Go to any article, news story or blog discussing the immigration issue and/or the current refugee crisis on our southern border (they’re often conflated), and you will find phrases like the ones below. These are real comments pulled verbatim from comment threads, from blogs and from interviews contained in the news stories about immigration and the current border crisis.
“We need to make illegals uncomfortable…”
“We need to stop the infestation…”
“We need to stop this plague…”
“If we can’t secure our borders, we can’t protect our country…”
“IF IT IS BETWEEN OUR CITIZENS AND FOREIGN INVADING KIDS, MY COMPASSION IS NOT FOR THE INVADERS.”
“…the state of Texas would appear to have the right, not only to use whatever means, whether it’s troops, even using ships of war, even exacting a tax on interstate commerce that wouldn’t normally be allowed to have or utilize, they’d be entitled in order to pay to stop the invasion.”
That last one stands out because it was from an elected official—a Congressman—who ostensibly has the authority to make laws. Given that the “invaders” are children and mothers, what does the Congressman propose that the troops and warships do? Shoot women and children? Shoot just the few men with them in the hope that they’ll go home in despair? I had to wonder if he would be willing, himself, to pick up a gun and demonstrate how he would keep the tide of refugees out of America by force. He’s a professing Christian, so I also wondered if he’d be willing to demonstrate this before the eyes of Christ and God.
This would certainly put a different spin on Jesus Christ’s words: “Suffer the little children to come unto Me.” Continue reading