We start by saying that most people both in America and around the world are good, kind people. We do know that there is a small percentage that will do harm to others and break laws. We have heard from Democrats for years that we need to increase background checks, have waiting periods and a stronger vetting process for those who want to own a gun. Their rationale is to try to reduce the number of people who may use a gun in a bad way. I agree with the philosophy of allowing law-abiding, mentally competent people, to own a gun and to do everything we can to reduce those who should not. I even take the Democrats word that they do not want to take away guns but just restrict those who should have them. Basically, not allow those who want to use a gun for an immoral act. We do have a responsibility to protect our society from those that want to do harm. Just as we have a police force to protect society from the small percentage of people who want to break laws and harm others. We do the same thing when we lock our homes, our car, have an alarm system, fencing, walls, or put gates up in a mall to protect the businesses after hours from the few that may want to cause destruction. I lock my home not because I don’t trust my neighbors, but it is because I don’t know who else may want to do harm to my family.
Now we hear the Democrats saying a Security Wall is immoral. Most immigrants are good, kind people but we know from facts that there are those that cross our border who do bad things. Under current law if someone even sets one foot into our country there is a possibility they will be allowed to stay with a request to show up at a hearing months later. It is Hypocritical to say that stronger background checks, stronger vetting and longer waiting periods to purchase a gun are for the safety of society but those same rules are considered Immoral when it comes to letting people into our country who may be one of the ones who want to do harm.
As a society we have a moral responsibility to do everything we can to protect people from harm. Even if the threat is just a small percentage of the overall number of those that walk this Earth, we just don’t know who and where they are. No matter what we do we can never eliminate bad acts, but we can certainly reduce it to allow most people to live with less fear and in more peace.
Our immigration system is broken and has been for years. Our education, health and social programs all pay a heavy toll financially for immigrants that come into our country but that is ok if we make our system more efficient. We have and should always be a nation who welcomes those that want to live here and become part of our society. By controlling the number that enter our borders and try to reduce as much as possible those who do not want to follow our rules or even worse, harm others, we make ourselves stronger from the inside. Whether an immigrant or a citizen, if people want to follow our laws and be a part of our society then they should have the opportunity to experience all that is America.
A Security Wall on our border is not immoral, it is an object that can help reduce a threat to our society and in doing so will not only help American Citizens but all those immigrants that want to enter our country and follow our laws.