Friends, Romans, Feckless Countrymen

“There are two dominant places in American history when Romans 13 is invoked. One is during the American Revolution [when] it was invoked by loyalists, those who opposed the American Revolution. [The other] is in the 1840s and 1850s, when Romans 13 is invoked by defenders of the South or defenders of slavery to ward off abolitionists who believed that slavery is wrong.” And now we have a third example. From WaPo: Sessions cites Bible passage used to defend slavery in defense of separating immigrant families. (We need a separation of church and hate…)

+ Meanwhile, President Trump indicated that he hates to see the children separated from their parents (he doesn’t), that it’s the law (it’s not), and that “the Democrats forced that law upon our nation.” (They didn’t.)

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