You may have heard that border crossings have dropped by 40% since Trump took office. You may also know that Univision’s Jorge Ramos said the ‘Trump effect’ is causing ‘fear stronger than any wall’. For someone like me, who came into this country legally and have never broken the law (anywhere in the world, I must add) this is good news.
Not long ago I met with a Venezuelan CEO of a weight management company which fundamentally serves the Hispanic community in the US. He told me that the community is vastly scared of Trump. I didn’t say anything, but I thought ‘I’m Hispanic and I’m not afraid of Trump. Why would they be?’ Then, of course, the obvious response: I’m a US Citizen now and I have never been in this country illegally.
Who is this CEO doing business with?
Possibly the same people that Jorge Ramos serves: illegal immigrants.
I have to admit that what brought me to this country initially was better opportunities. But never in a million years would I have entered this country illegally just to earn more money than in Latin America.
The one point my fellow Hispanics need to understand is that money cannot be the driver of our decisions. There’s still right and wrong in this world and breaking the law just to make a little bit more money makes you no better than a CEO who breaks the law to make a lot more money. Think of Enron or Bernie Madoff. The only difference between Madoff and the illegal Hispanic community is the AMOUNT of money they’re after – but the motivation to break the law is the same.
What is the first commandment in the Bible?
Exodus 20:3 reads ‘you shall have no other gods before me’
That means we cannot worship anybody or anything above God. When you worship something, like money, or someone above God, that’s when you get into trouble.
Think about it this way: when you prioritize smoking, or drugs, or money or sex in your life, you’re more likely to get hurt. God’s commandments are not meant to hold us back, but rather to protect us from harm. Like when parents teach their children not to run around a swimming-pool. It’s the same principle – God is protecting us.
One of the most attractive qualities of America is its rule of law. There’s no other country in the world like America in this respect. If your intentions are to break the law in any way, you have to expect some level of punishment.
My fellow Hispanics: what you’re teaching your children is that anything goes. You’re teaching them that the end justifies the means. Don’t be surprised if your children take breaking the law up a notch and begin stealing or… worse. You’re a role model to them. The end never justifies the means.
I lived in different countries before coming to the US. In all of them I always tried to assimilate. I bought a Brazilian flag when I lived in Brazil, and the Mexican flag when I lived in Mexico. I tried to learn and communicate in Portuguese, I tried to learn Mexican words and use some of their mannerisms.
The problem with the Hispanic community is that most of them don’t care to assimilate – they don’t learn English and naturally they themselves put limits to their potential by virtue of refusing to learn the language.
Since their priority is money, they don’t really care to learn the language, or to learn US history or even politics to at least try to understand who really is undermining their future – it’s the left, of course. Here in America as well as in their home countries, the left is on a mission to keep people poor.
Hispanics, for the most part, would call themselves Christians. They should follow what Scriptures say about their obligations when they’re immigrants: they should respect the law.
You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you
It looks like the Mexican President may feel offended by Trump’s executive order to build the southern wall. President Pena Nieto decided to cancel his meeting with US President Donald Trump and suggested Mexico is facing the ‘biggest threat from its Northern neighbor since WWI’.
I lived in Mexico for 5 years – I love its people, its beaches and its history. But let me tell you what I learnt in those 5 years – the Mexican government thinks Mexicans have a RIGHT to come to America, documented or not.
You see, they do have a wall in their southern border with Guatemala. The Trump wall in an of itself isn't the issue. The key issue here is they’re still mad about losing California, Texas, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado – they feel these territories were unfairly taken from them and therefore they’re claiming them back by virtue of invasion. The Mexican government actually PROMOTES the invasion. Mexican politicians are unable or unwilling to build a country that enables its own people to prosper and live freely, so their only solution is to get their people to cross the border and look for better opportunities here. Combine the lack of opportunity at home and the feeling of loss of Mexican territory to the US and you get a perfect recipe for mass invasion.
When Mexicans come in, their mindset is not that of most of us, immigrants – they don’t come in to assimilate.
Since their goal is to correct a historic mistake and retake lost territory, they have no interest in learning English, following the law, singing The Star-Spangled Banner or waving our flag. Since this migration is in fact an invasion, sooner or later, they hope, Spanish will be widely spoken and the Mexican flag will fly again…in essence, they’re trying to bring Mexico back into these lost territories.
I’m an immigrant myself – from Argentina. Never in a million years did I consider NOT assimilating to the US. I’ve learnt the language, I’ve become a US citizen and I was incredibly emotional during the naturalization ceremony - something that was surprising to me because I thought I was so cool about it.
Assimilation is key to prosperity and THE WAY to pay RESPECTS to the country that’s taking us in. I’m GRATEFUL to this country and to GOD for placing me here - and I’m PROUD to be an American. Unfortunately, that’s not the way most Mexicans feel when they cross the border illegally.
