The United States is using cruelty as a deterrent on our southern border. But don't worry, Jeff Sessions found an applicable bible verse.
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First, Christianity states many horrible, and conflicting things. It condones slavery, sexual slavery - including of your own children, incest, and the murder of children, including nursing children, the murder of pregnant women, the murder of wives and animals of anyone who is your enemy. It condones beating slaves, "after all they are your property," it says. It condones a lot of horrific things. That's certainly doesn't make any of that okay. And this is just one reason why religion should never enter into law. If one religion is telling everybody else what they have to do, that is the definition of not having freedom of religion!
This encouragement of hatred is just one reason why I can't stand organized religion. Your own personal beliefs, sure. But this is exactly what breeds hate.
We believed in You, USA, as an example and an instrument of democracy, now we learn democracy was compromised by your defective electoral system, and now this - it is basically fascist country with no law to be called on.
Taking away kids from their parents without their knowledge is a crime! Everyone involved in this should be equally punished for child abuse and abuse of power. We have it all in the law yet let this happen?!
Jeff Sessions, is a throwback to his Confederate forefathers from Dixieland. They also misused the Bible to justify slavery, rape ( of woman, men and children), and cruel depravity. Many of These hypocritical “ good Christians “ today, are false and evil in their perverted sense of self righteous indignation, racial superiority and hate. When confronted with the facts that: Jesus was born a Jew, Christianity did not originate in White Europe and everyone who does the will of GOD is acceptable to Him,...they modify, manipulate and use the word of GOD as a Tribal manifesto!
Hey, Colbert, how about some of your Chrisitan charity. Fork over $500.00 for a DNA test or two to make sure the kids are with their real parents. Oh, that's right. you libs believe in using OTHER PEOPLES' money. Well, if you want to use the Bible, let's go by what it says. It's called STEALING. THEFT.
Uh, excuse me, but there's a very obvious issue looming here, and that is, where is the Mexican government in all this? Why can't they take care of their own poor? ANd why can't they prosecute someone for sending the kids that are NOT arriving with their parents? How convenient to ignore that. Stop misrepresentingn the facts. And how convenient to put words into peoples' mouths. You are a hypocrite. Involving one's child in the commission of a crime makes one an unfit parent by any society's standards. Or it should be. Even Obama was DNA testing. DNA tests take time. And they cost money. Who the hell do you think yo are? Some moralistic god sitting there pronouncing good and evil and you can't even accept the factst that you don't like? I hope ten of them land on your doorstep. Then we'lll see how Christianly "loving" you are.
Unhinged-- I love how those who are not affected by illegal gangs and drug cartels can pontificate about morals with absolutely no knowledge of the facts. These are not simple families looking for a better life as implied. Most are gang members that steal or buy children and pretend to be their parents. The border patrols want to ensure the safety of these kids. Many of the Countries that they are coming from are falling into complete anarchy and civil order has fallen apart. If you had your way, these children would continue to be victimized.
You know what disgusts me the most about this whole thing? Not the fact that this policy was implemented in the first place (and then "repealed" with all the haste and enthusiasm of a slug making its way towards a patch of salt), though that's sickening enough on its own. No, what's truly revolting is how many people were and are willing to DEFEND it.
Seriously, if these people put ANY effort into researching how hard it is for people to achieve asylum into the USA even without a xenophobic racist in charge, or the state of the countries most are fleeing from, I'm fairly sure their heads would explode from their brains being overworked. Anyone who can see the pictures of the children or listen to the audio and still think this was a good idea or even a decent one (or worse, whine about "child actors") - hell, anyone who can listen to the "we're just giving them baths" excuse without reacting negatively - has absolutely no empathy to speak of.
4:34 While it is JUST plain wrong, you are NOT the only country in the world doing it.
I heard sth about Trump saying a kind of no to it continuing, but it continues in several other countries and in US too for several other cases than border entry.
It is called CPS.
I have kin who are victims of Swedish CPS and my going to the finest school in "Svedala" as the director twisted it didn't change that I'd have preferred 9th grade at home with ma on a correspondence course.
They got even crueller later.
