As flattering as it is to have a video shot in your backyard just for your friends going viral, it really doesn’t solve the problem we’re facing … now what?
Those who know me personally also know that I often say that there are no problems, only solutions. But to come up with solutions one needs to understand the problem.
Start from the principle that behind everything that happens in Washington there is a lobbyist, and behind every lobbyist someone profiting in the millions or billions.
It seems like we find ourselves debating over amnesty for illegals every twenty years and never do anything to prevent it from happening again, it has become so evident that now there is even a whole new philosophy being pushed to make you feel guilty for even having a border in order to distract you from all the interest groups lobbying for illegal immigration. And for those that like to bring the “Christian thing to do” please refer to 2 Chronicles 32:5.
It’s all about money, it always is.
Big business is behind allowing migrants into the country to supply cheap labor, which if you think about beyond politics, these people are just trading poverty for a little less poverty. And the price we, as tax paying citizens pay, is that along with those who just want to work, come those who want to do us harm or simply drain the system. In essence, it’s a big win for big business and a great loss for the hard-working Americans who have seen an increase in crime and stagnant wages due to endless supply of cheap labor.
Some of the lobbyists supporting amnesty and open borders are the same big farmers that have put small farmers out of business, as well as restaurant chains and hotels. They are against E-Verify, pro amnesty and against border security, and they have spent over 350 million dollars lobbying Congress.
Yep, your tax dollars pay for the elected officials base salary, while lobbyists pay the “commissions”. If you’ve ever been in sales, the commissions are what really count.
You can read more about these companies and what they’ve been lobbying for here:
Back to my surprisingly viral video …
I’ve tried to the best of my ability, read as many comments and private messages as possible. I’ve received numerous messages from other legal immigrants that like me, want to preserve the integrity of what has made this country the best in the world, as well as countless messages from Americans who were happy to hear from an immigrant who loves this country as much as they do. I had not heard so many “Welcome to America” since I became a citizen twenty years ago! What a wonderful feeling, and thank you so much for all the love!
Unfortunately, we don’t have enough time to organize and make an impact on the decision being made by Congress a week from now. Trust me, if I could I would be there standing alone and hoping to be heard, but we all know that’s not happening. What we can do, is start working towards becoming organized in order to have a voice in the near future.
The conservative movement lacks true activism, it fails miserably in reaching out to legal immigrants, who are for the most part, very religious and essentially conservative. It is time to change that!
The reason why I’ve mentioned the lobbyists above, was to give you a clear picture of how funding is important, another area where conservatives fail constantly. It seems like conservatives can only come together when there is an election and after that no work is done to educate communities and bring a positive message about self-reliance and patriotism.
If I’ve learned anything from my viral video is that now, more than ever, there is a need for a true grassroots movement to reach out to legal immigrants and deprogram them from the illogical, but emotionally appealing ideas, that have them embracing the same platform that essentially caused them to leave their countries of birth to begin with.
Approximately 13% of the U.S. population is foreign-born, that’s about 40 million people who conservatives have made no effort to reach out to. It’s time to change that.
I’ll keep writing and making videos, maybe this will lead to something responsibly effective.
If not, at least I’m being true to my beliefs, and giving a little back to the country that has given me everything.
God Bless you all!
And God Bless the United States of America!