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The Good News and the other news: Sadly, the answer is "yes," Part 1

I Peter 2: 13-16 commands us, "Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God." Clearly, it is the intention of our God that we would be obedient to the laws of the land in which we live.

This is why it has struck me as being so despicable that a great number of Americans, including some professing "Christians" in the greater Evansville area have become embittered toward the State of Arizona for having passed a law which does nothing more than to mandate enforcement of the Federal immigration laws by State and local authorities. The law has even been called "racist," despite its containing a line which forbids law enforcement personnel from investigating claims of an individual being an illegal alien which are clearly based upon the person’s ethnicity.


In fact, Hispanics in Arizona now have more protection from undue investigation than does anyone of any ethnicity here in Evansville. Those local people who are condemning the law, some reportedly from their pulpits, need to first do some investigation and learn that any law enforcement officer in Evansville can stop any individual for any or no reason and demand to see documentation that they are in this country legally.


Another thing I find appalling is the fact that so much outcry has arisen over Daisy Cuevas’ confession on national television that her mother, who along with her father immigrated to the United States from Peru, did so without going through the legal process. People are talking about how terribly they feel over the woman having had to go into hiding as a result of her daughter’s statement during a nationally televised question and answer session which First Lady Michelle Obama conducted with a group of school children.


Little Daisy has nothing to worry about herself, as she is a United States citizen by virtue of her having been born on American soil. However, her parents remain fugitives and I keep hearing people say such absurd things as, "Those poor people, they only came here to give their little girl a better life."


Actually, that could not be farther from the truth. In fact, the Cuevas’ left their little girl behind in Peru, when they escaped the impoverished country. Daisy’s older sister July had the misfortune of being born in Peru, to parents who wanted a better life for themselves more than a relationship with their daughter.


I recently wrote that, due to the stupidity of so many Hoosiers, my wife and I have seriously considered moving back to her home State of Kentucky. However, the fact is that due to the continual slide of our nation toward social-communism, I have often considered uprooting my family and seeking political asylum in a foreign country.


However, while I would willingly give up my home, my vehicle and my friends, there is one thing that I would never consider leaving behind. My kids.


Ask yourself, if Peruvian President Alan Garcia and Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Belaunde are correct in their position that Daisy’s case demonstrates the importance of legalizing America’s illegal population, a sentiment which has been echoed in statements Mr. and Mrs. Obama, the Department of Homeland Security and countless members of the liberal media, do we really want a population of selfish, law breaking, child abandoning people? Is that what we want America to be?

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