Monday, April 25, 2022

Two Americas: The Chasm Is Growing

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It would be nice to have a unified America, but we don't have that today. In fact, as the national debate turns more and more to moral issues, the chasm is growing deeper.

  • Polarization on social issues is creating dramatically different legal landscapes between red and blue states. 
  • Republican-led states are passing laws limiting abortion and restricting child sex-change procedures, while Democrat-led states are expanding abortion access and styling themselves as havens for transgender children fleeing red states.
  • “The divide between the American Left and Right on whether or not children should be sexualized in schools continues to grow. 

We can't even agree on whether the United States should have borders---therefore, to even exist.

How did we get to this point of absolute cultural insanity and "pretend land?"

Be informed, not misled.

Should America even exist anymore?

Apparently not in the minds of the radical Left.

President Biden's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are privately admitting that up to 6000 foreign nationals are in Tijuana waiting to rush the United States border when President Biden ends the Title 42 public health authority on May 23rd. This has been a very successful plan to control our southern border put in place by President Trump. 

Without Title 42 Biden officials admit they expect up to a half-million border crossers and illegal aliens---the equivalent of Atlanta, Georgia's resident population---to arrive at the border every month.

Arizona's Rep.Andy Biggs (R) says he expects 30,000 border crossers and illegal aliens every day at the border.

President Biden plans to cut deportations for border crossers and illegal aliens, instead, he will be shifting to mechanisms like parole, Notices To Appear (NTA's), and Alternatives to Dentation (ATD)--- all of which ensure the mass release of foreign nationals into the US interior.

From January 2021 to February 2022, Biden released more than 756,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the US interior. In March 2022---last month---he released more than 80,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the US.

That's a population larger than his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Why would he do this? Some open border advocates claim essentially removing our borders is the "Christian" thing to do. Compassion. Why should we enjoy all this freedom, wealth, and blessing---and deny the rest of the world having the same?

George Soros and others like him---who pour billions of dollars into efforts to remove our borders---are globalists. They don't believe borders should exist. They want one world. No sovereign nations.

How can we ever find common ground on that issue?

Ronald Reagan once said, "A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation."

The chasm is growing deeper on moral issues.

Republican-led states are passing waves of laws limiting elective abortions and sex-change treatments for children, while blue states attempt to become havens for transgender children and abortion-seekers. Legislative efforts to impose 15-week abortion limits, restrict sexuality and gender ideology in classrooms and limit transgender participation in women’s sports have cropped up in GOP-led states across the country; each of these measures has recently passed in Florida alone.

While Republican state lawmakers have pushed a socially conservative agenda, blue states have fired back with their own social policies, advancing legal abortion up to the point of birth and promoting sex-change treatments for children who believe they are transgender.

As Texas attempted to prosecute child sex change procedures as a form of child abuse and Alabama passed a bill banning sex-change treatments for minors, California lawmakers introduced a bill that would make the state a “place of refuge” for families putting their children through medical sex changes. 

In fact, California is now promoting "abortion tourism."

California also introduced legislation to fund abortion tourism in anticipation of more women traveling to the state as Republican-led states passed numerous new abortion restrictions in 2021 and 2022.

Democrat Gov. Newsom told ABC News, "We'll be a sanctuary," adding that patients will likely travel to California from other states to seek abortions.

Republican Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, meanwhile, supported a bill requiring sex-segregated restrooms as well as a bill banning sex-change procedures for children.

“Enough of this woke radical nonsense that preys on our kids,” Ivey said. “We’re going to focus on protecting our kids and keeping our schools focused on being a place where students learn the fundamentals.”

ABC says, "Abortion, perhaps more than any other issue, has divided the country for decades along mostly partisan lines. A new decision overturning Roe v Wade, which could come  next summer, would be the culmination of more than 40 years of conservative activism."

"Partisan activism?" Or fighting for the most fundamental human right---the Right to Life for the unborn child?

An article in the New York Times says, "A wave of making states not only a little different but radically different."

The Times says, "As Republican activists pursue conservative social policies in state legislatures across the country, liberal states are taking defensive actions."

Most all mainstream media reporting casts conservatives as the oppressors, and the far Left as the oppressed. 

Example. The Times says:

When Idaho proposed a ban on abortions that empowers relatives to sue anyone who helps terminate a pregnancy after six weeks, nearby Oregon approved $15 million to help cover the abortion expenses of patients from out-of-state.

As Republican activists aggressively pursue conservative social policies in state legislatures across the country, liberal states are taking defensive actions. Spurred by a U.S. Supreme Court that is expected to soon upend an array of longstanding rights, including the constitutional right to abortion, left-leaning lawmakers from Washington to Vermont have begun to expand access to abortion, bolster voting rights, and denounce laws in conservative states targeting L.G.B.T.Q. minors.

The public is beginning to awaken.

Terry Schilling is president of the pro-family political advocacy organization American Principles Project. He says frustrated parents are the driving force behind much of this legislative action regarding the promotion of certain forms of gender education and Critical Race Theory lessons in public schools.

He said, “Over the last couple of years, as schools shut down and children were forced to ‘learn’ via Zoom, parents were given a glimpse at what was actually taking place in the classroom,” he said. “They weren’t happy about what they saw: indoctrination into radical racial and sexual ideologies while the important subjects — math, reading, science — were left by the wayside.”

How did we get to this point? 

Victor Davis Hanson, one of America's most respected historians, wrote an article that was published yesterday titled "How America Became La La Land.

He begins with this:

America these last 14 months resembles a dystopia. It is becoming partly the world of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, and partly the poet Homer's land of the Lotus-Eaters.

Nothing seems to be working. And no one in control seems to care.

The once secure border of 2020 vanished. Two-million people have crossed the southern border illegally in the last 12 months. Millions more are on the way.

The Biden Administration unilaterally and simply destroyed existing immigration law.

What followed was surreal. 

As Hanson continues to outline the various failures of the Biden administration, with their inevitable consequences, it becomes clear the faultline runs through the difference of world views between the conservatives and the radical Left to whom Biden gives full allegiance. 

The article gives an excellent overview of the mess we're in with current leadership.

Hanson concludes that there is a light at the end of the tunnel--- "a common denominator" that is emerging.

He writes, "The common denominator? Biden knows that he inherited a stable, prosperous America and has nearly ruined it. And he knows the American people know that too."

Indeed. But we will be as divided in seeking a solution, as we presently are now.

The far-Left radical element in our country will seek to elect people who hold the same worldview as the current administration and the current majority in both the House and the Senate.

Where do we go from here?

First, we must work to elect those who hold a conservative---hopefully, a conservative Christian, worldview.

Reagan also said, "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

And he said, "Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."

America's problem is a spiritual problem, more than a political problem.

Abraham Lincoln pointed out from the teaching of Jesus that a house divided against itself cannot stand. 

He did not believe America would fall.

His point was that neither can a nation divided against itself stand---it will become one or the other of the competing philosophies---or worldviews.

That's where we are today, in my view. 

We must work to elect the right people to office, but even more importantly, we must take every opportunity to shine the light of God's Truth into every dark corner of this nation---and the world.

That is the Great Commission of Christ, it is also the ultimate solution to the Orwellian times in which we live.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Active. Be Prayerful.