Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. (Matt. 5:13)
“If you look at the number of illegal immigrants coming into the country, it is net zero. It’s been that way now for almost two years.” -Gov. Jeb Bush
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
“The New Colossus”
Emma Lazarus, 1883
For centuries now, the huddles masses of lesser nations have come here, to the United States, looking for opportunity and freedom that they could not have in the lands of their birth. No more. Not under President Barack Obama. They no longer see America as the Land of Opportunity, as the Land of Freedom.
If we lose our opportunity and our freedom, where will our huddled masses go?