Editor’s Note: If America is Afraid there is a single cause for it, and it is NOT President Obama, the “Left”, or Islam. See editor’s note below.
If, as Franklin Roosevelt said, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” we might have to redefine “fear.”
To the progressive Left, “fear” means taking common-sense precautions to protect our citizens, such as the House’s 289 to 137 vote on Thursday rejecting President Obama’s Syrian refugee plan.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has assailed the more than 30 governors who don’t want Syrian migrants placed in their states, accusing them of “fear mongering.”
In a press statement, the ACLU said that, “For more than 75 years, the Supreme Court has made it clear that the federal government has fundamental control over establishing our national immigration policy and states cannot create a patchwork of different policies.”
Really? Then why does the ACLU support “sanctuary cities” that won’t assist the federal Department of Homeland Security in enforcing immigration law?
On Oct. 20, the ACLU crowed that it was a “leader in a broad coalition” that helped block via a 54-45 Senate cloture vote a bill halting funding to over 350 “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities.
Whether it’s tens of thousands of “unaccompanied minors” at the southern border, or shiploads of migrants from the Middle East, the progressive drumbeat is more, more, more.
It’s all part of fundamentally transforming America through mass, multicultural immigration that will swamp social services, followed by the creation of millions of new “citizens” who support progressive candidates and causes.
The Washington Post, whose scribes reflexively paint America as a bigoted place needing adult supervision from the United Nations, ran a piece last Wednesday reminding us that a majority of Americans in the 1930s opposed accepting Jews who were fleeing the Nazis.
Well, that was bad, but the comparison is nonsensical. Jews did not then nor have now a subset of radicals threatening to blow up American cities. What was xenophobia or anti-Semitism in the ‘30s is not remotely like being cautious about importing a fifth column of Islamists that will undermine our freedom and security.
But terrorism is not the only reason to bar mass numbers of Muslim immigrants. As Europe is finding out, most of these immigrants refuse to assimilate, and pose a growing threat to the host countries, whose cultures are based on Christian notions of human rights.
Author William Federer summarizes the problem we face trying to balance compassion toward refugees from Muslim lands and our own survival as a free people:
Editor’s Note: We as a nation are in fear because we know in our hearts that judgement must come when we reject Godly principles and act like Israel of old. “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” Judges 21:25, the Bible, King James Version. During this time in Israel they knew how to live, what justice was and what was required of them, but they rejected Godly principles, the law of the land and therefore there was no assurance justice, life, property or liberty. It was one of the darkest times in the nation of Israel to this point. America is like that today. Not that we don’t have one of the best governments the world has ever written by man on paper, it is that we as a people have been distracted by shiny objects, politicians promises, and do not demand our leaders comply with that authority. Friends, the Constitution cannot defend itself. The Constitution cannot enforce itself. Each and every leadership position in our government is required to take an oath to support the Constitution but when they do not we as a nation just shrug our shoulders. We should be afraid, very afraid.