Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I have found over 15 verses in the Pentateuch where God commands the Israelites to treat aliens in their land with the same respect and compassion that they would show to each other.  I can’t find in any of those verses where there is a differentiation between how to treat “legal” vs. “illegal” aliens.  So I guess it is a good thing that we New Testament Americans don’t have to follow those outdated Old Testament commands of God.  We can cheerfully continue to jail, deport and tear apart the families of the tired and poor “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” who have somehow made it to our shores.  All the while giving nothing more than a slap on the wrist to the CEOs and boards of directors of the corporate farms, meat rendering plants, and sweat shops that lure these “illegals” here with jobs we descendent's of previous immigrants won’t take.