"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of
the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the
Government for a redress of grievances. "Arresting nuns because
they pray and sing the the capitol building in petition of redress of the
grievance of disallowing those who had no choice in the matter but to be
residence of the US; seems to me a clear abridgement of such a right.I guess the Constitution means nothing to our government officials.
I consider myself a Christian and therefore may have to switch my church
membership to one that puts its money where its mouth is, with no equivocating.
I applaud the efforts of the Catholic Church and leadership on this issue.
It's great to see at least one church is standing for something.
@procuradorfiscal "Again, hiding behind feigned/misplaced compassion to
mask the real liberal agenda -- a desperate purchase of voters they believe will
replace Americans fleeing liberal failures -- "And just how do
you know this is the "real" liberal agenda? I not a liberal, I am a
socialist, so I can't speak for liberals in general. But I favor
immigration for humanitarian and economic theory reasons. You
impute no value whatsoever to "liberals." This is typical of
today's conservatives. I would never do that to you.
Re: "Thank goodness those two groups were not expelled."Uh
-- speaking as a descendant of Mormons expelled from Mexico, I can attest to the
error of that statement. It's also likely true that Joseph and
Mary were, if not expelled from Egypt, were at least unwelcome enough there that
they elected to return to Judah, notwithstanding intolerable conditions during
the reign of Archelaus.Again, hiding behind feigned/misplaced
compassion to mask the real liberal agenda -- a desperate purchase of voters
they believe will replace Americans fleeing liberal failures -- is not true
compassion. This is particularly so, in light of the damage being done to both
America and those nations suffering family breakups and the loss of their best
and brightest to us.I might add that liberals' open-borders
scam will likely fail, anyway. People don't flee third-world nations
because they love poverty and corruption. It's unlikely they'll vote
for liberal poverty and corruption here, even if liberals are successful in
illegally securing voting rights for them -- as they're currently
attempting to do in Chicago and California.
"When an American does in their home nations what Mexicans and Central
Americans do here, their governments correctly identify the problem as an
invasion and quickly take appropriate action."Like, perhaps,
when the Mormons moved into Mexican Territory and claimed it for their own?Like, perhaps, when the baby Jesus, Joseph and Mary went to Egypt to
escape the horrors in their own land?Thank goodness those two groups
were not expelled.
Where did Christ teach that rewarding people who break our laws is the right
thing to do. On the contrary he taught us that a person is responsible for their
actions. As adults, they are responsible for their illegal
presence. A small group, and as far as the Rabbi's, Israel has
no problem deporting people there illegally.
Re: "These are illegals,not immigrants"Hear, hear!Uninvited "immigrants" are historically known by another term --
invaders.When an American does in their home nations what Mexicans
and Central Americans do here, their governments correctly identify the problem
as an invasion and quickly take appropriate action.On the other
hand, foolish liberal politicos, seeking nothing more than easily-bought voters
to replace the Americans who've justifiably deserted them, willingly
subvert the rule of law, placing our Nation and freedom throughout the world in
jeopardy. Then they spout sophistries about "compassion" to hide and
justify their deranged, politically-motivated open borders scams.Sorry, but it's just not at all compassionate to destroy the world's
engine of economic liberty and its guardian of freedom and democracy to advance
a short-term liberal political agenda.It just isn't.
There needs to be a compromise between those who support these harsh immigration
measures and religious rights. I don't believe religious rights should be
trampled, but at the same time I know that lots of republicans support really
harsh immigration policy. There has to be a middle ground where both those who
are religious and the right-wing can both be happy.
@ bigv56 - You wrote: " These are illegals, not
immigrants"I respectfully disagree, they are human beings hence
children of God.I think our Catholic brothers and sister believe and
follow Matthew 25: 40 "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I
say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my
brethren, ye have done it unto me."
These are illegals,not immigrants
Shamrock, It is heartening. And quite rare.
It's always heartening to see Christians standing up for the principles
that Jesus taught.