Politicians Have No Right To Threaten Our Safety
George Wilhelm Hegel is credited with saying, “What experience and history teach is this – that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principle.”
To merely suggest that there is an abundance of wisdom contained in that 21-word sentence is a gross understatement. And nowhere at present is its truth more evident than in the mishandling of the illegal immigrant situation.
Just as radical Islam is not a religion, it is a murderous cult of unparalleled evil, and just as abortion is not about choice, but the selfish, paganistic murder of innocent unborn children, illegals are not simply nice migratory agrarians searching for a better life. They are criminals, they are dishonest and they are usurpers, ultimately controlled by those with a political agenda.
Jimmy Carter’s ineptness and treachery led to the unleashing of Islamic terrorism in the modern civilized world. Bill Clinton’s non-responsiveness after the World Trade Center bombings in 1993 gave rise to the bombings of American interests around the world and resulted in Sept. 11. President Bush’s coddling of Islam as a peaceful religion was evidenced by beheadings, Fallujah and manipulative attacks against journalists and talk-program hosts by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
A boot on the throat of Islamic fundamentalism and the conviction to challenge groups like CAIR would have spared America and her citizens much pain. However, our government and far too many citizens – having learned nothing from history – played pity-pat with the devil to our harm. As I continue to point out, we now capitulate to illegal aliens at the risk of the destruction of our way of life.
We must be inflexible hardliners when it comes to defending and enforcing immigration laws and when it comes to defending our borders. One primary reason is, as Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies correctly pointed out: “We cannot allow illegals turned legal into a well-developed welfare state.” Doing so would create a fatal, debilitative drain on the middle class.
Internal Revenue Service figures show the bottom 50 percent of wage earners paid 3.46 percent of all income taxes in 2003. Yet we know they consumed the greatest amount of government sponsored aid and entitlements. This group is comprised of couples filing jointly who earned less than $29,019 in that same year.
Illegals are already consuming tremendous amounts of unwarranted government subsidies provided at taxpayer expense. Then factor in the additional monetary drain that would be associated with over perhaps 20 million illegals suddenly given carte blanche access to federal programs such as Medicaid, Section-8 housing, and food-assistance programs. Many of them already freely enjoy the benefits of programs like WIC (Women, Infants and Children).
The Pew Research Center can claim: “The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States was lower in 2016 than at any time since 2004. This decline is due mainly to a large drop in the number of new unauthorized immigrants, especially Mexicans, coming into the country. The origin countries of unauthorized immigrants also shifted during that time, with the number from Mexico declining and the number rising from only one other region, Central America, according to the latest Pew Research Center report.” (See: 5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.; Jens Manuel Krogstad, Jeffrey S. Passel, D’Vera Cohn; 11/28/2018)
But that report did not foresee the caravans of thousands upon thousands of illegals marching on our Southern border. Additionally, I object with the Pew Research Center’s use of the assignation “unauthorized immigrants.” They are illegal alien criminals proudly breaking our sovereign laws and it is past time to end political correct assignations.
Furthermore, just because the numbers are down as Pew Research Center asserted, doesn’t mean we should turn a blind eye and reward defiant lawbreakers and invaders.
It is an undeniable fact that the majority of illegals are – at best – poorly educated, low-income workers. And if this single fact is to be disputed, then there remains no supportive argument for those who claim illegals do the work Americans won’t do. But I get ahead of myself.
There is a reason that legal immigration has been strictly regulated – maintaining strict limits on how many unskilled, skilled and professional immigrant applicants were admitted each year. Accordingly, how will creating another dependent class better America? What will creating another dependent class do to the already supposedly strained resources of the middle class?
America is and has always been a nation of mercy caring providing aid to those who need it, but being being a nation of mercy does not include being overrun by defiant trespassing invaders.
America is a nation of laws and to reward illegal aliens who ignore our laws with impunity is unfair to the legal American citizens who are punished, many times severely, for breaking the law.
Americans sat on their voices pursuant to the homosexual agenda until we were confronted with the redefining of marriage. Americans were passively ambivalent pursuant to liberal socialist judges, until Kelo vs. Connecticut opened the door for private property to be seized and given to private industry.
If history has repeatedly taught one thing, it is that there comes a time when hostile belligerence and indifference on our part toward dishonest politicians is not only acceptable – it is in the interest of our secure well-being to be nothing less.
President Trump’s pledge to secure our Southern border with a wall is a seminal moment pursuant to the future of our culture. We cannot afford to be nice to crooked politicians who live behind walled mansions, but who are refusing to build a wall that protects us. We can only afford to preserve our nation as one with liberty and justice for all legal citizens – not criminal vagabonds who bully their way in.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here