The story of Americans taking Haitian children out of the country illegally struck me as a parallel to the worst aspects of U.S. policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean in general (and globally). We are divinely guided to interfere in other countries, and their laws are irrelevant if we believe the cause is just. If those in other countries do not understand, that is not our problem because we believe we meant well.
“I can’t at all question where they went and what they did because I’m really convinced it was at God’s direction,” he said. “They were acting in faith. That may sound trivial, but they were acting not only in faith but God’s faith.”
Self-reflection, analysis of consequences, long-term costs, and even the essential question of legality are thus rendered moot.