How many of us have been the victim of a home break-in? It's a major disconcerting event, finding that even in our own personal space there are others who don't respect it. And its impact is usually long lasting and, if not dealt with properly, can generate feelings of fear, anger and great stress, not to mention psychological scars. Many find that they ultimately have to move after experiencing such an event, even if they loved the place where they lived before their misfortune.
No one has the right to enter your home uninvited (there are a few safety exceptions). It's not a public space for all of society, it's your place and a place where you decide who can and cannot enter. And that's as it should be, for we all need some privacy in this changing world of today and we need it in a place that is secure and allows true peace.
So, how does this differ, albeit on a much grander scale, from a sovereign nation deciding who can and can't gain entry into its territory. The United States is the home of millions upon millions of citizens and shouldn't they be the primary concern of our leaders who were, after all, elected by these same citizens? Just like you lock the doors to your house and decide who can come in and visit, a sovereign nation has the right to secure its borders and pick and choose who may enter, either temporarily or permanently. Uninvited guests have no right to enter your home and it makes sense that the same common sense should be applied to our national home as well.
I don't offer these comments as a criticism of any political party since there is plenty of blame to go around across the spectrum. But these comments are a criticism of any entity that has destroyed the rule of law and is trying by whatever means to overturn the requirements for common sense, public safety, economic stability. and assimilation of those allowed to enter. If we stuck by the rule of law that applied to alien situations in the wave years of days gone by $1880-1921), today we wouldn't have these problems in such abundance. We'd be attracting immigrants willing to go through the legal hoops and desirous of fully immersing themselves in what it means to be an American.
Some of you may not know that from 1924 to 1965 we had a very strict quota system designed to limit immigration and allow for those who had received citizenship in the prior busy years to fully enmesh themselves in America. Only in 1965 did it change by law that came along at the same time as the Great Society. It was designed to open the doors wide to anyone and, as a result, we ended up with the disaster that we have today with nearly ninety percent of arrivals requiring American financial support. So, it has become a burden, not a net plus and it involved new arrivals who have no desire to assimilate, instead creating their own little barrios and shanty towns in urban areas across the land and in many rural locales as well.
That said, I'll ask you one simple question as I close. Are these the kinds of people that you want to invite into your home for dinner? If not, should we be so anxious to make them wards of the state in America, using our tax money? Each of us must answer that question ourselves.