A Republican official in Iowa urged Americans not to compare child migrants to their own children but to instead consider them dangerous threats.
“When we see these kids, you and I think young kids, we think maybe 12-year-olds, maybe homeschoolers — excuse me, middle-schoolers,” Scott said.
“But we know back in our revolution, we had 12-year-olds fighting in our revolution, and for many of these kids, depending on where they’re coming from, they could be coming from other countries and be highly trained as warriors who will meet up with their group here and actually rise up against us as Americans,” she continued.
Scott, who is also a lobbyist for The Family Leader conservative group, said enticing children to cross the border into the U.S. violated biblical principles, because doing so encouraged them to break the law.
She didn’t specify any Bible verses that outlined those principles, but Leviticus 19:34 directly contradicts her assertion: “The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself.”
Her guest, Mary Huls, president of the Clear Lake, Texas, Tea Party, agreed, saying children – who she could not bring herself to describe as people – were trained as terrorists in their countries of origin.
“We do know that Hamas and Hezbollah run several training camps in Venezuela and other South American countries, and they are training these young – these youths – beginning as early as 8 or 9 years old through the MS13 gangs,” Huls said. “They are being trained as warriors, you’re absolutely right.”
Watch a video recording of their remarks posted online by RWW Blog: