Serious Food for Thought: Great Video on the Ever-Controversial Issue of IMMIGRATION

Hope all is well as we all thank GOD that the World Cup finally came to a close yesterday…LOL! And, like I said in Saturday’s e-mail, a professional soccer match can go for a full “90″ minutes – go into 2 Extra Periods – without a single GOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL being scored. And, I should have stayed with that exact scenario that I wrote about two days ago – as that is exactly what happened in yesterday’s Championship Match – with Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus” Germany squad outlasting Pope Francis’ Argentina team – 1- nil. It would have been great if both popes would have been in attendance as we would never, ever see that again in our life times – 2 “live” popes with their two respective country teams playing against each other on a world stage like the World Cup…Some Food for thought…what a “kick in the grass”…

And, speaking about “Food for Thought” and world stages – let’s take a good look at this 6 minute video that I bring you today by Mr. Roy Beck (no relation to Glenn). I don’t know much about him other than he is a former International Journalist of public policy books and he serves as the President of the non-partisan Numbers USA Education Research Foundation. He knows his numbers and he knows his facts. This particular presentation truly makes one think about what is going on in our world today – especially with the hottest topic in our beloved United States of America – the ever-controversial issue of Immigration as it relates to Poverty & Population…

Friends: This is one topic that is so sensitive, so delicate and so critical – and, one that needs to be taken care of in a most urgent manner. Not many like to comment about it because there are so many differing opinions. It does take boldness to write about it because everybody has a different experience and take on it. This is a topic that should have been taken care of by two-term President, Barack Obama, from the moment that he put his “left” hand on our Holy Bible and was sworn in as our 44th President of the United States. So, after almost 6 years into his ever-rocky presidency, he finally has come around to “taking a quick look” at this world-wide Immigration issue that, along with “12″ other scandals and controversies that have mired his presidency – King Obama should once again be dethroned from his throne…

This is Obama’s “Katrina” and this is not a strong hurricane that blew in over night – but, rather, it is a Category 6 Storm that has been brewing at our borders for many years and one that Obama should have put emphasis and priority on over 5 years ago when he promised this non-sense about “Hope & Change”. Did the Almighty One mean “We hope that there is change”??? Obviously, he got a tremendous amount of the Hispanic votes in both elections (74% of Catholic Hispanics voted for him), because he promised these beloved migrants that he would take care of them once he took office. And, once again, Obama spoke a good game, but, like a pitcher with no arms – he has yet to deliver for them and now it is catching up on the Almighty One. It appears that the word “Impeachment” was dropped from Webster’s dictionary & the Constitution of the United States when King Obama took over our country in 2009, as if it were any other President who has faltered as much – he would have been impeached a dozen times already… a “faker’s dozen”.

So, without taking sides like many have with this issue, I urge that you take a good, hard look at this video presentation by Mr. Roy Beck as it truly makes a ton of sense the way that he breaks it all down for us. Yes, he illustrates this entire international scenario with hundreds of colorful gum balls. Chew on that for a second and see what each gum ball represents. Again, I bring it to you as some serious “Food for Thought” because this is a critical issue that can easily escalate into a worldly disaster, with our beloved United States of America taking the brunt of this Cat 6 storm, that even has winds of over 150 MPH gusting in the White House.

I personally feel that the most important comment that is made in this video presentation is what Mr. Beck says at the very end: “The only place that 99.9% of these people can be helped is where they live. Let’s help them there”.

