Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Still Cannot Utter the Word “Immigrant” in His Speechesby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Jun. 17, 2013, under chicano vote, Cultura, Culture, Hispanic Latino Vote, Legal Immigration Reform
According to NPR, the chairman of the Republican National Committee via Reince Priebus urged religious conservatives Saturday to support the GOP’s plans to expand. He talked about the strategies his party must adopt in order to be successful on the national level.
Priebus spoke for 10 minutes this past Saturday on the third day of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. and not one time did he mention the term immigrant.
Reince Priebus spoke about “going big and going bold” when he delivered his 10 minute speech, but I cannot understand why the word “immigrant” is so hard for him to utter. He was able to mention outreach with regard to Asians and Hispanics within his speech, however, he can’t seem to address the immigration issue which is the very thing holding the GOP back from healthy “Hispanic” outreach in the first place.
I’ve closely watched and written about the Chairman of the RNC before as it relates to HOW HE CAN EXPAND “HISPANIC” OUTREACH via support for legal immigration reform because this is an issue near and dear to the hearts of millions of Mexican-American families who make up the majority of the Latino population pie. My message to Priebus is that if he cannot lead and be bold in uttering the term immigration within his speeches while taking this hot button issue head on … then he needs to get out of the political business and stop wasting our time with “outreach” rhetoric.
We’ve pointed the way, but he still seems afraid to take on the hot issue that matters to us the most — immigration.
I’m waiting, and I’m closely following the RNC Chair to see when he will take on the immigration issue and speak about legal immigration reform. What is he afraid of?
Leviticus 19:33-34 ESV / 382 helpful votes
“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
Matthew 25:35 ESV / 169 helpful votes
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
Exodus 22:21 ESV / 127 helpful votes
“You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
Malachi 3:5 ESV / 73 helpful votes
“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.
Deuteronomy 27:19 ESV / 61 helpful votes
“‘Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Zechariah 7:9-10 ESV / 46 helpful votes
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”
Jeremiah 7:5-7 ESV / 36 helpful votes
“For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly execute justice one with another, if you do not oppress the sojourner, the fatherless, or the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place, and if you do not go after other gods to your own harm, then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave of old to your fathers forever.
Ezekiel 47:22 ESV / 29 helpful votes
You shall allot it as an inheritance for yourselves and for the sojourners who reside among you and have had children among you. They shall be to you as native-born children of Israel. With you they shall be allotted an inheritance among the tribes of Israel.
Hebrews 13:2 ESV / 27 helpful votes
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Deuteronomy 26:5 ESV / 24 helpful votes
“And you shall make response before the Lord your God, ‘A wandering Aramean was my father. And he went down into Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
Leviticus 25:35 ESV / 21 helpful votes
“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.
Deuteronomy 10:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes
He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.
Matthew 5:46-47 ESV / 14 helpful votes
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
Proverbs 31:8-9 ESV / 14 helpful votesOpen your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.