Refugees and Pursuit of Happiness

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When you look at the pictures of the refugees that are leaving Syria to come here, you see many of them are young strong men who should be fighting for their own country and for freedom right in their own back yard. Instead, we see them coming into Western countries and trying to take them over. To me this is a plan to take over the world not to flee for safety. They want to come to our country as well. They will try to take our country over as well, but we are not like them. This is our home, our country. They want to come in peace and for safety, fine. Then, they need to assimilate to our laws and way of life. We are a melting pot of legal citizens who respect one another’s cultures and beliefs, and we do not push our culture and beliefs on others. So, when they start to change our way of life and our laws, it is time for them to go. We are for helping others, but we are not for others to control us.

So, if you want to come to America, then you must abide by our laws and become legal citizens just like our ancestors did. They did not get things for free when they came here. They worked hard in order to better themselves and their families. In the Declaration of Independence it states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” We are to pursue our happiness, it is not just given to us. We must work hard to achieve our dreams and goals. When we do, then we appreciate them more. When things are just handed to you, you do not appreciate them as well. So, pursue your dreams and reach for your goals by working hard for them, then you will feel that happiness from within that you achieved and earned them.

Written by Theresa Elphinstone

Hi! My name is Theresa Elphinstone. I am a Christian, Conservative, Educator, and mom of two. My children are grown adults now, but seeing what has happened to our curriculum in education has upset me dearly. Having graduated from Liberty University back in 1983 with a Bachelors in Business with a minor in Psychology. I had my first child in 1988. So, I became a stay at home mom so I could raise him properly. Then, in 1995, I gave birth to my daughter. It was not until she could go to kindergarten that I started to look for something to help with our finances and raise our children. I furthered my education with a Masters in Education in 200 from Penn State University.

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