He then switches the conversation to illegal immigrants, suggesting Open Borders to be the same as individuals welcoming people into their lives without prejudice or selfishness.
That he believes people will hear or read these things and believe them to be rational and realistic speaks to more to his political bias and cloister than it does to reason and rationality.
The Global Issue is the equivalent of a marauding army, not a wandering band of minstrels. That these people (generally) represent an overwhelming and almost impossible human tragedy is heart-breaking.
However, the general result of this ‘migration’ has been terror, rape, robbery, murder and social chaos. A farmer watching a horde of locust descending upon his crops does not think in terms of the locust’s need, but rather his investment.
Nations must (and have always) thought the same. It’s why they all have immigration policies and barriers to stop wandering people groups.
This is so basic as to be unnecessary to declare.
Yet, here we are in the 21st century giving an otherwise intelligent man a rational hearing on a topic so irrational and ludicrous as to border on insanity!
He defined mercy as “… that way of acting, that style, with which we try to include others in our life, avoiding closing up into ourselves and into our selfish securities” What dictionary is he using?
To extend your immigration quota in response to a global catastrophe is mercy. To open the flood gates and let everyone in who wants in, without going through any ‘proper channel,’ is Insanity! Why do we have ‘Proper Channels,’ at all?
Are border laws a way of ‘closing up into ourselves and our selfish securities?’
Is it a ‘selfish security’ that motivates people to protect their homes and lives from marauding hordes?
The world is no longer laboring under the misapprehension that these groups are merely families trying to escape a war zone. There are too many single young men in the mix and there have been too many vicious and wanton crimes committed by these people to simply treat them as ‘immigrants.’
Is the Vatican open to anyone who walks in off the street? Or do they have walls, gates and soldiers on duty, to keep people out?
What’s Good For The Goose….. Mr. Pope!
How Hard Can It Be?
There is an Outcry, this election cycle, against New Voter ID Laws. In several states new laws limit the types of documents acceptable at the polls. Critics claim these are designed to keep minorities, older citizens and people of color from voting.
What’s going on? Well, in some states a birth certificate is required in order to get a State ID. In other states it takes a Driver’s License from that State. This is what’s being called a deliberate attempt to limit people from voting in America.
The Issue is really Voter Fraud and Personal Responsibility. But, who doesn’t have a Birth Certificate? Well, many people don’t one in their possession, for a number of reasons. Students at school in other States. Older people who may never have had one in their lives (like me!).
Who doesn’t have a Driver’s License from the State in which they vote? Again, older people, people who don’t drive. AND… at least one State School Teacher who is being featured as an illustration, and apparently lives in Wisconsin but has an Illinois D/L, along with Students matriculating in States other than where they legally reside.
Are these illustrations of Voter Discrimination? No! They are illustrations of how casual Americans have become re: The Rule of Law and Personal Responsibility.
Let Me Explain: As I mentioned, I lived 60 years on this planet before securing a Birth Certificate. What I had was a document from the Hospital, legally called a ‘Notification of Live Birth.’ For most of my life it served as a Legal Document, sufficient to secure a Driver’s License in a State that required a Birth Certificate.
It was a certificate I always assumed to be a Birth Certificate; one that worked in place of a Birth Certificate for 50 years…. until I applied for a Passport.
Discrimination? No! Society had changed and the laws had been adjusted to compensate for those changes. OverKill? In my mind and circumstance: Yes! I am a legal resident. I am not a criminal. I am not a threat. It would not be a problem for me to have a Passport, based on what I had in my hand, for the last 60+ years.
What did I do? I went online, found the State in which I was born; filled out a form; sent $35, and 3 weeks’ later I had a Birth Certificate in my hand! If this had been a voting issue, I would not have been able to vote in that election!
Discrimination? Yes! Only citizens with a valid / legal Birth Certificate are entitled to a Passport! The government is responsible to regulate these sort of things and is entitled to make whatever laws they choose. My responsibility was to make sure I understood the laws and comply BEFORE I needed to have that Passport!
Racial or Social Discrimination? On it’s face: NO! Now, it could be! But we have the right to legal redress for immoral or unjust laws. What we don’t have are Exceptions For Poor Planning or Ignorance On My Part!
