Many people have called Pope Francis the “Progressive Pope” because he’s pretty much Elizabeth Warren in a funny hat. If there was ever any doubt to the Pope’s liberal street cred, this should erase it. After admitting he doesn’t know anything about DACA, Pope Francis slammed President Trump for cancelling it. Is there anything as liberal as popping off on a subject with complete ignorance of the issue? Maybe blaming everything on racism, but this is a close second.
As you know, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was a law illegally passed by Obama which gave amnesty to nearly a million illegal aliens. President Trump cancelled this unconstitutional order and pushed the responsibility to Congress (where it belongs) to pass a legitimate immigration reform bill.
On a plane ride back from Colombia, the Pope spoke to reporters. He was asked to comment on Donald Trump’s decision to cancel DACA:
During the interview, Francis admitted that he’s unfamiliar with the particulars of DACA, or with Trump’s decision. But he is confident about one thing: Separating children from their families doesn’t align with a pro-life attitude, because it “isn’t something that bears fruit for either the youngsters or their families.”
DACA really has nothing to do with reproduction or separating families for that matter. The illegal aliens who were temporary protected by DACA are children of illegal aliens. If they end up getting deported, so will their parents. That’s not splitting up a family; that’s keeping the family together.
Proving he has ignorance of many more subjects, the Pope continued:
“I believe that this law comes, I think, not from Congress but from the executive branch of the government. If it is so, I have the hope that it’s re-thought, because I heard the president of the United States introduce himself as a ‘pro-life’ man,” said Pope Francis.
See, that was the problem with DACA: it was a law that came from the president. In the United States, Congress passes the laws and the president executes them. Trump can’t rethink making laws from the Oval Office because that goes against the Constitution’s separation of powers. Obama the Constitutional scholar didn’t understand this, but Trump does.
As for that “pro-life” line, get ready for this:
“A good pro-lifer understands that family is the cradle of life, and that its unity must be defended,” Pope Francis said.
“Pro-life” means opposing abortion and is not related to illegal immigration in any way. A truly good pro-lifer, like for instance the Pope, should understand this. What Pope Francis just said was that Trump is in favor of killing babies because he wants to follow the Constitution of the United States and enforce the country’s immigration laws. Again, this is some twisted logic that could only come from the ignorant mind of a liberal.
Pope Francis doesn’t know what DACA is, has no idea how the US government works, and isn’t quite sure what “pro-life” means and that didn’t stop him from condemning President Trump on all 3 issues. If that Pope thing doesn’t work out, I’m sure the democrats would love to have him as fresh young face to challenge Trump in 2020.