Thursday, March 23, 2006

Jesus In Trouble Again

I don't know if Hillary Clinton is a Christian. She says she is, but then so did Bill. Politicians of all stripes, with the brave exception of Michael Dukakis (and look where that got him), kiss babies and invoke the Lord whenever possible. It isn't hard to be jaded. Even Ronald Reagan almost never went to church.

So it was amusing to hear Hillary bring Jesus into the immigration debate. Her comment that the Republican bill "is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scriptures, because this bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably Jesus himself," is fascinating on so many levels...

It seems that you just can't keep Jesus out of trouble, including his fictional parable friends like the Good Samaritan. Hillary's understanding of Scripture obviously allows for infanticide (she is pro-abortion), and I fail to see how allowing millions of illegal aliens to cross our borders has anything to do with religion at all. Mexico is not a totalitarian state bent on mass murder or repression. Freedom does not motivate immigrants, money does. The allure of living like characters on television prompts cross-border treks, not the need of the man helped by the Good Samaritan. Bringing Jesus into the discussion, in handcuffs no less, turns the debate into a farce, and highlights how little Mrs. Clinton knows about the Savior. I somehow cannot see Jesus lobbying for the rights of people who want bigger televisions. Loose immigration only delays the needed reforms and economic rejuvenation that would make Mexico a nation people want to move to, instead of flee.

2 Comments:

Blogger Gina Burgess said...

Amen! Preach it, brother! I can often see through the ruse politicians throw out when they misquote or misuse Scripture. "Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."

8:41 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Right on, sir, regarding Hillary's understadning of Jesus. I guess she thinks the USA is essentially a charity helping those who come to our shores? Big trouble.

I'm not sure if I agree with you about immigrants' motives, though I'm rather ignorant of those motives myself... But you're right that Mexicans can seek out opportunities to provide for their families within Mexico. Perhaps with less freedom and prosperity, but God can provide without the good ol' US of A...

3:09 PM  

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