I’ve noticed this before – the seemingly complete opposition of these two statements to one another. But I was recently struck by it again during a conversation with Ordinary Spouse. Consider for yourself…
Treason against the United States, shall consist… in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
– United States Constitution, Article III, Section 3
I say to you that listen, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”
– Jesus (Luke 6. 27, 28)
There are probably (hopefully?!?) some legal nuances here, of which I’m unaware. But, wow…
And shortly thereafter, I read this NY Times article: Bishops Criticize Tough Alabama Immigration Law.