I want to write about all the immigrant kids overwhelming our southern border. I was watching Bill O’Reilly the other night. I like watching Bill. Bill keeps me abreast of what middle-America is thinking. I’m not middle America—I’m far more conservative than Bill. Far. Bill is middle America. Watching Bill O’Reilly keeps me up to date on what the average voting American is thinking and feeling. Watching Bill also lets me know what kind of news is getting to the ears of his audience. God bless him, he’s entertaining and a class act.
The other night on Bill’s Fox News Factor program he invited Kirsten Powers to debate him on the dangerous rush of children immigrants flooding our southern border. Kirsten is a regular guest on the O’Reilly Factor as a Fox News contributor. She’s a liberal/socialist, providing Bill her side of the debate.
The topic of the program challenged, what do we do with these thousands of immigrant kids? Ages ranging from 4 to 17. Some with parents. Some without. Some with adults posing as parents. Mexican kids. Guatemalan kids. Hondurans. Etc. Tens of thousands. And more coming. The American border patrol is overwhelmed.
In this piece, I don’t want to talk about Obama’s failed immigration policy. (Actually, I don’t think it’s a failure at all in his eyes. To him, this is a success story! And he’s aggravating an already-untenable situation on the border. To him and his Leftist cronies, all this is a natural result—and desired result—of his new vision of America.)
Also, I don’t want to talk about Obama’s impeachable offense: having betrayed his oath of office to uphold and defend the laws of the land. Impeachable. But not in this article.
I don’t want to talk about the practical logistics of returning all these children (or at least the ones Obama hasn’t yet melted deep into the continent, never to be returned to their country of origin.)
I don’t want to talk about refugee camps, humanitarian crises, or scabies or vaccinations, or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or tin-foil blankets, or pregnant women, or human traffickers, or wave runners, or diapers, or any of that stuff.
And I don’t even want to talk about being a nation of laws in this post.
I want to talk about the heart of the matter. I want to talk about an important issue Kirsten Powers raised. Bill was debating Kirsten. Bill defended the middle American side of the debate—we need to put troops on the border to stop the flood of immigrants, and return these kids pronto to their families in Mexico and Guatemala.
Kirsten defended the far Left’s point of view, proposing we accept all these children with no questions asked. When pressed by Bill, “Where does it stop? Should America accept any and all kids from any and every impoverished country in the world?” Incredulously, Kirsten said: Yes.
You may think Kirsten exaggerated. Perhaps she was under duress of Bill’s gravitas. Or perhaps she was caught off guard by an emotional maternal instinct—blurting out her response unthinking. I don’t think that’s the case. I think Kirsten would stand by her incredulous answer today—America can and should accept any and all children immigrants by the thousands and hundreds of thousands and millions without a second thought. I think she stands by that position. As a Leftist, she does and she must.
God bless Bill O’Reilly, but he doesn’t have a clue what the Leftists are all about. He just doesn’t. It’s beyond his comprehension. Beyond his personal experience. Bill can’t imagine the harm the Left intends for our country.
The Left is playing for keeps, people! As Mark Levin says.
Kirsten is wrong. Her argument fails the Founders’ test. As Bill O’Reilly said, we are a nation of laws. But more than that, Kirsten’s position is revealing. It reveals lack of personal accountability. To the Left, no one takes personal responsibility. No one. The “state” is responsible for everything. Ask Kirsten if SHE wants to take care of those orphan immigrants. Can we drop a few kids at her house? No. Of course not. She’ll say no thanks. She feels sorry for them, but “that’s the responsibility of the government.” To the Left, everything is the responsibility of the government. The government will save you. Government is their god. Government will fix it. Government will save you. Government is the answer. The Left doesn’t want God; they got government. They don’t want rule of law; they want rule of men.
Bill is right, we need to secure that border, and control immigration. But there’s more to it than that. And there is a kernel of truth to Kirsten’s argument, though she could never see it. It’s a blind spot for the Left. (I’m going to write more about Left “blind spots” in the future, I think.)
Americans abort over 1 million unborn children each and every year. Over a million babies! Destroy them in the womb. Then throw them away in bits and pieces. And now we have—for whatever misguided policy reasons—hundreds upon thousands of little precious children knocking on our door! And we TURN THEM AWAY? We’re turning them away?! God have mercy on us.
How about we remove the whole specter of Obama’s face written on these orphans. Look at this whole fiasco from another point of view. Let’s look at it from the point of view of our Christian/Judeo heritage.
We ought to be THANKING GOD for these little children. Thank you God! Thank you Jesus for sending us these mysterious children to our morally barren country. Thank you God almighty!
For goodness sakes. Children are blessings, not burdens.
God, thank you for sending us these precious blessings. Soften our hearts, so we may see Your great grace in their unexpected arrival. Grant us the strength to feed them, clothe them, love them, that they may someday glorify Your great name forever, and in turn defend the blessings of this great and God-fearing nation. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.