March 27, 2006: Just Ask Hilary Clinton What Jesus Would Do
Posting Date: March 27, 2006
Just Ask Hilary Clinton What Jesus Would Do
By DANIEL JOHN SOBIESKI
Invoking Biblical images she never did when husband Bill was proclaiming that he did not have sex with that woman, or when she was supporting partial-birth abortion, presidential wannabe and New York. Sen. Hillary Clinton has vowed to block H.R.4437, a bill passed by the House of Representatives in December and sent to the Senate.
It would enlist military and local law enforcement in stopping illegal entrants, extend a fence along the Mexican border and provide for criminal penalties for employers of illegal entrants.
Speaking before a New York group of open border advocates, Hillary opined: It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scriptures because this bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself.
According to my reading of the Scriptures, Jesus once said we should render unto Caesar the things that are Caesars, and that, I would presume, includes obeying Caesars immigration laws. There is nothing in this bill prohibiting raising the dead, healing the sick, or giving sight to the blind. Or medically treating illegal aliens who are injured or all.
But there is something about taking His name in vain, which would cover her invocation of Jesus to support her side in the immigration debate, something the religious right is often accused of doing. She did not ponder what Jesus would do or say about physicians being allowed under rulings she supports to stick a scissors into the skull of a baby and suction out its brains.
She is a hypocrite on many levels. In a radio interview Mrs. Clinton gave to WABC in New York in 2003, she declared, I am, you know, adamantly against illegal immigration. She called for a comprehensive system to track these immigrants, some form of entry and exit identification and tighter border controls, and she reluctantly suggested that an identification system for citizens might be needed.
People have to stop employing illegal immigrants,” she said in the 2003 interview. I mean, come up to Westchester, go to Suffolk and Nassau counties, stand on the street corners in Brooklyn or the Bronx youre going to see loads of people waiting to get picked up to go do yard work and construction work and domestic work. In Kerryesque fashion, she was against illegal immigration before she was for it.
So in other words back when she wasnt running for president, she was saying thou shalt not covet thy neighbors job. Back then she seemed to be saying that while we are a nation of immigrants, we are a nation of laws If you break into my house, clean my house and cook me dinner, youve still broken into my house.
Granted, illegal immigrants are often hard workers. And agreed, they are seeking a better life. But millions of American citizens, including 17 million who dont have a high school degree, are also seeking a better life and are willing to work hard just not at Third World wages. And they must compete with illegal aliens who are.
Contrary to the notion that Americans wont do certain jobs, Americans mow lawns, wait tables and perform other low-skilled tasks every day. The illegal immigrants already here are only 4.9 percent of the labor force, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, illegal immigrants make up only 17 percent of workers in building and maintenance, 14 percent in private households, 13 percent in the hospitality industry and 11 percent in food preparation and serving.
This is not morality. This is exploitation which hurts American citizens, creating poverty in the United States while relieving it in Mexico. Compassion may not stop at the border but neither should common sense.