Friday, April 27, 2007

The Devil's Work? Illegal Immigration: A Novel Explanation

Years ago, comedian Flip Wilson played a character Geraldine who would draw laughter by proclaiming that "The Devil made me do it."  Well, one Republican politician today is blaming El Diablo for what he sees as evil -- illegal immigration.  The Salt Lake Tribune (here) reports that Utah County GOP Chairwoman Marian Monnahan says District 65 Chairman Don Larsen's resolution - asserting that illegal immigration is the devil's plan to destroy the nation by "stealth invasion" - "in no way" is endorsed by the Republican Party. Party faithful will get the chance to discuss Larsen's resolution Saturday at the county's GOP convention. Larsen, who did not return a phone call or an e-mail seeking comment from the Trib reporter on Thursday, is urging the closing of national borders to illegal immigrants to "prevent the destruction of the U.S. by stealth invasion." "In order for Satan to establish his 'New World Order' and destroy the freedom of all people as predicted in the Scriptures, he must first destroy the U.S.," his resolution states. "The mostly quiet and unspectacular invasion of illegal immigrants does not focus the attention of the nations the way open warfare does, but is all the more insidious for its stealth and innocuousness."


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