Putting 'Americans First' Begins At Our Nation's Borders
Trump’s vision for America parallels Lincoln’s.
With all of the focus on using the term “immigrants” to describe all aliens present in the United States irrespective of whether they have actually been admitted for permanent residence, for a temporary period as nonimmigrants, or are illegally present in the U.S. because they either evaded the inspections process conducted at ports of entry or violated our law after being lawfully admitted, one term central to immigration has been carefully avoided by nearly all politicians and so-called journalists.
That term and the people it represents is CITIZEN!
President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address included this aspirational excerpt:
“…that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Today politicians from both political parties are quick to praise America’s 16th president. However, how on earth can politicians who claim to represent the best interests of America and Americans ignore that our nation’s open borders and failures to fairly and effectively enforce and administer our immigration laws in a meaningful way have inflicted great harm and suffering to our nation’s citizens?
Our immigration laws were enacted to protect national security, public safety, public health and the jobs and wages of Americans.
Our immigration laws have absolutely nothing to do with race, religion or ethnicity. A review of
8 U.S. Code § 1182 - Inadmissible aliens will provide irrefutable evidence of the nature of our immigration laws and how they focus solely on threats to the well being of America and Americans.
Yet the radicals and globalists accuse advocates for secure borders and effective but fair enforcement of our immigration laws of being racists, bigots, xenophobes or haters.
We have all experienced the situation where in preparing for a family event, whether it was a holiday dinner, a wedding or other such joyous occasion had to remove some friends or relatives from the invitation list. Not because we hated them but because we did not have the resources to invite them all.
The U.S. visa process is no different. The solution to world hunger does not demand that we invite all of the world’s poor to come to America!
As we are seeing now, especially in the wake of the COVID-19, America lacks the resources to care for its own citizens.
Open borders left our nation vulnerable to deadly narcotics and other contraband. Our open borders have facilitated the entry of foreign workers from around the world who displace American workers and drive down the wages of those fortunate enough to not lose their jobs to foreign workers.
Most disturbing, our open borders and multiple failures of the immigration system, have permitted international terrorists, members of pernicious and violent transnational gangs to enter our nation and kill innocent victims.
When politicians speak about immigration they are quick to talk about what is supposedly fair and compassionate for illegal aliens but ignore how American citizens are impacted.
The fundamental question that is never asked is, “How can America live up to President Lincoln’s lofty vision of our nation possessing a government ‘of the people, by the people and for the people’ when the citizens of the United States are assiduously ignored by the politicians who, through the bribes known as “campaign contributions” and as a consequence, have become virtual employees of the lobbyists who write the campaign contribution checks?”
During his campaign and subsequent to being sworn into office, President Trump has been attacked for his goal of putting “Americans first.”
I am familiar with this tactic oof bullying and false accusations hurled at every opportunity by the globalists who hate the “S word”- SOVEREIGNTY!
Yet, wasn’t President Lincoln calling for putting Americans first in his Gettysburg Address?
Now we are seeing riots breaking out across the United States. The Lunatic Left has demanded the defunding of our police departments, however, not long ago when President Trump attempted to defund “Sanctuary Cities” the same Leftist Radicals wailed that defunding the police would cost people their lives.
Now anarchistic Sanctuary Cities have defunded the police and people are being slaughtered on the streets of their cities in huge numbers. Adding to the crisis is “Bail Reform” whereby criminals who are arrested for all sorts of crimes, including violent crimes, are being released back onto the increasingly dangerous streets where they continue to ply their sociopathic crimes of violence.
Children are being killed and stores are being looted and put out of business.
Many Americans are trying to understand how and why this is happening.
Here is my analysis of what we are witnessing.
First of all, the Radical Democrats seek to delegitimize the government. (I will never forget a lecture I attended in a Political Science class back when I was a student in college. The professor said that when a government loses legitimacy in the eyes of the governed, revolution is a likely outcome.)
The political establishment was in such a panic that Donald Trump was elected that the Radical Leftists began chanting “Not my President” when the results of the election were known.
I cannot recall that reaction to any Presidential Election and I found it more than a bit disturbing because of the clear implication.
The Democrats’ bogus “Russian collusion hoax” added fuel that that seditionist fire.
Now we see unprecedented levels of crime in major cities across the country. This also adds to the bogus notion that our government lacks legitimacy.
In the past decade a number of states, primarily those controlled by Democrats have provided convicted felons with the right to vote. Through the defunding and demoralizing of the police and with bail reform that turns criminal suspects loose without bail now provides millions of criminals with an incentive to vote for the Democratic Party benefactors who have become increasingly attractive to the criminal voters.
Adding to this is the way that our kids have been educated by radical teachers in public school and college, attacking our nation’s foundation. Of course when you consider how Universities have been receiving billions of dollars from adversarial nations such as China, Saudi Arabia and likely Russia and Iran, it is clear that they have bought control over faculty and curricula on our best college campuses.
Students suffer the consequences of the admission of millions of foreign workers who have displaced Americans and driven down wages, putting our middle class on the “Endangered Species List.”
Awhile back I wrote an article about the goal of Hillary Clinton to destroy the middle class to push Americans to socialism. My article, The Wage Equality Deception (The veiled attack on the middle class) included this quote from Alan Greenspan:
The second bonus (to opening quotas for H-1B visas) would address the increasing concentration of income in this country. Greatly expanding our quotas for the highly skilled would lower wage premiums of skilled over lesser skilled. Skill shortages in America exist because we are shielding our skilled labor force from world competition. Quotas have been substituted for the wage pricing mechanism. In the process, we have created a privileged elite whose incomes are being supported at noncompetitively high levels by immigration quotas on skilled professionals. Eliminating such restrictions would reduce at least some of our income inequality.
In no uncertain terms- Greenspan wants to cut middle class wages of so-called “Privileged Elite” American workers to drive down their wages to greatly reduce wage inequality between highly educated Americans with those who lack the education and skills. In other words, decimate the middle class!
I recently addressed the goals of Joe Biden and his Radical cohorts in my article, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should be Renamed the “Overwhelm America Act" in which I explained how a Biden administration would set the stage for the admission of tens of millions of immigrant children- literally over night, nailing the final nail in America’s coffin.
This has convinced millions of kids that capitalism is not working for them. Actually what we now have is a Corporate welfare state where the greatest example of this is the importation of a foreign labor force that displaces Americans who have no jobs but huge student loans to pay off.
Donald Trump is the first U.S. president in decades to get it right- and his phrase, “Americans First!” echos Lincoln’s eloquent notion of a government Of the People, By the People and For the People. It is the government we desperately need, especially now as America stands at the precipice of anarchy!