It’s been a while since I’ve spouted off. When I do, I’m like one of those geysers in Yellowstone, that can’t contain itself. Lately, I’ve been trying to distance myself from the news and all the back and forth drama between political parties. Social media also has become a place to spew venom.
It angers me when children are used as political pawns – when they’re used to enter a country illegally – when their sole purpose in life is to be a piece of a broken puzzle. We’re in the midst of a huge debate as to the inhumanity of our sitting president. A man who clearly has stated that he is following the rule of law. The law is imperfect. It can and should be fixed. Instead it is being tossed back and forth between political factions, while the media has turned it into another circus.
Solomon, in his wisdom, made a judgment to split a child in half and divide him between two women claiming to be his mother. Of course the real mother relinquished all her rights for the benefit of her child’s life. Sometimes we need a good slap in the face to realize the truth.
Illegals coming into our country with children, may be trying to seek asylum, but they aren’t following the law. They are criminals. They’re placing their children in harms way by pushing their way into a country that has always welcomed the oppressed. We as a nation are touched by seeing men in cages and children being carted off to shelters. As a mother, my heart cries at the sight.
There has to be an end to the division in this country. We cannot become a nation of sheep – herded up and put into separate pens. We need to trust that our government is doing what’s best for our nation. We must begin to come together again and stop bickering over everything that is presented to us in the news, without gathering our own facts. Friendships take a hit when opinions divide. Families differ and argue. Words are said in anger and hatred follows. When we don’t fact check, we can be left flailing our arms in despair.
Our nation should be united. our soldiers fought to defend that fact throughout the years. We’re free to express our opinions because of our Constitution. We’re also a nation of laws and for far too long, the law has been twisted, abused, ignored and rewritten. For some unknown reason, the writers of our laws refuse to amend one which would put an end to this. Such a simple solution, to a heartbreaking problem.
Being united sometimes means bending a little to reach a conclusion satisfactory to all parties. It also means working together to solve problems. As long as there is a faction intent on getting rid of our current president, we can’t come together.
“And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”