It’s time to share my thoughts on refugees, immigration and the state of our country’s borders. Mind you, this post is directly regarding the attacks in Paris, and the US’s subsequent very public reaction to Syrian refugees fleeing their country and spreading across the world, including the United States.
First, before you get your hackles all up and call me all kinds of liberal expletives, understand that these are my opinions and thoughts and there’s a damn good reason it’s not my job to make these decisions. I just don’t fucking want to, I never had a desire to be in the public eye, I would rather my words do that for me, while I stay behind this computer and drink my coffee and write my opinions to you. Consume, my readers, consume!
I don’t want to close our borders and cut off travel. I don’t want to turn away mothers, fathers, children and grandparents from the freedoms that we enjoy in this country – the freedom to be safe, to feel like we will make it through tomorrow, to feel like it’s ok to feel like we do. To share our opinions, even in a public forum like this, is a right these individuals have not enjoyed, possibly ever.
Freedom is something our ancestors came here to achieve – who the hell are we do stand on the premise that this is the melting pot and then suddenly, oh shit, some crazy shit happened, EVERYBODY HUNKER DOWN AND DON’T LET ANYONE IN.
We would not be the country we are today if we let those terrorists win every time they tried to intimidate us. Don’t you realize their intent is to scare their opponents, and make them act fearfully, you fraidy cats are letting those bastards win! SHUTTING OUR BORDERS IS UNAMERICAN, and against the beliefs of all the soldiers that have gone before us to their untimely ends defending our right to be free, and the rights of those that come here to be free.
There’s a way to handle this situation, I don’t claim to know it but I have a few ideas, and if I have a few ideas, I know people in more powerful positions than mine have ideas too, likely ones that would work and that they have an implementation plan for as well. I for one, am not going to be the person to disrespect our fallen soldiers and current soldiers in that way, I trust that they will handle any situation that arises that they are able to handle, and I trust that our government is vigilant here at home. Maybe I’m naive to a degree, that’s definitely possible and not the first time nor will it be the last that I believe more in something than I should. But that’s my opinion, shutting our borders from those who need refuge is WRONG. We needed this country when we came here, and no one turned us away, even though we brought all kinds of craziness with us.
And that’s just how I feel on the matter. Feel free to share your opinion, I will not tolerate any kind of meanness or disrespect to other commentators or to me, so be nice to each other!