When american citizens get arrested do they get to keep their kids in jail with them? No, so why do libtards want to give illegal aliens committing federal crimes privileges we don't give to our own ppl?
You cannot pick and choose Bible verses to justify your actions because y'all seperated church (God) and state (govt). Check your faith at the door. As a public servant kidnapping, child imprisonment, and separation of families is wrong because you are to uphold and defend our constitution! American and international laws were and continue to be broken. Im so glad for federal judge Dana from CA that had enough courage to stand up for these defenseless children! Let us NOT be silent or complicit!! REUNITE REFUGEE FAMILIES NOW!! RELEASE THEM FROM THESE MAKESHIFT PRISONS!!! P.S. Y'all claim to be conservative but do not tell the public the real figures of how much is spent on these prisons daily. 200 facilities at least with almost 37k detained (including children as young as 4 months) at an low average of $100 per person per day (because it varies by state) that is almost $3.7 million a day but yet we dont hear anyone talking about the cost because you want to keep the full truth from the American public! They have proposed a whopping 8.8 Billion budget for 2019 967 million to go to ICE alone plus 8.3 Billion for a discretionary fund. That goes to GEO, corecivic, and other private prisons. REUNITING FAMILIES IF NOT SEEN FROM A MORAL LEVEL AS WRONG, DEFINITELY DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE FINANCIALLY!! All in the name of security. Remember thats how we got the NSA!!!
At least Jeff Sessions can read! The parent brought them here. So their the ones to blame. I am not a racist, nazi, idiot or whatever. Since you have millions they can move into your mansion. I am sure God also sees the homeless, the ones dying on drugs, children whose parents are in jail or prison. So why done you mention that Mr. Rich Man?
I am European so I am trying to look at it from a neutral "I could not care less" perspective, but I want to share some thought here for the people that actually want to look at the situation neutrally:
If you have a case and you are actually fleeing from something and not trying to migrate to a country for economic reasons, then you are sure to get asylum as asylum laws were internationally agreed on in the Geneva Refugee convention about 70 years ago already. In such a situation you can freely approach official border crossings and asylum centers accross the borders which do exist, at least in Europe nowadays, or you go to the specific country's embassy.
Thus I doubt most people that enter a country illegally do so because they are true refugees and actually got a case but rather just want to go to the place that offers them the best opportunities even though they are in safety. As such they are crossing the border illegally and an illegal border crossing is a criminal act like any other. If I go to a store or a bank and rob it, and have my kids with me while I do so, my kids will get taken away from me. From that perspective it is only logical to apply the same to the kids of the illegal immigrants. Their parents are committing the crime and the kids should not have to suffer for that, if actual well equipt centers for those kids existed it would only be the best and most logical thing to bring them there away from their parents who willingly committed a crime. Once that is not done the principles of the law are applied differently for different groups which is discriminating against the other groups, in this case all Americans that comit a crime while having kids. That is my personal perspective on it and unless you decriminalise illegal immigration family separation, while being cruel, is only logical.
That being said, I do not know how well my thought process is percieved in the US as it is a country almost entirely made up of immigrants, but from an Eurpean perspective I can say that a "special and very warm" treatment of illegal immigrants can cause massive division within the population that is in the border regions and directly effected by this illegal immigration and the rest of the population that is not directly affected but virtue signaling instead. Europe is now taking a much harder stance to illegal immigration than the US, as it is clear that if that stance is not taken, all affected countries will destabilise and civil war like situations are no longer unthinkable here. Thus, I understand the stance of Jeff Sessions and his agenda just makes sense from that point of view. We have had enough radicalism and thus now know that we have to act in Europe. I do not know if Americans feel the same, but from my perspective, even though I am a father, I think family separation is right here.
Huh. So when Republicans are in charge, it's Biblically mandated for people to do what they say, because they're "put there by God", but when it's Democrats, the same doesn't apply? Color me surprised that they're doubling up by merging their political and religious hypocrisy into one unholy(pun intended) abomination.
I'm going to bet that Republicans will still support this simply because it's their party's choice, because political tribalism has gone past extreme and into pathological. Face it: basic human decency is a lie.
