The United States government remains partially shut-down over the issue of a wall (border security).
Rasmussen reports that most voters favor strongly controlled borders and reject House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s charge that it is immoral for the USA to build a border wall.
53% of “Likely U.S. Voters” think it is better for the United States to tightly control immigration. Thirty-nine percent (39%) disagree and say it is better to open our borders to all as long as they are not terrorists or criminals. (How do you guarantee the latter? If borders are “open,” I doubt anybody would announce they’re a terrorist or murderer when they drive in.)
Where do you stand on “The Wall” (or steel fence)? To me it’s a no-brainer.
Walls tell you where you are.
The calendar has clicked over to 2019 and many of us are wondering and praying about the coming year.
What is in store for our families and the world in the year of our Lord 2019? What personal assignments does God have for you this year?
As usual, in this first blog of 2019, I will attempt to give you a 30,000 foot view of some of today’s issues and what they mean.
Here’s my view of the world in 2019.
A “Caravan” of asylum seeking immigrants are currently making their way to our southern border. Most of these people are from Central American countries where they say poverty and other issues are forcing them to flee northward. Others are coming from other nations, gangs and backgrounds.
The march is not spontaneous. Someone is financing it. It’s occurring right before a crucial mid-term election in the United States.
I don’t remember these scenes when I was a kid. In those days we believed in national borders, compassion for the less fortunate, and fair but hard-fought political battles.
The Democrats have told their candidates to be silent about the matter (but hope for more votes). President Trump has warned that they will not be able to enter the United States. A clear majority of voters agree with the president.
So how did we go from compassion to political tricks and open borders?