We the People are beginning to ask probing questions about the direction of our country. In this week’s newsletter, I address the need for us to ask more questions. We need answers. When we ask and keep on asking, one of the benefits is that we keep a free press, not a government controlled press. The other benefit is that we make people think. We remain a free citizenry. Eventually, the truth will come to light. It always does.
Also, I took a brief trip to Washington D.C. last weekend and to Philadelphia. I chronicle my observations in the second article below.
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Do you ask enough questions? If you asked more questions, how would that benefit you, your neighbors, and your country?
I’m always trying to find common sense ways to look at challenges facing our country and our founding documents. I heard an interview where the border crisis was the topic du jour. The guest asked questions of the listeners. Here are a few for your perusal and a few of my own questions mixed in.
- -Is there a right to come into this country to become a citizen? If so, where does that right come from? (Either we are a nation of laws that we follow or we are a nation of men whose whims, will, and desire we follow at any time in history).
- -How many non-citizens will the law or the will of a person allow into the country? On what basis will you say “yes” to some and “no” to others? (So, if you limit the number of people who can come in, why don’t you let whole nations in? According to the sympathy theory, why stop at several million? Wouldn’t that be considered discrimination?)
- -Is there any reason to deny a human being entry into our country? If the current law doesn’t allow unrestricted access into our country, why is the United States undermining its own laws? What is the reason for having laws in the first place?
- -Do we ask why and what’s the motive behind certain actions? We tend to talk a lot and worry a lot. Instead, we need to ask questions that make people think but also to have our own questions answered.
- -When you ask questions about an important issue, do you go to a primary source ?In this case, it might be border patrol agents, your congressman, the congressional committee in charge, or even videos of the border where you turn off the sound and just observe with your own eyes.
Asking probing questions is an important skill to develop. It takes We the People to ask them. The more we ask, the more we will be heard.
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