President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks about immigration reform, Monday, June 30, 2014 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
According to Christian Science Monitor, Mr. Obama is going to encode his will for border disintegrity in a few weeks, using an executive order.
Obama will take executive action on immigration after summer, adviser says.
It seems an unwise move, but his nature seems to be aligned to sacrificing other people to his will, regardless of the cost.
It reminds me of the pharaoh of Egypt.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants…”
A wise scholar known as Ramban taught that the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that Pharaoh could freely choose to let Israel go or to retain them as slaves. Had the Lord not hardened Pharaoh’s heart, the plagues of trouble laid down on Egypt might have compelled Pharaoh to let the Israelites to go: not a freely chosen decision. And in the end, Pharaoh’s heart was so hard that he did send his chariots and charioteers after the Israelites.
Back to 2014 and the USA/Mexico border…
It was Pharaoh’s will to keep a foreign people, the Israelites, inside the Egyptian border as slaves, while Mr. Obama wants to sucker people from other lands through our border, into the USA, not as slaves per se but as easy-to-exploit workers.
Unwise for Pharaoh, unwise for Mr. Obama.
Two opposite protests running in downtown NYC today, by Ground Zero, near City Hall, a few blocks from the World Trade Centers. In the map below, New Yorkers opposed to the boot-in-the-face mosque were at map icon A, the corner of Park and Broadway. Pro-Sharia mosque demonstrators were at map icon B.
If you look at the photos in the NY Daily News
and NY Post
websites, you will see a bunch of New Yorkers with mostly good old regular homemade picketing signs.
What strikes me as 100% normal and kosher is that there are not many fancy pre-printed signs like one sees at labor rallies and political party events. Most of the signs in these photos are homely looking signs that will go in the scrapbook as "My First Protest."
That is a good thing to see, in my opinion.
It tells me that these are regular civilians speaking their voices, both groups. Hopefully everybody behaved themselves although in NYC, you never know! Eventually, there will be professional protesters, probably for the pro-Sharia group. But for today, this looks like a great demonstration. Free speech activity, 100%. USA!
I like the picture of this lad from the Marines with his young son on his shoulders.
SEIU Thugs Teach Health Care Protesters the âChicago Wayâ of Politics
There must have been 1,000 tea party protesters standing outside in the 90 degree heat and they were agitated. There were now a few SEIU members outside, and they started to taunt the crowd. Not a very smart move, but they didn’t seem to care. A former marine with his young son on his shoulders told the crowd not to react to the taunting. The crowd outside started to sing “God Bless America.” This really seemed to ease the tension that was beginning to build outside the school.
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He kept cool and got the crowd to stay cool in the face of thuggery. Having been in not a few tight situations just like this, I know how hard it can be to stay cool when everything is heating up around you. But this young man got the job done.
That is leadership, my friend. Good work, Marine.
In Iran one can see turmoil and violence about votes that disappear.
However, to the west in Iraq and to the east in Afghanistan, there have been a lot of happy voters. Completely different.
purple V for victory sign
senior citizen vote
three women voting
two women vote
young lad gets to vote
Except for that guy on far right — hasn’t had his coffee yet? — these folks are smiling. Good.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…
From the PersianKiwi #Iranelection channel in Twitter, an interesting message:
If you catch militia – do not use violence do not kill him – treat him as your brother.
If they continue to follow this strategy, in my opinion, there is a real prospect for freedom. Cf. yesterday’s post, Ten commandments of nonviolence. made famous by Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and Dr. Martin Luther King.
Twitter re-tweets are calling for help with organizing a general strike. I know that these still work! They are the ones used by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago.
I hereby pledge myself—my person and body—to the nonviolent movement. Therefore I will keep the following ten commandments:
- Meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus.
- Remember always that the non—violent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory.
- Walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love.
- Pray daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.
- Sacrifice personal wishes in order that all men might be free.
- Observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy.
- Seek to perform regular service for others and for the world.
- Refrain from the violence of fist, tongue, or heart.
- Strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.
- Follow the directions of the movement and of the captain on a demonstration.
I sign this pledge, having seriously considered what I do and with the determination and will to persevere.
Besides demonstrations, I could also help the movement by: (Circle the proper items)
Run errands, Drive my car, Fix food for volunteers, Clerical work, Make phone calls, Answer phones, Mimeograph, Type, Print Signs, Distribute leaflets.
ALABAMA CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Birmingham Affiliate of S.C.L.C.
505 North 17th Street
F.L. Shuttlesworth, President
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth