Saturday, November 22, 2014

Obama cites Bible when it suits his liberal agenda, ignores it for the rest of us

In his address to the nation earlier this week, President Barack Obama cited Scripture to defend his illegal executive action on immigration without congressional approval. Essentially granting amnesty to at least 5 million illegal aliens by some estimates, Obama included a brief citation from Exodus by saying, "Scripture tells us we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too.”

First, the president's deference to biblical scripture is suspicious. If Obama felt such a strong biblical need to shred our Constitution, why did he wait until after the elections to do this? After all, if it is the right thing to do, Obama wouldn't have had to worry about hurting Democrats' election campaigns by doing this before Nov. 4. 

And as as Charles Krauthammer pointed out, “If he feels so strongly … and Scripture dictates this ought to be done, why did he do nothing about this in 2009 and 2010 when he had control of the Congress … when he could have done this constitutionally?”

Second, it is not a form of oppression to ask somebody to obey the law. If someone breaks the law and experiences legal consequences, that's not oppression. That's justice. Compassion, in fact, is helping someone to obey the law, not break it.

Third, the command to be kind toward immigrants is directed to us as individuals, not to government. The government's job is justice; kindness and generosity is our job.

Obama's reliance on Scripture also reeks of hypocrisy. Notice how he will use the Bible when it suits his extremely liberal agenda on issues like illegal immigration and same-sex "marriage." But when it comes to those who are living their lives based on biblical principles - such as those who cite Scripture on the sin of homosexuality or murder - Obama thumbs his nose at them. He conveniently ignores the Bible's teachings to justify his forcing religious people to pay for abortifacients or to participate in same-sex events, despite their deeply held biblical beliefs that say such things are a sin.

Obama sycophants will try to tell us that Reagan and Bush also used executive orders on immigration. Yes, to clarify existing laws - not to disregard laws and make new ones on a whim. And no matter what Reagan and Bush did, their actions were nowhere near the magnificent scope of what Obama has done.

With all the legal Americans searching in vain for work under our Obama nation, what do you think 5 million new unskilled workers will do to Americans' job search efforts? Now that they don't have to remain hidden, do you really think they will continue to settle for jobs in the fields? No, they will go after the same jobs Americans are currently struggling to find. The only difference is that the illegals will be granted all sorts of tax-funded assistance in the form of education, healthcare and food stamps, while Americans are on their own.

There is no more basic duty of a government than that of protecting its borders. And the promised Executive Order, universally assumed to entail amnesty and residency status for millions of people who entered our country illegally, intentionally undermines this most basic duty. It also sets up the president as a grand legislator, able to make law for the nation in defiance of the national legislature.

When the effects of Obama's incessant attacks on America are felt by the average American, maybe everyone's eyes will be open to what this man is doing to our country and our rule of law. At that point, about the closest thing to a scriptural-sounding passage we could assign to this president would be, "And Obama loved the poor so much that he created millions more."

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  1. Julie,

    This man has absolutely no shame. I know that Satan himself quoted the Bible, so I guess I am not surprised about his latest use of Scripture to somehow justify his actions. Now I am not saying he is Satan, but I will say this man perpetrates evil. He perpetrates evil by his vehement support of abortion, lying, etc. I pray he changes but I also pray to God that this man cannot continue to damage this country. And after watching his press conference regarding the Ferguson grand jury decision last night I can see that he will continue to be a divisive force between the races and also continue his contempt for this country. Watching the split TV screen image showing him asking for calm while Rome burns was truly ironic. Obama said and I quote, “We are a nation built on the rule of law.” That would have been laughable if it had not been so sad considering his disregard for following it. Julie, I continue to enjoy your opinions and insights. As always take care and God bless you!

    1. Hi Ed B - Nice to "hear" from you again! Thanks for your comments. I agree that this man in the White House perpetrates evil by his manipulation of truth, how he encourages division among us, and how he thumbs his nose at the law. It is truly frightening, and I pray for the same things you do.

      Thanks for getting in touch and I wish you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving, now more than ever! God bless you, too.

    2. Thanks Julie. And a happy Thanksgiving to you as well! ( I knew I had forgot something on my prior message.) :-)