Must do more to secure our borders
The southern border is a mess. It has been a mess for a long time.
Living in the Northeast, it’s easy to put it out of your mind, but the video of a 5-year-old boy left alone at the border and crying for help really brings it close to home.
Clearly, we can’t turn our backs on desperate people in need of America’s compassion. At the same time, we need to protect the citizens here from people who are crossing the border illegally and mean us harm either through gang activity or trafficking of one kind or another.
Any half-aware person should know that in reality, the border is not closed, regardless of what the administration is telling us.
A snake will slip into a garden any way it can if adequately motivated, just like the criminals who are likely slithering across into our country. And we are a country, are we not? Doesn’t a country require borders to help define itself?
Don’t the tax-paying citizens of a country deserve to be safe within its own borders?
Should they also be financially responsible for the citizens of another country, which also has its own borders? We do have a mess on our hands and the people we have elected to solve this problem have not been getting it done. The outrage continues.
Unfortunately, not everyone is on the same page. Not the media or the politicians. What will it take to get us there? More outrage?
Would the Founders be approving of us?
I’ve been wondering something lately.
If our Founding Fathers had been able to see into the future to the years 2020-21, would they still have chosen to break with the British crown?
What if the Founding Fathers could have seen the petty dictator-wanna-be push his Big Lie, or witness the insurrection of Jan. 6 being condoned, encouraged and ultimately sanctioned by members of the Republican Party, or watched the dozens of new voter suppression laws being put in place by Republicans, designed to destroy democracy?
Indeed, if they could’ve seen all of this, would our Founding Fathers then have sacrificed their whole lives for this democracy, or spilled the blood of over 25,000 soldiers in the Revolutionary War? My guess is, probably not.
They very likely would’ve shaken their heads at our dishonor, lack of integrity and immaturity, and stayed with the British.
I also wonder if we should be glad that they couldn’t see into the future? Or sad.
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