Look on the bright side. At least we have a Democrat talking about God in American policy. Of course, it’s Rep. Keith Ellison, who here prays for borders to become “irrelevant.” In this clip from The Blaze from a June 2010 speech to the Network of Spiritual Progressives Conference, Ellison posits that military strength doesn’t make for safe borders, but that policies of “equity, generosity, and engagement” provide security:
Speaking as a person of faith, I recognize the “no borders” concept as part of the utopian vision of a resurrected world, one with God in the Millenium to come. Until then, though, calling military strength irrelevant to border security in this world is nothing short of breathtakingly stupid. The US has a long record of “equity, generosity, and engagement” in its foreign policy, all of which would mean squat to anyone wanting to attack us. Because of our strength, we have faced off against monstrous opponents, such as Nazi Germany, imperial Japan, and the Soviet Union, all of whom conducted genocidal policies on peoples and countries who just wanted “engagement” instead of conquerors, and even on their own people (as did China) by the millions. Had we not had that military strength for both ourselves and our allies, this world would be a much more evil and desolate place.
Good intentions matter in foreign policy. So does military strength. Ask the people of eastern Europe which matters more.