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The Lamb's agenda

"The Lamb's agenda" Continued...

Issue: "Divided we stand," Dec. 1, 2012

Can we combine that with border security? We have to secure our borders—and we can do it with infrared satellite technology. If we can read the license plate on the back of a car in Afghanistan, we can stop 100 immigrants crossing over the Rio Grande with backpacks. It’s not a matter of whether we have technology and resources: We do. It’s a matter of will.

What happened to the Bush plan? President Bush had very little political capital to advance this agenda when he presented it toward the end of his second term. It failed. If that would have succeeded, right now you would see a very energized Hispanic conservative electorate pushing back against HHS mandates, pushing back on the growth of government, defending life, defending the family. You would see a wonderful multi-ethnic firewall of righteousness and justice. 

Can Republicans revive that understanding? The Republican Party has an opportunity to engage the vast majority of Americans, of all colors and stripes. We can be against amnesty and pro-legal-immigration. We can celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic-American community. 

On your Facebook page you say some people are storm-driven and some are destiny-driven. What does that mean, and which are you? Destiny-driven, by faith. We have to be driven by God’s Word, because we each have a God-ordained purpose, so we should never be driven by critics or circumstances. We should be driven by the impetus of the cross. When I wake up in the morning, I don’t say, “I’m a Hispanic first.” I’m an American, and a born-again child of the living God.

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Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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