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Posted: Fri March 17, 2017, 9:43 pm
by Bruce Osburn
I am fully aware that when I post these paragraphs I will be opening myself to all sorts of ridicule -- and maybe even veiled threats of bodily injury -- from those who are so determined to maintain the current porous borders around the USA.

You see, it doesn't seem to matter to free access advocates that there are certain protocols non-US citizens must follow before being granted entry into this country. No, it would appear that they are advocating for unrestricted entry for every Tom, Dick and Mary who wants to come here, legally or illegally. And, in support of that advocacy, hundreds of high profile spokespersons have blasted Trump's proposal to build "the wall". But they are, in my opinion, and in all likelihood, hypocrites.

I have no proof but I would surmise, and with a great deal of confidence, that each and every one of "the wall" opponents has at least one lock and dead bolt on every outside door, window and other accesses into their homes. And I doubt very seriously that the locks are there to keep kids and pets inside the house. No, most likely they are there to keep uninvited guests out. And the same can be said for their autos, trucks and other vehicles because the door locks are not safety devices, they are there to deter thugs from stealing them while they sleep or perhaps prevent someone from jumping into them while waiting for red lights to change to green.

So, if "the wall" opponents are so in favor of allowing unfettered access into the USA, why then do they have locks on the doors of their homes and cars? Why aren't they so willing to allow free access to anyone who takes a notion to enter their property?

Yes, hypocrites, one and all, preaching one policy and practicing just the opposite.


Posted: Sat March 18, 2017, 11:04 am
by lynnsteen
Well said.


Posted: Mon March 20, 2017, 9:11 pm
by sigmore
I'll concur on that as well. Don't get the Christian hypocrites stirred up too much.


Posted: Tue March 21, 2017, 12:12 am
by Jody Meacham
No, not hypocrites.

Hypocrites are people who act in contradiction to their stated beliefs.

None of the wall opponents I know — I know plenty and I’m one of them — thinks the immigrants illegally crossing the border are doing so because they want to steal from us or harm us. But that is what we think people who would enter our homes without permission are up to.

So it’s not hypocrisy because our beliefs about these immigrants and people who break into houses are not the same.

This is a mathematical fact re-proven every day in the United States: If someone who illegally crossed our border enters a house, when that person leaves it is millions of times more likely that the house is clean and the laundry folded than the TV is missing.


Posted: Tue March 21, 2017, 10:53 pm
by Linda Lancaster
i think I need my jaws wired shut. We need a big dose of compassion but we also need a big dose of common sense and reality.


Posted: Tue March 21, 2017, 10:58 pm
by Bruce Osburn
I'll concede that illegal immigrants are not crossing the borders because they want to steal from us or do us harm. But, regardless of why they crossed, there are still some who are doing just that in some form or other.

My definition of stealing is taking something that doesn't belong to the person taking it. (Washing your car using a neighbor's water and garden hose without permission is stealing.) And a person who receives (takes) public services, whether local, state or federal, but has no naturalization or birth rights to those services, does both harm and theft to those who are largely responsible for providing those services. And that's what illegal immigrants are doing when they avail themselves of a vast number of social services, including public schools.

So promoting and allowing unfettered access into this country seems like a pretty high price to pay just because some folks want clean houses and folded laundry. But I would like to think that those who washed the floors and folded the sheets had been invited into the USA and then asked to enter private homes.

As I have said several times before on this forum, my gripe isn't with those who came into this country legally; my gripe is with those who slipped through the back door knowing full well that they could depend on the open borders gang for support. But if the open borders people are so dedicated to their cause then I suggest that they put their money where their mouth is. And in doing so they could help lessen the financial burden placed on those who do not agree with them.

An excellent way for an open borders advocate to show support for illegal immigrant families is to sponsor one. And I don't mean just giving lip service and waving placards; what I mean is taking full responsibility for a family by spending some of their own money. Let them provide an immigrant family with food, shelter, clothing, private schooling and medical care until the family is able to pay its own way.


Posted: Wed March 22, 2017, 7:08 am
by Linda Lancaster
I agree. Put your money where your mouth is. The lack of border control could eventually reduce us all to only God knows what. I cannot imagine the Pelosi types looking for her medical care and other needs in a homeless shelter. Sponsor a family and then I will respect you. Otherwise, go back to your living in a dream world.