Friday, February 19, 2016

Hypocrisy Watch : Is Donald Trump our Best Friend?

The Pope weighed in on a question the other days, as he does when asked.  What did he think about Donald Trump's plan to build a wall across the Mexican Border.
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He said that someone that supported that (D.Trump) wasn't Christian.
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Which has blown up into a Pope versus Trump war.

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But in reality - all the main candidates for the Republican nomination have been piled on the "Wall Only" Idea.  Cruz and Rubio have argued (in Spanish) who is the most anti-immigrant.
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Instead of weighing in The Donald, look at what the Pope said.  He said someone that supported that wasn't Christian.
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This isn't the Pope vs. Trump: this is the Pope vs. American Policy AND the Pope vs. Israeli Policy AND the Pope vs. Russian Policy AND the Pope vs. Chinese Policy AND the Pope vs. European Policy towards Syrian immigrants.
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We (Americans) need to pull out of a knee-jerk parochial viewpoint and look at the world around it.  Every candidate says the World cannot be safe without a Strong America.  Well, we need to be strong AND informed if we aim to keep our country and the world safe.
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The Pope wasn't only blasting Donald Trump, but each of us that turns a blind eye towards our brothers and sisters in the world.  Which is, kinda, the Pope's job.

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