Excerpt:Â One of the key arguments used by proponents of open borders is that America has always welcomed the downtrodden of the world to join us. Americans are a compassionate people with a strong sense of right and wrong. We believe it is our duty to help those who cannot help themselves. It's how we celebrate our own birthright of freedom. However, while Americans are happy to extend a helping hand, they also don't want to be taken for suckers. We are a nation â€“ a proud one â€“ with our own culture combined with a rule of law that has made us the envy of the world. It's the very reason many want to come here. Our arms are open to share what we have â€“ but must we also reserve the right to insist that we share on our terms.