Letter to the editor: ‘Wall’ issue is a ‘will’ issue
The Bible is clear on how to handle immigrants. Exodus 22:21 says, “You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him.” This is repeated in Leviticus and Deuteronomy.
Exodus 12:49 says, “One law shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the foreigner who sojourns among you,” repeated in Numbers and Leviticus. One law for all. Some of those coming into our country do not want to submit to the laws of the nation or to God’s laws.
Walls work. Israel heard the outcry of racism as its wall was being built, but suicide bombings by those behind the wall decreased dramatically once it was completed. On the negative side, the Berlin Wall separated entire families and millions from freedom for nearly three decades.
America not only needs a wall, it needs the will to protect its citizens.
While the media and progressives can argue President Trump’s numbers, the facts are that bad things are happening because of lax border security. A report from the Center for Immigration Studies indicates that in 2014, ICE released 30,558 criminal aliens, convicted of 92,347 crimes. These aliens were convicted of 2,560 crimes after ICE released them.
When presented with these facts, some try to refute them with charges of racism or other such labels. This is not a “wall” issue. It’s a “will” issue. The will of the lawless verses the will of the just.
We have walls for protection, not because we hate people on the outside.