Patrice Franklin, Wichita Falls
In John Jay’s July 25th, 1787, letter to his close friend, George Washington, he wrote, “Permit me to hint whether it would not be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admissions of foreigners into the administration of our national government any but a natural born citizen.”
Jay was not referring to the geographic location or he would have said “native born.” That debate can come on another day. Besides, this was not a legal document. It was a concerned conversation between visionaries.
The United States borders would expand in the decades to come, anyway.
Since the Constitution was composed between May 25 to Sept. 17, 1787, Jay, a founding father, was expressing his wisdom — troubleshooting before our most sacred document was signed, sealed, delivered.
Not a living document that can be changed on a whim, but a solid foundation in which to build this unique nation. One rooted in God.
I “face-lifted” (Facebook) a photo from a friend’s page. It was of hundreds of foreigners brazenly crossing our border at the Rio Grande Crossing at Texas.
Pouring across our border as if there was a welcome sign written in Spanish.
That, coupled with the hordes of illegal, unaccompanied children as young as 3 streaming in, makes it obviously clear that this is the work of our statist president. However, we are deemed heartless if we speak up.
The talking heads on the left call them undocumented immigrants and even refugees. On the right, they are blaming Obama’s DREAM Act and feeling pressured to rush in and hastily vote on an immigration bill.
Let us borrow the fortitude of our founders, staying prayerful, fixed and focused.
Obama’s goal is far reaching and long range.
To fundamentally change our country where residents are government dependent, ones who will not assimilate, that could care less about our Constitution or the sacrifice and vision of our founders. Only loyal to the federal government that feeds them, houses them, tells them what to do. Ironically, their lives will not change for the better.
We simply have to strengthen our borders and honor our history. We can be the exceptional nation once again.