I have encountered people of in various political sectors who want to argue that the Founding Fathers wanted Open Borders. That is factually inaccurate! I will attempt to detail why I believe that. It is also a dangerous view that they are advancing! But those arguing for Open Borders, often in the name of compassion, seem to miss the obvious in the writings of the Founders and the wording of the Constitution. They also seem to miss the dangers allowing unimpeded illegal penetration into the United States of America poses.
I have had those who are devotedly Libertarian, extremely Liberal, and some Republicans who are, in most things, quite conservative and desirous of following the Constitution advance the view of Open Borders being right. Some even argue that all laws prohibiting illegals from entering the Sovereign Republic of the United States were written by Eugenics and Evil Men. I find that view flabbergasting and am amazed at the woeful misinterpretations being presented in today’s politic.
Former President, Barack Hussein Obama, declared that any restriction of immigration in order to protect our national security was “offensive and contrary to American values.” I’m not sure what American values he was referring to, but I believe that view is diametrically opposed to the view of our Founders and the Framers of our Constitution. I believe it is an invitation to the destruction of the Republic and endangers Americans. The endangering of Americans cannot be ignored in the light of the many crimes committed by the illegals, some who have been deported multiple times residing in Sanctuary Cities and States.
The Founders repeatedly expressed their concerns about indiscriminate mass immigration. They made it incredibly clear that the purpose of allowing foreigners into our fledgling nation was not to recruit millions of new voters or secure permanent ruling majorities for their political parties. It was and should still be to “preserve, protect, and enhance the republic.” The Republic that they put their lives on the line to establish and sought to preserve for posterity into perpetuity.
In 1790, just a few short years after the Revolutionary War, the House of Representatives debated naturalization. James Madison argued, “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 among us and throw their fortunes into a common lot with ours. But why is this desirable?” It is imperative that we note Madison said, ‘the worthy part’ and ‘throw their fortunes into a common lot’. That does not sound like terrorist, gangs, drug dealers, and those who could not provide for themselves.
Why do we want immigration? It is not for ‘diversity.’ That is the argument I hear often by politicians and liberals. They argue that “diversity is our greatest asset.” Seriously, if that is our greatest asset, we are paupers. Madison continued stating that it was, “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.” Tell me again that the Founding Fathers wanted Open Borders with the ability indiscriminately come and go as you please. That dog won’t hunt, and that bird won’t fly.
Their idea was that immigrants should ‘assimilate’ and any immigrant that would not ‘incorporate’ him or herself into our society should be excluded. George Washington wrote John Adams and expressed a similar view 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 wrote in 1802 something that is relevant today and should resonate with everyone who wants to keep America as America. He said, “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 further argued and warned that “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 to distract our councils. It has been often likely to compromise the interests of our own country in favor of another.” Does that sound like an advocate for Open Borders?
Hamilton further correctly predicted, that “the permanent effect of such a policy will be, that in times of great public danger there will be always a numerous body of men, of 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.” Does that sound like an Open Border Advocate?
He also contended that the survival of the American republic depends upon “the preservation of a national spirit and a national character.” He insisted that “to admit foreigners indiscriminately to the rights of citizens the moment they put foot in our country would be nothing less than to admit the Grecian horse into the citadel of our liberty and sovereignty.”
I insist that to allow unrestricted open borders is unwise, unsafe, and un-American. A country that does not value its own citizens and sovereignty first will not, no can not endure as a country long. Our Liberty and Freedom demands, as our Founders understood, that we have secure borders and a very carefully evaluated and guarded immigration system. Illegal Immigration must never be part of any allowable mix.
I pray you will join me in fighting for the preservation of the American Republic and while we welcome legal immigrants who will assimilate and bring value to the Republic, we reject the notion that Open Borders is either a Christian or American value. It is neither!
God bless you and God bless America.