Thank you for posting this. I don't understand what you meant by the reddened items. If you're in the mood, would you elaborate? Thank you for your time!
That's why I limit my expectations to only two issues: the border and the economy. If we cannot get those two things under control, then a fascist dictatorship is right around the corner. That much is certain. America is too broke and too Balkanized at this point for there to be any other direction for us. If this election does not sort those two issues out, then the next hope we will have is for our very own Julius Caesar in order to save us from our very own Joseph Stalin or Hitler.
Do you see the students protesting "free speech" on the news yesterday? Thousands of them. Like I said in my earlier post, patty cake in America is over.
A border that is enforceable is key to any nation's sovereignty. Without a border, what is a nation anyway? National borders are only in part an imaginary line that power brokers draw on maps. The border of a nation state is that place where a common language(s), a common culture (or race), a common set of laws, governing body ENDS.
The imaginary line is a reflection of these greater truths about a nation's limits, as defined by its people and where they happen to be located. At some point, geographically speaking, one country ends and, therefore, another begins.
But the imaginary line, though it is not found in nature, is important nonetheless. Its like the door of your house, protecting your privacy, your property, and your way of life. The door of your house is not found in nature either. But you and I will always go to the trouble to buy one or build one. Now, to continue this analogy, who do you let into your house? Who do you open the door to? Those who will respect you and the laws of your house or those who don't? How do you feel about someone who breaks into your house?
The situation is the same in our country. We have millions of people coming here, illegally, undocumented, who, at best are coming here to make $8 dollars an hour. Not to assimilate, but to make $8 dollars an hour. Not because they are in love with the Constitution, but to make $8 dollars an hour. That is no basis for letting anyone into your country legally, let alone illegally. And that is a best case scenario. Worst case scenario ranges anywhere from getting on some generous welfare program at tax payer expense all the way to terrorism and crime. Now, in fairness to the $8 dollar an hour people. If I were them, I would try to do the same thing. Hell yeah I'd try to get out of Honduras or Mexico to come here as fast as I could. I really can't argue with their goal at all. And many of them are fine, hard working people, who will no doubt contribute something to our country in terms of labor and tax revenue without committing violent crimes.
Yet, even when these relatively honest folks pour over the border in the millions(11 million is extremely low balling it, more like 20 to 30 million) it takes a toll on our sovereignty because they were not enthralled with love for this country. They were enthralled with not having to eat dirt anymore. This country's government is supposed to be the Constitution, not the desire to make $8 dollars an hour. Moreover, we do not make any attempt to get them to assimilate when they get here. Rather, we bend over backwards to make them feel right at home. Home, meaning that socialist shit hole banana republic they just fled from. They are not receiving lessons in the Constitution. They are not made to feel like they should speak English in public. They are made to feel like they are owed something for nothing because they are (probably) dark skinned. The socialist/commie/bed wetters have really done a number on this country, hopelessly dividing us along racial/ethnic lines. Everyone who gets here illegally suddenly discover that they have "grievance" too. That their new home is a hotbed of racism, inequality, and all that other class warfare filth. This is not a racial issue for me. If Japan were about to sink into the ocean, and millions of Japanese needed somewhere to go, I'd gladly welcome them here because, by and large, the Japanese people love American style freedom. And the millions of Irish, Germans, and Poles who came here in 19th century, even if they were doing it just to escape famine, warfare, or religious persecution in their native countries, once they got here---we demanded that they speak the language and follow our laws. Half the time we didn't treat them too well because of our own bigotry, but nevertheless, by the 2nd generation these immigrant families assimilated, and took part in our country. That is not what is happening today. And its more our fault than the illegals. They're just doing what they think they need to do to survive on a very basic level. We, on the other hand, are bending over with a "kick me" sign on our backs. Socialist/commie ideas have infiltrated our country, and they make us stupid at best, suicidal at worst.
