THE 2012 LIBERTY LIST—IMMIGRATION—A CRITICAL ISSUE

The Long Title is immigration, illegal immigration and Border Security. Immigration unencumbered by the other two is easy.

~Engraved at the main entrance to the Statue of Liberty~

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

 –Emma Lazarus,

For the past five generations (as long as the poem has been engraved there), we have not had disagreement about the above sentiment. Most, like me, can find that sentiment in their DNA. It is clear we do not oppose new people escaping some tyranny to find for themselves and their posterity, that golden door! We do not oppose immigration.

Our National Motto, E Pluribus Unum, adopted at our national birth, is part of the picture. (E Pluribus Unum –a little Latin lingo. It means, “Out of many, one.”) Immigrants to the United States of America must leave the tyranny, the failure, the hopelessness behind. They must learn English. They must learn the essence of this American Liberty. They must embrace our history and our flag. You come here, you pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

You come here, you can be a Muslim, but you pledge allegiance the Flag of the United States of America, not to, for example, Somalia, not to “the Ummah,” and certainly not to Shariah. There is no room in the United States of America for Shariah. If you can’t handle that, get out. If someone must change because of incompatible cultural differences, you change, not America. Change or get out.

You come here from Mexico, you come legally, we’re pretty happy. You learn the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and pick up a hammer, we’re pretty happy. The principle operative word is “legally.”

Border Security

The United States of America is not now, but must and will be, secure in its borders. We will be secure. We, obviously, do not now have border security. But the State of Arizona is experiencing something different. Arizona has been invaded. The invaders are running guns, drugs, people and money. They rape and beat and kill. Arizona must be supported. The violent invaders, who now own much of Mexico, must be defeated. Arizona’s domestic opponents beginning with President Obama, disgraced Attorney General Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano must be ridiculed and scorned. They too must be defeated.

About Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson: a mature Christian who understands the sweep of history, the unique role of America and these times clearly and precisely.
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