Mar 30 2006
And on immigration, I cannot be in any better company than standing with The Anchoress:
More importantly – for the soul of America – Are we going to put together massive trains and – at gunpoint – load these people and head them south? Is this what we want America to be?
We have to think long and hard about what it means – and what it will FEEL like – to gather people together at gunpoint and put them on trains to send them to a place they do not want to go. Our intentions could be the purest and most noble in the worldâ€¦that scenario still still smacks of history we donâ€™t want associated with us. It sets a precedent we dare not embrace. I donâ€™t want to see such pictures in our history books. That is not America. That cannot be America, if she is to survive.
A friend emailed me that he was feeling very hopeless, that if we could not â€œship â€˜em outâ€ we – as a nation – are doomed.
I think if we do â€œship â€˜em outâ€ without concern for their humanity, for their dignity (and for our humanity and dignity – and for our souls) we may well be doomed.