Only The Best Ingredients


In regard to the controversial immigration debate:

It is very true that we need one common tongue to unite us. Let there be no doubt that we do need one tongue to dictate and read and follow history, heritage, law and order in this sovereign nation. But do not let this tie down your heart. What makes us Americans isn’t our background. It isn’t about being privileged, or a refugee. It is not one single culture, or a handful of cultures, or of the predominant religions those people export from their countries. It is about a set of ideals, and the faith we all share within those ideals that gives us our American identities.

It is the belief that we are all born with inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, and general well being. What we’ve been doing in Afghanistan, and Iraq, and Libya in recent years is a testament of our dedication to those beliefs, and it is our contribution to the world. Trying to give them some of the same freedoms that we take for granted over here. A lot of us have forgotten just how good we have it. And it’s like they say, “you never fully appreciate something until it’s gone.”

Well we still have it, yet still so many of us are reluctant to share it. And while every one of us has enjoyed the American Pie, who can describe it better than those who have only just tasted it? What do you think they’d say? Certainly no less than that it is a mouthwatering beauty to behold; and a pleasure bordering on luxury to taste!

They might even go a little further and describe how much sweeter it is than caramel, as golden as the morning sun rising between the clouds, and as delicious as our hearts greatest desires! And after one bite, it’s no surprise that any of us have grown accustom to having it every single day. Freedom is an addictive confection, I think we’ll all agree.

And there is more than enough to go ’round. So why be so greedy? Those immigrants that we’ve come to resent, those men and women breaking their backs; picking the fruit that goes into that pie; they just want a little piece of it. Is that really so wrong?

About ☤ T.S. Vandenberg

I am nothing if not my mind. My words are a reflection of my mind. Within them, I am eternal. Without them, I am lost eternally. As you continue to read, a convergence of minds begins to takes place. My mind to your mind. My thoughts to your thoughts. Within you, I may linger. Without you, I am exhibited.

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  1. Those refugees are looking for a better way of life. Yes, nowadays, USA is considered the best place for making better way of life. Unfortunately, I believe that you are wrong about Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. Those are not wars for freedom, despite what people who orchestrated those are saying. You can’t just go to another country, remove their leaders, regardless of their nature, even dictatorships and then say you are fighting for their freedom. Freedom of individuals must come from inside. Let every people fight for their freedom and give them help if they ask it. I doubt that during the American War of Independence the colonists would have agreed to fight the british, if France invaded the eastern coast, bombed british naval bases and their forts. All in the name of freedom of the colonies. You also, can’t impose your ideals to other countries. At the end of the day, there is no perfect system and no perfect society. Every people must have the right to make their own laws, their own society and to have their own dream of what their country should be.
    So no, I do not agree that military intervention is the way US should act towards the world. Imposing your own culture, your own ideals unto others without even bothering to ask them if they want them, is not the way. It’s the bully way and the cause of so much resentment towards US.

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