Don’t make Americanism something of the past

“One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. “

“In God We Trust.”

These words were written by our forefathers many years ago. These phrases are a part of our Americanism which separates us from the rest of the world. By God, we should not lose it. Furthermore, we do our daily monetary transactions “In God We Trust.” Why is the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer time taken out of our schools?

Our country was founded by three major principles: freedom, order and justice. As Americans we are free to do anything that is legal and follows an order. Then we have a justice system that at times seems unjust but is the best in the world. However, we are slowly losing many of our freedoms. The order and justice system is becoming more enforcing. A country that is too secure is a country with less freedom.

We wonder why politicians are pro-immigration. It is simply to buy votes. It has been done for decades. If we are the party that lets the borders down and has unlimited entry by hundreds and thousands of people from countries we are at war with, guess which party they vote for.

Employing a selective immigration would work. Those that can support themselves and a family for a minimum of two years; professionals, people who have a talent that there is a need for; bright students and people that are suffering a particular hardship. They must all be willing to work and legally apply for citizenship. If they fit the criteria, then welcome to the greatest country, “The Land of Opportunity.”  Let’s not sell America cheap.

Other countries in the world are very strict and careful about who immigrates into their country.  Countries such as Switzerland, Japan, China and Korea.  Many of these countries have been around longer than America.  Why don’t we look at these countries and implement what they do right? If these countries allow immigration, it is to fill a serious need. They must have financial means, and they do not let the people that may cause trouble filter into their country.

It is great that our country is known all over the world for being creative innovators and leaders in industry.  That did not happen overnight.  It took generations of talent, discernment, education, trial and error, sacrifice, government’s laissez faire policies and our ability to get along with our allies and other countries in trade and commerce.

Change and immigration is wonderful, but if you have owned or built a successful business, you know the right time to grow and when to pull back and slow things down.

Furthermore, if your new ideas and programs are not working, you know to reflect on your past.  Like they say “sometimes you just need to take two steps back to get a step ahead.”  If the screen door is not broken, then do not fix it. New ideas and innovations require more money out of your business, resources or bank. It may not be the right time. Timing is everything.  Success begins with going out and finding what your elite customers want and fulfilling their wants and needs.
It is time that we put God back into our country, government and business. Also, we should regulate our immigration, if we value America. We should place a high value and price tag on it.  Many have sacrificed, suffered and paid the ultimate price for America.

We need all of our politicians to act like sales managers. Get out of their offices and visit the people and businesses and find out what their wants and needs are – not just what their political party wants. Needless to say, politicians should be working for us, not vice versa.

Finally, let’s do not sell this “Greatest Country” cheap.   It has a higher price tag paid by many.

To be an American is something special!

Rick Clapp, President
Bay Group Media

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