- President Trump issued the first veto of his administration Friday, blocking a congressional resolution that rejected his national emergency declaration. The move came a day after twelve Republicans joined every Senate Democrat to send the resolution to his desk. “Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it,” Trump said at an Oval Office ceremony.
- Members of the House will vote Tuesday on a resolution to block President Trump’s emergency declaration, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday night. If successful, it would be the first time Congress has blocked such an action since the National Emergencies Act came in to force in 1976.
Bible Leviticus 19:14, The Bible teaches before a blind person do not place a stumbling block. This passage can be learned literally or can be applied as a teaching in many other issues in everyday life.
Trump has called building a wall humanitarian. He is mostly concerned about the safety of Americans. He may also be right in the light of the Bible passage “Before the blind person do not place a stumbling block.” America offers to immigrants a much better life than they can live in many places in the world. For this reason it is very difficult for foreigners to get a green card. It would be wonderful for America to open its borders to unlimited immigration but the idea is silly. In Yemen alone there are 18 million human beings that are starving not including other places in the world. No charitable organization in the world including UNESCO has enough funds to support these humanitarian causes. Therefore these needy suffering souls look to the possibility of immigration to another country in Europe or in America. Humanitarian means to have open borders for legal immigration. Increasing quotas of immigrants and choosing the right people to immigrate who show true sincerity is the first and most important way to help the needy. Trump is looking for immigration from people that are not desperate, professionals, well educated people before bringing in good people from other lands that did not have the chance to even start their lives. This type of criterion may save America money but does not solve the humanitarian problem. Therefore the bible teaches “Open your hands to the poor, and borrow to him the money that he needs.”