Here is the final solution to the immigration problem: Torture the children.
Separate the terrified, innocent children from their mothers, load them into boxcars, and ship them off to concentration camps.
Don’t allow them to know where their parents are, keep them in windowless buildings, preferably in cages, or house them in tents in hot, dusty, southern Texas. And above all, don’t let them play.
To be a child is to play and to know joy, to create happy memories. But not these children. No, you must increase the misery in their already miserable lives.
Isn’t that what America stands for?
Oh, what is it you say? America already is doing that?
And it’s not a new idea? Other nations have shown this cruelty?
It all has had been done before?
Atty. General Jeff Sessions blamed the parents for bringing their children in the first place, seemingly ignoring that many of them are fleeing violence in their home countries.
“They are the ones who endangered their own children on their trek,” Sessions said. “The United States, on the other hand, goes to extraordinary lengths to protect them while the parents go through a short detention period.”
Rev. Jennifer Butler, the CEO of Faith in Public Life, told the Daily News. “Ripping children from their mothers is not doing good to these families, or to any of us. It is cruel, wrong and sinful.”
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, one of the country’s most influential Christian organizations, also blasted the Trump administration policy.
“Our government has the discretion in our laws to ensure that young children are not separated from their parents and exposed to irreparable harm and trauma,” the group said in a statement. “Families are the foundational element of our society and they must be able to stay together.”
“(Sessions) should study the Apostle Paul more closely. In Galatians 6, Paul instructs Christians: ‘So then, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith,’”
The White House, on the other hand, sided with Sessions’ biblical interpretation.
“I can say that it’s very biblical to enforce the law,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said after she was asked about Sessions’ Thursday comments. “It’s repeated many times throughout the Bible.”
Sessions blamed the parents. Sanders blamed the bible. Trump blamed the Democrats. Hitler blamed the Jews.
They all knew evil, but still they defended the indefensible.
Note to Donald Trump’s religious followers: Trump is not your man.
He has no moral base; he has no ethics. There is no truth in the man. He has committed almost every sin, and does not even attempt to make amends.
He bends the law to enrich himself and to oppress the poor. He repeatedly commits adultery. He steals. He bears false witness. He covets his neighbors’ wife and belongings.
He is unrepentant.
Trump does not “make America great.” He is turning America into the world’s most despised nation.
Once, other nations looked to America for moral leadership. Now, they see what we do to immigrants — what we do to children — and they turn away from us in revulsion.
This is what Trump has brought. This is what you encourage by not speaking out against him. Your silence emboldens him. Your support inspires him.
He has sold his soul to the devil, and as he sinks ever lower, he pulls you down with him.
To torture children for political purposes — Children! What sin could be more terrible?
No church attendance, no amount of pious prayer, no amount of coins in the tray, no flag waving, can exonerate you in your God’s eyes. God will not “shed his grace on thee.“
What will you tell your children when they ask you what you did, and whom you supported? Will you excuse the sinner? Will you explain the torture of children because they were foreigners, whose crime was to seek refuge?
Will you pass the bigotry and hatred down to yet another generation?
To support the sinner is to be the sinner. You aided and abetted. His sins are yours.
Your God will not forget; you will not be forgiven.
When you ask, “Why?” remember the Children.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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