That is truly evil. No. Just, there is ABSOLUTELY no defense for separating children from their families like this. Citing the Bible? Sir, if you're going to cite the Bible on this then you better be prepared to accept when it says that you're doing the Devil's work, not any good God's.
Interesting. Crying over children being taken away from the illegal immigrants parents but not children taken from U.S. citizen parents. Look at the socialistic state policies of Social Services which take children away from their parents. Look into the abuse those children receive in foster care as in rape and pregnancies.
People will use anything to support their ridiculous ideology. If Jesus were alive today he wouldn't stand for this at all, Jesus did nothing but literally break ridiculous rules all throughout his lifetime a d promote understanding and empathy... This makes me sick as a Christian.
Let me just point out the obvious... America didn't exist when the Bible was written, therefore God did NOT ordain our government in any way shape or form! Sessions is a product of his upbringing and complete lack of education. Alabama believes it's more important to build prisons than to have decent education. Active enslavement of everyone who is not a 1%er. Do some research and find out for yourself.
So these kids get hotels while HOMELESS VETS get a "FUCK YOU"! This from our President Elect? I thought Tantrump RESPECTED the military. Guess he has to see who was captured 1st. DRAFT DODGERS get houses. Tantrump will take care of his own.
its so incredible that these people are using the word of god ,, well did christ made a mistake when heeeee made familys ,,him self is agaist saparaing families , yes romans 13 paul was telling abaut mens laws,, but read the rest of the chpter...didnt say obey to destry your families please stop ..giving your stupit iterpritation ,, chist is loving father and he always had compasion matew 14 he was always sarving humans not separaing families these people are crazy
My comment here is coming on Monday, June 25th, 2018 -- when there are 933 "thumbs down" negative reviews (versus 46,000 thumbs up positives); ... I just want to say something to all 933 of those people (whether they be Americans or not): you're an A-hole. Got it? Good.
Every aspect of this story is shocking. The lack of compassion toward children. The justification of these draconian measures by citing selected passages from the Bible....implying political infallibility because the Government that makes the law is ordained by God....and the fact that this is happening in the USA in 2018. How utterly appalling. How does this mean spiritedness make America great? Amnesty International do your thing! Human Rights Watch do your thing!
Trump should read Exodus 1, 8-13, and he should pay atention in verses 12 "But the worse the slave drivers treated the Israelites, the more Israelites there were. So the Egyptians became afraid of them. " That is what he is, he is afraid of mexicans.
Hey, Stephen, if any of these children disappeared and ended up on leftist Pizza Gate, you would look the other way. Now maybe it is time to stop all immigration. America owes these people nothing---nothing!!!!!
Okay. We have the head of ICE saying: "We are not like Nazis, were are just following orders", and they are taking children away to "get a bath"... I mean wow, you do realize it litterally says "shower room" in gas chambers, right? Plus, the whole "bible to justify inhumanity"... that is what they did to justify slavery. This administration is like a history test.
This can't go on.
Nice soundbite propaganda. The illegals are paying human traffickers to transport them to the southern borders upwards of $6k per person, even $20k. These are drug cartels, the very worst and violent that these "poor" illegals are paying. Deterring mothers from bringing children ceases financial strangleholds to the cartels. But conveniently, Colbert ommitted that part and instead blamed US border control with the half-truth.
Please let me add an applicable Bible verse everyone seems to have forgotten: Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
Liberal crazies comparing this to Nazi Germany. First off, this law of separating children from parents created by Bill Clinton and was enforced by Obama, who incidentally sent back more illegals than any other president.
So you bleeding hearts crying about asylum seeking illegals being sent back to their own countries didn't say shit under OBAMA WHEN HE SENT THEM BACK!!! Secondly, these illegals are CHOOSING to come illegally and subjecting their own children to their law breaking. The children have been well cared for and the policy doesn't allow children to be put in prison with their law breaking shitty parents.
But you're comparing this to Hitler??? Hitler rounded up Jews against their will, his own citizens within their own country, murdered and tried to exterminate them. By comparison, American border control are protecting America by trying to verify every illegal entry crossing the border and person WILLINGLY breaking the law.
You idiots and the lying disgusting media have lost all perspective on reality. Keep drinking the koolaid you brainwashed idiots, they're manipulating your emotions with their propaganda and you're falling for it.