As most of my readers know, I’m a Christian and I try to find Biblical solutions to our problems. The Bible does actually speak about immigration. It says that, while it’s true that we need to love and receive foreigners, there’s an obligation on the part of the immigrant: to follow the law.
Leviticus 18:26 says: ‘You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you’.
The Mexican government bakes into its budget the fact that millions of their own people migrate to the US. They have no intention to build an inclusive economy where they themselves solve Mexico’s problems. The expectation is, given the US snatched the northern part of what used to be Mexico from their hands, that Mexico’s old enemy will take care of their 'unwanted Mexicans'. They don’t want these people in Mexico. They want us to take them in. That, my friend, is the sad truth.
The challenge for Mexico at this point is to come to the realization that the US will no longer be taking illegal Mexicans. And they need to understand that it’s time to grow up and start creating an economy that’s inclusive of ALL Mexicans. This has never been a priority to the Mexican government. They must accept the fact that these Mexicans are not our problem – they're theirs. We have problems of our own.
Now, having said that, whether the Mexican government accepts this fact or not should be completely irrelevant to us. Hopefully, they’ll get it and will course correct – and, who knows? Maybe they’ll be able to actually prosper – all by themselves. That’d be wonderful. But to OUR government the priority is the safety of our own people.
The wall is not meant to keep Mexicans out – it’s meant to keep TERRORISTS and CRIMINALS out. And to make it more difficult for anyone crossing the border illegally. It’s a common sense approach to a complicated problem. We all lock the doors of our homes to keep the bad guys out. This is no different.
The person who does anything presumptuously, whether he is native-born or a stranger, that one brings reproach to the LORD and he shall be cut off from among his people
Author: Daniela R.
Ahhh! Nothing like making it easier for oppressive regimes to kill their own people! Obama must be so proud! And Cuban communist leader Raul Castro must be so thrilled! How great that Comrade Obama did this for his beloved friend, little Raul, only days before he leaves office! Another great day in Obama's America...if only Obama could eliminate his opposition the same way Raul Castro does!
I'm being sarcastic, of course...
You may have heard that the Obama administration has ended the automatic legal residency for any Cuban immigrant who makes it to U.S. soil. The repeal of the ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy went into effect Thursday January 12th. With this action, Cubans who have escaped to freedom in the US over the last several years will now be SENT BACK TO CUBA…to a certain IMPRISONMENT and potential DEATH.
‘Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities’, Obama said.
Now, don’t get the idea that Cubans don’t qualify for humanitarian relief. These folks’ lives are at RISK in Cuba – unlike Muslim 'refugees’.
You see, Cubans who seek freedom in the US are the opposition of the Castro regime – they’re dissidents. If you know anything about communism you know it’s responsible for the MASS MURDER of about 100 MILLION PEOPLE in China, North Korea, Vietnam, the former Soviet Union and all other communist countries combined – including, of course, Cuba. Read that again and let it sink in: ONE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE have been KILLED by communism since the Bolshevik revolution of 1917 in Russia.
None of these 100 million victims were communists. They were all opposing DISSIDENTS. They were opposing communist, oppressive REGIMES. They wanted FREEDOM.
Unlike Muslim 'refugees’, these Cubans are PERSECUTED by their government.
You see, in the case of Muslim ‘refugees’, they’re not the ones being persecuted. They’re the ones IN CHARGE of persecution of Jews, Christians, gays and every ‘infidel’ under the sun. They’re not fleeing regimes they don’t agree with. They AGREE with their Islamist rulers and they RULE in those countries they’re supposedly running away from. Their lives are NOT in jeopardy. Cubans’ lives are.
Cubans are fleeing OPPRESSION. Muslims are EXPANDING.
So, when somebody tells you that Trump would surely agree with Obama’s ruling – after all, Trump started his campaign opposing illegal immigration – I hope you realize that Trump should do what’s right in the eyes of God.
Nobody in his right mind would ever support illegal immigration. But we can all agree that when people are fleeing oppressive regimes, we must help them.
Should we accept Muslim ‘refugees’?
No. They’re not fleeing for their lives. They’re not really refugees.
Should we accept Cubans?
Yes. They ARE fleeing for their lives. They’re truly refugees.
Should we accept Christians, Jews, gays and all the ‘infidels’ fleeing the Middle East?
Yes. They ARE also fleeing for their lives. They’re also real refugees.
The key is to identify who we must help. We must help those who EMBRACE freedom and our Judeo-Christian values. Even the Bible tells us so. The Bible tells us that when immigrants refuse to assimilate, they must be restricted for the good of the nation:
‘The person who does anything presumptuously, whether he is native-born or a stranger, that one brings reproach on the Lord, and he shall be cut off from among his people’
Are Muslim ‘refugees’ willing to assimilate?
Most are not.
Are Cuban refugees willing to assimilate?
