Updated: The Rotherham Child Sex Exploitation case is a prime example of the point that, without a strong national ideal and citizens that know, appreciate, and integrate the ideal into their lives, government and illegitimate interests within the country will do serious damage. That is why we have to know who is in our country and who is capable of participating in a meaningful and legitimate way. Read this article to see what I mean.
More than anything else, America now misses her common morality. The values we once held in common, that were the driving force bringing immigrants to our shores, that were promoted in church services and civic life. This common morality has always been driven by our Christian heritage, but has never conflicted with other belief systems that stress duty, responsibility, charity, work, service, law and order.
There has been a call for common sense in dealing with the issues that face our nation for a long time. But more powerful and more needed than common sense is a common morality. Peace-loving, law-abiding people from anywhere should be able to come here and find their place as American citizens. There are so many, however, that at best do not understand life under a government that is, as John Adams said, “wholly inadequate to the government of any other” people other than moral people; at worst, there are many who intend to subvert this government of the people, by the people, and for the people. That is why we need to return to the rule of law and ensure that those who come to the US to stay and take part in our society are prepared to do so in accordance with our laws and morality.