Committee on Immigration and Border Control and they were discussing the
It appears that the Democrats are not happy with the provisions of the
Dream Act. They are pushing for the families of those illegal children
to be granted citizenship also,
There was a guest, Mr. Bennett Duke of the Southern Baptist Ethics and
Religious Liberty group, who quoted many Biblical verses to show that
America should show mercy on the millions of illegal immigrants.
He was questioned subsequently by Representative Steve King about the
quotes he used or that are usually used when soliciting forgiveness for those
who come into this country illegally.
Mr. King referred to Matthew 25:35, "I was a stranger and you invited me in."
He pointed out that the actual word in the Greek for "stranger" was "Xenos"
and when translated into English it meant "invited guest." So he pointed out
that the verse did NOT refer to someone who was NOT invited or illegal.
Mr. Duke agreed with that.
Then Mr. King paraphrased St. Paul in Acts 17, "that God made every nation
on earth and it was decided when and where every nation shall have its
boundaries." Mr. King said this was the definition of soverignity which allows
nations to define their own borders.
Mr. King also spoke about repentence that should be made by those who
broke the laws and that repentence was in the Bible also.
Many quote the Bible to put shame on America for trying to keep illegals
out. This session today countered all those Biblical references to once
and for all show that what America does as a nation is completely within
the interpretation of the Bible. It made me feel that all those who use
the Bible for their own greed and to foster their own agenda and try to take
away the rights and freedoms of those of us who are American, need to
take heed. America is a soverign country and has every right to legislate
laws that should be enforced.
As I have said many times, listening to Congress and the Committees is
very enlightening and shows so much about the strength and
weaknesses of those elected to Congress. The evening news just
summarizes what has happened.
There are a lot of bright people on Capital Hill, many more than I knew
existed. I based my concept of Congress on the pathetic laws that are
being passed or are being proposed. And also on the pathetic Candidates
that have run for the highest office of our great country. These Candidates
in the past have not put the good and the welfare of American Citizens at the
forefront of their policies.
On C-Span I hear many speak about doing what is good for America and
what is good for the American Economy and so on. Hearing these patirotic
Americans speak on Capital gives me hope for the future of America. Now
we just have to figure out how to implement this good.