We are a nation of immigrants, but does that mean that we should have wide open borders? At the height of European migration, when France gave us the Statue of Liberty, did we not have and use Ellis Island where many were in fact sent back? When they came they didn’t get anything from the govt, even as some were able to homestead, but illegal immigrants get a wealth of aid all while calling America racist. Does the fact that my ancestors came here as early as 500 years ago mean that the US should always have an open door, regardless of the struggles the American people face? Our immigration policies, the same which allow terrorists citizenship and reward criminal activity while denying a home schooling Christian family from Germany the chance to stay are insane, and if they show racism, ask yourself why the Romeike family face deportation while Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a US citizen, and his brother was allowed to remain even after we were told of his terrorist ties.
Just a few minutes ago our jib operator Justin came up to me. He said, ‘Glenn, out of all of the things you’ve covered in your life where does this fit in importance? And I said ‘Most people are going to think this is maybe 20 or 50.’ In the last 50 years this is we’ve had the Watts Riots, and the death of the Martin Luther King and the things that I have covered in the last 40 years, I would say this is top five. Maybe number 2. And possibly number one in importance. Number one, is clearly the World Trade Center bombing.
I want you to listen to me carefully for the next 20 minutes.This is very, very important. What we do going forward from here will determine the fate of our nation. Make no mistake. This story is number 2 because of what I know. What we do will make this the most important story of our lifetime. What’s happening now is very important. What happens in the aftermath will make it the most important, because it will either save our country or we will be done.
We’ve had a press all week that has been celebrating the idea that this might have been a Tea Party person that wanted to perpetrate this crime. Now never before in my history have in my history of broadcast, in my history as an American, have I ever heard the press gleefully wish that they want an American to be responsible for an American tragedy.
I’ve never heard people want to believe the worst in people. It;s what makes us America. We trust each other. We like each other. We want to believe the best in each other.
But our media wants to believe the worst of about 50% of this country. When I talk about progressives, I’m not talking about the average person. I’m talking about maybe 8% of our population that they truly understand what progressivism is. I believe the average Democrat, even the average progressive doesn’t really know what they’re doing. I mean they think they do. They’re not. They have not done the years of homework and study that I have on that movement.
I still believe the best in our country. But hear me clearly – after what I have learned this week I’m a changed person. After what I have learned this week, I believe our country is over. America is dying and breathing her last gasp. If we do not resuscitate on this story, we close the lid and close the book on our country and begin to write a new book. Now that doesn’t mean that you’re not the author. That there’s not a constitutionalist that is the author of the new book. It just means what we have is over and a struggle begins for a new Republic.
Sometimes it seems as if the whole world was on fire. Chaos seems present at every turn, and the uncertainty of tomorrow is felt very much in our day to day. Logic has taken a fall, and emotions seem misplaced. The need for truth has been replaced by a hunger for destruction and manipulation. To win at all costs is not and will never be the pursuit of right. While life demands response, let wisdom guide our steps. Action apart from direction is destruction, and actions committed in anger lead to regret. Much as we may want to respond now in 1,000 different directions, this isn’t the time to throw gasoline on the fire.
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
It’s easy to forget who we are, to get caught up in the drama of it all, and to forget the peace that can carry us through. Faith, family, friendships, and love, the things that not only give meaning, but serve as a rudder through the storms of life. It is as society itself were at war with these things, but again, these are the things that will carry us through, the only things that can carry us through. Take that time to breathe, to be still, to hear His voice and to find His peace that He would direct our steps. Express love to those who surround you, and treasure the moments we share. May the noise that surrounds me never rob me of the beauty right in front of me. Strive not for perfection, but rather what is right. As much as we must stand against evil and declare it for what it is, may the beauty that surrounds us never be taken from our sight, and may the peace from which wisdom flows never be pushed aside. A thrashing bird can know no peace, nor see that the door to the cage is open. It simply needs to stop, that it can see and find freedom. The one who can find peace in the midst of chaos is the one who will survive and live, saving many others in the process.