Migrant Caravan or Entitlement Gone Global?

Consider the following scenarios:

  • A group of hungry people raid a Food Bank after hours;
  • A person who doesn’t feel well walks into a hospital, pushes past those already in line – some visibly worse off – and forcefully demands to be treated immediately;
  • A few dozen people storm a homeless shelter forcing their way in through doors and windows, displacing the homeless people that are already there;
  • A group of strangers try to crash your house party while you are standing at the door telling them to go away;
  • Without registering or speaking to anyone, someone simply finds their way into a middle school or high school and sits down in a classroom;
  • A large group of people force their way into a closed store or business;
  • A person with no money demands that you give them food, money, clothes, and a place to stay;
  • A group of thousands of people decide they want to live somewhere else, so they walk to the border of another country and not only demand to be let in, but forcefully push through the barrier, trampling on the laws of that nation.

As you read through each situation, were you thinking: you can’t do that; why are you doing that; that’s not how you go about that; if you need something, why don’t you ask?

All these scenarios have something in common: a blatant disregard for rules, procedures and laws, and a sense of entitlement that makes it alright to put your own needs or wants above those of others.

Short of incredible and immediate terror or acute bodily injury, in what circumstance is it acceptable to force your way past established barriers to get what you want? You can’t even go past a simple roadblock without looking over your shoulder, ‘cause you know you’re doing something wrong; never mind violating a whole border, with it’s fences, police, watchtowers, and dogs.

The United States of America is a macrocosm of our own families. My family in my home is like the family of Americans in America. So, I decide what’s best for my family and I decide who comes into my home. I put the needs and wants of my family before those of anyone else in the world. Don’t you?

America has homeless people by the thousands; shouldn’t they be taken care of before the wants or needs of people outside our country? There are Americans in need of financial support, shouldn’t they get government assistance before poor people from other countries get it? American classrooms are overcrowded, shouldn’t American children have the opportunity to learn in an optimal environment without adding more children to the system? Is it wrong to put your family first and say no or wait to all others?

Would you allow a group of strangers to force their way into your home? Shouldn’t they first come to your front door to respectfully request your permission and then accept your decision to allow them in or not? The rights of America’s citizens are the rights of America the nation, are they not?

The United States takes in thousands of immigrants every year … legally. And then there are the thousands that sneak in illegally, disrespecting our country and our laws. Without boundary lines, you don’t have a house and we don’t have a country. That means anyone can go anywhere with no one being legally able to claim any property as their own – including your house, car, bike, jacket, shoes, cellphone, or toothbrush. Is that what we want? Anarchy? Bully mentality? The strongest overpower the weakest? Or do we want a country of laws, order, and personal property?

If you say yes to anarchy, then we should eliminate all borders and change our country’s name to the American region of the world and submit to the rules and authority of whoever has the biggest stick. If, on the other hand, you believe in personal rights and property, and laws made by the people for the people, then the United States of America must have specific and measurable borders that define its scope and authority over its own people; and must preserve itself by defending its borders against any that would seek to breach or eliminate it.

For a group this size to suddenly decide to walk thousands of miles to another country that has already said it will only accept immigrants legally, and demand entry does not seem rational – nor does it seem spontaneous. If those on the migrant journey had jobs, they must have quit and if they didn’t have jobs, where are they getting the money to support themselves for several weeks and up to several months while attempting to relocate? And if they get into America, where do they live and work? If they are not admitted into America, how do they eat and shelter themselves without money? This whole situation seems unlikely at best. Is this migrant caravan being organized and funded by some entity? Are the migrants being misled or made to believe they are entitled to live in the United States simply because they want to?

There are reasons why the United States of America is such a great nation. They include the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the mixing pot of uniquely American culture, democracy, the steadfast America spirit, capitalism and opportunities for small business, and the American Dream. When people come to live in America, they must recognize our need to preserve these truly American traits, not to have them trampled, criticized, or denigrated. If you like the way your country is, then stay there and be proud; if you don’t like the way your country is, then stay there and try to change it. Otherwise, if you don’t like the way your country is and want to positively contribute to ours, we welcome you to apply for entry into the United States of America.

#notafraidtothink            #reunifyourcountry                #notsheeple

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