"It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones." Luke 17:2
The recent border crisis illustrates the utter depravity of the progressive movement. It is a purely political machine, without conscience, bent upon a single objective--the acquisition of power. As well, the Democrat party is a machine whose gears are greased with the miserable poor, sometimes with the blood of destitute children.
This is a Dickensian tale populated with real life power-grubbing barons in black top hats. No turn of the century robber baron could rival the callous inhumanity of Democrats who feed on a misery of circumstance and make political merchandise of the weak to fuel their monstrous ambition. At least, in the end, Dickens’ Mr. Scrooge recognized the wretched state of his twisted soul and found reformation. But progressive plutocrats bloviate endlessly about compassion for illegal immigrant children while encouraging the process that lures them into abuse, neglect, and destruction.
Wouldn't a responsible compassion dictate that these children be returned to their families? It strains credulity to suggest that illegal alien children should be scattered to the four winds, secreted among us. It's difficult to not be cynical of the Obama administration's motives with its penchant to circumvent the will of the people and the expressed intent of Congress. Surreptitiously releasing the Gitmo five in exchange for a deserter is the most recent example of Obama's brand of transparency.
With scores of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border on a daily basis, shouldn't the autocrats in Washington focus their collective intellect on how to most quickly and efficiently remove those children from harm's way and reunite them with their parents? Doesn't common sense dictate that by plugging the gaping hole in our Southern border the incentive to send children on Obama's “trail of tears” evaporates?
The Obama administration is directly responsible for encouraging this influx of children. Early in 2011 Obama announced “prosecutorial discretion” which signaled a change in immigration policy, broadly interpreted as favoring amnesty for juveniles able to make it across our Southern border. The timeline pinpointing the spike in children crossing the border is fully documented in a Breitbart column carefully researched by John Sexton.