Dexter Duggan of the Wanderer took what Miner wrote and placed it in context with the immigration battle as it looms in Congress today. His article is reproduced in Angelqueen.org. Let me sum that up. The US Senate has already come up with its excuse of an "immigration reform" bill. Led by Harry Reid and enabled by the "Gang of Eight (now including Marco Rubio)", this bill does nothing in terms of securing the southern border and dealing with the illegal aliens who are already here. They understand that a similar bill does not have a snowball's chance in hell of ever getting passed. Thus the progressives, from Obama on down, are trying a different strategy. They just want the House to pass some sort of immigration bill. Once this bill is passed, it will go to joint conference along with the Senate version. It is in this conference that the progressives plan to strip all border control provisions from the House bill and then ram this joint bill through both Houses again. Defenders of sovereignty understand that the best alternative would be to keep the House from bringing any "immigration bill" to the floor.
Now, in the minds and dreams of the progressives, enters the USCCB with its push to lobby the House of Representatives to pass "immigration reform". Recall that right now the progressives aren't too particular on the particulars, as it were. Their sights are set on the joint-conference version of the bill, but the House must pass a bill as a precursory step. Notice that all the pressure is being put on the House of Representatives.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why the Messiah Most Miserable and his Minions Most Mindless (particularly those in the USCCB, and I do mean you, Kevin Appleby!) are going "full press" on this matter. Let me now refer you to Father Z's blog; pay attention to his quote from Apostolos Suos, that reminds us that the USCCB does not speak with Magisterial authority, pretensions to the contrary.
I suppose both the USCCB and the Obama regime consider this arrangement a "win-win" proposition. From the USCCB perspective:
- They ingratiate themselves with the regime, gaining access to money and some political leverage
- They think they gain new Catholics in the pews - except that many of them join protestant sects upon arrival
From the regime's perspective:
- This, coupled with opposition to voter id requirements, gains them a whole new voting block - and just in time for the 2014 elections! How convenient!
- More demand will be put on American society for social services, etc, granting the regime prime opportunities to implement Cloward-Piven and an whole host of other Alinskyian tactics to bring about their socialist utopia.
- Pro-abort and pro-sodomy pols get to appear in a positive light by championing "compassion" and even win some photo-ops (Think of Obama at the Al Smith Dinner just before the election.)
So there you have it! The Obama regime needs the House of Representatives to pass some sort of "comprehensive immigration reform" bill, so they send out marching orders to their adoring puppets, including Appleby et al in the USCCB. Right away, they snap to attention, cry out "Yessuh, Massuh!", and waste no time doing the regime's imperial bidding!
Don't believe me? Well, to my readers in Montgomery County MD, you probably picked up the latest Our Parish Times (for August 2013) with your bulletins after today's Mass. Go to page 32 and look at that big gray box on the bottom right. What do you suppose that is? Notice that none of those "bullet points" says one thing about securing our national borders. Notice the term "undocumented persons" instead of making plain that these folks are willfully breaking our laws. If, for some reason you were pulled over by a police officer but left your license at home, would you get away with claiming to be an "undocumented driver"? I expect to see similar drivel in the next issue of the Catholic Standard. Since this is a national campaign, this sort of thing will most likely start popping up everywhere.
Some deluded souls at the USCCB no doubt think they are being "compassionate". They are, in fact playing into the hands of progressives who want nothing more than to eviscerate this country so that atheism and socialism may prevail. Will we let that occur? Contrary to the whining of the USCCB puppets, I'm suggesting that you lobby your Representative to sit tight on any "comprehensive immigration" bill until we can get some intelligent people in both Houses after the 2014 elections.