by Jack Watts

COMMON SENSE: In preparation for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees last year, Pope Francis spoke out about refugee issues like the Caravan that is now at our southern border. In his defense of migrants, he said that their safety should take precedence over our national security concerns. He added that illegals should not be subjected to collective deportations. In essence, Francis maintained that their rights supersede ours.

I disagree with Pope Francis’ position. While these illegals have rights in their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, they do not have any rights in the United States of America. It is not their right to come here illegally. It is also not their right to break into the USA. We have the sovereign right to determine who can come and who cannot come. It’s as simple as that.

Furthermore, the Pope has no right to tell us how we should run our nation. Just as Pope Francis has walls surrounding Vatican City, we also have the right to construct a wall on our southern border to stop illegal entry. Instead of dictating policy to us, which we have not sought, I would respectfully suggest that the Pope concern himself with the legion of pedophiles in the priesthood who have been robbing children of their innocence with impunity for decades, maybe longer. Let him get his own house in order before he tries to fix ours.

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