I know I am going off the beaten path here. I had decided after the Boston tragedy to follow the previous entry with a description of the bombers home country in Russia, that would have been followed by the criminal questions and Terror vs. Home terror, etc;. However, this question, the question as to whether we need to re-consider our immigration policy here in The United States, has been on my mind all day.
Here though, is an interesting question to pose to the reader. Did you know that The United States has changed it’s immigration policy before? It is true. Back in the early 1900’s we did so because of the influx of criminal elements, as well as terrorist fears here in this country. I was listening to Rush Limbaugh today. Yes, I do actually listen to the man I so often disagree with, but he was telling his listeners how his Grandfather used to tell him about the old days, if you will, and when Rush brought up immigration policy, his grandfather noted that there was nothing new under the sun, and that The U.S. had once before changed it’s invite, because of the behavior, or perceived behavior of European immigrants.
Today, especially after the Boston Marathon bombings, many Americans are wondering if it is not time we change our policy once again. I think it is understandable. People are angry. They were never all too slick on opening our doors the way we have. With terrorism coming at us from all directions, it seems, they are now saying they have had enough. That was my attitude as well.
Of course you have the President’s people running around talking about what is and is not politically correct. For example, If one exposes that he/she is opposed to Gay marriage, they are politically incorrect. If they oppose Hispanic Immigration policy that give Hispanics and express ticket to citizenship, you are not only politically incorrect, but a bigot as well. Your either Hispaniphobic or Homophobic, because you are thought to be anti whatever Liberals think it should be.
In short, what seems to be happening is a select few, who apparently have decided they have all the answers are trying to shape American opinion based on what it is they see as politically correct in today’s society.
we have opened the doors to immigration into this country. We have allowed Arabic, Islamic radicals into this country. They preach against our way of life, but eat well. They have tough standards of behavior in their country, but here they can do as they please. Here in The United States they have nice cars, nice homes, good jobs, and of course excellent health care. Yet, they often hate America, say they hate America, and in many cases send money home, as well as contribute to Islamic organizations that promote and sponsor terrorism.
They have in some cases as was the case with Suspect # 1 of the Boston Bombings, returned to their homeland to these organizations, and return with an even more hatred laced determination against the United States. Then, in some cases pull off something like the Boston incident. Thus, I ask again; Is it time for us to reconsider immigration policy?
The Quran, as I understand it says that anyone who is not muslim is an infidel. If one is infidel, they are worthy only of death. In other countries, such as France they have attempted to force their religious belief, law, and morals on society. They would want to do a particular thing, and say “Do this out of respect for our religion”. Then a few months later, they want a little more, something more imposing, This, do out of respect for our religion. and on it goes. Then when the French government said no, they got angry. They were bigots, they were opposed to their religion. They had no respect for Islam. Etc;.
It is much the same in this country. If one opposes Gay Marriage, they are homophobic. If they oppose Hispanic immigration policy they are labeled as anti Hispanic. If we oppose current Mid-East Immigration policy we are discriminatory as well.
Our country is founded on the Christian ethic. We have always been open to other religious belief. Often our laws might conflict with Islamic tradition or Islamic law. However, it is thought that we are supposed to change our laws, and recognize Islamic law and tradition as justification for what in this country is considered a criminal act. However, if we go to Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, or any other Arabic nation, we must abide by not only their law, but traditions as well, or face serious criminal sanctions! There is no slack for Americans, no recognition of Christian tradition, The Islamic law is what it is and under no circumstances can it be violated. But here in the United Sates we are expected to make special consideration for Islamic tradition. I just do not feel that is right. That does not mean I do not respect their religion. I do so because in our country, a free nation, we choose to allow other religions to practice. But in some Arabic nations, Christianity is not at all tolerated.
It seems all too often there is this clash. This clash it seems leads to anger, anger becomes hate, and hate becomes violent outbursts similar to what occurred in Boston.
The answer is terrorist attacks that kill innocent people. 911, Boston and other such events where lives have been maimed, destroyed, or people end up running for their life all because some young kid has decided that out of a twisted religious philosophy killing makes their point. Something is wrong. Seriously wrong.
So I ask again, Is it time that we re-consider Immigration policy? I think our country is about to undergo a national discussion. That is the way we do these things. But when the voter voices his opinion politicians better heed.
I think it is time that discussion begins. It is all too obvious that this country has turned some kind of a corner. Many think that we have turned in the wrong direction. Too far to the left. It is high time we return to the middle road.
That’s my point of view………..I look forward to your insights on this and any of the issues of the day. Until then, have a great day and as usual………God Bless America!