There are so many things running around in my head right now, it’s been difficult to get them to become cohesive thoughts. But, I thought I would give it a go. Oh, I must preface this with, this is my world and these are my opinions.
This presidential election has me at times angry, bemused, amused but mostly disgusted, disgusted not only with the candidates but with people as well. The internet provides us with a window into other peoples’ thoughts, it seems a lot of people can’t keep their thoughts in their heads. So, here are my thoughts:
Free education, let’s tackle that one, first off, we do have free education, kindergarten through 12th grade and in a lot of places Pre-K is also free. So building on the fact that we do have free education in the childhood stage say we, the United States of America decides to give away free college education as well. What will the criteria be? You can’t just say everyone goes for free, can you?
Here is my solution, and I have given this some thought, this is not coming off the top of my head. For this example of how I believe a “free” college education should work we are talking an average student. This mean takes out the student who has learning disabilities, just for this thought, so please, no comments about how I am not taking that into account. We are just working on a premise of the average student, with no learning disabilities.
You have been given thirteen years of free education, if you took advantage of that and kept your GPA at 3.5 and higher, welcome to higher education.
But here’s the catch, you have to work for it, there are plenty of jobs on campus, this is a higher education, you have to want it. So there will be no beer pong parties, my tax dollars will not pay for that. There are plenty of jobs on campus you can do while earning your education. Work in the library, the book store, the cafeteria, janitorial, maintenance and lawn care. It is very feasible to work while obtaining an education.
I, in fact, worked three jobs, was a single mom to three children and went to school full time. It can be done; you are not free from work just because you have decided to take advantage of “free” college.
The students who did not take advantage of their free 13 years of schooling will have to pay for any higher education. You can still apply for grants, scholarships or beg your parents for money. Do away with student loans, there seems to be some contention regarding these, don’t take a loan out to go to school, especially if you are getting a liberal arts degree. You will never, ever, find a job that will pay you enough to pay that debt off.
My advice is take advantage of the first 13 years of truly free education you are being offered. I have seen some college graduates posting on Facebook, Twitter and even blogs. I am horrified by their lack of basic knowledge of grammar. Of the English language, it is truly horrifying what our higher institutions of learning are churning out.
I read a blog a few weeks ago written by a teacher, a teacher, let that soak in, yes I said it twice on purpose. It was filled with grammatical errors, I just sat here, in my chair, shaking my head.
Ok, education issue resolved.
Next issue, illegal immigrants, wait, ILLEGAL immigrants, I want no doubt in anyone’s mind as to the subject matter.
I do not believe people should be allowed to come here illegally, and then given free stuff, education, medical, food and housing. This is insanity, we have citizens who need these things and we are giving them to people who don’t obey our laws? Before you start finger pointing and saying oh a Trump lover, I fully believe he would be a disaster as our president.
However, he’s not wrong about a few things and the media is completely biased against him and does in fact twist his words. He said ILLEGAL immigrants need to be sent back home, 100% I agree, come here the right way.
Before you say oh the Pope says that’s not Christian, seriously I don’t see the Vatican taking in ILLEGAL immigrants, Italy punishes people for crossing their borders illegally. There’s no welcome wagon rolled out for them and let me tell you what the BIBLE says about obeying the laws of the land:
Romans 13:1-7 ESV
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore, whoever resists the authority’s resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore, one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. …
Romans 13:1 ESV
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
1 Peter 2:13-17 ESV
Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.
Romans 13:2 ESV
Therefore, whoever resists the authority’s resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.
Obey the laws of the land, come here the right way, I live with a LEGAL immigrant, who came here the right way and as a matter of fact has to renew his green card after so many years. Not going to lie, I can’t remember how often he has to do that, but he does it. He works, he pays taxes, pays for his own healthcare, the unmitigated gall we have as citizens to demand people come here the right way.
Ok, next subject:
We couldn’t even properly screen a woman coming here on a fiancé visa, she gave an address that simply doesn’t exist. She had Facebook posts before she came here regarding her allegiance to ISIS. Seriously? If we can’t properly vet someone like that, who came through our airports, went through customs, had all the paperwork. How on earth are we supposed to be able to properly vet people who have no paperwork? Stop, just stop, look at what is happening in Europe, Germany is a mess because of this. They are telling their women not to leave their homes without an escort, are you kidding me? They are not safe in their own country, and you want to flood our country with the same?
No, just stop, step back, get a better system in place, our own government tells us that they cannot properly vet the refugees. So just stop.
I still don’t know who I will be voting for on Tuesday in the primaries, I just know it will not be a crazy old man that wants to take my money, a woman who is a criminal, in my opinion, nor will it be for a man who would be a disaster. I seriously love Dr. Ben Carson, but in reality I know he doesn’t stand a snowballs chance in this thing.