Citizens of a Country have a personal, moral, legal responsibility to Know The Law and Comply. In all 50 States, governments bend over backwards to make certain citizens know the changes and have access to whatever it takes to adjust to those changes, but in the end, it’s MY Responsibility!
That citizens aren’t paying attention? Aren’t interested until they need something (like me); don’t exercise the necessary responsible or moral requirements, like moving to a new State and NOT getting a D/L from that State? Or attending college in another State and not thinking about what it takes to vote in that State?, does not constitute unlawful discrimination on the part of the State.
I lived 50+ years in New Jersey. Voting ALWAYS required a valid ID and signing The Book. I lived 20+ years in North Carolina. Voting there meant simply walking in and announcing who you were and where you lived. The first time, I was shocked! And asked the requisite question. THEY were then shocked!
South Carolina is no different. Tell them who you are and, if you’re in The Book, you vote.
In a world where people can easily pretend to be someone they are not. In a world as technically oriented as this — where things and people are not necessarily what they seem — to show a legal ID is neither overt nor is it demeaning. It is simply The Right Thing To Do! It’s what Government is all about: structuring for decency and order.
The citizen of a State or Country has the moral and legal responsibility to KNOW THE LAWS and CONFORM. It’s as natural as falling off a log. That we have made this a Major Issue in our society is a testimony to the continuing efforts of government to control who votes [abused, in the past, by some states] and people who either don’t like, or understand, change or want everything handed to them!
Somehow a sizable number of adults aren’t able to get a legal document (Picture ID), but ARE able to get a host of other legal documents (Food Stamps, Insurance, Various Grocery Store discount cards, etc)
We are raising a Nation of children. Children who want to be able to ‘play’ (meaning, doing whatever they want), without having to live with the consequences of that sort of immaturity and ignorance. Governments are not responsible, nor able, to ‘mother’ every citizen so they have everything they are entitled to have. Sooner or later we must Grow Up!
Committed, spiritual Christians struggle with supporting Donald Trump, for all the reasons you’ve heard and more. He is a brash, arrogant, self-absorbed, bully with a vulgar mouth! No one knows whether his new-found conservativism is real or if it will continue. His supporters don’t really care, as long as he straightens out the mess these Liberals and Progressives have made.
So, last week, when ungodly men revealed, publicly, the voice of Donald Trump ‘trash-talking’ about women, social and political liberals were shocked!
They were so shocked they played the audio over-and-over again, at every hour of the day, on every outlet they own, using every possible format, in order to talk about it.
Why? Because they are outraged at such talk? No! They are the original purveyors of such talk. They brought us mini-skirts, bikini bathing suits, suggestive and salacious musical lyrics and movies, Go Go Girls, abortion and ‘Free Love.’ That was the 1960’s…. Donald’s formative years.
These people went on to glamorize just about every form of sexual deviance known to mankind. Those who spoke out against it were ‘prudes.’ We were told it was healthy to expose our children to these things, otherwise they would grow up sexually and socially stunted.
Now they are outraged? By what? By the very social climate and moral license that empowers people like Donald Trump! Men and women who either don’t care or have The Power to say and do whatever they choose. It is not an accident that this conversation occurred in and around a TV/Movie Lot.
In Donald’s Day women were liberated, meaning they were expected to be sexually aggressive…. and they were. Of course they were outraged should a man take things too far! If he did, it often resulted in a woman being ‘battered.’ You see, women ‘Play’ at sex. Men Don’t Play!
Donald was firmly on the Liberal Stage, in 2005, when he made those remarks. Now it’s the Liberals who are outraged.
We call this hypocrisy and clear-thinking men and women simply shake their heads in dismay. “You stuck your hand in the fire and it was burnt!” NOW you’re upset with the fire?
There was never a more vulgar and demeaning politician than Lyndon Baines Johnson…. And he was once President of these United States. He was not nice. He was not polite. He was not decent. His had a truly filthy mouth. His treatment of women was rude, crude and indecent…. and he didn’t care who saw it or knew it.
He is now a much revered man in the eyes of Liberal Democrats. The same ones who are shocked that Donald would say ugly things… in private…among lascivious men, who probably primed the pump and then had a good laugh.
Are you beginning to get the picture?