We keep hearing that for humanity’s sake we need to be accepting the Central American caravans coming to our southern border despite the fact that it appears many are not truly coming for asylum. And while it cannot be ignored that there are many heart-rending cases and situations in these caravans and in Central America, we also need to be asking our elected officials and leaders why they are insisting it is the moral responsibility of already-overburdened American taxpayers to prioritize these issues over the many others we already face here at home?
To me it is very clear: It is the moral responsibility and obligation of every elected official, funded by the American taxpayer and entrusted with the taxpayers’ monies, to prioritize the interests of the American people first and last. To prioritize anyone else above them is deeply immoral.
Why, exactly, is it humane to demand that American taxpayers pay for the costs of those coming in illegally? Why is it humane to demand that our children bear the cost of the impending economic disaster that our current quasi-open borders and essentially open social welfare systems will bring about? What about the humanity of our American veterans who sacrificed in defense of our country? Why should we be spending tax dollars on illegal immigrants for “humanity’s sake” when many of our veterans are not given the care, and even respect, they are due?