled by law. Now, portions of our population would encourage disobedience to our law so they can admit aliens and their children.
There is something wrong with the thinking of people who entertain the thought of breaking our law because they are concerned about the children of foreigners who are attempting to enter our nation by ignoring our immigration laws and who have the gall to bring their children along and complain because they are separated.
Obviously, they should not have attempted to enter our nation illegally in the first place.
Should law be administered with mercy? — of course, it should. But mercy cannot be described as ignoring what is right replacing it with sentimental compassion.
The press and media have been a powerful voice in criticism of the separation of children from their families.
The McCarran-Walter act of 1952 set forth a sane and helpful immigration code that served our nation well until 1965 when the Hart-Cellar act was encoded. This latter legislation opened the flood gates and set the stage for the destruction of the American culture that has since occurred.
It is interesting that the United States with its liberal politics has been allowing this shocking amount of immigration when nations like Israel still have much more stringent policies.
The following paragraph is from an article by Martha Kruger published in the “Migration Policy Institute” July 1, 2005:
“Since Israel does not automatically grant citizenship to children born within its territory, many children of migrant workers born in Israel are effectively stateless. Citizenship in their native country may also be denied since these children cannot establish residency. If the parents come from different countries, each parent would be deported to his/her country of origin, breaking up the family.”
As for Mexico through which most of the immigrants come, they have an even more strident policy. Quoting from an article in the “American Thinker”, September 1, 2016 by Daniel John Sobieski:
“Mexico has zero tolerance for illegal immigrants who seek to work inside Mexico, happen to break Mexican law or go on public assistance — or any citizens who aid them.”
“In Mexico, legal immigration is aimed at privileging lawful arrivals with skill sets that aid the Mexican economy and, according to the country’s immigration law, who have the “necessary funds for their sustenance” — while denying entry to those who are not healthy or would upset the “equilibrium of the national demographics.” Translated, that idea of demographic equilibrium apparently means that Mexico tries to withhold citizen status from those who do not look like Mexicans or have little skills to make money.”
Immigration law has been a boondoggle in America from the advent of our nation. Paul Johnson in “A History of the American People” provides an excellent description of the contention between John Winthrop, an authoritarian New England Governor, and Roger Williams, an antinomian Christian and liberty backer. Winthrop believed in Law and Williams believed in Liberty. They were both talented leaders who in-spite-of their divergent opinions admired each other. Winthrop was elected Governor and ousted because powerful people thought his dictatorial ways were inappropriate. After being dethroned, he was re-elected in four different elections.
Williams was forced out of the colony and moved with his family to the wilds of Rhode Island where the Indians were his best friends. Rhode Island became a colony where all religions were welcome but religion was not allowed in government. The colony was considered riffraff by many New Englanders but Williams’ influence carried over to the Constitutional convention where religion was banned from government.
The colonies were domiciled in what seemed to them as an infinite mass of uninhabited land so dissent could be entertained in new surroundings when needed. This is not the case in the United States of our time. We need orderly immigration laws and we need to protect our borders. We can hardly call ourselves a nation when our borders are porous.
Our press and media urge the antinomian policies of the Roger Williams colony while President Trump is seeking to follow Governor John Winthrop. Israel, our sole partner in the Middle East, is a John Winthrop imitator but its people, many whom live in the United States, urge Roger William’s standards.
We need to be on the side of Common sense. We are quickly losing our culture here in America. I would be on the side of Patrick McCarron who in a speech before congress on March 2, 1953 said, “—-we have in the United States today hard-core, indigestible blocs which have not become integrated into the American way of life, but which, on the contrary are its deadly enemies.”
Much of this disregard for law is a result of change in the religious base of our nation. We were a nation governed by God’s law; not specifically but in essence. Courts tended to use the Ten Commandments as a criterion for right and wrong and society did likewise. During the past several years the legal system has been changed to a Humanistic system that disdains set standards and instead depends on the opinions of power centers. This change can be seen in our moral codes that now support homosexual marriage, abortion, and euthanasia.
Because they are no longer restrained by immutable law the courts become centers for making law and will often make decisions that are only backed by the opinions of the judge.
In-spite-of this fundamental change I would still pose the question: Have we lost our mind here in the land of the free and the home of the brave? Is all common sense gone?
We need to follow the legal standards of Governor Winthrop not the liberal, antinomian standards of Roger Williams!
Let President Trump do something right (he has done enough wrong) by stopping some of this illegal immigration.