John Oliver on the cruel Trump policy of separating immigrant children from parents

He makes two points: One is that there is no law that demands it be done as Trump and his people maintain, and that the Bible is a terrible basis for any governmental action.


  1. Quirky says

    “and that the Bible is a terrible basis for any governmental action.”
    Any imaginary belief is a terrible basis for any action, and it is even more terrible when that imaginary belief is in governmental authority.
    May self-evident Truth save us from all religions promoting imaginary powers!

  2. Mano Singham says


    That’s strange. The embedded link is visible to me. I have added a URLto the video as well.

  3. chigau (違う) says

    I watched the video right here. Which doesn’t always happen because iPad.
    Was that image at the “coveting neighbor’s wife” bit, Donny and Ivanka and Ivanka’s husband?

  4. says

    And of course, there is always a equal and opposite Bible quotation:
    “‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19:33–34.

  5. says

    @Kai, No. 5

    Not that it’s a good idea to go all biblical on Free Thought, but the Hebrew in the various stranger/foreigner translations actually means “Non-Hebraic Monotheist,” i.e. non-members of the tribes who recognize yhvh as the only gawd.

    Whether or not the category includes Christians and Mohammedans is a matter of long debate.

    Various heathens/rationalists/atheists such as myself aren’t covered.

    Jeff Hess

  6. johnson catman says

    Marcus @7: So do the sneering sons of 45. As for 45 himself, he just needs to be smacked. Repeatedly and hard. Until he stops lying, so . . . never.

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