Thursday, January 27, 2022

Pelosi Takes Stand For National Sovereignty

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told members on a caucus call Tuesday evening she wants to rush through a massive bill---$500 million--- because national security and sovereignty are on the line. 

Has the Democrat leadership finally decided to take action to secure our southern border? 

Be informed, not misled.

A newfound belief in borders and national sovereignty.

According to two congressional sources who were not allowed to talk to the press, Pelosi is in such a rush, she told the caucus that she's looking to skip marking up the bill so she can expedite it, move it directly to the House floor, and possibly get it passed early next week.

Pelosi is demanding the House vote immediately on this legislation because she says, it's "critical to our national security."

The bill she's talking about, among other things, affirms the central importance of national borders. It will "bolster support for ...sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and inviolability of borders..."

When Fox News' Tucker Carlson saw the legislation and heard Pelosi, he said:

"Well of course it does. Without a border, you can't have a country. And Nancy Pelosi firmly believes that. In fact, she believes it so strongly she's directing the Biden administration to develop an urgent new plan to keep the border secure. In fact, not simply secure, but in the words of the new legislation, section 208, inviolable, meaning impossible to breach. Walled up and buttoned-down. Bulletproof. That's quite a border."

"But why wouldn't it be," he asks, "when it comes to borders, Nancy Pelosi isn't messing around. Are you surprised to hear this? Well, you may have misunderstood. Pelosi isn't talking about the US border, the one that's currently open. She's talking about the Ukrainian border, the one that actually matters."

Then he said this:

The bill Pelosi is promoting is called the Defending Ukraine's Sovereignty Act. Its purpose is to guarantee, "Ukraine's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity." These are the things that all countries need. We'd love to have them here. But no, we're going to have to wait. Ukraine is ahead of us in the queue for secure borders, and honestly, you can see why. As we used to say when we were kids growing up in the United States, "What's good for the lightly populated Russian colony of Ukraine is good for us." 

As our oldest and most cherished ally yoked tightly to the American people by the ancient bonds of friendship, shared culture and Burisma, Ukraine comes first. It has to come first. When caravans of undocumented Russians appear on the Ukrainian border, the United States doesn't sit idly by. The United States swoops in with deadly weapons to push these people back. We'll send missiles to Ukraine if we have to. In fact, we already have — billions of dollars worth. 

While extolling the importance of "immigration," a.k.a. "open borders" in the United States, how can Pelosi and her colleagues pivot so quickly to extolling Ukraine to be the one place that must remain secure?

Vice President Kamala agrees with Nancy. She says, "The bottom line is that we have been clear and consistent for quite some time that we respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, and we expect that Russia would do the same and any aggressive action taken by Vladimir Putin will be met with severe consequences."

Why are these people so willing to go to the mat, threaten severe consequences, and embrace principles they hate when they're applied to our own country?

Tucker sums up his assessment of all this:

So just to restate, we're allowing foreigners who came here illegally in violation of our laws, which are unenforced by our current government, which is undermining democracy by its refusal to enforce those laws, those people get to use their arrest warrants to get on airplanes while you have to show I.D. Meanwhile, again, you can't say this enough, we'll stop after this Congress is doing everything it can, pulling out all the stops to send more money to Eastern Europe to protect the borders of Ukraine. It's like it's not even real, but it is real. 

When pressed as to why the double-minded actions, the president, the vice president, and the speaker all testify to their deep Christian faith and how that leads them to "fight for the strangers" crossing our borders illegally.

Why would this "compassion" not apply to the Ukraine border?

One reason is that they are not only misinformed as to what the Bible says on the matter, they are also hypocritical in their actions. 

What the Bible teaches on borders and national sovereignty.

Pastor Sam Rohrer has written this:  

Immigration and border control issues dominate our news and divide our nation, but God’s not divided nor is He confused on this or any issue—and we should not be either.

In fact, there are clear, biblical principles on why no one should be confused about God’s position on immigration and borders. Let’s look at borders first. In Acts 17:26, Paul says that God established nations and borders. Daniel 2 says He raises up leaders and nations, and He puts them down.

Without borders, there’s no order, no law, no justice. Without borders, God’s promise to bless the nation whose God is the Lord could never occur. God’s plan of redemption revolves around nations. In time, God will judge all nations who reject Him. Is it any wonder that the coming anti-Christ and globalists demand open borders?

If borders or walls are immoral—as even some religious leaders contend—then Nehemiah was wrong. And even more so, God Himself is wrong, because heaven has walls and gates, and Jesus says that whoever circumvents one gate and climbs in another way is a thief and robber.

Borders are essential to nations. In fact, the definition of nation includes a common language, a common view of God and common borders. God’s blessings and judgment are bestowed on individuals and nations. Therefore, borders and border control are essential to protect a nation’s citizens and should rise to the highest of concerns for those in civil authority.

Additionally, this immigration controversy is not only political but moral. The Scripture passage most used to justify open borders and weak immigration policies is Leviticus 19:34, where God commanded Israel to welcome the stranger or sojourner as one who’s native-born.

By itself, this verse sounds compelling and unconditional, but it’s not. The Hebrew word for stranger in this text is ‘ger,’ and it means the immigrant wanting to assimilate—to embrace the God of Israel and their laws.

King Solomon in II Chronicles 6:32 repeated this: “If a sojourner comes to the land ‘because of our God’ and prays in the temple … then welcome them in.” To be welcome, immigrants must submit not rebel, fear God, and not fight for atheism or Allah.

Then in Isaiah 1:7, God uses another Hebrew word for stranger—‘zur,’ which means an enemy or one who would not assimilate and who hated the God of heaven. Because Israel would not obey God on matters of borders and immigration and point people to the God of heaven, Isaiah said that God would use these strangers as judgment. They would desolate the land, burn the cities with fire and overthrow the nation. There’s a horrible price to pay for wrongly interpreting God’s Word.  

Therefore, we can ask again: Is it moral to deny access to some ‘would-be’ immigrants? Does God’s Word provide clarity? The answer is yes.

Our government has a unique duty to God and to the citizen—one might even call it a moral duty. Different from the church’s duty to care for the sick and reach out to those who don’t yet know the God of heaven, the government’s duty according to Romans 13 is to enact justice, enforce the law and protect the citizen.

This is why God provided civil government with the sword of justice. This is, in part, why we are to pray for those in authority—that we may lead quiet and peaceable lives and because they are accountable to God.

God’s Word does hold all the answers about borders, immigration, and much more, but only if we read God’s instructions for our lives and our nations, take them to heart and follow them.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.