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Donald Trump speaks out on a world wide disaster without even knowing he was.

August 19, 2015

The beginning of fall in my back yard

Abud Merhawi, 21 is from Eritrea, has been told by friends and relatives how easy it is to find a job in England and how quickly one’s application for asylum is accepted, so Abud had been hiding for hours in the high grass alongside the fence that blocks access to the railroad tracks where they enter the tunnel heading from Calais, France to England. As soon as he and the hundred or more men and woman heard the rumble of the slow moving train they climbed the fence and rushed to board the train as it passed them. However there were so many people crowding the train he failed to get on board but he would return again tomorrow, because for him and thousands of others this was their only path to a better life.


Let me begin by saying in no way could I ever see handing over the nuclear launch codes to Mr Trump. That said last night the internet out here on the edge of nowhere worked flawlessly and I managed to read a number of news websites where I learned of Trump’s speech where he outlined, (yes actually went into specifics), about what he would do about illegal immigration, and I actually agreed with his outline.

After he said, “a nation without laws is not a nation” and decreed that “there must be a wall across the southern border.” He also stated that “Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced,” and went on to actually list what actions he wanted to see enacted among them were a “mandatory return” of any criminal illegals and the defunding of sanctuary cities.

An article detailing Trump’s outline on illegal immigration can be found at:


I started writing this posting well before I read Trump’s words because I wanted to grumble about the fact that the United States is not the only country suffering from the deadweight of illegals. From Germany, Italy, Spain and France to England and Turkey countries across the globe are facing a flood of people with their hands out looking for something better than they had in their own country.

One small example is in Calais, France where there is a camp called the Jungle where 3000 illegals are massed and wait for the opportunity to sneak on to the train heading over to England. In the past few weeks, the “jungle” has not only come to symbolize a humanitarian catastrophe in the middle of one of the richest regions in the world. It also serves as a reminder of Europe’s inability to find a strategy for dealing with the refugees. One must wonder if England was not as free with its aid to illegals like the United States would their be such a problem in Calais?

An expanded article about Calais can be found at:


Looking down from the top of the world here I see a vast migration from the worlds poorer countries to ones that have a higher standard of living, with a total disregard for any nations laws. But does this mean those who do not enjoy a comfortable lifestyle can just walk in and demand we give them what they need? Does it mean they are entitled to the same life that you and I worked to obtain?

I think not, because in 1929 our nation experienced a depression that left millions either homeless and without work or begging on the streets for food, and you did not see a steady stream of Americans crossing the border illegally to Canada asking for a better life.

Most of these same illegal immigrants also attest to leaving their home country because of the violence they live with on a daily basis due to war raging in their country. But I remember that during the civil war when our nation was divided and the violence of war raged across our nation once again the people of America did not flee across the border looking for a safer environment.

No they stayed suffered and worked through that war and depression to build the strongest and richest nation on the face of this earth. Maybe if the European Union enacted the same principles that Mr Trump is talking about we could end this massive migration before it pulls the world into a global depression that we may not be able to recover from.

Yes for many the grass may seem greener
on the other side of the road
but that does not mean
someone can just walk across the street
and expect a better life to
be handed to them.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2015 8:57 am

    It’s such a scary time we live in. I do believe in very strict entry into the U.S. I’ve been thinking a lot about the poor and for instance why having a dumpy house and a dumpy yard seems to equate to the lower economy. I remember my mom telling me stories of when she was a child during the depression, they still had a neat house and cared for what they had. It seems when people are poor now, they expect someone else to do everything for them and don’t think the rules apply to them. This applies to the rich in certain areas as well. This sense of entitlement is pervasive. Where is the sense of responsibility and working for what what has? Aside from that, I definitely do not feel comfortable handing over the nuclear launch codes to Trump. For some reason I want to add an ‘lol’ to the end of that sentence because the idea of handing over the codes to him seems so ludicrous to me.


  2. August 24, 2015 9:42 am

    You highlight some most interesting and salient points, my Friend! Hope you are enjoying the cooler mornings; even though it has been warming into the upper 60’s of late thanks to mostly clear skies we’ve been dropping into the upper 30’s to lower 40’s. I can’t wait for fall and then winter although I’m already preparing myself for the disappointment of yet another warmer and drier winter…


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