Oh, fun, the immigration debate has gone from the rediculous to the rediculouser.
I’ve had a lot of feedback to my column last week, and again this week, on that pesky illegal immigration problem. Everyone else seems to be weighing in, including Rev. Neal Humphrey, a local pastor who usually takes what I consider to be a pretty hard core right-side view of things.
His column said good Christians would welcome the undocumented aliens because that’s what the Bible says to do.
Needless to say, the Bible can be used to prove anything, and another reader responded in kind, tossing up the list of Biblical laws contained in Levictitus and other places, all Old Testament. They’re pretty interesting, such as never touching a woman during her period, killing neighbors who work on Sunday, selling your daughters into slavery, and so on. The list is going around the Internet all the time and, in a slightly altered form, made for a very fun West Wing episode a bunch of years ago.
Just shows again, be careful citing God’s Word. He tended to speak all over the map.
Not God, just the FBI – I see where the FBI wants to expand its ability to snoop into our computers if it thinks we’re are terrorists, and in today’s world who shouldn’t be suspect?
OK, not me, but certainly you. I mean, who are you, anyway? Can you prove who you are? Where you were born? I mean, REALLY prove?
No. If Obama can’t, neither can you.
So we are all suspect, which means the FBI will, soon, be checking up on you. And they want the power to do so now.
This is yet another way this whole War on Terror is becoming more of a War On Us. This story reminds me that our own Sen. Orrin Hatch has, in the past , advocated government snooping of our personal computers. The government screams “Terror!” and we scream, “Save Us!” and little by little, Big Brother gets Bigger.
The irony that this stuff is pushed most vigorously by the same people who scream about government getting too big is, well, just ironic.