Why is Obama in favor of Muslim refugees but not at all in favor of Cuban refugees?
Because he doesn’t want FREEDOM-LOVERS in this country. He imports anything and anyone who will undermine YOUR freedom and YOUR prosperity. It's by design...
Now, don't worry - God will take care of Obama in due course..
Obama will laugh his way to hell, but he won't be able to laugh his way out of it.
But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and the stubbornness of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward.
Author: Daniela R.
December 25th marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union – the Evil Empire, as President Ronald Reagan called it.
And it was evil, indeed, no matter how cool American millennials seem to perceive socialism to be.
Millenials should learn that ‘Soviet Union’ is short for 'Union of SOCIALIST Soviet Republic', which, by the way, wasn’t a republic. Socialism was implemented in Russia after the 1917 revolution and Soviets didn’t allow any opposition.
As much as liberals and millennials in particular are suffering over Trump’s November Presidential election win and their desire to overthrow him to place Hillary in the WH, young 1917 Russians also felt the system was ‘unfair’ and started a Revolution that would ultimately KILL any hope for Russian prosperity.
Socialism sounds good on paper – but it’s EVIL. Liberal elites are EVIL and I feel sorry for the millions of millenials who buy into the socialist idea. The only reason anyone with a brain cell would consider socialism as a political option is IGNORANCE of the past.
It is estimated that the Soviet Union MASSACRED between 56 and 62 MILLION of its OWN people.
Obviously nobody on the left calls it ‘massacre’- they call it ‘unnatural deaths’. Much like they call infanticide ‘a woman’s health issue’ or ‘a woman’s choice’, leftist propagandists have a way with words to rename their evils into something more digestible.
China, for example, is officially called the ‘People’s Republic of China’ or PRC. It’s neither a Republic nor is it run by its people. It's run by the elites - like America.
The evil empire from yesterday and today has tentacles everywhere – particularly in the United Nations.
You see, the United Nations ENABLED the massacre the Soviets perpetrated by voting in favor of removing the protection of political groups in the Genocide Convention during the Soviet era. The Genocide Convention had been adopted in 1948 to punish genocide during both war and peace times, after Hitler's genocide. But years later, globalist UN bureaucrats decided that mass murder of political opponents was OK.
Why wouldn't the UN be OK with POLITICAL MASS MURDER? They're all communists!
And political opponents did Stalin and his brutal friends kill…60 million of them!
The soviets who managed to survive communist genocide had to suffer deplorable conditions in a country that prioritized militarization over feeding its people, with more than 20% living below the poverty line.
But while the Soviet Union has been dead for 25 years, the fact of the matter is it lives on… much too close to home.
Bernie Sanders, Barack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and every top democrat in this country is a fervent follower of Socialist policies. Taken to the extreme, socialist policies give you the Soviet Union or China or Cuba.
Nikita Khrushchev had once told President John F. Kennedy that America would be destroyed from within – that the Soviet Union would never have to invade or bomb America to impose Socialism. Socialism would come gradually to America from within.
When you look at the millenials who are still crying over Trump’s win, and when you consider the enormous amount of support Bernie Sanders had during the Democrat primary, you can easily see Khrushchev was absolutely right. The degradation of the American society combined with the destruction of education and the re-writing of History have produced an entire generation of people who have NO IDEA how CRIMINAL Socialism truly is.
Furthermore, this generation doesn’t like to use logic to understand reality. For example, they view GDP growth as a key economic metric – but this metric is flawed. It’s flawed because it takes into consideration GOVERNMENT SPENDING. The more the government spends, the more GDP grows. China’s ‘impressive’ growth is a testimony to that – and China’s ‘ghost cities’ are too. China has spent north of $100 billion building commercial buildings, apartment buildings, airports and shopping malls that nobody can afford to use. It’s the reason they’re called ‘ghost cities’. But all that spending added up to China’s GDP.
If you’re spending more to acquire the same or fewer products, you’re not richer – you’re POORER. If you’re spending in infrastructure nobody can or is willing to use, you’re not investing – you’re WASTING money. But they don’t teach you that in school.
Now, according to liberal logic, wouldn't it be better to just distribute the $100 billion among poor Chinese people instead of building entire ghost cities? Don't they all want 'redistribution of wealth'? Here's a perfect opportunity, and what do leftists do? They build stuff nobody can use!
Never mind that socialism cannot work unless workers are really poor. That’s the reason high tech companies are so desperate to get more immigrants in America. More H1B visas mean lower wages. Lower wages mean higher profits for them. Socialism is the most elitist system in the world! It can only work if the ruling elites manage to keep you poor.
Democrats are socialists – all of them. To the extent that they have any sort of support coming from the masses, the risk of democrats 'fundamentally transform America' is real. It’s our job to teach the evils of socialism - we CANNOT have another Socialist in the WH ever again.
