Loving Thy Neighbor More Than Thy Family?

Originally Published — April 9, 2014

Note: In the debate over amnesty for illegals versus the need for stricter border security I have to ask, does anyone care about civilization anymore?  Do politicians love illegals more than they love their fellow Americans?  Their actions speak louder than their words!

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Another top tier American politician (who may someday be President) shamelessly puts the perspective of foreigners ahead of the interests of his own country.  How long are we going to allow this to continue without a major backlash?

Recently Jeb Bush put his foot in his mouth or perhaps a better visual would be he placed it in the back side of every American who cares about secure borders and decent jobs.  He offered up a defense, not for those who were born here, live and work here, who pay the taxes and raise their kids here, but rather for those who have come under cover of darkness illegally.  Rather than defend America and Americans, he gave lip service to the fence jumpers who pollute our culture and disrespect our laws.

If our elected leaders “acted in love” towards their fellow citizens they would secure the border, they would reduce the number of immigrants (in every category allowed into the US) and they would work towards deporting all illegals, clean records notwithstanding.  Illegals may be in the shadows, but they need to be in the shade of a tree on their side of the border.  There they can get in line and go about their return the old fashioned way, legally, through the front door.

A burglar is not “an uninvited house guest” and an illegal alien is not “an undocumented worker.”

The problem for far too many politicians is that they are so willing, if not out right eager, to give away the nation.  Nations that survive and thrive are made of up similar people.  People unified by values, culture, faith, race and language are the ones who survive.  America is a unique place in that it is founded in freedom.  Freedom however is only sustained by virtue.  Our national embrace should always be open to accepting people from across the world who yearn to be free and equally important, who want to become Americans.

However, this is our nation, this is our house.  This is not the destination for people too timid to bring freedom and prosperity to their own lands.  We seem to have forgotten this principle.  It’s lost on our youth because we have spent 50 years telling them in our public schools that America was built on diversity and tolerance and multi-culturalism.  These are all lies of utopian dreamers.  America was build on unity, sameness, shared ideals, hard work, common values, perseverance, a unique American culture, a diverse but Christian beginning, a common language, and a common purpose.

Understanding that people who migrate here are often different than us is a given, and they must be treated with the same kindness and respect you would give to anyone wanting to join your family — this is what makes America so great and so special.  However, you know a paradigm shift has occurred when the host culture no longer acts, looks, feels, smells or sounds like it once did.

We are a good, tolerant and compassionate people.  No one needs instruction that we may look different, talk different, have different faiths, overlapping customs, different diets, different interests, come from different cultures, but tolerance and acceptance of these things should not be taken for granted or to the detriment of the hosts traits.

America is not a patch work quilt.  The key to America is her melting pot, the assimilation of the minority culture into the majority culture.  No one decent claims that the unique perspectives of other people cannot or should not be taught to their kids or lived in their homes, or kept alive in their families, that’s ridiculous.  But the greater culture must be respected and more than tolerated, honored by the minor ones.  Otherwise what host would continue her hospitality to the newest citizens if they are disrespectful and intolerant of the new homeland?  The people that need to be doing the respecting and the tolerating are the immigrants, not the host.

For a nation to survive, for civilizations to progress, migrants must, yes, must assimilate into the greater culture.  There is no room for debate here.  Civilizations either understand this fact or they die.  Balkanization has failed everywhere.

Our border has been over run by illegals both good and bad — both out of love for their families as well as in spite of their families.  Some come for the work, others come for the easy exploitation of a country whose political and legal systems respect them, far more than it respects it’s own taxpaying, student and retired citizens.

This all comes down to one question.  A question that is rarely asked, “whose nation is this?” Is it ours or the world’s?  America is not some rest stop or refuge for the rest of the planet.  We are great because of who we were, not because of where we are.  We are not great because of who we have adopted in to the family over the last 50 years or whom we have allowed to over stay their welcome.

If you are the least bit coherent you can see that since our immigration policies were loosened some 50 years ago the culture and the values have sunk to new lows.  I find it no coincidence, because it is not a coincidence.  There is a direct correlation between immigration both legal and illegal and the diluting of the unique American culture that gave rise to the greatest nation on earth.

Fifty years ago we kicked God out of the schools, we injected our society with the “entitlement” drug and we busted open the border and walked away allowing millions to come raid the treasure trove of the American civilization.  Like a run on TV’s during a riot we have been looted — the authorities standing watch, doing nothing for fear of what the looters might think.

The Third Amendment of the US Constitution says that the federal government cannot “quarter soldiers in private homes” and equally the feds are empowered with the duty of immigration and naturalization.  So why is it that they allow millions of foreigners to be “quartered within our private communities” and do nothing, literally nothing about it?  Isn’t that a fair question?

The foxes have taken up residency in the hen house and refuse to leave.  Our chickens are in Washington DC and nearly every state capital and are too frightened to act.  Rather than work towards a proper solution — our political leadership is negotiating and pacifying those who violated our laws and trample our values.  They are not defending America’s honor or the will of her people.  Time for some sheepdogs with a bite!

America lays raped and dying, while our political class seeks reconciliation and understanding with her attacker.  Could the world be more upside down?  The Jeb Bush’s of the world who wish to give away our nation by leaving the border exposed and the perpetrators roaming free — need to get this right or slither back into the primordial swamp from which they came.  We aren’t taking it anymore!

David is a perpetual student of religion, politics and American history.  He lives in Southern California with his wife and their three children.  Writer, thinker, speaker, blogger, he is the author of many articles as well as the book, The Conservative Directory – The Little Black Book of the Cultural Counter Revolution (1994).  The book was honored with praise from Charlton Heston, Bay Buchanan, Joseph Farah among many others. You can follow him on Twitter @cogitarus.  He’s available for speaking engagements upon request.


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