OUR PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

OUR PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

 

First I would like to say that I am the daughter of an immigrant, who upon arriving in the United States, fell in love with this country and became a U.S. citizen so please do not try to label me a racist, prejudiced, intolerant, or bigoted which seems to be the norm in today’s society if you dare to speak your opinion.

 

There are a lot of issues facing this country today, but for me, my family and friends, it is the instability of the world as a whole in relation to our country. North Korea and Iran have built or are building long range missiles and Nuclear weapons.  Venezuela would like to see us destroyed with them leading the charge.  The Middle East is in constant turmoil and some would like to wipe Israel of the face of the earth.  Our immigration policy needs to be reformed and the quota lowered, our borders need to be secure, we need to unite as a nation, and we have to quit apologizing for who we are.  We are a nation that is the first to lend a hand in any crisis facing the world today, yet we are maligned and hated around the world, as my sister and I learned first-hand when we went abroad more than 25 years ago.  Which by the way was long before Bush came along so we can quit singing that tune.  We have to stop being so politically correct and stand up for our way of life.  When immigrants come here they need to assimilate to our way of life and not the other way around.  We are the only country where people from abroad come here and try to live the way of life that they left behind.  If it was so great where they came from then why did they leave?  Introduce us to your culture, people from all over the world have a lot to contribute but don’t push your way of life on us here.  It is our Freedoms that make us strong and we should be proud of who we are, what we stand for.  Stop allowing another country’s laws to be practiced here, once you arrive here than you need to adhere to our laws.  You have the right to Freedom of Religion but not to the point where it puts our people at risk.  Everyone needs to quit being so thinned skinned, people seem to be offended by one thing or another, we are losing our Freedom of Speech more and more each day.  We need to study history, something our schools have decided not to do because it may offend some students.  We have to quit judging people in the past by our standards today.  History is critical to our present and future it can teach us to avoid the mistakes of the past.  Every nation that has reigned as a world power in the past has failed, some because of complacency, others from destruction within.  Unfortunately we seem to be headed in that direction unless something is done.  The tragedy of 9/11 was a wakeup call but it seems that we are starting to forget the horror of that day. There are numerous threats to our country every day and we don’t have knowledge of how many have been thwarted, but the reality is that someday due to our reluctance to secure our borders another tragedy could strike our nation.

 

I don’t pretend to know the facts behind the issues facing our leaders today nobody does.  When elected the president then finds out why his predecessor made the decisions he made, the dangers our country is facing, and the burden that now rests on his shoulders.  Only then does he realize that his campaign promises may not be fulfilled exactly or as quick as he promised, or that they may not be fulfilled at all.

 

We need a strong leader, someone who isn’t afraid to stand up for our country, who doesn’t allow himself to be pushed around by special interest, who doesn’t apologize for who we are or what we stand for, who does whatever it takes to keep us safe, secure, does not turn his back on our constitution, our laws, our judicial system while bowing to the likes of people who have no respect for who we are or what we stand for and would like nothing better than to see us destroyed.   After all the president of the United States of America is perceived as the most powerful man in the world, the leader of the greatest nation on the face of the Earth, he should hold his shoulders up, walk proudly, demand respect, and stand tall in the face of adversity.

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