On Dreamers: The Easy Thing Is Often Not the Right Thing

By Alex McFarland | September 20, 2017 | 10:08am EDT
DREAMers meet with then President Barack Hussein Obama at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Some lawmakers have been attempting to reach across the aisle to create the best plan for those who are living in the United States illegally because their parents brought them to the country as children.

President Donald Trump even took heat from his own party for working with Democratic foes Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to find a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) debacle at hand. But Pelosi’s usual supporters aren’t happy either. In fact, Monday in San Francisco, Pelosi was verbally attacked during a 30-minute protest where she was called a liar, forcing her to end her press conference early, according to Fox News.

So, what is the solution? Who are the real “dreamers?”

“Dreamers” is such an emotional word. Since when does emotion or supposed wishes or ideals put anyone above the law? Why would we attach the word “dreamers” to a person who is in the country illegally and has, in essence, broken the law?

When justice is selective, we override the rule of law. The real dreamers are those who work hard and pay taxes and dream about politicians who will govern justly. Instead of doing the easy thing, let’s do the right thing. We must understand the Constitution rather than cave to pressure, protests or emotions. Do the right thing, leaders. It’s hard, but the easy thing is often not the right thing.

Alex McFarland is a Christian apologist and evangelist and host of the annual Truth for a New Generation apologetics conference. He has written 17 books, and also serves as Director of the Center for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University, located in South Carolina.


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