…all the world should be taxed

Come and be taxed

The story of the birth of Jesus is told with beauty and clarity in the Gospel of Luke. Luke 2 begins

1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed…3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

The biblical basis for Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem may have escaped the promoters of this slick poster, whose purpose is to get Hispanics, here illegally or otherwise, to flock and be counted in the U.S. census.

According the to WaPo, most versions of the poster are in Spanish and have been distributed to over 7,000 churches “in an effort to raise awareness of the census among Hispanics.” Given that the poster makes the invidious comparison between the Holy Family and ordinary folks being counted by the U.S. census, some Hispanic churchmen don’t like it. Other so-called “Hispanic leaders” wish to boycott the census, on the rational grounds that it might cause some illegals to be spotted and hauled away back to Mexico.

The WaPo, being pro-illegal immigration, of course won’t mention this obvious reason for Hispanics urging a “boycott.” No, the Post has it that the boycott is “to protest lack of progress in immigration reform.” By which, it is certain, they mean amnesty for illegal immigrants.

A better reason for illegals to boycott the U.S. census? For the exact reason stated in Luke 1: “all the world should be taxed.” It’s well and good for illegals, mostly Hispanic, to gain the fruits of being here in America: making decent money, sending most of it back to Mexico, getting free medical care, not paying taxes. But if the government knows who they are and where they live, how long do they imagine it will be until they are hit up to pay taxes?

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