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The USA Can’t Afford to Be the World’s Orphanage

Posted by on Apr. 16, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) hit the nail on the head in a recent interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.

Conservatives have often argued that the left is “trying to have their cake and eat it too” when it comes to illegal immigration and the welfare state.

The simple truth is that you, logically, cannot be for open borders AND the welfare state. It’s impossible. The two cannot coexist.

If you want to have a welfare state, then you must also fight to keep your borders sealed tight. If you want to open your borders, then you must fight to end the welfare state.

Why?

Because the two ideas cannot exist in one nation at the same time, it is financially impossible.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) brilliantly explained this during an open forum in 2017.

Sadly, the progressive left in America (and in Europe for that matter) simply aren’t interested in things like math or reality. They continue to battle for open borders AND a more expansive welfare state, even though the existence of one means the destruction of the other.

When Camerota argued that the United States has a legal and moral duty to take in the world’s hurting and poor, Brooks tried to reason with her by explaining what that really means.

“There are literally billions, billions of people — there are literally billions of people who could make that same kind of argument,” Brooks told Camerota.

“The bottom line is, as much as we might want to have compassion for people around the planet that under these circumstances, America cannot afford it. The Congressional Budget Office, the Government Accountability Office, the comptroller general of the United States of America, they’ve all warned us that the current financial path is unsustainable. Translate that into the United States government is going to go insolvent and bankrupt unless we change our ways, and this is one of the ways in which we can change our ways. We cannot afford to be the planet’s orphanage, the place where everybody comes and lives off the hard work of Americans and lawful immigrants who are already here,” Brooks concluded.

He’s right, of course, but don’t expect anyone on the left to care. They are totally committed to illogical, unreasonable, and wholly destructive policies.


https://godfatherpolitics.com/the-usa-cant-afford-to-be-the-worlds-orphanage/


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SlightlyPerfect
by Babushka Blockparty on Apr. 16, 2018 at 8:19 AM
This is something, in theory, that I agree with.

My issue is that, given all the resources this country has, if we had a decent foreign-policy strategy, we could do more than just consider innocent civilians collateral damage, bomb their countries, and leave it to their tyrannical leaders to help them rebuild their lives. There's nothing moral in this situation.

If we can't help those who are in need--both within our own borders and beyond--especially those left worse off by our own government's actions, we are not the strongest, greatest country in the world.
Carpy
by Emerald Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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There is a lot of truth in this.
idunno1234
by Platinum Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 8:36 AM
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Of course we can't.

I don't know anyone who supports open borders and providing welfare to all.  It is typical hyperbole to state otherwise.

That isn't anymore reasonable than thinking we can police the world, expanding our military beyond the absurd, throwing more billions to defense contractors while doing an abysmal job accounting for that money. 

We shouldn't be creating more orphans worldwide, but oh we do, both directly and indirectly.

Our problems with the economy are not the fault of the poor, legal or otherwise.

12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 8:40 AM
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Quoting SlightlyPerfect: This is something, in theory, that I agree with. My issue is that, given all the resources this country has, if we had a decent foreign-policy strategy, we could do more than just consider innocent civilians collateral damage, bomb their countries, and leave it to their tyrannical leaders to help them rebuild their lives. There's nothing moral in this situation. If we can't help those who are in need--both within our own borders and beyond--especially those left worse off by our own government's actions, we are not the strongest, greatest country in the world.

What exactly do you mean by way of resources this county has that could do more to help innocent people living under tyrannical leaders?  

EarlGrayHot
by Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 8:42 AM
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What we cannot afford is to be the world's heartless, ignorant, forgotten-where-we-all-came-from people.

Reading.Rainbow
by Sif on Apr. 16, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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We sure can afford all these millions for each Golf trip the President takes though, eh?

nb34
by Platinum Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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For starters stop sending bombs their way. Pull your military out of their region. Stop setting up military bases all over the world, destabilizing other countries then bitch about how unstable they are. Go home, and live your life without attacking other countries for a change, then see what others are capable of doing without Americans sticking their fingers where it doesn't belong.

Quoting 12hellokitty:


Quoting SlightlyPerfect: This is something, in theory, that I agree with. My issue is that, given all the resources this country has, if we had a decent foreign-policy strategy, we could do more than just consider innocent civilians collateral damage, bomb their countries, and leave it to their tyrannical leaders to help them rebuild their lives. There's nothing moral in this situation. If we can't help those who are in need--both within our own borders and beyond--especially those left worse off by our own government's actions, we are not the strongest, greatest country in the world.

What exactly do you mean by way of resources this county has that could do more to help innocent people living under tyrannical leaders?  


nb34
by Platinum Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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Or hundreds of millions for each rocket we send to other countries.

Quoting Reading.Rainbow:

We sure can afford all these millions for each Golf trip the President takes though, eh?


LGANDER
by Silver Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 10:24 AM
Well said .


Quoting EarlGrayHot:

What we cannot afford is to be the world's heartless, ignorant, forgotten-where-we-all-came-from people.

LGANDER
by Silver Member on Apr. 16, 2018 at 10:25 AM
Exactly

Quoting nb34:

Or hundreds of millions for each rocket we send to other countries.

Quoting Reading.Rainbow:

We sure can afford all these millions for each Golf trip the President takes though, eh?

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