Sometimes, a nation’s leaders must draw the line between what is a refugee crisis and what is an invasion. Much like a nation’s leaders must draw the line when it come to spending the taxpayers money even when that same nation is estimated to be just a few short months away from seeing itself at an eye popping $19 trillion in debt.
As it turns out, the leadership of the Magyar Republic certainly gives the outward appearance of placing the nation on a war footing in the face of tens, if not hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern migrants banging at the gates. Almost simultaneously, the leadership of the United States has decided to send even more of the American taxpayers money to the same individuals the Hungarians are mobilizing themselves against. As reported by Agence France-Presse via the Breitbart.com news portal on Sept. 21, 2015, the Hungarian Parliament has authorized the Prime Minister to call out the Hungarian Defence Force (Hungarian: Magyar Honvédség) to stem the de facto invasion of their land.
Also reported by Carol Morello of The Washington Post, also on Sept. 21, 2015, various Obama administration officials have issued a slew of Executive directives, to include dumping an additional $419 million to assist displaced Syrians. As cited by Morello, the total of Yankee greenbacks earmarked for the Syrians now hits the $4.5 billion mark. Also noted was that the same displaced persons have been the recipients of more taxpayer dollars than any other country.
Meanwhile, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban left little to the imagination exactly where he stood on defending his country; criticizing his fellow Europeans; and defending Christendom overall. On the heels of his neighboring nation of Slovakia announcing they would exclusively admit Christian refugees, but no Muslims, Orban informed the wold where the Magyars stood.
In a recent editorial published by the Frankfurt, German newspaper Allgemeine Zeitung Orban penned, “Those arriving have been raised in another religion, and represent a radically different culture. Most of them are not Christians, but Muslims. That is an important question, because Europe and European culture have Christian roots. Or is it not already and in itself alarming that Europe’s Christian culture is barely in a position to uphold Europe’s own Christian values? Is it not worrying in itself that European Christianity is now barely able to keep Europe Christian? There is no alternative, and we have no option but to defend our borders.”
Since his editorial, the Hungarian Parliament passed with greater than the two-thirds majority of votes required, sweeping changes that will allow the Armed Forces to play an active part on border control. Within a week after illegal border-crossing became a crime punishable by up to five years in jail, Hungarian troops are now authorized to check ID papers and detain suspected illegal migrants.
Although not authorized nation-wide, only the six counties bordering Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria have been declared in a “state of crisis caused by mass immigration.” And in those counties only will police have the authority to enter private homes for the purpose of carrying out search for migrants who entered the country illegally.
In a speech before Parliament, Orban stated, “They are overrunning us. They’re not just banging on the door, they’re breaking the door down on top of us. Our borders are in danger, our way of life built on respect for the law, Hungary and the whole of Europe is in danger. Europe hasn’t just left its doors open but has sent open invitation… Europe is rich but weak, this is the worst combination, Europe needs to be stronger to defend its borders.”
Back in the United States, the Obama Administration’s largesse isn’t limited to just taxpayers money. As reported by CNN on Sept. 10, 2015, the initial number of Syrian migrants started at 5,000 but quickly doubled. Yet Morello’s report notes that in less than a two-week time frame, “Secretary of State John F. Kerry said the United States would raise its annual refugee resettlement cap from 70,000 this fiscal year to 85,000 next year and 100,000 in 2017.”