As the ancient myth goes, that über-doofus Pandora really screwed things when she busted open Zeus’s wedding present. Goofy chick just couldn’t keep well enough alone.
Quicker than Sonny Corleone could say “Badda-boop, badda-beep, badda-bang“, Pandora released the following evils upon humanity;
- Old age
Much like Pandora, liberals present-day either don’t think things through to their logical conclusion, or are under the misconception that actions don’t have consequences.
For the sake of argument, let’s assume that the Loony Left gets their wish — no more border control.
Now it’s time for the next obvious sequential step — we have the moral obligation to “spread around the wealth” as Barack Obama once famously proclaimed.
According to who specifically are we Americans under any type of “moral obligation” to spread our nation’s wealth to those here not only illegally, but also for those considered poor?
I’ll tell you who they are;
- The liberal media
- The liberal politicians
- The liberal acedemics
- The liberal clerics
I’ll even give examples. As self-admitted liberal Peter Beinart of The Atlantic magazine wrote in the summer of 2017 edition;
Entry to the United States is, for starters, a boon to immigrants and to the family members back home to whom they send money. It should be valued on these moral grounds alone.
Liberals must take seriously Americans’ yearning for social cohesion. To promote both mass immigration and greater economic redistribution, they must convince more native-born white Americans that immigrants will not weaken the bonds of national identity.
Then there’s the everything medical and health news service MedicalXpress.com in regards to Obama’s Affordable Care Act, and the opinions of Associate Professor Patricia Illingworth (medical and business ethics, as well as health policy and bioethics and the law) and Professor Wendy E. Parmet (health, disability and public health law) both of Northeastern University;
Calling it a “moral obligation” and a “global public good,” Illingworth and Parmet suggest that healthcare is a human rights issue, and that extending coverage in the U.S. to non-citizens could actually alleviate both the cost and care burdens on everyone. In fact, the researchers co-authored a book on the subject, The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity, that ties together their expertise—Illingworth, professor of philosophy and fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University; and Parmet, the Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law.
And as penned by Adam Lee of the religion-centered Patheos;
On a first pass, it’s hard to see what argument could be made against open borders. Shouldn’t travel be a basic human right? (It is, according to the United Nations.) Why shouldn’t I, or any human being, be able to move freely and to live wherever I choose? It strikes me as indefensible – another form of segregation, really – to say that there are some parts of the planet where I can never go, just because of where I was born.
OK, I get it. Free everything to whoever is categorized as poor or low income. So who exactly are the poor and low income people of the world that have a right to everything American?
According to a report by the Pew Research Center regarding personal income across the globe, per person;
- Poor (living on $2 or less daily)
- Low income ($2.01-$10 a day)
- Middle income ($10.01-$20 a day)
- Upper-middle income ($20.01-$50)
- High income (more than $50)
Keep in mind that globally a “poor” singular person is a yearly income of no greater than $730. ($2 a day X 365 days per year = $730).
Again, according to Pew, this is the percentage of who falls into which category;
- Poor – 15%
- Low income – 56%
- Middle income – 13%
- Upper middle – 9%
- High income – 7%
According to the Pew global guide, a single person who subsists on $33.26 is nearly smack-dab in the middle of the “upper middle income” category. Annually, that person makes $12,140.
Know what else the total of $12,400 is? It’s the Federal Poverty Line. So as far as the world is concerned, their upper middle income is our poverty-stricken.
But back the status of the world’s less fortunate. The total percentage of the world that makes less than the American Federal Poverty Level (the poor, low income, and middle income according to Pew) comes to 84% of the human population of planet Earth.
The global population is approximately 7,613,100,000. Eighty four percent of that total is 6,395,004,000
Forget about the 1,500 “caravan” of wannabe illegals from Central America.
You ready for almost six and a half billion?