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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

They Are Children

Is this what the debate about the children on our border has gotten to?  An angry mod surrounding a bus full of children?

Regardless of one's political leanings, we can't forget this essential fact:  there are innocent children who have crossed our border.



Not drug mules.  Not a plague of disease invested infiltrators.  Not a barrage of future welfare cases.  Children.  Children who didn't make the decision to trek hundreds or a thousand miles to the border; how could they have?  Most 10 year old children I know don't venture more than two blocks from home, let alone cross the length of Mexico.

Even someone like Glenn Beck, who I confess I have mocked many times, sees that there are innocent children involved (Link HERE).  While I am sure that Glenn Beck will be dead wrong about many things in the future, he is absolutely correct in this case.  Compassion, not vigilantes on the lookout for busloads of children, is needed now.

Yes, there are policy issues that need to be resolved.  Yes, there needs to be a thoughtful discussion about what will happen to these children.  But in the end, we can't forget that they are still children.  Innocent children.  I'll end with this with a quote from the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 18, verse 11:

"See that you do not despise one of these little ones.  For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven."


Karla said...

I have never felt more alienated in my own culture than at this time over this crisis - children as political targets.

Stephen Albert said...

It is disheartening Karla, to say the least. It makes one believe that there is no moral hole too deep for some folks to crawl into, all in the name of acquiring political power.

I'll also note the simply outstanding hypocrisy of folks who, one one hand, proclaim "right to life" but on the other seem to forget that those fetuses eventually turn into children.

Thanks for reading.

- Steve