Keep On Marching…

The past few days have been truly march-licious. You’re no doubt familiar with the “Day Without Immigrants” march that happened today. I couldn’t help but think how nice a day without immigrants would truly be. I’m getting really tired of having to explain that immigrants are always welcome as long as they are legal. A co-worker explained a plan to me that would solve the problem better than any solution I’ve ever heard. I’m not sure whether this is his idea or not, but it’s definitely a good one. Our country has a huge number of single mothers on welfare. He proposes that we marry the illegals to the single moms. The illegals then gain citizenship, the children have fathers and, since the illegals are such “hard workers”, we would be able to get them all off of welfare. Truly a miraculous idea.

In other marching news, I saw the most pathetic march of all time on the corner of Neil Rd. and So. Virginia St. on Saturday. It appeared to be an anti-Bush, anti-war rally. They were all dressed like hippies and were dirty and unkempt. One woman held a sign that read “Drop Bush Not Bombs” on one side and “Who Would Jesus Bomb” on the other. Another person carried a congo drum, which he randomly pounded as they walked. The only person that looked as though he could possibly be a contributing member of society was a photographer that was taking pictures of the march. The group had possibly 15-20 people.

I don’t know where to begin. I’ve always been confused when I hear people argue that Jesus wouldn’t go to war. The most mysterious part of this argument is that it comes from irreligious people who want to remove all religion from our country. They are the ones who are fighting to have the words “under God” removed from our pledge of allegiance. They are the ones who demand all religious symbols to be removed from public property, such as the Mt. Soledad memorial cross in San Diego. Who are they to say what Jesus would or wouldn’t do? They don’t believe in Him or His words, so it’s just plain hypocritical. Next, whether you agree with the war or not, the fact is that people were mass-murdered in Iraq, including women and children. Additionally, chemical weapons were used on the people of Iraq by Saddam’s government. It makes sense that Jesus would want to save innocent people from torture and death. To say that Jesus prefers the murder of hundreds of thousands of people to war is just insane.

The anti-war activists have to believe that war is okay sometimes. As I asked in my last entry, should Hitler have been allowed to go forward to conquer the world? Since Hitler is the epitome of evil for these people (next to Bush), should he have been stopped or not? When is war okay? Where were these people when Clinton involved us in Somalia? They like to complain that Bush is not giving our troops enough equipment or proper vehicle armor. The soldiers who fought in Somalia were terribly under-equipped and it ended in horrible tragedy. Where were the anti-war activists then? If they were out at all, they sure weren’t making much noise. If these people should be protesting anything, it should be the fact that they don’t even know what they really believe.

During WWII there were plenty of anti-war activists, but it’s clear today that the war was necessary and appropriate. I firmly believe that history will tell a similar story about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. They can scream and shout all they want, but history will show that they are clearly on the wrong side of the issue.

There’s still so much to rant about…


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