Did you see this? What are your thoughts?
The White House invited four of the country’s top evangelical pastors to attend President Obama’s speech this morning [recently] calling for immigration reform. The move is a testament both to the importance the issue has come to assume in the evangelical world-including among leaders who have battled Democrats on social issues like abortion and gay marriage-and to the White House’s eagerness to enlist evangelicals to help to counter conservative opposition to the idea of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrations already in the U.S.
Who? Richard Land, Samuel Rodriguez, Leith Anderson, Bill Hybels
Further, as I’ve noted many times over the years when debating both Democrats and Republicans who fall back on empty phrases to justify putting the amnesty cart before the enforcement horse, we are not a “nation of immigrants.” This is both a factual error and a warm-and-fuzzy non sequitur. Eighty-five percent of the residents currently in the United States were born here. Yes, we are almost all descendants of immigrants. But we are not a “nation of immigrants.” (And the politically correct president certainly wouldn’t argue that American Indians, Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, and descendants of black slaves “immigrated” here in any common sense of the word, would he?)………
In his immigration speech on Thursday, President Obama heralded America as a “nation of immigrants” defined not by blood or birth, but by “fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear.” If only it were so. Left-wing academics and activists spurned assimilation as a common goal long ago. Their fidelity lies with bilingualism (a euphemism for native-language maintenance over English-first instruction), identity politics, ethnic militancy, and a borderless continent.