Ada Fisher: Are nations becoming endangered species?
Listening to former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld at the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting on April 22, I was impressed with the similarity of his insight when he was asked about the No. 1 crucial thing occurring globally — the attack on the nation state and the rise of extreme terrorist militancy among young males whether in ISL, gang warfare or other disruptive activities.
Rumsfeld’s concern for immigration started with the repeated turning away of Israeli refugees by this nation during World War II, leading many to go back and face the Holocaust’s extermination. By the same token, he spoke passionately about the problems with sanctuary cities that violate federal laws and take in many who, as European nations are coming to understand, want to keep their own communities and impose their own culture and rules rather than assimilate. He said many didn’t want to immigrate but left to avoid getting killed on their own turf.
So how do we get dissimilar cultures and people to cooperate, live harmoniously and build a better, stronger and fairer nation? Lost in our public education has been the teaching of civics and American history as evidence of what our nation is about and what is required for its functioning. To deep thinkers, states’ and nations’ individualities are integral to the survival of that history.
When Iraq blends into Syria, or Mexico or Canada morphs with the United States, are we to suspect that international boundaries are to be obliterated as a New World Order fast approaches? It is the ability to exist with our differences which will produce a diversity from which we all benefit and which captures scientific biodiversity.
As the deer jump in the road, elephants lose their war for survival to poachers and medicinal panderers, or lions lose turf to humans outgrowing their range, where will we be if humans overrun and consume the land without regard to the need to replenish it or to support creatures needing room for coexistence?
As the Bible says in Genesis 1:28, “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
Extermination is nowhere mentioned in this biblical admonition.
Dr Ada Fisher is the N.C. Republican National Committeewoman. Contact her at P.O. Box 777, Salisbury, NC 28145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.