Genesis 19 4Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.”
Ezekiel 16 49Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. 50They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore, I did away with them as you have seen.
Most of us are familiar with the Story of Lot in Genesis 19, but not so much with the Verses in Ezekiel 16. The immoral sexual acts were only a part of the lifestyle in Sodom, the other had to do with a prosperous lifestyle that led them to be arrogant, overfed, and unconcerned about the social need of others. Their pride was one of the reasons they were doing detestable acts like demanding sex with strangers just arriving in town. Can you imagine the kind of cities Sodom and Gomorrah were? Imagine you had relatives coming to town to visit and the men of the city came and demanded that you give them over for sexual exploits. The heart of a city reflects those leaders who are in charge of any city and it has not changed since those days. We have cities today in America who do not care for the laws in the land by providing illegal aliens safe haven within their city limits. They call this practice ‘sanctuary cities’ and at present there are 560 cities across America that practice this illegal defiance of federal law.
What is a Sanctuary City?
Sanctuary City is not a legal term but a now politically-charged phrase used to describe jurisdictions – cities, counties, states – that don't fully comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts.
Why we protect the illegal status of someone in our country is a practice that defies logic and common sense. No one has adequately defended this practice and now the courts have decreed asking a detainee about their immigrant status is against their rights.
From the Heritage Foundation comes these statistics:
· Non-citizens accounted for 24 percent of all federal drug arrests, 25 percent of all federal property arrests, and 28 percent of all federal fraud arrests.
· In 2018, a quarter of all federal drug arrests took place in the five judicial districts along the U.S.-Mexico border.
· Politicians who declare their jurisdictions to be sanctuaries for illegal immigrants who commit crimes are needlessly endangering their law-abiding citizens.
· A recent report from the Texas Department of Public Safety revealed that 297,000 non-citizens had been “booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and July 31, 2019.” So these are non-citizens who allegedly committed local crimes, not immigration violations.
Why are we protecting people who are not citizens, are illegally living here, and committing crimes? City and state leaders who pass policies that protect these folks do not care about those of us who pay our taxes, uphold the laws, and raise our families. Who elected such leadership? Who puts up with leaders who do not conform to the laws of the land to protect the citizens who voted them into an office of authority?
Do you know who?
Americans who vote for such leaders are to blame for the policies of ‘sanctuary cities and states.’
How does this tie into Sodom and Gomorrah? You have leaders who do not care about the safety of citizens. It is allowing lawlessness to creep into the policies of government and eventually it will destroy the foundations of a Moral society. Many political leaders today advocate for a borderless country, which, to me, will allow the worse criminals in the world access to our communities. These people will not fear the law or those who enforce the law, and they will rule the turf in every neighborhood in America. Ask the cartel communities in Mexico who is in charge?
Do you think I am extreme? Prosperity often dulls the senses and creates a society that gives birth to radical ideas and practices that will not bring health to any nation … only destruction. That is where we are heading because we vote for people who are devoid of common, Moral sense.
After many years of signing off my blog posting with ‘keeping it honest and truthful,’ I have decided to change my theme to …
Challenging the Culture with Truth … Larry Kutzler