Citizenship Demands a Responsible and Humble People

While listening to a podcast, it was stated that citizen in Greek means politics. This implies that citizens are meant to be involved in the political process. It further provides rationale for what it means to be a citizen in our constitutional republic.

Founding documents link our nation to a belief in God and the rule of law, where elected officials are to govern in the best interests of the citizens. Though our laws reflect good and bad governance, too many officials choose to ignore them and twist them to meet selfish objectives. This leads us to what we are currently experiencing: predictable chaos.

Politics is driving our self-inflicted chaos. Do officials honestly believe compassion aligns with open borders? Is it responsible to ignore children being sold into slavery? Where are the masses of people fighting against human trafficking? What about citizens dying daily from drugs? All of this is happening in plain sight.

The current administration continues to escalate the chaos because they chose to ignore existing laws. They are not arresting and prosecuting cartel surrogates and thugs. Rules and regulations are revised, causing harm. Criminals are allowed to continue their behavior without consequences. Citizens should not accept or tolerate this barbaric and heartless invasion.

Many countries require a visa to visit or relocate. There are a host of reasons, but primary among them is the need to know who is entering and the duration of their stay. They seek to minimize the entry of criminals and terrorists. They want to know if there is a family connection if one is traveling for business. Responsible countries refrain from allowing the entry of bad actors whose aim is to inflict harm and destruction.

Reasonable countries believe in protecting their borders. Consider Singapore. If you choose to bring illegal drugs with you during your visit and are caught, you will be arrested and thrown in jail. There is no catch-and-release option. No three strikes and you’re out option. There is no excuse that you forgot drugs were in your possession. The law is the law, and they do not tolerate those who break it.

Australia requires specific considerations. According to the Australian Government, individuals choosing to immigrate or become citizens must meet resident, character, and language requirements. They must have knowledge as well as a close and continuing link to the country. Also, certain circumstances prevent approval of applications, such as criminal offenses and risks to national security.

The truth is, illegal aliens pose real threats. They enter our republic by circumventing our laws. We have citizens who struggle, yet our government is doling out food, shelter, and resources at an alarming rate. Illegals are not deserving of the rights and benefits afforded to citizens. This must be stopped!

Nor should amnesty be an acceptable solution. A child’s birth should not be a factor in deciding the future geographic location of a family. We must end this concept of anchor babies and chain migration. This does not demonstrate a lack of compassion but is an act of responsibility—officials must enforce the law, or lawlessness will prevail. Actions taken clearly validate or void what it takes to become a United States citizen.

Too many officials are irrational and are doing a disservice based on their vile open border policies. They have allowed masses of illegal aliens in with no accountability. They have degraded the value of being a United States citizen and have shown no responsibility nor any amount of humility in correcting policy positions.

The United States of America is the land of opportunity. It is the country many want to immigrate to, and what makes us great is our declaration to support individual rights inclusive of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We welcome those who immigrate via legal channels and who support the ideals our Founders established for us.

All officials must remember that they took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. This demands they perform their duties responsibly, acknowledging their wrongs while demonstrating a determination to change course.

The United States of America is a country worth protecting, and virtuous citizens are needed to hold our representatives to account, or we will lose the nation we love. Never forget that we are the governors in this government of, by, and for the people. If we are complacent or apathetic about the affairs swirling around us and neglect our duty to vote for trustworthy officials, we will have no one to blame but ourselves if the nation implodes. 

1 thought on “Citizenship Demands a Responsible and Humble People”

  1. Wakey Wakey folks,
    We have all been so bushwhacked and indoctrinated that we end up with good hearted commentaries like this that are based on a lack of fundamental knowledge of the bushwhacking that’s been inched upon us for generations by nearly immeasurable but constant advance for the last 150 years.

    A liscence is a permission from the state to do or engage in something that would otherwise be illegal.
    Having that as a given (consult a law dictionary if you disagree) it is clear to see that illegals should need to obtain a liscence to operate in Washington.
    We the People lawfully vested here should NOT need to get a liscence to do any of those things, as we reserve those rights to do those things (article 1 section 30).
    The sheer hypocracy of the state to co mingle the two different groups into the same ‘liscencing’ activity is- yes a very large trigger or red flag that something is amuck, but you are certainly misguided on which party the state is treating wrongly.
    BTW, I don’t agree that the state should give illegals liscences, they should be deported in my opinion. But having that said, obtaining a liscence is the only legal way for an illegal to work in this state, and legally that path or construct is sound, whereas we the lawfull people of this state should be able to exercise our rights without a liscence and ignore the state with impunity. BECAUSE, you cannot tax or apply a fee to the exercise of a right, SCOTUS has repetitively reverberated that for centuries now.
    In short, I hear your frustration, I share being frustrated, but from one tax slave to another, whining to anyone that will listen that the master is allowing someone new to join your ranks (that should rightfully be there) is misguided. The fact that you and I are where we are should be your larger concern.

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