It Has to be Said…
What a sad day it has been. Seeing the scene unfold in Paris this evening is so incredibly sad, yet so maddening at the same time. At the time of this writing, approximately 150 people have been killed and scores injured. Before being accused of insensitivity by writing this, please know that I could not be more saddened and cannot offer enough prayers for those directly impacted by these horrific attacks today. But despite the pain we feel in our hearts, there are some things that can’t be ignored. As information continues to become available, it is becoming increasingly clear that these attacks were an orchestrated effort by ISIS. Less than a year removed from the terror attack at Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris, and a few short months since the thwarted train attack, we are once again witness to the barbaric actions of Islamic terrorists.
Despite what Snopes may say, others have reported about said “no-go zones” in European cities. Earlier this year, the government in France even listed over 750 areas that were considered dangerous. These were identified as areas with a large Islamic population who refuse to assimilate and challenge authority. It has also been well documented that similar areas exist within London. Given the nature of this information, we have to remain vigilant here in the United States.
There are currently 22 areas right here in the USA, that have been identified as possible terrorist training camps. The FBI has currently listed approximately 1000 probes involving terrorist training groups (some ISIS related) here in the states. If we think we are exempt and safe from the attacks we witnessed today, we are sadly mistaken.
“A sovereign state is generally defined to be any nation or people, whatever may be the form of its internal constitution, which governs itself independently of foreign powers.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_state).
Friends, we must remain a sovereign nation. We cannot allow foreigners who enter this country, to do so without any intent to assimilate. It is not compassionate nor is it safe for the citizens of a sovereign nation to allow for this. We must close our borders, for a nation without borders cannot exist as a sovereign nation. We are a nation of laws. We are not a nation that allows the executive branch to choose which laws to follow and which to ignore. We are not a nation that is anti-immigrant. On the contrary. We are a nation containing immigrants who assimilated and became citizens. Immigrants who valued our culture and liberty. Immigrants who sacrificed to achieve the American dream. Immigrants who are privileged to be part of our civil society. We cannot choose to ignore our immigration laws. We cannot choose to ignore the rule of law, the Constitution. Our leaders in particular must abide and enforce these laws. We cannot and should not allow that style of government. We are traveling down the path towards fascism if we sit back and act complacently as we watch the rule of law be violated. For when that happens, it results in the destruction of the civil society.
I would not be surprised if my friends on the left accuse me of fear mongering. That is not what I am doing. If that is how you feel, then so be it. You decide. In my opinion, it has to be said…