POLITICAL THINKERS : ST. THOMAS, THOMAS JEFFERSON AND ALEXANDER HAMILTON EMBRACED NATIONALISM

Consider the following treatise regarding Saint Thomas, by John Horvat II, entitled “What Does Saint Thomas Say About Immigration” as a faith based understanding of the precepts of immigration as instructed by Saint Thomas through the Judeo-Christian contextual analysis.

“Saint Thomas: “Man’s relations with foreigners are twofold: peaceful, and hostile: and in directing both kinds of relation the Law contained suitable precepts.”

Commentary: In making this affirmation, Saint Thomas affirms that not all immigrants are equal. Every nation has the right to decide which immigrants are beneficial, that is, “peaceful,” to the common good. As a matter of self-defense, the State can reject those criminal elements, traitors, enemies and others who it deems harmful or “hostile” to its citizens.
The second thing he affirms is that the manner of dealing with immigration is determined by law in the cases of both beneficial and “hostile” immigration. The State has

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