Don’t Do; Don’t Go
Today I was listening to Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio, when he had a segment with Curt Schilling on Arizona immigration. If you do not know Curt is a two-time world series champion pitcher for the Redsox and The Diamondbacks (which are located in Arizona)
You can find Colin’s page here http://sports.espn.go.com/espnradio/show?showId=theherd
Colin opened with this “There are two rules I live by and those are: Don’t do what your not suppose to do and don’t go where your not suppose to go” This radio commentator is a hit or miss man you either love what he says or you completely disagree and hate what he says. However, it was one of the most simplistic philosophies that caught my attention those two simple rules made so much sense.
Side Story: Colin was explaining that he is a sports radio personality and his media was sports but if he had to give a political a opinion he would approach the immigration law two ways.
Legally these immigrants that are here without paper work are breaking our democratic republics law in which are representatives voted and stated that there are legal ways to come through our country. The Arizona law Colin said was a way to stop a growing problem no matter how insensitive or controversial it is (racial profiling).
From a business prospective lets face it Colin stated this country was built on immigrants illegal or not and for many businesses for the south west especially contractors hiring illegal’s is good for their business and there economy. Restrictions on illegal workers cause the housing market in the southwest to sky rocket in cost and send contracts into outrageous adjustable rates and fees.
Getting back to the two rules which are “Don’t do what your not suppose to do and don’t go where your not suppose to go” There was a point made that if our government made something illegal that that’s it don’t do it ever. Colin made the point if it was illegal to watch sports on Mondays he wouldn’t (don’t do what your not suppose to do). Colin has a point and in our own faith it states in Romans 13
1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. 6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Read this verse and tomorrow I will break it down and tell you my opinion on it and get into the immigration issue a little more.
Bottom-line: Don’t Do and Don’t Go if were not suppose to