Presenting a humorous, tongue-in-cheek solution to many of the ills which currently plague our nation.Instead of sending millions(or billions) in foreign aid overseas with no return to us, I propose that we, instead use that money more efficiently, by giving certain people $50,000-$100,000 each to move to those nations.
How could this help? Which people?Here's the thing. This nation is currently infested with citizens who refuse to recognize the value of it's founding principles, insisting that in order to be any good at all, America must become more like Europe. There are those who seem to prefer a socialist system of government to the one we have. We also have a certain number who we can only assume wish to live in a nation ruled by sharia as they are making a great effort to subvert the rule of law under the US Constitution to that of islam. Then there are those who think they would have a higher social/economic status if their ancestors hadn't been sold into slavery by their neighboring tribes and the islamists of that time and brought here who are looking for reparations for that horror. (Slavery was and still is a horrible thing, but America outlawed it, as you may recall, some decades ago.)
It seems to me that these folks, rather than being kept in this nation where they are so very unhappy, should be given a sum of money equal to say a year's salary for them and transportation by the US Military to the foreign nation of their choice. In order to claim this deal, they must renounce their US citizenship and agree to never return on a work or marriage visa.
Just think about this for a minute, It's a win-win-win. Those who are unhappy here, get to relocate to their chosen utopia with money to get them started and free transportation The nations who get them will be the beneficiaries of all their spending to set themselves up with houses and etc, so they wouldn't need foreign aid any more. They would also be getting all that human capital - people who will be supportive of the government of their newly adopted homes. The military gets a chance to do something that doesn't violate their oath. And we get a nation of people who want to be here. People who understand and value the vision. principles and underlying philosophies of our founders. No more socialist creep or creeping sharia as those folks can leave to live under the systems they claim are so much better.
Just imagine the peace of mind for all those who do value liberty over license, when we can listen to a fellow citizen propose a move towards socialism or islam or any other governmental form or philosophy which is antithetical to the US Constitution and simply suggest to them that they take advantage of the wonderful deal they are offered.
This would surely cost less than we are spending on foreign aid now and as an added bonus, the immigration problem could be addressed more seriously because it would be apparent that only those who want to be Americans are welcome here. (No, legal immigrants would NOT be eligible for this deal, only those who were born here and "subject to the jurisdiction thereof")
Yes, other nations may start refusing to take these people as they realize their mistake and start trying to change those governments into the republican form of government they left behind, but that would be an added benefit for us too, as it might create other nations who nourish freedom over time, so that if we lost our minds and allowed freedom to be lost here, there would be someplace else to go. Yup, that would be a win-win all the way around.
Just a daydream, but please feel free to share your refinements in the comments section.
"But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil."~ Luke 6:35