So, Senators Kennedy and McCain come up with a pig of a plan which will by any measure, afford amnesty to some twenty million illegal soon-to-be-voters of the (d)emocrat ilk.
All, of course, blessed by a President who, having lost all semblence of what it is to be Conservative, now sells out the very Soverignty of the Nation he was elected to serve.
Indeed, now that the Republicans in the Senate have pulled the lever; as the Republicans in the house correspondingly begin the long and accellerating spiral aound the porcelain bowl of voter discontent, I now pause to offer a humble admonition from this insignificant blog.
The passage of this bill may well sound the very death-knell of the Republican Party.
Now, I don't mean the death of Conservatism. Fact is, this bill will also surely ignite a fire of passion for National Sovereignty and territorial security such as hasn't been seen since World War II. Which frankly, could be a good thing. By good, I don't mean happy, sunshine and light. I mean good in the following sense:
The Gospel of Mark, Chapter Eleven.
v. 15. And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the MONEYCHANGERS, and the seats of them that sold doves;
v.16. And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
v.17. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
v.18. And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.
The long-established leadership of the Republican Party has succumbed to the same virus which infects the left; the confusion between what is nice, and what is good.
Jesus was not nice to the moneychangers. I mean, flipping over their tables and chairs, laying down the Law, berating them even while teaching them the Hard and Honest Truth.... well, that just wasn't polite, now was it?
You might even say he hurt their feelings! He harmed their self esteem!
To liberals, deadly sins both. But, knowing that Christ was and is without sin, that just doesn't wash. So, what is the lesson here, after all?
What Jesus did was GOOD, which is a Biblical attribute of God. Niceness never figures in, unless you count that as an inclusive aspect of his longsuffering, mercy and forgiveness.
The Republicans in the Senate seem to be all wrapped up in Playing Nice. Which, in the case of immigration, just as in the case of moneychangers in the Temple, just isn't Good.
Funny allegory, that. Seems the moneychangers have just moved their operation from the Temple, to the halls of Congress.
Not good. Not good at all.
Somebody, get a whip.