No need to sweat the implementation of Sharia Law in the US…..because we have own version of the stupidity…..
But first our AG has made it clear where the laws of this country will be governed from……
Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in defense of his border policy, which is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being separated from their parents after they enter the US illegally. Sessions, speaking in Fort Wayne, Ind., on immigration, pushed back against criticism he had received over the policy, reports the AP. On Wednesday, a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church said that separating mothers from their babies was “immoral.” Sessions said many of the recent criticisms were unfair and some contrary to law. “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order,” he said. “Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful.”
Last month, the attorney general announced a “zero tolerance” policy that any adult who enters the country illegally will be criminally prosecuted. US protocol prohibits detaining children with their parents because the children are not charged with a crime and the parents are. According to US Customs and Border Protection, more than 650 children were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border during a two-week period in May. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that she hadn’t seen Sessions’ comments but affirmed that the Bible did back up the administration’s actions. “I can say that it is very biblical to enforce the law. That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible,” she said. “It’s a moral policy to follow and enforce the law.”
No religious text should decide what the laws should say…..a guideline maybe….but word for word…NEVER!
This is silly! NO child should be separated from its mother/father for any reason….this smacks of the old concentration camp days…..I for one do not want my country thought of in those terms.
There are more and more policies that are smacking of authoritarianism……this is just one or many…..
As our country slides into an ugly Americanized form of neofascism, there’s good news: nonviolent protest, when in the service of progressive, egalitarian goals, almost always wins out when it reaches a national critical mass. And we may well be on the verge of that right now. But we must understand what we’re up against.
Donald Trump and his neo-authoritarian acolytes are following an ancient playbook.
Part Machiavelli, part Caesar, part Mugabe/Duterte/Mao, it always includes a few simple and primary elements of seizing and subverting normal political power.
Of course this cannot be with Trump running things right?
How does bullsh*t sound?
It was one particular remark about Kim Jong Un, however, that has raised the most eyebrows: “He speaks and his people sit up in attention. I want my people to do the same.” When asked by a reporter after the interview what he meant by that, Trump replied, “I’m kidding, you don’t understand sarcasm.” Watch the interview in full here and here.
Anybody that favors dictators to western democrats is just a budding fascist…whether joking or not.
Meanwhile back to the children…….
This is disgraceful and needs to be reversed as soon as possible…..but do not count on Congress that bag of manure will be no help…..the ballot box is the only hope these children have….it is the only hope this country has……I will do my part….will you?