WILL THE UNITED STATES BECOME A TOWER OF BABEL?

Read this comment from a fellow who calls himself the Declaration of Independence.

Partnering with Eagles,
Perhaps you have me confused with someone else? I haven’t addressed any issue other than Illegal Immigrants Rights. I am a Born-Again Evangelical Christian who believes that offering legal status to undocumented immigrants doesn’t mean the demise of the United States.

Citizen Tom,
All I said was the same argument you made against the current wave of immigrants is the same that has been made historically about many different immigrant groups. Do I believe you have a hatred towards any racial or ethnic group ABSOLUTELY NOT. Do I believe you have an unwarranted fear that somehow America is going to be greatly altered by allowing undocumented immigrants an opportunity to become legalized. YES. Although, I recall you didn’t always have that concern. I personally don’t share that worry because I know of many examples of previously undocumented immigrants becoming GREAT American citizens. (from here)

Now consider this bible passage.

Genesis 11:1-9 Amplified Bible (AMP)

1AND THE whole earth was of one language and of one accent and mode of expression.

2And as they journeyed eastward, they found a plain (valley) in the land of Shinar, and they settled and dwelt there.

3And they said one to another, Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly. So they had brick for stone, and slime (bitumen) for mortar.

4And they said, Come, let us build us a city and a tower whose top reaches into the sky, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered over the whole earth.

5And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.

6And the Lord said, Behold, they are one people and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do, and now nothing they have imagined they can do will be impossible for them.

7Come, let Us go down and there confound (mix up, confuse) their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

8So the Lord scattered them abroad from that place upon the face of the whole earth, and they gave up building the city.

9Therefore the name of it was called Babel–because there the Lord confounded the language of all the earth; and from that place the Lord scattered them abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Remember when you first heard the story. Even as child didn’t you understand the significance of our Lord’s punishment. Suddenly, a wide chasm separated the people who lived in the land of Shinar (or Babylonia). So they scattered for they had no other true choice.

Since that long ago age, we have seen nothing quite so severe. Nonetheless, from time to time foreign hordes move into a land, and the civilization already there staggers under the strain. When a people does not value its language and culture enough to defend it, it risks losing both.

Consider this story.

Britons pin economic troubles on immigrant policies

LONDON — British political leaders from the left and the right are blaming liberal immigration policies for driving down living standards amid a financial crisis that has prompted the Conservative-led government to cut welfare programs to prevent fiscal collapse.

Prime Minister David Cameron, who said this year that multiculturalism has failed in Britain, is calling on immigrants to learn English fluently, “make a contribution” to the economy and society and avoid being a “burden on the welfare system and the taxpayer.” (continued here)

Britain Launches Crackdown on Illegal Immigration provides more details.

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3 thoughts on “WILL THE UNITED STATES BECOME A TOWER OF BABEL?

  1. Declaration of Independence Continued...

    Guten Tag 🙂
    It’s the same argument used against the Germans in the early 1900’s. So many immigrants spoke German that people feared they would ‘take over’. I read somewhere that a smaller percentage of people speak Spanish now than spoke German then. Nowadays I doubt anybody even would be able to sing O’ Tannenbaum. There was also the famous quote from Theodore Roosevelt about one language. My point being we’re not speaking German and in another hundred years we wont be speaking Spanish.

    Language Barriers That German Immigrants Faced in America
    http://www.ehow.co.uk/info_7953062_language-german-immigrants-faced-america.html
    Divided by a Common Language: The Babel Proclamation and its Influence in Iowa History
    http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/ht/39.1/frese.html

    I did find interesting your comment-

    Our first obligation is to provide a safe place for our own children. That requires us to recognize our weakness. We are only five percent of the world’s population, but we are relatively much richer. If we don’t control our borders, we will be swamped by people …

    Especially in relation to your recent biblical quotes

    Proverbs 1:19 New Living Translation (NLT)
    Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money; it robs them of life.
    Proverbs 21:26 Good News Translation (GNT)
    all they do is think about what they would like to have. The righteous, however, can give, and give generously.
    Proverbs 28:25 American Standard Version (ASV)
    He that is of a greedy spirit stirreth up strife; But he that putteth his trust in Jehovah shall be made fat.

    There are many religious leaders from Southern Baptists, Catholics, Mormons, Methodists etc… that are voicing sentiments with which I agree.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/conservative-evangelicals-implore-gop-presidential-hopefuls-tone-down-181946140.html

    A group of conservative evangelicals is reaching out to the Republican presidential field and imploring them to tone down their rhetoric on illegal immigration.
    Dr. Richard Land, a leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Dr. Matthew Staver, dean of Liberty University Law School, told reporters today that they admire Gov. Rick Perry…

    Thanks, also I sent you a personal email to the hotmail account.

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  2. Declaration of Independence – Because of the number of links, your comment got held up for moderation. Sorry.

    Comparing the immigration from Germany with that which we have today is an of apples and oranges comparison, but I will bite. Immigration from Germany makes my case, not yours. Here is the chronology.
    http://www.loc.gov/rr/european/imde/germchro.html

    Germany has been among the more advanced nations for some time. When these people came, they brought useful skills with them, and those skills were welcomed. Why? The period of peak immigration was during the 1880’s. We did not have a welfare state then. Germans could not come here for welfare, and they did not make such a journey just for jobs; they came to America to make a home. Our nation did not have work to assimilate them. The Germans themselves worked to become contributing members of our society. Germans did not give up what they thought important, but they did accept America as their home and their fellow Americans without demanding we become Germans.

    Therefore, even during the two world wars there was not much anti-German sentiment. Look up who we put in charge of D-Day.

    What is to our shame is that we put Japanese Americans in camps during WWII. Why? They looked different, and their numbers were small. So they were both strange and scary.

    I rather doubt the Republican presidential hopefuls will pay much attention to those pro-illegal immigrant Christians. Yeah, there are a few, but so what? The Bible requires us to have wide open borders? Since when?

    In order to be charitable, do we really have to let every Tom, Dick, and Harry into our country? When Democrats want to eradicate their idiotic welfare system, something approaching open borders might make sense. Until then, any such idea is both dangerous and stupid. Aren’t we already going broke?

    Do you understand why it dangerous to feed wild animals? What’s makes you think it is smarter endlessly give things away to people for doing nothing whatsoever? What do you think happens when the money for such extravagance runs out? Have you been watching the news from Europe?

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  3. Thank you,Tom.
    Declaration of Independence; Here is the link to “What the Bible says about illegal immigration”
    http://partneringwitheagles.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/1537/
    Excerpt: Ultimately, the political debate about borders and illegal immigration is a debate about national sovereignty. You have heard it said that if we don’t have borders, we don’t have countries. It’s really true – especially when two countries very different from one another in language, culture and economy share a 2,000-mile border as do Mexico and the U.S. But, as the Bible shows, it’s not just a political issue, it’s a moral issue – it’s an issue, ultimately, of right and wrong.

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