Friday, February 1, 2008
OK, What Do We Do?
The lines seem fairly well drawn on this whole immigration debate between the presidential candidates, but as a Christian who just happens to be a citizen of the "good-old-USA" I am struggling. I want to be compassionate, but what does that mean? I want to say and do the moral, ethical thing but what does that entail? I want a policy that strengthens our nation, but what does that involve? How do we care for the last, the lost and the least without jeopardizing our security and our fragile economy? How do we get beyond the rhetoric of the extremes and "reason together" for a viable, practical, humane solution? One minute I am all for walling up the border and sending undocumented workers packing. The next, I am mulling over ways to sensibly welcome and integrate them into the fabric of our society. Help me out!