Opiate of the Open Borders Crowd?
Under Reverend Pastor Keith Mlyniec’s “Engaged Citizen” post, commenter Rhody observes:
I love how the right has gotten so depenent on the clergy (not just Catholic, either) as an ideological enforcement agency.
It should be noted, firstly, that the desire for enforcement of US immigration laws is not an exclusive commodity of the “right”, unless 75% of America is on the right.
As to the crux of Rhody’s comment, let us pause to note how many clergy have spoken against the Governor’s Executive Order. And have called upon us to stop enforcing our immigration laws. And cited scripture in the process. Conversely, how many have cautioned us not to selectively read scripture when approaching a particular issue? By my count, it is conservatively twenty to one.
One hundred and eighty degrees from Rhody’s statement, it is rather those who inexplicably do not wish our borders and sovereignty enforced yet cannot convincingly make their case with substantive, reasoned arguments who have “gotten so dependent” on clergy, themselves motivated by misplaced compassion, in an attempt to guilt the general public into a reckless “ideology”; namely, the relaxing of our already generous immigration laws.