The glue for any nation is its citizens. A nation’s citizens are those that embrace the values of the nation. They understand what constitutes the very essence of their nation, and are willing to stand and if necessary, suffer the ultimate sacrifice so that their fellows can live in the nation that they so love. Every citizen is entitled to the rights and privileges of their citizenship, and they understand how valuable those rights are.
In our nation each citizen has the obligation to understand the constitution that sets down the rules that we live by. This document stands out above all others, and insures our liberty and freedom, and sets limits to what the role of government is in our private lives. It is the document that has catapulted us beyond all other nations. It is truly the reason why our nation stands alone in its greatness, both internally and on the world stage.
Our country has always been open to those from the outside. Those that came here historically have come because they understood that we stood for liberty, freedom, and the right to pursue happiness based on their own efforts. They knew that in America, everyone owns the fruits of their labors, and that there is an absolute right to buy and own your own property. When they came, they knew that they would be required to embrace our laws, defend our nation, askew any other allegiance to another nation, and most importantly to learn and embrace our Constitution. They also knew that to be American is to speak English. This is what people did to become American, and yes, our country is the only one in the world where anyone with the right attitude has the ability to be one of us. This cannot be accomplished anywhere else.
Over the years the idea and the value of citizenship has been eroded. Many people now come here illegally. They do not come for liberty, freedom, or the right to buy or own property. They do not come here to become an American. They come here because of our broken immigration laws, knowing we will let them in illegally and our social welfare system will take care of them from cradle to grave. They do not embrace the value of being American, they keep their own national identities, their own languages and customs, even flying their own flags when invading our borders. They are the anthesis of what our ideal immigrant has been. They are no longer expected and pushed to be an American in the traditional sense, but once here, they are here to stay, and with anchor babies and chain migration, they become a larger, and a very parasitic part of our society.
We also have a broken educational system. Our primary and secondary public schools no longer teach students about Americanism. Instead of reinforcing young minds to the greatness of America, teaching civics, how our government works for the people and the Constitution that is to guide them in that governance, they are taught about the evils of American society. They are taught about slavery and how our nation held onto that horrific institution. They are lessoned in how Americans stole their country from Indians and Mexicans. Instead of being educated in the virtues of Capitalism, Socialism is embraced as the economic system that promotes fairness and equality. They are indoctrinated in anti-Americanism. They are falsely told that the rest of the world is more honorable and just than we are. This has created generations of people that no longer value American Citizenship, people willing to tear down what we have to emulate the rest of the world, a fallen world that cannot compare to the advantage of being American. They have not been educated to be citizens, they have been educated in anarchy.
With our broken immigration system, the devaluation of citizenship, and our broken educational system, we find ourselves in an unenviable position. We find ourselves with some people in power that do not value our country or its values. We have generations of pseudo-citizens that do not know the value of what we have, and listen to these new leaders when they discuss Socialism, Social Justice, and righting the wrongs of America. We have the very illegal aliens that have come to our country for their “free ride” voting illegally with the nod of approval from these new leaders and pseudo-citizens, voting for Socialism and the destruction of our society. We find ourselves in an untenable position, where our negligence has led to the possible overthrow of all that is American.
If we are to take our country back from the brink of extinction, we need to protect our borders, not only with a wall, but with laws that discourage illegal aliens from coming. We need to close the loopholes that make it possible for them to come and live off our largess. Not only eliminating loopholes they exploit to come in, but to eliminate any possibility for them to enjoy social welfare that they have never contributed to. We need to strengthen our citizenship requirements, not only for those born here, but for those that wish to be American. We need to come back to basics, or we soon will be just another failed nation in the annals of history.