It looks like we can now add David Barton and Rick Green of WallBuilders to the list of Religious Right activists who are opposing the effort by a handful of right-wing leaders to get conservatives to support immigration reform.
And they are apparently taking a hard-line stance, as evidence by the fact that the guest on today’s episode of “WallBuilders Live” was William Gheen of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, the viciously anti-immigrant activist who made news a few months back when he demanded that Sen. Lindsey Graham admit that he is gay, saying that his refusal to do so was allowing President Obama and others to blackmail him into supporting immigration reform.
Barton started off by saying that it was God who set the boundaries of all nations and so any violation of national borders is, in reality, a violation against God. Then Rick Green talked with Gheen about how everyday thousands of American citizens are calling the Department of Homeland Security to report that they are being harmed by illegal immigrations while Obama administration refuses to respond because they are intent on “replacing us in our own country, [which is a] much smarter thing to do than fighting us in a war”:
Barton: I think the first thing they have to understand, it is God and not man who establishes the borders of nations. National boundaries are set by God. If God didn’t want boundaries, he would have put everyone in the same world and there would have been no nations; we would have all been living together as one group and one people. That didn’t happen. From the Tower of Babel, he sent them out with different languages, different cultures. God’s the one who drew up the lines for the nations, so to say open borders is to say “God, you goofed it all up and when you had borders, you shouldn’t have done it …”
Rick Green: We know better than you …
Barton: And so, from a Christian standpoint, you cannot do that. God’s the one who establishes the boundaries of nations.
William Gheen: All across America today, people are calling and saying “hey, illegal aliens are taking my job; hey, illegal aliens are hurting my wages; hey, illegal aliens stole my wife, stole my property, hey, illegal aliens are menacing my children in school with physical violence and I know they’re illegal and come do your job.”
And these call, probably hundreds, if not thousands, per day are going right to where they’re suppose to be – Department of Homeland Security – and nothing is ever happening, they’re not listening, they don’t care about the death and suffering illegal immigration is causing the American public.
And when you look closer at who is up there and who’s around them, you find power groups that actually advocate for this kind of stuff – they are protecting illegal aliens, they facilitated their importation into the United States and they seem to have some broader political/economic agenda of replacing many core Americans and American values and our jobs and our schools and everything else. That’s what they’re doing. They don’t like Americans so they’re replacing us in our own country. It’s a much smarter thing to do if you’re our enemies than fighting us in a war.