Changes

It has been an immense time of change in the world. You find out so much information every day about technologies on the horizon; dangerous, violent developments and their possible impact on the United States. The world is constantly changing and it’s difficult to predict what direction it will go next. It is difficult to hear good news now days that is meaningful for the country as a whole. Sure, people are all caught up in their favorite sports team and for them that is a meaningful part of their lives. I think much of it relates to cognitive dissonance, but also people tend to lean on a normalcy bias that won’t allow them to perceive reality.

These two factors are but two examples of why we continue to elect politicians that disregard the will of the people. They take liberties with their position that isn’t theirs to take, and take liberties away from the citizenry that they have no right to take. Generally, the people continue to operate oblivious to their own predicament or they feel powerless to do anything about. Unity among principles, such as honesty, integrity, and common sense approaches should be enough to unite the people to proactively make changes to our government. The government may appear divided when you watch the evening news, but it’s a dog and pony show for you. They believe the American public will always be in the dark, that we aren’t knowledgeable enough to govern ourselves. (Lasky, 2014)

Each of should decide whether we want to morally responsible for future generations, or join with the politicians and professional bribers that wish to sell out our children’s futures. We should stand for fiscal responsibility, our government debt is well over 17 trillion dollars. Unfunded liabilities are over 121 trillion dollars. Out total national assets equal 111 trillion dollars.(Usdebtclock.org, 2014) Its quite clear that we have much more that just the 17 trillion, we have a slowed growth and what unfortunately drives our economy as much as actual growth are projections of it. As you can imagine, when we fail to live up to expectations, this causes the economy even more stress. We have to tighten the government’s wallet and stop our country from continuing on a path we can’t hope to successfully maintain.

 

Bibliography: Lasky, E. (2014). Articles: Obama Thinks You’re Stupid, that’s Why. Americanthinker.com. Retrieved 15 July 2014, from http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/06/obama_thinks_youre_stupid_thats_why.html

Bibliography: Usdebtclock.org,. (2014). U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time. Retrieved 15 July 2014, from http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Immigration: The created crisis

          I would assume, unless you’re living in an underground bunker you are aware of the sudden immigration crisis. This country is a country of immigrants. You hear that argument all the time. In fact, most countries in the world are nations of immigrants, after all everyone had to come from somewhere. No country in the entire world just opens their borders and tells everyone to come on in. If they did there would be chaos, rioting, and a large drop in the standard of living.

         It is nice to care for the welfare of our fellow man. There is only so much we can do as one nation. The economy of our great nation is still reeling from the financial crisis of 2008, despite what the governments talking heads would have you believe. Our border has basically been open for too long as it is. People do exist that wish our country harm and they will exploit any weakness to make that a reality. Evidence exists that some of these people have already exploited this obvious entry point into our country for what nefarious purpose we cannot fathom. We are a populous nation, and we have many unskilled workers already.

        We have needed to reform our immigration policy for some time. It may sound callous to some, but we need the best and the brightest fast tracked here. Entrepreneurs are what made this country grow from a colony into a wonderful nation. We have never secured our borders and haven’t even made a serious effort to do so. We continually give people passes for breaking our laws; laws that our own citizens would be punished for if we decided to illegally immigrate to some other country. This provides an incentive for people to keep coming enmasse and overloading our system. The border patrol is barely allowed to do its job. Now they are actually putting people on buses and taking them to places all over the country. They will have a court date, but I really doubt many of them will show up.

       The obvious solution first and foremost is to make our borders fully secure and stop providing free passes to law breakers. Then we need a logical and streamlined reform of our lawful immigration system. It is however important to accomplish the first step in all of this first or the problem will never be solved. I’m not against immigration, but common sense dictates that there should be an orderly process. A process that enriches our country, not fill the modern day bread lines (E.B.T.).