The PJ Tatler

Pelosi: Americans Should Welcome Illegals Because Jesus, or Something

Nancy Pelosi has build a reputation for saying the darndest things. She added to that brand late last week, as Breitbart reports:

[The House Minority Leader] doubled down on her comments that Americans should view the flood of children crossing the border while claiming refugee status just like baby Jesus.

“You could even speak about, if it’s your tradition, Moses,” she said. “What would we do if Moses had not been accepted by the pharaoh’s family? We wouldn’t have the Ten Commandments for starters.”


Pelosi expounded, claiming that “we have [biblical] examples of humanitarian assistance that should guide us in all this.” It leaves you to wonder whether Pelosi has actually read a bible, or if she’s just patching together random word pictures snatched from vaguely recalled references.

If you’re having trouble recalling how the stories of the infants Jesus and Moses apply to immigration policy, it’s because they don’t. If anything, both tales highlight the malevolence of a lawless state.

If Pelosi really thinks the bible calls us to take in tens of thousands of children in need, she won’t mind them settling down in her neighborhood. Surely, the radical voters who continue electing her would be more than willing to put their money where their elected mouthpiece is.

(Today’s Fightin Words podcast is on this topic available here. 7:25 minutes long; 7.18 MB file size. Right click here to download this show to your hard drive. Subscribe through iTunes or RSS feed.)

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