But this is only the beginning of what is wrong with completely wide open borders. It is estimated that there are 93 million people out of work in this country. Staggering. Recently, it was reported that the unemployment rate is 5%. Utter nonsense. Look into it yourself, I'm not a math guy, nor do I have time to crunch the numbers here in this post. But it is much, much more than 5%. We don't see soup lines because of welfare, food stamps, etc. Illegal aliens are taking many of the jobs that are left because they work very cheap, often below board, where employers don't have to pay much to them or bother with the money and paperwork towards the government. Not only that, but all this cheap labor drives down the wages of all low skilled or no skilled working people in this country. Supply and demand. When our people are struggling it is morally reprehensible to dilute the labor pool even further. Of course, I hear people say, Americans won't do the kinds of jobs illegals do. But if the wages weren't already depressed by the superabundance of cheap illegal labor, there are many, many jobless Americans who would pick grapes for $10 dollars an hour. And they wouldn't be living in some little artificial mud hut that some company throws up for the illegals to bake alive in, 10 to 15 a trailer. It is inhumane to them, its criminal towards our own citizens. Democrats love the illegals because it means more voters(they vote too,ya know) they can get onto their socialist/commie plantation. Republicans love the illegals because it provides more cheap labor to their big donors. The American people and the American economy suffer from stagnant wages and displacement. The illegals are caught in the middle, and they get used and abused. Its bad business all the way around.
Last but not least, illegal immigration effects our national security. I am not going to elaborate on this because it should be obvious to anyone who is paying attention that we have major enemies and these are dangerous times. Any country that wanted to get a dozen suitcase nukes to go off in a dozen American cities, just needs to get to Mexico, then pay a coyote several hundred dollars to get them across the border.
And drugs. Did I mention drugs? lol. Really, I could go on and on and still not due this subject justice. If our nation were a cell, we are without a cell wall. We must rebuild that wall or let dangerous elements continue to pour inside.
Balkanization, or Balkanisation, is a geopolitical term, originally used to describe the process of fragmentation or division of a region or state into smaller regions or states that are often hostile or uncooperative with one another.
America has never been more divided. The Democrat party of today is not what it used to be. They are open socialist commies today. And, to take down this country, they want to further divide it. The open border plays into that. You could have hundreds of ethnic minorities from all over the earth come here for the right reasons, to assimilate and be a part of America, and it wouldn't be a problem. But that is not what is happening. We are starting to look like Babylon right after God confused everyone's tongues. That is part of the commie agenda. Thousands of students, of all racial/ethnic backgrounds are protesting all over this country that "freedom of speech" is racially insensitive. Just let that sink in. Everywhere you go and every walk of life in this country is divided. Men vs women. Black vs white vs brown vs yellow. The commies call it multiculturalism. That's code for "death of American culture."
The Republicans are not much better these days either. But that is too lengthy a subject to go into at this time.
Basically, if the economy were to implode tomorrow, and people's money were worthless, would the United States continue in its present form? I seriously doubt it. What's to hold it together besides its dollars? A unifying culture? A love of the Constitution by the majority of its people? A common language? A common God? Don't make me laugh. None of those things apply today. This country would come apart at the seems so fast it would make our heads spin. Only a strong man, a dictator, could keep it together. Think Soviet era Yugoslavia.
Could the economy implode and our currency become worthless? Well, what if the petro dollar came to an end? You know, Saddam Hussein was trying to sell oil in currency other than dollars. That probably had a lot to do with our going over there. Forget the window dressing the politicians and the press give us. Kennedy tried to rectify this but didn't live to see it done. Nixon created the petro dollar to give our fiat currency worth. If you can only trade oil in dollars, well, dollars will always be worth something. Its all a house of cards and could come apart at any time and its been that way for years. Only God's grace has kept this nation afloat, despite our idiocy. But even if it starts to get better, we've dug ourselves so deep into the pit, it will necessarily have to get much worse before it gets better. Life saving operations are messy, dangerous, and still, often fatal. Interesting days lie ahead.
I have run out of time. I could have elaborated and fleshed out my points much further. But I'm done tonight. If you want to rehash or debate it later, I'm game.