Friday, February 01, 2019

Catholic bishop joins the Trump haters

Jewish newspaper gets a Catholic bishop to oppose the Wall. Reasons? (1) he wants open borders; (2) it will impede asylum seekers; (3) he doesn't like Trump's style.
NY Times:
Is the border wall ethical? President Trump has suggested the wall is moral and those who oppose it immoral. His critics claim the opposite.

To answer this, we have to consider its effect on humans. What harm could a border wall cause to immigrants and refugees, all of whom are equal to us in the eyes of God? ...

A wall would prevent asylum seekers from asking for protection at any point along our border — their right under the law ...

You must also look at the intent of someone who wants to construct a wall in order to determine its morality. ...

The way in which Mr. Trump has argued for a wall also is instructive.
I don't know how a Catholic bishop got suckered into a partisan political battle like this.

Opposition to the Wall is primarily Trump hatred, and a desire by Democrats to defeat him in 2020, if they cannot impeach him sooner.

Catholic doctrine has never favored open borders.

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