Report From Occupied America: CT Congregational Minister Wants Witch Hunt For Immigration Patriots



From
Peter Gadiel

[Recently by Peter Gadiel:


Jobs Americans Won`t Do? An Open Letter To President
George W. Bush
]

Danbury,
Connecticut has an official population of about 77,000.
And, according to

Mayor Mark Boughton
, an illegal alien population of
10,000—15,000.

This

invasion of lawbreaking illegals
has brought with it
the usual problems of crime, one-family homes occupied
by dozens of illegals, etc.

Disease (drug
resistant TB,
leprosy,

chagas disease
, dengue fever,

Kawasaki disease,
polio,

malaria
, hepatitis A, B and C) and gangs (MS-13
etc.) have not appeared…yet.

Nevertheless, for those residents of Danbury whose
entire lifetime accumulations of emotional and financial
assets are invested in their homes, the transformation
of nearby residences into

flophouses
is a disaster of the worst sort. Past
experience shows that, unless immediately stopped, one
flophouse will soon become many—quickly followed by the

rapid decline
of

surrounding neighborhoods.
For people whose homes
represent their cushion against old age and infirmity,
that is a catastrophe.

For
Danburyites who are already near the bottom of the
economic scale, or who are looking for that first job
after high school or for

summertime
work, the invasion of illegals is also a
disaster. Entry-level jobs in the construction trades
are now nearly monopolized by illegals; ditto at
virtually all the

McDonalds
,

Burger Kings
,

landscape
firms,

janitorial services
, etc., etc.

Not
surprisingly,

people in Danbury
are unhappy. They have expressed
their unhappiness in legal ways: meetings, internet
websites and Letters to the Editor.

Needless
to say, the usual crowd of

Treason Lobbyists,
including the

illegals themselves
, radical

leftist college students
and the ACLU, have raised
the usual bogus claims of "racism" and
"anti-immigrant hatred"
etc. etc.

Arrogantly sauntering into this mix is Laura Westby (email
her
), the newly-hired Senior Pastor of the

First Congregational Church of Danbury, Connecticut.

In a July
31  letter to the

Danbury News-Times,
Rev. Westby proclaimed that people who
oppose illegal immigration should not be allowed
access to the press
.

She wrote
to object to the newspaper`s publication of another
letter from a member of the Danbury

citizens group
that has been

protesting
the damage
illegal immigration has inflicted on Danbury
, on
Connecticut and our country as a whole.

In the
opening paragraph of her letter, Westby says:  "One
of the freedoms our Constitution protects is the right
of

free speech.
I am proud to be a citizen of a nation
that highly values such an

open exchange of ideas.
"

That`s awful
nice. But then Westby reveals her real
interpretation of the First Amendment:

"The exercise of that right is conditioned, however, by the
responsibility to use it for the common good. It is
deeply disappointing to me that The News-Times
would publish letters like that from Midge Short
(letter, July 25, `
Illegal
immigrants should go home
, pay archive.`).
Letters like this one increase the divisiveness in our
community by shutting down dialogue and demonizing a
group of people. I would urge the editorial page staff
of The News-Times to be more careful in the
selection of letters they publish."


Wrong to publish divisive letters
 
[Pay
archive]

So Ms. Westby
is proud that Americans have the right to free speech—so
long as the thoughts they express are the same as her
own.

Her views,
after all, promote the "common good." Those who
disagree clearly undermine the "common good."
They should not be permitted to express their views in
public.

It`s
interesting that Ms. Westby is a minister in the
Congregational Church—now a part of the United Church of
Christ.
[VDare.com
note: Ms. Westby has signed the


NATIONAL WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN for DIALOGUE
,
an open
letter which calls for "a Thoughtful, Constructive,
and Respectful Debate on Immigration Reform."
]

New England
Congregationalism is the direct successor to the church
of the Puritans, the founders of the Massachusetts Bay
Colony. You may remember that the Puritans` church was
the one which in 1692 decided that certain people in
Salem were causing "divisiveness"
and undermining "the common good" by practicing
witchcraft.

Well, we all
know how Ms Westby`s church handled that problem,
don`t we?

It`s clear
to any reader of Westby`s letter that there`s little
difference between her and

Rev. Samuel Parris
, the minister who instigated the

mass hysteria
that led to the

executions of Salem`s witches.

Good thing
Ms. Westby`s church doesn`t hold the same power it had
back in 1692.

The rest of
Ms. Westby`s letter is devoted to the usual claptrap we
hear from

mouthpieces
of the

Open Borders movement
and is not worth commenting
upon—except to note that her distortions of fact are
truly of a piece with the methods of

John Hathorne
, chief judge of the

Salem Witch Trials.

On the front
of the First Congregational Church of Danbury hangs a
large banner that says: "God is still speaking."

Evidently,
Ms Westby believes God is speaking through her.

The rest of
us must be silenced…for the common good of course.

(Email

First Congregational Church
)

 

(Email

Danbury News Times
).

Peter Gadiel (email
him) is president of


9/11 Families for a Secure America
. His son, 9/11
World Trade Center victim James Gadiel (North Tower, 103rd
floor), was 23 at the time of his murder.