Wednesday, January 31, 2024

The Real "Border Crisis"

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An elected official serving as a Representative in our US Congress tells her audience she is "Somalian first, Muslim second," and… [no, American wasn’t even mentioned].

And she says that her primary job in Congress is to "protect Somali interests."

She personifies the real "immigration" problem in America today.

Be informed, not misled.

There’s a video clip of Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar talking to a group of Somalians about her allegiances and priorities as a U.S. congresswoman. What Omar says is instructive, not just about her general worldview but mostly (and more importantly) about how backward and destructive our immigration system really is. 

Omar is certainly a leftist, but her speech over the weekend was pure blood-and-soil nationalism — for Somalia, not America.

John Daniel Davidson has written an insightful article in which he says, "She tells them she’s a Somalian first and a Muslim second. She doesn’t even mention the United States or her citizenship here. She promises to use her power and influence in Congress to protect her nation’s interests. (Again, that nation being Somalia, not America.)"

Speaking in Somali, Omar tells the cheering crowd that her "top priority" is to expand Somalia’s territory. “As Somalis, one day we will go after our missing territories,” she says, referencing disputed regions in Kenya and Ethiopia.

And he notes this:

"She brags that the U.S. government “will only do what Somalians in the U.S. tell them to do. They will do what we want and nothing else. They must follow our orders, and that is how we will safeguard the interests of Somalia. We Somalians must have the confidence in ourselves that we call the shots in the U.S.”

Does this sound like someone who should be a so-called "public servant" in the United States Congress?

Can't "serve two masters."

Jesus said, "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other."    

While this public "servant" is serving only one, it's not the one she was elected to serve and is being paid to serve. 

Davidson says, "In light of Omar’s candidness, it’s fair to ask: Why is she allowed to serve in Congress? Why is she even allowed to remain in the United States? Omar is an immigrant and a U.S. citizen, but clearly, she is not an American. She appears to have no allegiance to her adopted country — a country that took her in, sheltered and protected her, provided a safe haven from the chaos and violence of her homeland, and elevated her to a position of power and influence."

He notes, "Omar herself is, of course, an antisemite and a radical leftist. Her remarks are only important because they illustrate how her presence in the United States is a searing indictment of our entire immigration system and much of our foreign policy over the last 40 years. We should never have allowed people like her into our country, and by 'people like her,' I don’t have race in mind. I mean people whose national allegiances lie with other lands and other people, and whose priorities and way of life are incompatible with American republicanism and our national character."

That's important to note. America is fundamentally different than other nations. We were founded on the principles of the Bible. Our Founders wrote extensively about the influence of God's Word on their thinking in drafting our Founding Documents.

While the idea is not popular with people like Omar and Obama, it's true: America is an "exceptional" nation.

It was founded on the belief that God, not government, gives rights to people. 

When you push God out of the picture, you lose your rights.

Founding Father Patrick Henry put it this way: "When people forget  God, tyrants forge their chains."

Yesterday afternoon, Republican members of Congress began calling for her resignation over her comments.

Sean Davis, a colleague of Davidson's, posted on X, "America is for Americans. Being American is more than checking a box on a government form. It means learning and speaking our language, appreciating our culture and history, obeying our laws, embodying our work ethic, and preserving the traditions and attitudes that once made this the most prosperous, powerful, and free nation on earth. If you’re not down with that, you’re not an American, and you don’t need to be here."

Tyrants are forging.

Our border is descending into mayhem, Texas and other states face off with the Biden administration over out-of-control illegal immigration, and Senate GOP leadership pushes a bill that would codify outrageous levels of illegal border crossing into law.

Perhaps today, as both Republican and Democrat leaders in the Senate try to impose a new border regime that will explicitly allow some 2 million illegal immigrants into the country annually, the idea that we would restrict immigration for the good of the country seems quaint. 

But it isn’t. In fact, it goes to the heart of why we would debate border policy at all. Democrats today don’t really believe in borders, and they denounce all immigration restrictions as racist because they reject the notion that America should be for Americans and that government policy should prioritize American citizens and their prosperity. Their grand project is to undermine and destroy the American republic, and importing mass numbers of noncitizens is one way they are going about it.

As the great Thomas Sowell once wrote, “The illusion that you can take in large numbers of people from a fundamentally different culture, without jeopardizing your own culture — and everything that depends on it — should have been dispelled by many counterproductive social consequences in Europe, even aside from the fatal dangers of terrorists.”

Davidson notes that Sowell wrote that in 2015, "well into a migrant crisis in Europe triggered by the Syrian civil war. Look at Europe today. The mass importation of people who do not share the values and way of life of European peoples has created social and cultural problems that can only be solved with mass deportations. Look no further than the mass pro-Hamas demonstrations in the wake of the Oct. 7 massacre in Israel."

Now, look at America and understand where this is heading.


To whom much is given---much is required.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Bold. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.