What’s Behind Biden’s Refusal to Defend Our Borders? (Spoiler Alert: It is NOT Incompetence)
Biden’s border policy failures are not due to his incompetence; instead, they are by design. In fact, most (if not all) of his leadership and policy failures—whether relating to the border or national security, energy independence, the pandemic, or foreign affairs—play into his stated goal to “fundamentally transform America,” in lockstep with the objectives of the Progressive Left.
“Citizens of the World”
One of these overarching objectives is to establish a “global order,” where all people are considered “citizens of the world” and once-sovereign nations yield to an international governing body (i.e., the United Nations). Historically, this idea has been widely unpopular among both Democrats and Republicans, who have traditionally viewed America as a global force for good. Americans have long held the view that protecting our sovereignty is not only essential to preserving our freedom, but also to our ability to defend the defenseless around the world. This is in accord with God’s order of priorities, designed to incrementally expand our ability to serve others: “For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church?” 1 Timothy 3:5
A Borderless Society
The small group of elites influencing policy do not agree. They view America, the crown jewel of the free world, as an obstacle to their goal of achieving a borderless society. They know they must persuade Americans that relinquishing our sovereignty is noble and necessary for the greater good. Patriots who love our country and cherish freedom and sovereignty are viewed as impediments to the globalist agenda.
In an effort to diminish this patriotism they find so troublesome, those in power have set out to refute, disparage, or destroy all that is virtuous about America. Here are some of their apparent strategies:
1. End Free Market Capitalism
Identity Politics – Encouraging citizens to identify primarily with groups rather than as Americans causes people to focus on self-serving interests. Elevating distinctions in race, religion, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, medical status, and other individual characteristics over national identity (and even our humanity) erodes compromise and cooperation, each necessary for the peaceful co-existence of a diverse population.
Victimhood – Persuading these people groups that they are powerless victims of a corrupt system or oppressed by other groups removes personal responsibility, cultivates and justifies anger, and magnifies hopelessness. This inevitably leads to destructive behaviors such as rioting, theft, and senseless violence, resulting in mass chaos, further division, and, sadly, more significant numbers of actual victims.
Equity – As angry and hurting victims comprise a growing segment of the population, the powerful few promise “equity” (wealth redistribution and outcome equality) as the only solution. Hopeless people are historically willing to hand power over to their government in desperation for the promised relief. This paves the way for socialism, as individual liberties are seized in the name of “the greater good.”
2. Suppress Patriotism
Rewrite History – Rewriting U.S. history, tearing down monuments, and painting our Founders and the language of our Constitution (including, notably, our First and Second Amendments) as racist and even dangerous are strategies designed to undermine America’s heritage and exceptionalism, and to demonize patriotism and nationalism.
Destroy Institutions – The Church, the family, education, medicine, and local law enforcement, among others, were designed to empower and strengthen our society. Undermining or transforming these institutions to the point they cannot fulfill their intended purposes weakens us physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, making us more vulnerable to the government’s attempts to exercise control.
Government Dependence – As society becomes more desperate, the government presents itself as the savior, promising an end to the chaos in exchange for more and more liberties. For example, the government works to persuade Americans that it is necessary to nationalize law enforcement, medicine, and control of property, as well as to restrict speech and the press, all in the name of protecting us from real or perceived threats.
3. Open the Border
Open Borders – Promoting a collectivist identity and labeling resistance as racist or xenophobic erodes our national identity and fosters “tolerance” for lax border security. Refusing to secure the border allows for uncontrolled, illegal immigration, increasing drug and human trafficking, and other violent crimes, contributing to the mounting chaos and instability.
Government Dependence – Mass, uncontrolled, illegal immigration increases competition for American jobs. This not only increases government reliance among illegal immigrants (who are more likely to be dependent on public assistance) but also among American citizens.
Caveat for Consideration
Many immigrants have a greater appreciation for “The American Dream” and the opportunities that abound under our free-market system than many of our native-born citizens. This is why, to the surprise of many far-left progressives, numerous immigrants have actually “left the Left.”
Defend & Preserve Our Constitution
God-fearing, freedom-loving, patriotic Americans must resist these strategies to undermine and destroy all that is noble and virtuous about America. Defending and preserving our nation and our Constitution is essential to defending and preserving our liberties against a global government that is not beholden to our Constitution or to the godly principles on which our government was established. In addition, other countries that value freedom and democracy depend on a free America to lead the way in the fight against power-hungry, abusive regimes and the tyranny and terror they inflict or sanction. Yielding our sovereignty to a secular, humanistic, global governing body like the United Nations is a move toward yielding every last remnant of individual liberty existing in the free societies around the globe.
What Can Patriots Do?
- Refuse to villainize fellow Americans…period.
- Understand equity versus equality: equality promises equal treatment and opportunity, while equity promises equal outcome (requiring unequal treatment).
- Protect our institutions (churches, family, local law enforcement, etc.).
- Understand that despite the sins of men, America has been the greatest force for good and for freedom the world has known.
- Recognize that a system cannot be inherently evil (discern between sinful people who run our systems vs. the systems themselves, which are neutral, apart from people).
- Fight for our Constitution. Stand strong against infringements to our liberties in every area, and defend equal treatment under the law, free speech and press, freedom of religion, and the right to bear arms.
- Be informed, pray, and vote! Stay in contact with elected officials at every level. Be undeterred by ridicule or other weapons of emotional warfare.
- Most importantly, do not compromise objective truth. Refuse to live by lies. Communicate truth with kindness and humility.