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Of course Jesus’ words don’t apply to poor immigrants

David Brat, an election winner over U.S. House of Representative Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, used an anti-amnesty attack as part of his campaign. And in victory he quotes Jesus, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”* I wonder if that approach to the impossible works for Mexicans in their battle with a law that prohibits them from continuing to live and work in America, a land which once said to Europeans “Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse.” Does the quote from the Savior only apply when college professors attempt to win political campaigns? It’s funny how, in the religion known as American Capitalism, people’s money can travel and work and hide abroad but a working, poor immigrant can be hounded from the land of the “Free” market, home of the “Brave” Cayman Island-bank-account holder. But today’s downtrodden should remember James Russell Lowell’s words. “Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,—Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.”

* House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Challenger David Brat In Virginia GOP Primary By Eric Linton
on June 10 2014 8:18 PM

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