House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doubled down on her comments that Americans should view the flood of children crossing the border while claiming refugee status just like baby Jesus.
Pelosi reminded reporters that it was the National Conference of Catholic Bishops that used the baby Jesus analogy. She then suggested that if Moses hadn’t have been accepted by the Egyptians, then there wouldn’t be the Ten Commandments.
“You could even speak about, if it’s your tradition, Moses,” she said. “What would we do if Moses had not been accepted by the pharaoh’s family? We wouldn’t have the Ten Commandments for starters.”
Pelosi, you imbecilic twatwaffle.
A new king arose over Egypt, who had not known Joseph. He said to his people, “Look, this people of the sons of Israel is bigger and more numerous than we are. We must have a plan to deal with them, lest they grow even more numerous. If there should be a war, they might join our enemies and fight against us and go up from the land.” So they set taskmasters over them, to afflict them with burdensome labor. (Exod 1:8-11)
Just like that, as potential enemies or potential emigrants, all of Jacob’s descendants are enslaved.
Next, the theological reason: The Israelites must be enslaved as part of the divine plan. God’s promise to Abraham during the “covenant between the pieces” in Genesis 15, that the land of Canaan will be given to him and his ancestors, contains a minor bit of bad news:
[The LORD] said to Abram, “You must know that your offspring will be strangers in a land that is not theirs; [the inhabitants of that land] will enslave them and oppress them for 400 years.” (Gen 15:13)
So maybe we should enslave the illegal aliens pouring over our borders?
Oh, wait: We already are.
(via Nemo – thanks!)