I am combining a historic event with our current situation. Stay with me and I promise it will make sense in the end.
Once upon a time, a nation prospered in peace and affluence for many years. But trouble lay just across the border. The neighboring lands were over populated and the people eyed the vast inviting lands with envy. For a few years small numbers of intruders would sneak across the border, and the government would catch them and force them out. But many avoided detection and many more intruders followed.
Before long the intruders were pouring into the nation. Some were legitimately hired, but others sneaked in. Quite a few committed crimes.
Finally, citizens got so annoyed they contacted elected officials of the nation. One wrote, “Are we powerless to enforce our own laws? Are we to submit to these people who are not citizens? Our laws are not enforced. How in the world can we hold up as a nation when our leaders don’t respect the law and the oath they took to uphold the law?”
Ok, this is where “history” gets scary.
The U. S. Congress jumped into the fray. After much debate Congress made a decision: they came down firmly on the side of the… intruders. How could this be? Prosperity in the nation was not good enough to satisfy the U.S. Congress and keep this nation protected from intruders.
Five years after the U.S. government got involved, Congress passed a bill abolishing the laws of this “nation” and mandating that all land be divided up equally among its citizens.
WHAT?! Can the President and Congress abolish or ignore our laws? Could this actually happen to American citizens in just 5 years, by 2026??
The end of that “nation” as we knew it occurred in 1898. That “nation” was the Cherokee Nation. It was part of Indian Territory, now the state of Oklahoma. The “intruders” were mainly from Kansas and Arkansas.
(The “citizen” quoted above was Clem Rogers, Will’s dad. The U.S. government divided the 7000 square miles of land among every Cherokee man, woman and child listed on the “Dawes Rolls.” A primary source for these facts is Ben Yagoda’s biography of Will Rogers, published in 1993.)
Thanks for staying with me.
Why is President Biden determined to welcome millions of “intruders” regardless of the effects on over 300 million citizens? Why did Vice-President Harris go to El Paso, Texas, 600 miles from where the bulk of intruders are wading across the Rio Grande? Yes, El Paso is on the border. But she never got within 8 miles of the actual border. She may as well have been in Amarillo. (Or Paris, TX, which could have counted as being in Europe.)
El Paso is protected by 131 miles of wall along the Mexican border. VP Harris did not want to be photographed standing in front of a 30-ft tall border wall. That wall was built by our previous president. Somehow, she blames him for the current crisis.
She pretends to search for “root causes” while ignoring global polls that show over 100 million people would move here tomorrow if they had a chance. The “root cause” is that Americans live better than 95% of the world’s population.
Biden does not want to control the border. Democrat leaders want to add twenty million immigrants before they lose an election. Not a crisis, an opportunity. Having a President whisper, “We aim to ruin the country,” is no different than shouting it. (He didn’t say that, but actions imply it.)
Is the Biden Administration (supported by Congressional leaders) dismantling the United States as the Cherokee Nation was dismantled in 1898?
We can only hope and pray, as Will Rogers said in 1928, “None of them from any party are going to purposely ruin the country.”
Historic quotes by Will Rogers:
“America is a land of opportunity and don’t ever forget it.” DT #1541, July 1, 1931
“I generally give the party in power, whether Republican or Democrat, the more digs because they are generally doing the country more damage.” WA #100, Nov. 9, 1924