The entire nation has heard what happened a few days ago at Rockville High School, less than a half-hour's drive from my own home. A 14-yr-old girl was brutally raped by two immigrants, with at least one of them here illegally and facing deportation due to another crime. Although the immigrants are 17 and 18 years old, they were allowed to register in that school as freshmen. Of course the lame-stream media did their best to cover up the illegal status of the thugs but thanks to the internet the truth is out. I don't have time in this post to go into details. Suffice it to say that county and school officials are in major cover-up mode since they do hope to have Maryland declared a "sanctuary state". The Superintendent of Schools has gone so far as to accuse concerned parents of being racists and xenophobes. Governor Hogan is demanding answers from Montgomery County - as well he should. We pray for that poor young lady as she recovers from the trauma of her brutal rape. If there is one thin silver lining to this cloud, it may be the awakening of the parents and some citizens; at least one woman is rethinking her former liberalism. Let us remember this in 2018. We must vote out that entire school board, certainly that superintendent and those in Annapolis who are behind this cockamamie "sanctuary state" crap.
Meanwhile, London is reeling from a Muslim terrorist attack at the Westminster Bridge and the grounds of Parliament. Five people are dead. Although the Mayor of London, himself a Muslim, is downplaying the Muslim connection, the Islamic State is claiming responsibility for it. London authorities are investigating other potential terrorist threats. Again we see signs of realization on the parts of some, but will it be too little and too late?
Others, though, continue to dig in their heels regarding the farce known as multiculturalism and unbridled immigration and amnesty for those who break immigration laws (like the two rapists in Rockville). I speak primarily of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Yesterday they released a screed called "Living As A People Of God In Unsettled Times". As you read this gobblygoop, you'll notice the ever-present obfuscation of the real concerns of faithful Catholics. Forgive me for sounding like a broken record, but we simply want our immigration laws to be respected for the sake of all concerned - especially for the sake of those immigrants who are honorable and who enter the country via already-established channels. These good people don't deserve to be vilified as "racists", "xenophobes", or whatever epithets the progressives like to fling about.
The bishops sure like to misquote the Scriptures, don't they? "When an alien resides with you in the land, do not mistreat such a one." Is it "mistreating" the alien to expect him or her to abide by the laws of the land, just as everyone else does? I could go on and on about this and maybe will do so in a future post. I will say two things, though.
First, bear in mind that the impetus behind this guilt-trip attempt may not be entirely altruistic. The USCCB and Catholic Charities have a lot of Federal grant money tied up with the facilitation of mass immigration. I have written much in general about the USCCB's blind following of the progressives in regards to illegal immigration. When it comes to this issue, the US Catholic hierarchy may well be motivated by their financial bottom lines. See this and this
Second, consider that the USCCB spewed forth this vomit right after the events in Rockville and London. These acts of violence were perpetrated by thugs who had no intentions of assimilating in their host cultures. The governments of both Montgomery County and London, being run by progressives, have been way too cavalier in their admittance of harmful immigrants, to the detriment of their citizens. The USCCB is likewise acting irresponsibly - or maybe, in their case, greedily.