Posts Tagged ‘Lou Dobbs’
Quick – name one military base of any other nation that camps on foreign soil. One. Just one.
It is scarcely conceivable, as his Guatemalan example illustrates. Yet our nation supports one hundred fifty such bases, at hundreds of millions of dollars per year, each.
Perhaps the answer to Maher’s question springs from something like this:
“We have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth, but only about 6.3 percent of its population … our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity.” – George Kennan, 1948 (architect of much Cold War U.S. foreign policy)
Does that sound like a force for good?
Pope Benedict XVI well illustrated the tension between citizenship in the Kingdom of God and citizenship in a nation of this world. Here’s a lovely summary by Patty Kupfer from God’s Politics:
During his visit last week, Pope Benedict XVI gave a consistent and prophetic call to U.S. Catholics:
I want to encourage you and your communities to continue to welcome the immigrants who join your ranks today, to share their joys and hopes, to support them in their sorrow and trials, and to help them flourish in their new home. This, indeed, is what your fellow countrymen have done for generations. From the beginning, they have
opened their doors to the tired, the poor, the “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” These are the people whom America has made her own.
Somehow this beautiful pastoral call Read the rest of this entry »