Good Ole USA

I just got a video link sent to me and it’s typical xenophobia disguised to look like patriotism. When I reminded this individual that our grandparents had come from Wales and couldn’t speak English and that we are reminded in Exodus 23:9, “You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.” Upon receiving my note my friend reminded me that although I was right she loved the “Good Ole USA.” Is it inconsistent to love your neighbor and not oppress the resident alien and still be a good American citizen. I don’t think so. What do you think?


Most of us Americans were aliens at some point in our past. Even Native Americans immigrated here over the Bering land bridge thousands of years ago.