Birthright

Why do we demand that others “earn” their citizenship when all most of us did was be born here? We enjoy the rights endowed on us by our Creator and enshrined in the Constitution through no effort of our own. Our souls were simply lucky enough to be plopped down here. After our fortuitous births, less than one percent of us volunteer to defend those rights. Most of us seek excuses to escape jury duty and fewer and fewer of us vote. We pay taxes and say that’s enough while arguing we shouldn’t have to pay taxes. We “support” those who put their lives on the line to defend our rights by clicking “like” on Facebook and then engage in largely unintelligent and vitriolic discourse with those who disagree with us. We exercise our rights, ignore our responsibilities, and do our best to keep others from having what we enjoy only by luck of the draw. Meanwhile, the less fortunate travel thousands of miles through jungles and deserts to escape poverty and violence, willing to work jobs we the privileged refuse to do, in conditions slightly less squalid than whence they came in hopes of enjoying what they were not lucky enough to be born to. Our response is simply “no.” It is ours by birthright. Is this what the Creator intended for our great nation?

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About bjbundy2014

"And for all I know he is sitting there still, under his favorite cork tree, smelling the flowers just quietly. He is very happy." -Munro Leaf in Ferdinand the Bull
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