by Clash Daily Guest Contributor
Sitting in a church leadership meeting, a very sweet, super special lady declared that President Obama’s Amnesty decisions and executive order on Immigration presented a “beautiful opportunity to serve the poor.” I had to hold back a burst of vitriol, anger and ridicule. You see, that special lady really meant what she said. Her faith is not in doubt.
Later that night, I saw a Young Christian (twenty something) post on Facebook that Obama’s signing of the Amnesty Executive order was the most Christian thing he had ever seen the President do. Again, my inclination was to argue, ridicule, and do the rough equivalent of “scream at a fencepost”.
A friend up north had just moved out of his house, leaving his wife and daughter for a few weeks. His wife is part of a self-proclaimed Underground Railroad for illegal aliens. They help with housing, food, documentation, and are part of a loose confederation of churches. My friend is retired Army Special Forces and cannot stand it. His wife did not consult him but accused him of not being a Christian when he demanded that his house not be used for these purposes. In other words, his ‘fence post”, that he would argue with, to no avail, is his own wife.
All of us can see the possibility of these three scenarios in our lives; In our Churches; perhaps in our homes and families. When emotion has such a huge stranglehold on the appearance of truth, the truth often chokes to death. After coming close to angry, patriotic bursts of fervor that probably would have lost friendships, I sat down to figure out how I should reason through this problem. My gut tells me that amnesty is stupid. My bile ducts tell me the president is far less manly than what we need leading our nation. My brain tells me that only an idiot fails to guard his borders.
Begin in the book of Proverbs:
Pro 6:16 These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
Pro 6:17 A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood…
If one of the seven things that the Lord hates is hands that shed innocent blood, then the opposite is true, as well. The Lord loves hands that protect innocent blood. In a society where up is increasingly down, those who protect innocent blood are often slandered as brutes, murderers, and bullies, while the death of a thug punk is uplifted as a horrible tragedy. Got it. Enjoy the resulting poverty, Ferguson, MO.
The purpose of defending borders is to protect National Security and protect Public Safety. Ratcheting up the verbiage and spin, Americans are shown the “Tragedy” of six thru eight year old kids, many even younger, crossing the border. We see families in containment cells waiting for deportation back to Mexico. No doubt, these are the poor and the heavy laden that weighs heavy on church and faith hearts.
The problem is that the human tragedy is less than 10% of the total quantity of people that cross over the border. Retired Border Patrol Agent Zach Taylor walks you through the numbers in his YouTube video:
The six thru eight year old children so prominently profiled in the press are less than one percent of the problem. That means more of those kids are in the United States as a result of “Human Trafficking” than supposedly wandering across the Rio Grande. Another truth is that CDC hauls away sick people that are never counted, drug mules know how to evade Border Patrol agents, and the border problem is now a “Controlled Event” much like a diplomatic passport “Collect $200 when you pass Go.”
I do not blame or accuse that sweet lady, the young man on Facebook, or the wife of the guy who can hardly stand to live in his own house, anymore. The problem is in the White House and Congress. If the Lord hates hands that shed innocent blood and loves hands that protect innocent blood, what about negligent hands that choose to NOT protect the innocent blood of their own citizens?
I want to take this a step further. Zach Taylor said in his video that the beheadings, violence, and organized crime cartels in Mexico City are controlled by the Russian Mafia. One MUST wonder how much of the violence, illegal immigration, human trafficking, and drug smuggling is under the leadership of the Russian Mob. Perhaps a potential tool of Putin as Russia takes back Eastern Europe and the Crimea? In the noise generated by the 1% that are six thru eight year olds and 9% that are true human tragedies, the other 90% is bringing untold potential of horror and violence to the citizens of the United States.
Do not deny the tragedy of the poor on the border but that is something churches and faith based organizations can partner with law enforcement to work on… So that defending our border returns to being about National Security and Public Safety.
I think Gibbons said it best in, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – “The incapacity of a weak and distracted government may often assume the appearance and produce the effects of a treasonable correspondence with the public enemy.”
Watching the snow on Pike’s Peak, smoking a Dark Shark, and enjoying two fingers of Stranahans.
Clearchus is the author of three Science Fiction books; Sunigin, Insurgio, and Certo (Available at Amazon) about the next Texas Revolution. He is a retired Army Field Artilleryman who was one of the last men in the U.S. Army to command an M110 8″ Howitzer firing battery. He currently designs computer networks for commercial, non-profit, and government environments. Married for 32 years to the most gorgeous babe he knows, he and his wife have four kids. Their lives and perspectives straddle military assignments, combat tours, and mission trips across Europe, Asia, and the Horn of Africa.