Jesus The Immigrant
If the apostle Paul was still alive, he would probably be inspires to say: Oh foolish "American Christians" who has so bewitched you? (Gal. 3:1). I had to replace the word "Galatians" with American Christians. The reason people are so obsessed about getting rid of "dreamer" is not because the dreamers did anything wrong and they obviously did not make a conscious decision to come here illegally as kids and babies. These anti-dreamers club is being led by the son of Klan who is a nationalist and the narcissist founder of the "birther movement."
Treating DACA - a moral issue like a political football is a shame. No one is advocating illegal immigration and DACA kids are NOT illegal immigrants. Well, unless you believe in your heart that a 6 months old baby can make it across the boarder on its own or come here legally and stay here on an expired visa. If there's any blame here, it should be directed at the parents and not the innocent kids that are being forced to pay the price. Sometimes good people break both good and bad laws. Any laws created against DACA kids is a bad law. Like Dr. M.L. King said: "One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."
"Jesus of Nazareth" as he is often called, was born in Bethlehem not Nazareth. Yes, we know the prophecy had to be fulfilled but Jesus the Christ was taken by his parents as a baby to Egypt and eventually to Nazareth when it was safe to do so. His parents did not take him from a rich, safe and convenient place like "Norway" instead they ran for their lives from a dangerous place with a dangerous leader. This same Jesus that we claim to follow said that "Pure Religion" is to help take care of those who are less fortunate. No, we can't save the world but we can do our best and not pretend to be doing our best.
- We have failed as a people (In God We Trust).
- We have failed as a religion (Christians aka Christ-like)
- We have failed as humans (In trump is trust)
There's nothing humane about using kids that grew up in our country as a political football especially when this is where they grew up and have always called home. They came here with no fault of their own and are Americans in every way. No, Mr. Trump, countries like Mexico do not "send its people" - people send themselves in search of a better life for them and their kids. I do not expect you to understand this because daddy wrote you a big fat check from the money he made on the backs of immigrants and colored people; the same people that you can't stand. Think about changing your ways.
Sadly, the Republican controlled House and Senate that has a base full of mostly evangelicals who are the strongest proponents of "morality" seem to have lost their souls in bowing down to "trump-ism" - if this is even a word. Yet we wonder why people don't listen when we talk about Jesus who is the pillar of morality. It's so bad that the countries that use to look up to us as the light on the hill, now sees us as inspiration for comedy scripts punch lines when writing their late night jokes.
I am personally ashamed of myself for not fighting more for DACA as much as I should in the past. No, this article is not good enough because we all can do a little more to stop this political madness. On Easter, when the focus should be on the one who rose from the dead, our president had to open his mouth an say: "DACA is dead."
It is in the human 'DNA' to have excuses for doing wrong. The number one quality of a good and true leader is not perfection, rather, it is the ability to understand the simple fact that the majority of the people you lead (even when they disagree with your policies) want to be able to point to you when talking to their kids about how to conduct themselves as grownups. Mr. Trump, some of your Christian and evangelical supporters are ashamed of what you morally stand for but they just happen to love money more than morals, so you will always get a pass from them.