And, that, my friends, is where the “root of all evil” lies and where I think we need to focus our attention on – where they live. That is where we must help them, if you will. We must go to the root of this problem and nip it in the bud right where this cancer begins…and all signs show that it all stems from these Central American countries who are wreaking havoc on their own kind. These corrupt and ruthless governments are the ones who are forcing these young, undocumented children to leave because of the hardship and violence that they are inflicting on them – and if you have any type of human compassion – it’s got to hurt you deep inside. It is beyond excruciating…

In my heart of hearts, I believe that if the United States would spend more time and resources on working with these countries (who are the ones who are doing everything “illegal” from the get-go by embracing and endorsing the intrinsic evils of drug trafficking, human trafficking and violence through gang warfare) – we would be able to eliminate these problems and not have to face the “consequences” of turning a blind eye and a deaf ear on these issues. We have to do a better job internationally in putting a stop to these illegal activities that are taking place right there in Central America. If we continue to ignore this problem and think it is going to go away like the “Curse of Common Core” – we are fooling ourselves and it will blow up in our faces. And, that is exactly what is about to happen today…This all falls under the President of the United States’ Foreign Policy…

If we treat this critical humanitarian issue with compassion, mercy and love as Jesus in Matthew: 25 teaches us – with a good sprinkle of discipline, “tough love” and a thorough approach of “common sense law and order” by securing our borders for the sake of safety for all parties involved – then, and only then, are we ever going to get somewhere. If we don’t secure our borders immediately and take this all to prayer in a most fervent manner – we will continue to see this problem escalate until something of inhumane atrocity takes place. A mini American version of the Holocaust…

I am all about compassion, ministering to the least of my brothers and sisters and being my “Brother’s Keeper” (the foundation for our Christian on a Mission ministry) – but, until we take care of our own country and our own people – I personally don’t think that the United States should have the responsibility of having to minister to people coming from other countries who are doing so by illegal means. Illegal can never be good. That is why we call it “illegal”. It means “breaking the law”. So, let’s abide by the law and let’s work “Two-gether” on making this complicated process all legal. Let’s work on making it all loving. Let’s work on making it all work so that everybody benefits and it is a win-win for the United States & Central America.

Also, since these laws are being broken in the United States of America – the U.S. should be the one who legally and professionally mandates what can and cannot occur at its borders. That only makes sense. This is our country. These are our borders. These are our laws. And, let’s not forget to make sure that we go to the “root” of this problem and take care of this issue at its foundation and stress to these countries that they are better off keeping these courageous people in their own countries who are willing to travel for 4 days in the desert while risking their lives in order to live in the “free” United States of America. One day, these passionate migrants can become assets in their respective countries and because of their courage, boldness and willingness to go to the extreme – may become heroes in their own countries and benefit them.

After all is said and done, we are all “Children of GOD” and nobody is better or more privileged than the other – regardless of race, religion, country of origin or economic background – but, this is our beloved country and we Americans have to take care of our home land – while, at the same time – being compassionate and loving towards those who are willing to put their lives on the line to try to be a part of this country that we are all so blessed to be living in. As a Cuban immigrant from 1961, myself, I am more than humbled and honored to live, work and serve in my beloved country. I am blessed. I bleed red, white and blue (Cuban & American colors), and love the United States with all my being. And, since my family and I had to flee the Communist rule of a dictator like Fidel Castro 53 years ago – I know first-hand what these migrants are going through today and what it is like having to leave their beloved country in order to seek freedom and a better life. Because of my own personal experience, I have that much more compassion for anybody in this world who faces those odds so my perspective may be a bit different than somebody who was born and raised right here in Palm Beach Gardens and may think that I am being a bit too lenient…Don’t judge anybody until you have to walk in his shoes – especially if it is 3 days and 3 nights in a dangerous desert…

In closing, if you don’t feel the same way I do about my commentaries on this topic – that’s fine. We are all entitled to our opinions and feelings. But, please at least take it to prayer. I may not feel the same way you do, so I take it to prayer. The more prayer our country can get, the better off we will all be. That is what I learned many years ago – when MAN cannot find a solution for HUMAN problems – simply take it to prayer and speak to the One who created us all in His image and likeness. He brought us all into this world and He created North & Central America and He is the only one who has the solution to this very delicate problem…After all, His only begotten son, Jesus, was an immigrant, Himself…and Christianity has no borders…Let us pray…

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