I also am against legislating by executive order. I was against Obama doing it, and I’m opposed to Trump doing it. Our Constitution is set up for the legislative branch to make law, the executive branch to enforce the law, and the judicial branch to interpret the law.
I am an American who strongly believes in our Constitution, and the election process followed the Constitution. Trump is our President.
With that I have two thoughts regarding the last few weeks.
The people who are speaking out against the executive order that requires vetting of immigrants from certain countries would hold more weight if they didn’t live in gated communities, secured buildings, and locked homes. Celebrities spoke out strongly last night at an event that vetted everyone who attended. Not just anyone could walk in. But this isn’t just about celebrities. If our borders should be open to anyone, why not leave your home open for anyone to come in? For those who say Jesus was a refugee, Scripture says “I was naked, and you fed me.” So, can anyone walk into your home to eat from your pantry? It is hypocritical to say the borders should be open and all should come while removing yourself from the poor, criminals, and economically depressed and crime-ridden neighborhoods while locking yourself, your family, and your possessions to prevent harm or thievery.
I don’t think this is so much a campaign in support of open immigration as it is straight up anti-Trump. If President Trump had relaxed immigration regulations, these same people would be crucifying him for that. I was one of many who disagreed with Obama eight years ago, but when he was elected I wanted him to be successful--to promote what would build a stronger economy, to protect my fellow citizens from harm and terrorism, and to help heal racial divides as I thought possibly only a black President could do. I didn’t wish him failure. So fellow Christians who are severely anti-Trump, would you please do me one favor? Each day before you bash Trump and his team, would you follow Biblical commands to pray for those that rule over us to be guided by the Light for the good of all?