We recently had riots in the streets of Missouri because the police shot a black, male teenager. I have no idea if the shooting was justified, but why all the media coverage? I would not call a teenager that is large enough to be a strong-arm thief a child, but the media and race baiters do. That same weekend in Chicago a half dozen people were killed and four times that many wounded in Chicago, but that does not seem to be news worthy.
We have a crisis at the border with illegal children, and many cry out to save the children. When we don’t secure the boarder we encourage more people to risk their lives using criminal enterprises to get to our southern boarder. Why do we want to endanger these children and keep them from their families? They should be returned to their families and if they have illegal families here, the entire family should be sent back. “Undocumented workers” often live in poverty. Legal immigration is the right option. Then they can learn the language, assimilate and thrive like our ancestors did. But, the boarder must be secure first.
We have shootings in schools and people blame guns. No gun bans can or will keep guns from the criminals any better than proper enforcement of our current laws.
No one wants to take the personal responsibility to identify and treat the mentally ill. Major Hasan killed 12 and injured 31 in an obvious terrorist act at Fort Hood and our government calls it “workplace violence.” Many knew he was a threat, but were afraid to say anything that might be considered politically incorrect.
We may not be able to change the world, but we better recognize that we are in a terrorist war with radical Islam. They want Sharia law worldwide. We have Hamas in Gaza using elementary schools to hide military operations with no concern for the children. Radial Islamic terrorists kill woman and children around the world. Some Islam cultures allow mutilation of young girls, but we don’t want to say any thing that might be perceived as politically incorrect.
We can’t protect all the children of the world and we can’t bring them all here. We must focus on saving the children in this country. Our children are the future. We must protect and educate them. We must get over the partisan politics, race baiting, and worrying about political correctness. This is not productive.
The facts are that crime is ten times as prevalent with young black males than any other demographic. This is not because they are black. It is because of the environment in which they are raised. They grow up in a welfare environment with a lack of any good family structure, as too many are born to single mothers. They have no work ethic, a poor education, and no job skills. They have no way out. Young males turn to drugs and guns. Young females have children for the welfare money, and the cycle continues. Young Hollywood and the media contribute to the problem by romanticizing this life style.
We must change this cycle. We now have three generations that don’t know any different life. We also have more and more illegal immigrants that compound the problem. We must save these children. We must educate them with job skills, a work ethic, and pride in family. We must get them off welfare and out of the slums.
I am not a big fan of Franklin D. Roosevelt as he was too liberal for me, but even he knew welfare was not the solution. He established the Works Projects Administration. It gave people work, hope, and a sense of pride in family and country. We must do the same. We must move families out of the bad neighborhoods, and give them a sense of purpose and pride in family. Save the children.