I am completely serious and realize that some may become so incensed and take offense to what I am saying they will gnash their teeth at me and desire my destruction. I hope that is not the case, but there is a reason and there is the current rhetoric that causes me concern. I pray we all find a way and a willingness to engage in reason not simply rhetoric regarding this issue. If we do, we can come to some concrete and viable solutions to the problem, but if not, we will see the problem grow exponentially and it will ultimately rip us to shreds. This may well be the most serious threat facing our Republic today.
The insistence that President Trump killed sick kids at the border because he would not let them in is not being honest intellectually, factually, or even morally. It may sound wonderful and compassionate to say we should let all those desiring to enter free access and if they are sick we are morally obligated to take them in and care for them. However, our current Immigration Laws prohibit persons with communicable and highly infectious diseases from entering the United States of America as an immigrant.
I am stunned that the Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC are removing tests for HIV infection from the list of diseases that keep people from entering the United States. When did that occur? Not under President Trump but under President Obama. The proposal was advanced in 2009 and the final ruling published in November of 2009 and went into effect on January 4, 2010.
Let me give you a list of diseases that prevent a person from entering the United States. They include active tuberculosis, infectious syphilis, gonorrhea, infectious leprosy, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale, and until 2010 HIV. Also, quarantinable diseases designated by a Presidential Executive order and the list, thus far, include cholera, diphtheria, infectious tuberculosis, plague, smallpox, yellow fever, viral hemorrhagic fevers, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and influenza caused by novel or reemergent influenza (pandemic flu). Other diseases on the list include polio and the World Health Organizations list of diseases that could result in public health emergencies of international concern. That is not all inclusive but reflects the reality that just because someone is sick they are to be given admission.
To grant admission to every sick person would endanger all Americans or millions of us. That is not what our immigration policy and program are designed to produce. Immigration was supposed to be a system that would allow people who could contribute gainfully to our society with certain skills, abilities, and a willingness to assimilate into our American society to gain access or entry.
Before you target President Trump for killing sick children you might want to ask why any responsible and loving parent would subject a sick child to a thousand-mile trek across Mexico trying to enter the United States. Would not responsible parenting insist that the child is cared for in the home or hospital near them without subjecting them to further physical trauma that would make their condition worse and possibly kill them? Why are there few, if any, asking the parents why they would do that? Mexico offered, at their Southern Border, medical care so why wait until you are outside the U.S. in Tijuana before requesting medical help? We did all we could for them once they were here, but they should never have been here in the first place.
The idea that Trump is a monster because he separated children from their parents who entered the United States illegally is also a charge that is that unjust. I’ve gone through this before, but if a person commits a crime and illegal entry is a felony (a crime), and have their children with them, are they separated? Before you argue that is apples and oranges, I must ask, “Is It?” What would you have us do with the parents, (if they were the parents) and the children? The policy of letting them have free access to the United States with only a promise they would return to court for their hearing is ridiculous. Should we detain them, as family units, in facilities designed to house adults? Is it more humane to keep the children separate, care for them, feed, clothe, and house them that subject them to that trauma? I guess not, because it’s President Trump.
But if reason kicks in everyone will understand this is not about children and families or even sick kids, it’s about keeping our borders open. I cannot fathom even one of our Founding Fathers embracing the Democrat policy and rhetoric regarding our borders and the illegals. In 1790 the House of Representatives debated the matter of naturalization. James Madison said, “It is no doubt very desirable that we should hold out as many inducements as possible for the worthy part of mankind to come and settle amongst us and throw their fortunes into a common lot with ours. But why is this desirable?”
In Madison’s argument, it was not because “diversity” is our greatest value. It was not because Big Business needed cheap labor. Madison asserted, “Not merely to swell the catalogue of people. No, sir, it is to increase the wealth and strength of the community; and those who acquire the rights of citizenship, without adding to the strength or wealth of the community are not the people we are in want of.” Madison argued plainly that America should welcome the immigrant who could assimilate but exclude the immigrant who could not readily “incorporate himself into our society.”
George Washington, in a letter to John Adams, emphasized that immigrants should be absorbed into American life so that, “by an intermixture with our people, they, or their descendants, get assimilated to our customs, measures, laws: in a word soon become one people.” Alexander Hamilton argued in 1802: “The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice; and on that love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education, and family.” Hamilton went even further saying, “the United States have already felt the evils of incorporating a large number of foreigners into their national mass; by promoting in different classes different predilections in favor of particular foreign nations, and antipathies against others, it has served very much to divide the community and distract our councils. It has been often likely to compromise the interests of our own country in favor of another.”
Hamilton argued adamantly and predicted rightly that, “the permanent effect of such policy will be, that in times of great danger there will be always a numerous body of men, whom there may be just grounds to distrust; the suspicion alone will weaken the strength of the nation, but their force may be actually employed in assisting an invader.” Immigration is not just important it is critical for our National Defense! Our founding fathers understood, too bad the liberal leftist’s socialist progressives do not.
Let’s end this faux piousness and ridiculous insanity of pushing for open borders. If walls don’t work, why do former presidents and celebrities have them around their homes? If walls and fences provide no benefit why do businesses surround their warehouses with fences and prisons have fences and wall? Because they work!
God bless you and God bless America!