Wednesday, May 19, 2010
State Department Apologizes To China For US Human Rights Issues
The State Department's Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Michael Posner met in China last week with Chinese officials about human rights. According to Jon Huntsman, the US Ambassador to China, the White House wants to push Beijing for human rights changes, but it also needs Chinese support on difficult global issues. So the man who occupies the Oval Office sent Posner to apologize to the Chinese for America's violation of human rights visa vi the Arizona border protection law in order to get the Chinese on board with the White House foreign policy agenda. This apology was revealed by Posner in a State Department briefing on the human rights dialogue with China on May 14.
In response to a question about whether the Arizona immigration law was raised in the discussions, Posner answered, "We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session and as a troubling trend in our society, and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination. And these are issues very much being debated in our own society." So the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor used the Arizona immigration law as a mea culpa on America's human rights record. This law, designed to secure Arizona's borders--something the federal government is unwilling to do--is supported by over 60% of all Americans.
But wait, there's more. Assistant Secretary of State PJ Crowley told Fox News that the Arizona immigration law is likely to lead to racial profiling and discrimination. But Crowley says that he has not read the law. In addition, administration critics of the immigration law, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, have also admitted they have not read the law. Yet both of them are outspoken that it will lead to racial profiling and discrimination. Section 2 of the law states, "A law enforcement official may not solely consider race, color or national origin. A person is presumed not to be an alien who is unlawfully present."
That the US Government would even begin to suggest that America's civil and human rights can be remotely compared with that of China's is deplorable. Even worse is the admission that the US side raised the issue. And even worse is that top White House officials have not even read the Arizona law they so harshly criticize. How can protecting America's borders be equivocated with Chinese human rights--a nation that persecutes Christians, uses slave labor and ranks a close second to Islam in just basic vile treatment of human beings? 2 Timothy 3:13 says, "Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived." How long shall we suffer this present deception?
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Word of Life Ministry