Many, including me, praised Glenn Beck for saying that the child refugees should be treated with compassion rather than being made into a political football. But that was before he actually invited Ted Cruz to come along with him to hand out teddy bears and soccer balls to the very kids he wants to send back to life-threatening poverty and violence.
Sen. Ted Cruz announced last week that his new “top priority” in Washington is to end President Obama’s deferred action program for DREAMers and start deporting undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.
But to show that he is approaching his new top priority in a compassionate way, Cruz made a stop at the border this weekend to help Glenn Beck hand out his truckload of teddy bears and soccer balls to children who have come to the southern border fleeing violence in Central America…Cruz told Beck’s The Blaze network that “our country has always been a country of compassion, of humanity,” but “as long as that promise of amnesty is there, more and more children will come.”
Isn’t that the truth? If we give one starving person a meal, the next thing you know some other starving person will want one too. That’s why we shouldn’t give anyone food, clothing, shelter or medical care. It will only encourage others to take advantage of our magnanimous compassion. This is exactly what Jesus warned against in the Sermon on the Mount when he said, “Blessed are those who refuse to take care of needy children because fuck those kids, right?”