"Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger -- we were strangers once, too. My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too." -- President Obama, November 20, 2014 (White House)
Don't care much what Scripture tells us, but I like the sentiment expressed last night.
So-called Christians are going to have to square their professed beliefs in compassion, decency and kindness with the first steps of making immigrant families Americans, attacked by motley crew of racists, and rightwing militants.
The rightwing is screaming "anarchy," "censure" the president (Fund, The National Review), (Cost, The Weekly Standard); and Obama is acting like a "king" and a "monarch," (Rand Paul)—no surprise from Paul with his racist past.
Right alongside the relatively restrained rhetoric comes the openly racist warnings from the whites-only crowd.
The long-standing position of StormFront maintains its warning the "immigrant invasion threatens America's survival"—right next to the odious group's disquisitions on: Was There Really A Holocaust?
President Obama should welcome the enmity of The White Party of America now firmly embedded in the Republican Party.
There is a mass sentiment in America for out-and-out fascism (though not pervasive enough to win a national election): Nativism, militarism, bigoted, misogynistic, homophobic and anti-Semitic racists embraced by the GOP until their hate becomes too obvious or is revealed in uncovered emails. (Walsh)
By the way, one wonders if the Republican Party is going to have to give Ronald Reagan, brain-dead monster that he was, a rethink: