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HILLARY CLINTON IS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY
Mar. 31, 2006
In an attempt to justify massive illegal immigration to this country,
Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) completely mischaracterized the
Biblical story of The Good Samaritan. Obviously, there is nothing
unique about politicians misusing the Scriptures. What the average
politician knows about the Word of God could fit into a thimble.
And that goes for Republicans as well as Democrats!
Specifically, Mrs. Clinton voiced her opposition to a House
measure subjecting illegal aliens and those who hire them to
criminal penalties saying it "is certainly not in keeping with my
understanding of the Scriptures, because this bill would literally
criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably Jesus Himself."
However, there is absolutely nothing about Jesus' parable that
remotely relates to the subject of illegal immigration. Absolutely
nothing! The story of The Good Samaritan is simply a lesson in
Christian compassion. The Good Samaritan was willing to stop and
help a man who had been beaten and left for dead. Jesus compared
the actions of the Good Samaritan with those of a priest and a
Levite who walked by the dying man and refused to help. What in
the world does that have to do with illegal immigration? Nothing!
However, if one wants to examine the Scriptures to find teachings
relevant to the subject of illegal immigration, he can certainly do
so. Let's start with Nahum chapter three.
The prophet Nahum warned Israel that their stubbornness and
disobedience to God was evidenced by the fact that "the gates
(borders, ports, entry ways) of thy land shall be set wide open unto
thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars." (Nahum 3:13) In this
passage, the prophet made it clear that open gates or borders,
which allow enemies easy access to a nation, constitute an
imminent threat to any nation. How right he was!
Furthermore, Moses told the children of Israel in very clear and
concise language, "Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor's
landmark." (Deut. 19:14) "Landmark" refers to territory, boundary,
or border. Moses further declared, "Cursed be he that removeth his
neighbor's landmark." (Deut. 27:17)
National borders or boundaries are extremely important to the
security and survival of any nation! In fact, the Bible promotes
nationhood and condemns internationalism!
To the Old Testament nation of Israel, Moses said, "When the
Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he
separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people."
(Deut. 32:8) Notice that God "separated the sons of Adam." God
"set the bounds of the people."
That God has separated nations and expects them to function
independently of other nations is also seen in the New Testament.
Read the inspired author, Dr. Luke: "And hath made of one blood
all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath
determined the times before appointed, and the bounds
(boundaries, borders) of their habitation." (Acts 17:26)
National boundaries are divinely ordained. Nationhood is divinely
ordained. Independent governance is divinely ordained. On the
other hand, internationalism, globalism, multiculturalism, etc., is
not of God.
Certainly, God instructed His people to be compassionate to
"strangers." (See Deut. 10:19; Exod. 22:21.) And no nation has
been more compassionate, more understanding, and more tolerant
of "strangers" (i.e. non-citizens) than the United States of
For the duration of our nation's existence, America has allowed
millions of immigrants to become U.S. citizens. However, for the
very sake of our country's survival, immigration must be lawful
and respectful. The immigrant is expected to obtain citizenship in
accordance with our country's laws. Also, the total number of new
immigrants must be carefully monitored and regulated in order to
maintain the health and stability of our culture and economy.
Furthermore, the aspiring immigrant-citizen must be expected to
assimilate into the foundational fabric and spirit of America.
Listen to the words of President Theodore Roosevelt: "In the first
place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in
good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he
shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an
outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or
birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's
becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American.
There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is
an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We
have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for
but one language here, and that is the English language. And we
have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the
American people." (Jan. 3, 1919)
However, those who advocate amnesty, guest worker status (which
is just another name for amnesty), or other types of legalization for
illegal aliens are promoting something much different from both
the Scriptural and historical models. If the people of the United
States allow G. W. Bush and Hillary Clinton to get their way on
illegal immigration, America's demise will be faster than anyone
can possibly imagine!
Already, more than 20 million illegal aliens live in the United
States. In fact, according to The Center for Immigration Studies,
three-fourths of all U.S. population growth stems from (mostly)
There is more. According to the Bureau of Justice, 29% of all
federal inmates are illegal aliens. And according to statistics
provided by the House of Representatives, illegal aliens cost state
and local governments more than $13 billion per year.
Let's face reality: illegal aliens are criminals! They broke our laws
to come here. They break our laws to stay here. Furthermore, the
employers that hire illegal aliens are criminals! Illegal aliens do not
save money for Americans; they cost money, and a lot of it!
America is a nation of law. The supreme law of the land is the U.S.
Constitution. Nowhere does the Constitution allow for illegal
aliens. There is nothing in our laws, our history, or our traditions
that allows for illegal immigration!
Illegal aliens not only trample our nation's laws, weaken our
economy, burden our local and state governments, they also spit in
the face of those many thousands of honest and honorable people
from all over the world who attempt to lawfully immigrate to our
I have many personal friends who have either recently become
U.S. citizens or who are yet in the process of becoming U.S.
citizens. Each of them is a honest, hard working person who
desires to become an AMERICAN. They are not trying to create
another Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Zimbabwe, England, or
Honduras here in America. They simply want to be an
AMERICAN, just like Teddy Roosevelt explained.
Yet, now we are being asked to repudiate our laws, compromise
the decency and character of our people, and jeopardize our very
security just to allow millions of lawless people to invade our
country! I say, NO WAY!
Opposing illegal immigration is not un-Christian, and it is not un-
American. Neither does opposing illegal immigration make one a
racist or a fascist!
Hillary Clinton is on the wrong side of Scripture and on the wrong
side of American history. So is G. W. Bush and a majority of U.S.
America must secure it's borders! We must make a concerted
effort to deport all illegal aliens found to be here. We must
severely punish any American company or employer who
knowingly hires illegal aliens. Furthermore, we must send a clear
and convincing message to Mexican President Vicente Fox that if
he does not start effectively policing his northern border, we will
consider him a terrorist and treat him accordingly!
And there is one more thing: we must evict every senator or
representative from Washington, D.C., who refuses to protect our
nation's borders and who aids and abets illegal immigration in any
shape, form, or fashion! And we must do it now!
© Chuck Baldwin
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