Saturday, November 17, 2018

Thoughts on Migration/Immigration

Hey there. Glad you are back. I'd like to chat a bit about the subject of migration and immigration. Do you have time to grab a cup of fresh hot coffee, take off your shoes and put uo your feet? There's a really comfy chair in the corner, if you'd like. ☕
So, among others, I have read  this article on the migration crisis as well as watched this video on children migrating alone and I am truly wondering where is this planet as a whole? Where are Christian earthlings on this? What are our children learning from this?

Many turn to 2 Corinthians 8:14-16 for answers  .  .
14But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supplyfor their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

15As it is written, He that had gatheredmuch had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.

16¶But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.

But that is taking verses out of context. Really we need to consider the previous verse also:

13¶For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:

So, yes we are to help others . . but not to the point of creating a burden for ourselves. Why do I mention this? Well, so many appear to be of the opinion that all wealth/income should be divided equally between all people on the planet! Yes, there are some so critically handicapped that a SSD check is necessary.   .and seniors who paid into the programs for years as a government run savings account to provide in retirement. I am not referring to those situations at all. I am talking about those who can do some sort of work really need to work.
That includes migrants.
So, yes what I'm saying is  . .
~ we do need borders
~ maybe every country does need a wall
~ every citizen at birth receives and ID and all school, medical and criminal records are scannable on that ID (automatically updated when arrested, the doctor is visited or when grades are updated)

But . . . .
~ we all need to be able to migrate at will (as long as our criminal/health records allow) to all countries participating
~deciding factors on who gets free food, heathcare, etc needs to be tightened again
~ all adults (under 62 years old) able to do any sort of work need to be held fully responsible for their own bills
~ all fathers need to automatically be held financially responsible for making sure their children have sufficient finances to live above the poverty level from conception until college graduation
~ these rules need to apply to everyone entering a participating country (ie: no country is giving you a free ride just for showing up!)

I would love to have the opportunity to visit/move to Canada, Mexico, etc. But I need to make the moves after planning carefully. . or prepare to live in less than desirable circumstances until I find myself a job and can pay for my own food and housing as well as medical coverage.
Now, about those currently migrating. Obviously the IDs aren't in place and many of these ideas will take time to impliment. Answers are needed yesterday.
So. . .
~ let them all into the US
~ hold them until cleared/vetted (they walked this far, a few nights in a tent is better than sleeping raw and considered a vacation by many here, including myself)
~ non-criminals need to secure jobs in order to stay in the US
~ they have one (1) year to learn English

There are many jobs available already. I see the same help wanted signs month after month! And all these new residents will shop in our stores, send their kids to school, need hair cuts etc. This will create even  more jobs.

Your thoughts?

☀#whatif Prompt for 11.17.18

Today's prompt:
Next summer I will.  .

Feel free to respond in your favorite way whether it be a poem, short story, photo, video . . however you best relate to the prompt. Simply post your ideas, create a ping-back and use the hashtag #whatif.

1000 Marble Challenge~ week 931

Another great week!
~ attending church as a family
~ keeping up his grades
~ a fun family hike
~ playing Pokemon Go
~ cleaning our apartment together
~ watching movies together

Friday, November 16, 2018

#whatif Prompt for 11.16.18

Today's prompt:

Feel free to respond in your favorite way whether it be a poem, short story, photo, video . . however you best relate to the prompt. Simply post your ideas, create a ping-back and use the hashtag #whatif.

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