We can always look back, gather the facts and figure out how to prevent future terrorist’s actions. But if you are like me sometimes I just scratch my head and wonder, “Where did we go wrong in this country?”
Do we share our freedoms and way of entrepreneurial lifestyle too willingly? Why do we think we must give our country away to every foreigner who comes along? I know Christianity teaches us that we have to share the gospel to the world, but does that mean we fling open our country’s doors and let them do whatever they want to do?
I should say not!
We allow foreign students to come here for a better education. And grant asylum to those who declare abuse from their own country. Yet in doing so, we set our country up to be the target! The freedoms and lifestyle of America, they so vehemently abhor, are the very ones they utilize to their advantages. Time to close New York harbor and put a new sign on Lady Liberty. “America is Closed for Repairs!”
It starts with immigration control or maybe I should say clamp down on immigration. We should not allow visas for students from foreign countries for the next five years. Those who are here, on student visas, should be found and made to leave. Sorry, but just like when a group of children are punished for being in the group who decided to behave badly, so should it be for the foreign students. I think we will begin to see more standing up and pointing out those who are here to do harm, too.
As for those needing asylum, they too, should have no entry into this country for five years. There are other countries who give out asylum. Then we need to secure our borders. The illegals from our Mexican border, need to be put into a work and pay taxes to stay program. After eight years of solid citizenship, they can apply to become a citizen.
Once we have control, and new effective immigration laws in place, we might begin to open our borders. Slowly, with control, and there can be no exceptions!
What about our home-grown little terrors? I blame a lot of it on our breakdown of the family unit and the enormous amount of poverty. We could start in our churches, synagogues, and other places of worship to create community change. What can we, as faith-based individuals, do in our communities to make a difference? Start small, like a little pebble thrown into a pond and watch the ripples get bigger and bigger. I know you see the need and probably have some ideas of your own on how to address your community’s needs. Just do it!
We should require accountability from our legislatures, government, and leaders for the laws they are putting into effect. Expect real change and not lining their pockets, kind of change, or no re-election. Communities can come together and make tremendous differences, not just when a tragic event captures our attention. If we try.
What can you do? Share your ideas, start a program, provide for the needy, and have pride in America again! Then maybe, one day, America will be re-opened for business.