Friday, February 19, 2016


We hear so much in the news about immigration. We must stop it, we must let them in, we must take care of those suffering, we must send away those here and on and on. I have definite opinions on this, but as I've been reading about boundaries lately, I have seen a correlation with personal and national. As an individual we all need healthy boundaries. We can't do it all, nor can we allow others to take advantage of us. In order to be useful and helpful members of society we need to take care of ourselves first. Even in the Bible Jesus took time away from others and took time to "feed" Himself. If we give everything away we will get to the point of not having anything to give and collapse. What's the correlation you ask? It is the same with America and immigration. If we let everyone in and try to take care of the whole world it will only lead to our collapse. It is healthy to have limits.  It is healthy for the United States to build walls of protection. We need to control who is able to come into the country and in this case not just the volume, but have the ability to keep out those who seek to harm us as well. The intent is not to harm people by keeping them out, but to maintain the ability to continue helping as we are able. If we drain our resources and are not able to even help those who are here, who are citizens that need help, it will most definitely lead to collapse.
There is no meaning to the laws and rules (boundaries) if we continue to allow, without consequence, people to break those laws. The word illegal means forbidden by law. This means criminal. Changing the name to undocumented or displaced does not change the truth of what is happening. Thousands of people have been waiting years going through the process to come to America legally, and allowing thousands more to just run across the border as criminals, disrespects and hurts those doing it the right way. Allowing them to break the law and drain the system hurts all Americans and those coming to America legally. We cannot keep showing favoritism and better treatment to criminals than we do our own citizens of America.
We in essence are not protecting ourselves and keeping our "boundaries" as a country. Just as an individual cannot fully function without healthy boundaries, neither can a nation. America has always been about helping others, about giving opportunities, about a better life, but we will loose that ability if we don't close ranks and fix the problems now.  You take care of your family and yourself first and this gives you the ability to help others more effectively. America needs to take care of America so we can effectively help others.

1 comment:

  1. Well said! I always say that we have to take care of our own backyard, then community, state, country first. Once we have things in order here, we can extend our hand out to the world. After all,one in 4 children in America are starving...