December 27, 2018
The pros and cons of the border “Wall” controversy have many applications to our “broken” society. I’m unquestionably for protecting the borders of our country, whether north or south; whether a literal, solid wall, barbed fence, or military presence. To have “open borders” can only further corrupt an already-corrupt nation. The mere fact of controversy over this subject reveals that the average American lacks understanding and concern for the protection of a “once-great” country.
I commend our President’s vision, tenacity, and courage to prevent the onslaught of illegal immigrants to “invade” our beloved land; evidently, these foreigners see something about America that the average American citizen fails to see. We’ve been told for years now that there’s really “nothing special” about America; that our “hay-day” is past, and we need to embrace the socialist and communist (classless) philosophies of Europe. If that’s true, then what do we have to “protect” from the “invaders”? If big government is going to “pay all the bills,” than who will be available to work for a living and pay taxes to support the government?
The “wall” of opposition to our President’s remarkable strides to return to sane economic principles that once made America great, places a cloud of suspicion over the health of our nation. In any other context, President Trump, despite his personal idiosyncrasies, would be considered a courageous leader for righteousness. Here’s a successful business man with an outstanding family, etc. who desires to restore the foundations of Constitutional American government; what’s the problem? The focus of hatred on the left is seemingly toward the President personally; but the real issue is hatred for what he stands for. We’re reminded of One who, unlike the president, was absolutely perfect in every way; yet, was nailed to a cross some two thousand years ago!
Scripture says, “If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?” You can’t build a solid wall on a faulty foundation. A “border wall” is superfluous if time-honored “walls” of morality, integrity, diligence, and responsibility, etc. have been depleted. The “free love” philosophy of the 1960s, along with the victimization (blame game) mentality, has paid its toll. The “welfare” mentality has gripped an increasing majority of our populace, until “working for a living” is losing its appeal. Politicians play “Santa Clause”, offering government “goodies” to a society that is basically lazy. The thought of personal responsibility and open “job market” is threatening and distasteful to many who are living off the welfare system. Welfare was meant to give a “hand up”, not a “hand out.” A political leader running for office who embraces the work ethic and human responsibility has little chance of being elected in the present climate.
Thus, the Wall, I say, is not the primary issue. Our president is also not the problem, though he has problems; he has revealed the problems that liberals don’t want to fix; and I’m not sure that he sees the real problems that are destroying the fabric of our republic. The protective “walls” of marriage and home life have crumbled and need to be rebuilt. We have rejected the Bible, the Manual of Life, upon which our country was founded. This has profoundly affected the soundness our political, educational, religious, and criminal justice systems. These broken walls must be reestablished, or the southern border “Wall” will ultimately prove to be a moot issue. Let’s face the fact that our beloved America is in deep trouble and in desperate need of Divine intervention. In the words of Walt Kelly, the Pogo cartoonist, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”