In the attempt to redeem themselves from past transgressions, they are not
taking the time to realize they are two separate issues. It's not
about race, it's about following the laws of the land and coming here illegally.
It's the only way immigration can be fair to people all around the world. It's interesting how the churches pick and choose the same Biblical
teachings, and leave out those that are just as relevant, but support the
Co-opting and adapting the civil rights movement to the illegal alien crisis is
a shameful practice.
Comparing the civil rights movement with illegal immigration should have been
expected from the DN.
Lol, there is a MAJOR difference - Black American citizens in the
'60s had the legal right to reside in this country. Non-American
citizens that are here illegally DON'T have the right to reside in this
country.Is it really that difficult to understand, DN?
Please try to understand that illegal immigrants are human beings. Mark my
words, if we continue to treat our brothers and sisters in this manner, we will
be accountable to God one day. The legislations that are being passed in state
after state are going to be a bigger black eye on our society than the Japanese
internment camps during WWII. Is that really what we want our generation to be
known for--xenophobia? We can't even give a ride to a poor mother carrying a
child by the road in the sweltering heat?! I know it's been said repeatedly, but
it obviously can't be said enough--what would Jesus do? What would Jesus say?
Oh, wait, we know what he said. I seem to remember something in the Bible about
a good Samaritan who, although he was just as despised and marginalized as the
subjects of the article, aided (and abetted, too!) someone who had fallen by the
road, bloody and beaten. I can tell you one thing--if a law like this is passed
in Utah I am one person who will not pass by while my brothers and sisters in
need suffer by the wayside.
All of us "illegal Americans" should be throwing stones at our
"illegal immigrant" brethren. We are so good and righteous people. We
all break laws all the time. Only the self righteous can not accept that fact.
By your definition of not obeying the law 100% we all all "illegal."
Most of the illegal immigrants that I know are better students and neighbors and
church members and "citizens" than us legal citizens. But I have
watched these comment boards long enough that I do not expect people who, if
they were able to be honest with them self, would have to admit that at least
part of there motivation for taking the position they do is hate to ever own up
to that fact.
I have to laugh everytime I hear "What would Jesus do or say". Jesus
taught us to live by the laws of God and the Laws of the land. Yet illegals do
neither when they break the laws of the land. They break the 10 commandments by
Coveting what their neighbor has. They steal their neighbors Identity and jobs.
The sad thing is that the legal people of this country are expected to turn a
blind eye to what illegals are doing and are expected to be
"Christian" while the illegal is not Being "Christian".
There is no such thing as an illegal immigrant. Never has been and never will
be. The Federal Governemnt calls those who come here uninvited as Illegal
Aliens. Sad thing is that those who are for illegals try to justify
the illegals actions with christian values, while the illegal breaks both Gods
Laws and mans Laws. God gave us the ten commandments and illegals break these
all the time. They break at least 2 of the 10 commandment when they come here.
They Covet and they steal. Basically there is no such thing as an "Honest
Illegal". An honest illegal would not be here.
If you think that the greatest of all commandments is to not covet, you are
sadly mistaken. Coveting is an interesting sin, one that I think we are all
guilty of at some time in our life. We all want something we dont have, whether
it be our neighbors boat, our friends new car, the latest iPhone that everyone
around us has, etc. What these people covet is a life without fear of being
killed walking down the street, a life with the ability to put food on the table
and shoes on their childrens feet. Yes, these aliens do covet. But I would say
that their coveting is much nobler and selfless than our petty coveting of
material possessions. They do it for their starving families. Would you not do
the same? I know you would. So would I. All I know is that somebody who was
very important seemed to think that the greater commandment is to Love thy
neighbor as thyself.
I hate to burst your bubble, Arioch1, but the definition of alien is not what
you apparently think it is. Websters dictionary defines an alien as, a
foreigner, esp. one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where they
are living, which is not as negative as you want to make it. By refusing to
call these people "immigrants" and insisting that they be called
"aliens," it's obvious that what you are trying to do is dehumanize
them. By calling them aliens, it is easier for you to justify the cruel
treatment we inflict on them. By calling them aliens, it makes it easier for you
to sleep at night. For me, these illegal aliens as you call them have faces,
personalities, and souls. They are not emotionless invaders from another
planet, but brothers and sisters who, like us, are trying to make a better life
for ourselves and our families.
More misguided people who are being told lies and deceptions. More illegal
foreign nationals creating terrorism and inciting riots. Some one
has confused right of national sovereignty as a civil rights issue. The rights
being violated is by illegal aliens shooting their way across our borders.
Immigration laws are our right and a declaration of our sovereignty and the
right to protect our land from invasion from foreign nationals and their
government leaders.And it is unconstitutional for any religion to
confront or challenge the laws of the land or our government. Religions have no
right to interfere with or tell government how to run its business. Maybe its
time to take these rogue terrorist religions churches to challenge and arrest
their leaders for violating the law of separation of church and state. Why isn't
the ACLU involved to challenge the religions to stop their violations?
RE: My2CentsIt is NOT unconstitional to challenge the laws of the
land.otherwise the ACLU and many many othgewrs would be way out of
bounds.It is not unconstitutional for ANY GROUP, including religious
ones, to speak up in the public square,that is a foundational
freedom.Speaking up is not making the laws.The is no
separation of church and state.The 1st ademmedment says we are top
free speak up. we are free to live our religion. and
congress, CONGRESS, can not interfere, nor show favoritism for/or against a
"an religious establishment", IE. group, organization, club, church.
business, etc.no separation is mentioned nor intended, read your
history! there was once plenty of religion in government, until this
silly invented notion of "separation" was rammed down our throats,But we as individuals and as groups, or any type organzation, there are
no descriptors given in the 1st admendment, are free to speak up.