Socialism doesn’t align with freedom – the only political system that aligns with freedom is CAPITALISM. And Capitalism is the only economic system in full alignment with Christianity. The option is not so much between socialism and capitalism – it’s really more about socialism or Christianity.
FREE WILL which you will only find in Christianity translates into a FREE society and a FREE economy.
You don’t have that option with Socialism.
We must DEFEAT the liberal elites – the heirs of Stalin and Lenin. Socialism lives on in America 25 years after the Soviet Union died. We must teach its evils and we must preach the Gospel.
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Author: Daniela R.
America is a nation of immigrants. Historically, we have received people from all corners of the world – some fleeing war, some fleeing oppression, some fleeing extreme poverty – all of them seeking freedom and opportunity.
With the Trump Administration soon to be sworn in, immigration has become a hot button issue. People are reacting emotionally about Trump’s policies and are not really thinking what we really ought to do as a nation. Focusing on what might or might not happen, having a ‘the sky is falling’ attitude doesn’t help anyone, particularly those who claim to be concerned.
So let’s start tackling the issue.
People don’t know what to think about immigration – should we be compassionate towards immigrants? Should we help them out? Legal and illegal? Should we receive them? Should we restrict immigration?
With terrorism surging all these questions are valid questions...
...we want to be compassionate, but we want to be safe as well.
So what’s the right thing to do?
Before I give you an answer, let me tell you my friend, that the issue of immigration is not a partisan issue. Politicians who don’t understand right from wrong will not solve the problem and they won’t give you an answer.
The answer to the immigration issue is really in the most important book you will ever read. You know this book – it’s existed for thousands and thousands of years. Right now you can’t find it in our public schools, but you can download it online. Chances are, however, you have a copy at home already.
Personally I have many copies – one in each of my smart phones, in my eBook reader and three printed versions.
The book I’m talking about is The Bible. Yes, the Bible talks about immigration.
What does the Bible say about immigration? Like I said earlier, we want to help but we want to be safe. Can we do both?
Yes, we can. So let's see what we're supposed to do.
According to the Bible, God’s people are to:
But there's a catch, so keep reading.
Let’s discuss in more detail how the Bible says we should do these three things.
God commands acceptance of foreigners – but not any foreigners. He commands us to accept only those foreigners who are willing to accept His laws. In Leviticus God gives Israelites a number of rules they must follow.
Leviticus 18:26 says: ‘You must obey all my decrees and regulations. You must not commit any of these detestable sins. This applies both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you’.
The Bible has many examples of foreign-born men and women who were accepted as productive citizens of Israel. Accepting immigrants who are willing to accept God’s laws is a mandate in the Bible.
In the New Testament, there's another example of acceptance of foreigners. Jesus defied the long-standing custom of not speaking to Samaritans when in the Gospel according to John He engaged in conversation with a Samaritan woman. This conversation ultimately led to many of her Samaritan friends to come to Jesus Christ (John 4:1-26).
As you can see, the key is to only accept immigrants who are subject to the same laws as natives. Anyone coming to our country with the purpose of breaking the law should not be allowed in.
Hospitality to immigrants was crucial in ancient times, because travel was extremely treacherous.
Exodus 23:9 says: ‘You must not oppress foreigners. You know what it’s like to be a foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt’.
Helping immigrants is another mandate in the Bible.
This is the key one. We can accept immigrants who are willing to follow our laws. We can even help them out, but without the third one, immigration is never going to work.
This third mandate is CRITICAL to a prosperous, functioning society. It’s CRITICAL to the survival of such society. In the Bible, immigrants didn’t have carte blanche to do as they pleased. God gave us explicit limits to our acceptance of strangers.
Foreigners in Israel were expected to contribute to the success of the nation. There are many examples in the Bible of many immigrants contributing to their adopted land.
The message coming from the Bible is crystal clear: yes, we must accept and help immigrants, but only to the extent that they assimilate to the national culture and contribute to society.
Try explaining any of this to Democrats in power…Since they’re leftists, the idea of a prosperous America or even the survival of a Christian America is repelling to them – they want immigrants who are going to destroy our culture. Leftists care very little about our individual well-being. They have one purpose (which they share with Islamic Terrorists, by the way): the destruction of America as we know it, like they've destroyed other cultures such as in Cuba, in China, in North Korea, in Latin America (where I'm originally from) and now, in Europe. Illegal immigrants, and Islamic refugees are part of the plan. Thank God the electorate rejected it in the last election.
As you can see, my friend, as the Christian nation that we are, we’re expected to follow these Biblical rules above. Let’s bring in the people who truly love this country – and are willing to sacrifice for it. Those who are coming to break the law, or to kill us in the name of some fictitious god, shouldn’t be given the opportunity to do so on our own soil.
Let’s be compassionate and stay safe at the same time. It CAN be done!
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