America is still that shining city on a hill it has always been. Is she without faults? No. Is there room for improvement? Yes. Is America still the greatest nation this planet has ever seen? You bet. So what’s the problem? Have you ever heard the phrase, “A victim of our own success?”
Welcome to that very problem. America is a victim of her own success! Why else would so many people want to come here? Why else do so many people want to be an American? Even when you take out the freeloaders, the majority still just want to be an American.
Look at the current crisis on the Southern border. What better example do you need? Other governments are stuffing trains and stacking people on top and sending them through the Mexican desert with a single hope of making it to America. They want a better life. They want better options for their kids to grow up educated and make something of themselves. Who doesn’t want those things? Better yet, who doesn’t want to help someone get better?
Well, last week Glenn Beck said that his charity was going to be sending semi-truckloads of stuffed animals, food and much more to these kids. A simple act of compassion, yet he came under attack. For what? Because he cares? Is that not the American way? Who are you to deny aid to those who need it? Yet, sadly, it happened. People were outraged.
Nevermind the fact that, regardless of age, these people are hundreds of miles away from their home in a place that is foreign to them. After all, they are people. No better and no worse than anyone else. Forget that they have diseases. Forget they don’t speak the language. They want what you have. Freedom and Liberty. They want to be an American.
Think about what the Declaration of Independence says:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Is that not one of the things that separates Americans from the rest of the world? Because we as Americans have adopted this mindset, we are that flame atop that city on the hill. We are what others look to.
Do not that what has been said lightly. This is not an advocation for amnesty. We are, always have been and always will be, a nation of laws. And we must take a strong stance in favor of those laws from the moment they attempt to come in. We can still turn them away and be compassionate at the same time.
Where we fail, is at the top. And as that old saying goes, it all runs downhill. Those in Washington aren’t affected by this crisis at all. They are so removed from the situation that they just simply don’t understand. If they did, they wouldn’t allow the president and his family to take a multi-million dollar 15 day vacation. They also would not allow the proposition of a $3.7 Billion immigration package, which only included roughly $100,000 for border control. How is that compassionate? How is that American? It’s neither.
If this lawlessness is allowed, these hopeful immigrants will be no better off than if they would have just stayed home. But there is a little more to it than that. For some reason, the democrat party cares only about building voting blocks. In their eyes, if they can get them in and make them dependent on entitlement programs, they’ll have voters for life. That’s not compassionate, and it’s certainly not what America stands for. Being compassionate does not equate to amnesty.