They separate children because you can't put chidren in jail with their law breaking parents. If the parents really gave a shit about their children they wouldn't be dragging their kids illegally across borders, using them as pawns. Are these bad irresponsible parents who drag their own kids into law breaking really the kind of people America needs?
This is by far the most horrifying and traumatic news I've seen since 9/11. This is Totally a violation of human rights. We need to put and end to these atrocities. I'm not neither a Democrat or Republican. Seeing this it's devastating and heart breaking beyond words.
The world population will be 10 BILLION in our lifetimes. The stress level already being experienced by those currently struggling in this country will escalate to ASTRONOMICAL levels if we compound the problem by bringing in EVERYONE from around the globe who is struggling. The best solution is for people to stop having babies. You can't suffer if you don't exist. It's irresponsible to have a baby when you are not in a secure situation to begin with. Ultimately the parents of these kids are to blame for their suffering. Don't demonize anyone else.
You can tell Colbert is getting angrier as he does this piece, and it becomes clear why.
Not only is he a good person, but he is a very devout Catholic. He gets personally involved with his Church's charitable functions to help those in need.
To have someone twist and distort your religion through cherry picked versus, in an attempt to justify evil, is probably way too far for Colbert.
No excuses in 2018 anymore. There is a hateful president and racist administration in the White House. Period.
And how dare they cite the Bible for this to pretend that they were good christians. That's actually no different than islamic extremists and terrorists citing the Quran to justify their evil actions.
Not the only country doing it - Canada does it too.
And, not justifying it AT ALL, but correct me if I am wrong; didn't Clinton sign this law into action,and wasn't it the Democrats that demanded it to keep children from being put into incarceration with their parents? So I find the outrage now very convenient. Something else to lay blame at Trump's feet when he had nothing to do with creating this law and, in fact, those who are the most vocal about it now are the ones who demanded it years ago. And said not a single word about it while Dems were in power.
When they separated the mothers and young children from the men and boys in the concentration camps, they dragged the non working groups (the women and their children) to the gas chambers by saying they were going to take showers. They wouldn’t have had to gas the women because they could work but the women didn’t want to be separated from their babies) American government what are you doing please stop
I'm from B'ville where I saw the ex-walmart turned into the detention center.....the Gov. is turning thousands of walmarts all over the county into fema camps because they know there is going to be marshal law soon, and they are trying to practice with these people first....today them tomorrow us and your children....
I wish the US was the only country doing it. Australia has been doing it for decades and refuses to change. It's disgusting, and seeing it happening somewhere else is just awful. And the UN will, at most, mumble about it being bad and do nothing to stop it.
The maximum penalty for crossing the border illegally is six months in prison. If you compare this crime to other crimes that have a penalty of six months, you cannot under the constitution give a harsher penalty such as separating your children from you before conviction. 95% of illegal imagrants come to their court hearings voluntarily. This is a higher percentage than US citizens showing up in court for similar level crimes. Illegal immigrants cause less crime than the general population, use less drugs and all--in-all are better residents of the US than the general population. They don't take away American jobs because just which jobs are we talking about? They don't speak English, usually have minimal education, have no contacts, their daddy doesn't know someone that can give you a job, etc. which jobs are they taking? Picking fruit? Bending over all day in the hot sun harvesting vegetables? Cleaning toilets? How many Americans are fighting for these jobs anyway? You see all the lies about the dangers of immigration are there just to frighten us and keep the incompetent con-men in power. All of us are immigrants so many of our grandparents or great grand parents come from somewhere else. For the rest, you just don't remember your immigrant relatives because it happened long ago. You are in America because someone in your family, in the past immigrated, and that made America a great and powerful country. This anti-immigrant rhetoric is plain old-fashioned racism. Look at Jeff Sessions and trump and all the old coots that are anti-immigrant. They are just old rasicts whose ideas about what America should be belongs with Jim Crow laws and slavery, in the past. We need to stop electing these old rich men with old ideas and inflexible thoughts. There're just stupid old racists.
“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
An evil soul producing holy witness
Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!”
Shakespeare; the merchant of Venice
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