Well… who’da thunk?

Note: this is a lengthy post in part because I’m refuting secularists who misuse scripture to justify the ongoing invasion of the West.  If you arrived on this site’s main page be sure to click on “Continue reading” below.

Both a judge in Washington and an appeals panel of the 9th Circus Circuit Court of Appeals have stayed President Trump’s executive order banning entry to the country by people from seven nations considered to be high risk (incidentally, it was Obama who first flagged these nations as problematic).  Both courts claimed there was no evidence to support such a ban.

Truth is, they just didn’t look for any.  After all, pesky facts would get in the way of their legislating AND presiding from the bench:

A review of information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries covered in President Trump’s vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks. These facts stand in stark contrast to the assertions by the Ninth Circuit judges who have blocked the president’s order on the basis that there is no evidence showing a risk to the United States in allowing aliens from these seven terror-associated countries to come in.

Let me repeat that: 72 people from the countries on Trump’s list arrived in the United States since 9/11, and were later convicted of terror-related actions.

This is why I can’t stand the Transportation Security Agency — it’s security theater, not real security.  Real security comes from keeping terrorists out of the country, not from harassing citizens at airports.

This is why I can’t stand the open borders crowd.  Either we are a sovereign nation or we’re not.  Sovereign nations have every right to control who is allowed to enter and under what circumstances.

This is why I can’t stand “undocumented immigrants” groups.  They are really advocates for millions of people who have already broken our nation’s laws by entering illegally, and many of whom get into subsequent trouble while here.

This is also why I can’t stand those who selectively use the Bible to try to shame Christians into supporting this flood tide of invaders.  Let’s put this straight:  the verse they like to quote most is Exodus 22:21 (ESV) – “You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.”  Let’s unpack that:

First: this applied to people already living in Israel.  And while Israel was not to mistreat foreigners, it was expected that foreigners would obey the same law… not try to change Jewish societyNowhere in scripture does is say a nation has to “let everyone in who wants in, and let them demand you conform to their alien ways.”  In fact, the Old Testament is often criticized by atheists because God clearly commanded Israel to exterminate the prior inhabitants of Canaan, so they wouldn’t adopt Canaan’s evil practices.  This is still a potential problem today, too, as America’s culture continues to be watered down to the lowest common denominator.  Israel’s failure to complete their task was the source of much misery in the decades that followed.  Our failure to demand strict border control and assimilation for those who are allowed in will cause us much misery as well… probably in the not-too-distant future.

Second: the definition of “sojourn” is A TEMPORARY STAY!  The Israelites stayed in Egypt about four centuries after the famine that brought Joseph to power under Pharaoh.  Then they LEFT (in no small part to escape the mistreatment – slavery – God tells them not to repeat toward others).

Third: They were there WITH PERMISSION from Pharaoh, the “executive” ruler of Egypt!

Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. The land of Egypt is before you. Settle your father and your brothers in the best of the land. Let them settle in the land of Goshen, and if you know any able men among them, put them in charge of my livestock.”  (Genesis 47:5-6)

In short, Joseph’s family was there by invitation, not invasion.  It was only after many years, when a Pharaoh “who did not know Joseph” became concerned at the Israelites’ numbers, that they went from guests to slaves.

So at this point I have to paraphrase Inigo Montoya to all these would-be Bible thumpers: “you keep trying to use the Word; I dunna think it means what you think it means.”


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