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June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017 – “Compassion” Strikes Again


This week, just up the road from me in Sterling, VA, a 17-year-old Muslim girl was beaten to death during the early morning hours of Sunday, June 18.  Officials are claiming the young woman died as a result of an extreme case of road rage.  Non-officials, however, are able to identify the true cause of the young woman’s death – illegal immigration.

Shortly after Nabra Hassanen’s body was found floating in a pond, authorities arrested 22-year-old Darwin A. Martinez Torres.  U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement later confirmed that Torres hails from El Salvador and is in the country illegally. So yet another citizen is dead at the hands of an illegal alien with no legal right to be present in the United States.  Nabra Hassanen’s mother must now live with the knowledge that her daughter was alone with a killer, beaten to death with a bat and dumped in a fetid pond, but at least our political, cultural and media elites can be feel good about themselves for their support of a “compassionate” immigration policy. And that, after all, that is what really matters.

Hardly a day goes by that we are not lectured on how our immigration system is “broken”, that wanting immigration law to be enforced makes one “racist”, “bigoted” and sorely in need of a healthy dose of compassion.  None of that pompous rhetoric, however, changes the fact that there is a legal means to gain entry to the country; a process that millions of people have availed themselves of over the years.  Yet, when people knowingly choose to come here in violation of that process, it somehow becomes our responsibility to change our laws to make them legal.  To not do so leaves them “in the shadows”, “separates families”, is “mean”, and is, of course, “xenophobic”.  Indeed, so horrible are the people clamoring for others to come here in accordance with the law that when their loved ones are killed or assaulted by an illegal, it is more compassionate to humiliate and ridicule the victims rather than to use the democratic process to compel our “leaders” to abide by the oath they took to uphold our laws.

Gosh – its awful sunny there in the “shadows”.

Likewise, hardly a day goes by that we do not read or hear of a citizen that has been killed, injured, sexually assaulted, beaten or been the victim of any number of other crimes by the hands of an illegal alien.  Perhaps it is time we demand that our political leaders tell us the number of deaths, the number of lives ruined by illegals that they are willing to accept before they enforce our laws.  One thinks that it might be prudent to know the level of sacrifice that we must bear to enable them to feel sufficiently morally superior while living untouched by the results of the policies they force on the rest of us.

Nabra HassanenTiffany Thrasher. Jamiel ShawTessa Tranchant and Allison KunhardtKate SteinleSarah Root.  Drew Rosenberg.  Grant RonnebeckJamica Williams. These are but a handful of the lives taken by politicians looking for votes and businesses for cheap labor. How much more of this must we endure?  If this is the price of compassion then perhaps a little heartlessness is long overdue.