January 14, 2018

Quote of the Week

At Gateway Pundit, Wayne Allyn Root encapsulates the notion of putting your own house in order first as it applies to immigration, in one and a half succinct paragraphs:
Why on earth would we allow the world’s poor, unskilled, desperate and dependent masses to come into our country, while we’re $20 trillion in debt? Those days are over. It’s time to be picky and choosy.

We don’t have enough jobs for middle class Americans. We don’t have enough money for poor Americans. We have no obligation or need to let in more people who desperately need to use up our resources and our hard-earned taxpayer money. It’s time for “America First.” It’s time for extreme vetting. It’s time to cut off “Visa lotteries.” It’s time to let in skilled craftsman from Norway, and business owners from China, and doctors from Israel.
It's hard to argue against that logic.  The notion of putting your own house in order usually applies to criticizing others when your own affairs are a mess.  In this case it's more about getting things working properly before inviting or allowing more people inside. But the fact remains, America needs fixing and that has to be a priority.

When you fly on an airline, they instruct parents that in the event of an emergency they are to put their own oxygen masks on first before helping their children.  It's the same principle. And no, it's not a paternalistic condescending analogy, it's just an analogy - you have to be able to function properly before you can help anyone else. 

It's just common sense.

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