Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Vatican cardinal condemns U.S.-Mexico fence

VATICAN CITY - A senior Vatican cardinal on Tuesday condemned the building of walls between countries to keep out immigrants and said Washington’s plan to build a fence on the U.S.-Mexican border was part of an “inhuman program”.

Cardinal Renato Martino made his comments at a news conference presenting Pope Benedict’s message for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees, in which the Pope called for more laws to help immigrants integrate.

“Speaking of borders, I must unfortunately say that in a world that greeted the fall of the Berlin Wall with joy, new walls are being built between neighborhood and neighborhood, city and city, nation and nation,” said Martino, head of the Vatican’s Council for Justice and Peace...

Really? An inhuman program? Since when is it inhuman for a country to build wall on its border? Arent there walls and fences on the borders of many countries in the world? So why pick on this particular border between the US and Mexico?

Ironically, Mexico is known to have a fence and border guards on its southern border with Guatemala. So is it ok for Mexico to keep illegal aliens out of their country, but it's wrong for us to do the same? The insanity never ends.

Then again, a cynical mind might think that this Cardinal is just one of many who recognizes that having a flood of illegal Mexicans and other Central Americans enter the US is just another step toward a new North American Community some are trying to build, similar to the European Union. Integration of the US, Canada, & Mexico is not just a concept, but a hope and a plan that many in high places hope to bring to fruition.

"The North American Community?" some might ask? That's the whole point. Many hav never even heard of it, but that doesnt make it any less real - and it's coming for sure.

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