As a Christian I was taught to love my neighbor. This also means respecting and understanding my neighbor, but my neighbor must also respect my rights. The Golden Rule is “Treat others as you want to be treated.”
In my book, Business Fits, I state that the basics for good customer service are prompt communication and the Golden Rule. This is all most people want and will result in a satisfied customer. There are rare exceptions when a customer is more of a problem than he is worth. As a consumer, most businesses will treat your with respect, and an amicable solution is normally available for any problem, without resorting to legal options.
The same is also true for your next door neighbor. If your neighbor does not respect your rights after you have repeatedly explained a problem, there have to be legal options. Nobody likes these alternatives, but we have the right to protect our rights and property.
Counties have the same rights. We have the right and obligation to secure our borders for the safety of our citizens. My ancestors immigrated to
from America . Do you think if the Norwegian Vikings had
been given more love, compassion, and understanding, they would not have
raided, raped, and pillaged Norway Europe? I like to jokingly say the Vikings weren’t
bad, they just were misunderstood.
We now are at war with radical Islam. Some liberals say we just need to give them more love and understanding. This is insane. The bottom line is they want to convert or kill all infidels. Some Muslim countries have been ruled by Warlords for centuries. It is unlikely that talking to them will change that culture.
Some of our Native American tribes had been at war with neighboring tribes for generations. War was an integral part of their culture. When whites asked all the tribes to live in peace, it made no sense to them. One comment was, “How will we choose our leaders with no war?”
I recently saw a video of a young white woman who claimed to have been a CIA asset who had been undercover with Islam for ten years. She made a very convincing, well written, and well rehearsed speech saying we needed to give Islamic terrorists more compassion and understanding. What jumped out for me was how anyone could be naive enough to believe that this young white woman could have been an asset placed with radical Islam for ten years. This was not a possibility in that Islamic culture. The video was obviously scripted and produced with no basis in fact.
I agree with treating all people with understanding and respect, but if that does not work, we must take other actions to protect our rights and property. Many brave men and women have fought for God, family, and country in the past, and we will have to again in the future because love and understanding does not always work.