The Religious Lobby:
I just cannot tell you folks enough about how much of this globalization goo just undermines my skin! Today it happened shortly after listening to some news radio and feeling disgusted with the respondents the host was interviewing, then I came to one of my favorite sites and read this apparently from the Religious Lobby:
In general, Religious Globalists believe that the needs of people in the Third World have priority over the needs of people in more advanced nations when it comes to questions of whether migrants should cross borders. Underlying this is the assessment that most would-be immigrants come from conditions that are worse than those for the Americans who may be hurt by their entry.
Powerful appeals for a version of open borders have come in recent years from some high-profile religious leaders who say that although a country has a right to control its borders, workers without jobs have a higher right to cross the borders in search of work. That would qualify hundreds of millions of people around the world to immigrate.
Now then I am trying to sort out who these “high profile religious leaders” are who feel as though they are powerful enough to determine personal rights.
Furthermore imagine someone saying, “many open-immigration globalists contend that borders and communities are barriers to a just world; any person anywhere in the world should be allowed to go anywhere else in the world if that will advance that person’s well-being — even if it creates a decline of the well-being of residents of the receiving community.”
Who thinks this way other than say, Barack and Hillary? The ethics of closed immigration are based primarily on the belief that a country’s ethical priority is to its own citizens. To the extent it has ethical obligations to other people, a country should help those people where they reside, not by bringing them into the country and posing harm to its own citizens.
Closed-immigration advocates note that the same religions with teachings about the brotherhood and sisterhood of all humankind also include teachings about the creation of just societies based on mutually held responsibilities within the family, tribe or nation. In fact, without sovereignty, a “society or nation” cannot exist.