Never in my life did I think I could ever say or even think these words: “I am ashamed of my country, the United States of America.”
My father, a World War II veteran, might be rolling over in his grave, upon which we have placed an American flag on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day for over 50 years. I do not make my statement lightly or unpatriotically, in fact I make it because my father fought for the American principles that he taught me. He showed me that protecting those principles is a duty.
There is a person who presides over my country, whose actions and personal objectives are diametrically opposed to what makes America great. He is seriously and knowingly attacking the soul of our nation for his own selfish purposes. I believe that Americans should have a zero tolerance policy for anyone governing our Democracy who has not a shred of common decency and blatantly manipulates the Truth with reckless abandon every single day.
It is unfathomable that any true American could, for any reason, ever support the idea that America is cruelly and cold-heartedly separating children, including infants, from their downtrodden parents at the border. Has literally stealing babies become the American way to treat people seeking asylum from corruption and predators in their native lands? Do we really equate innocent victims fleeing from gangs of thugs with the very gangs who prey upon them? Can we not tell one from the other? How can these people be told to legally cross into America at designated border crossings, when those crossings are closed? When did America become a Catch 22 nation?
The Trump border policy (not law) imposed solely, soullessly, and maliciously by the Trump Administration is despicable. It is shameful. It is morally loathsome. He metaphorically pointed a gun at the helpless in an attempt to blackmail legislators into doing his bidding. When they didn’t comply, he opened fire, disingenuously blaming Democrats for not giving in. This is the act of a schoolyard bully. He has literally and cowardly taken helpless hostages under the American flag and has disgraced that flag in the process.
This is not making America great again. Trump is trying to re-make America in his own evil image. And he’s doing it with the silent complicity of the Republican leaders and followers who control the Legislative arm of our government. Worse yet, he’s counting on the silent complicity of American citizens as well. Those who follow, or fail to contest, evil are themselves accountable for that evil. Do you see what he is doing to us?
How has America become so fractured that any of us would tolerate, never mind advocate, stealing children to use as pawns in an effort to achieve a political agenda? Have we become so hardened by Trump’s outrageous antics that we’ve forgotten what true outrage is?
Raise your hand if you are happy to see this abomination and then, if you are not an atheist, think about God’s agenda. No matter what religion you may practice, no concept of a benevolent God could condone, let alone enact, the stealing of children and fracturing of families. Does your God’s notion of family values end at the border?
This is nothing short of an extreme governmental act of terrorism that could well spawn more terrorism in reprisal for decades down the road when these innocent children grow up damaged and corrupted by what we are doing to them. We are sowing bad seeds.
These are children whose families are being purposely broken in America’s/our, name!
My God, is nothing sacred any more?