Love is Not All You Need

The border at Del Rio, Texas

In July of 1967, the Beatles released the song “All You Need is Love.” It had a very catchy title and became the rallying cry for the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Unfortunately, this is not a good creed by which any nation endures.

The liberal agenda has been trumpeting the call that America needs to be a more loving nation. Who can disagree with this, but I don’t think it is that simple.

Many are saying that our borders need to be more open to the poor of this world. Again, a noble thought, but does love exist without the rule of law? Are we ignoring the reasonable guidelines (statutes) our government has made to ensure that immigration is manageable and sustainable?

Does the scene under that bridge on the Texas border this past week smack of a loving outcome? The proof of the pudding always lies in the taste. No matter our motive, ignoring our immigration laws never works out for the highest good for our country or those poor people under that bridge in Texas.

We need to continue to be a compassionate nation, open to immigration but holding immigrants to the personal responsibility of obeying our immigration laws. Love never thrives without accountability.

We can continue to sail along as we have been, singing like the Beatles, “all you need is love.” If we do, we will continue to reap the whirlwind at our southern border.

The imaged with permission by Microsoft.

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