Greetings from Tyler,

It has been another rather revealing week in the philosophical and emotional division that now reigns across the United States. You’ve not been able to access any media at all without seeing all the attention given organized protesters wherever they turn up. News reporters have been anxious to present placard carriers who are most interested in conveying the message that they are not paid. That’s nice. But they have been “organized” by left wing activist groups who provide them with handbooks on how to disrupt meetings by distributing themselves throughout the crowd, shouting, starting chants and pointing their index fingers in a repetitive tomahawk motion. The likes of Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters insist the demonstrations are a reflection of what most Americans want and don’t want, and those that are in positions of power should take heed.

To see all the anger and emotion that characterizes news coverage, you’d think that the biggest concerns we face have to do with the fate of those who came here illegally, have stolen other people’s social security numbers and used forged documents. The sanctuary cities, sanctuary universities, sanctuary churches and sanctuary states are adamant! Their leaders are prepared to put themselves in legal jeopardy to maintain their positions, as if shielding illegal aliens is their highest calling and their religious duty. Where did that come from?

It came from the pope, that’s where. The socialist pontiff from Argentina made his stand in the earliest days of his “election,” and has unleashed a whirlwind of violence and criminality on the European continent. But that hasn’t cooled his ardor for Muslim immigration into Western societies. He’s doubled down on his rhetoric, even in recent days, calling it the “solemn duty” of Christians and “all people of good will,” to accept and provide for large numbers of people from the most wretched, violent places on earth. But it is the beliefs and customs (dare we say the religion?) of these people that made their own homelands wretched and violent, and it’s our “solemn religious duty” to “settle” them among Americans who have no idea of their culture, their beliefs or what they’re capable of?…

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