Saturday, January 28, 2017

Stand For Refugees

Greetings to whomever.  Come out, come out, wherever you are.  Let us know you're there!

This short-sighted administration is now detaining refugees.  I see there have already been protests and I do believe more are planned. A lawsuit  by CAIR is also being planned.

This unjust discrimination and total disregard for the human beings whose lives they're disrupting is sickening.  I think they also forgot something.  We are a nation of immigrants.  Some time ago, back in 2015, when there was controversy over allowing in Syrian refugees, I penned the following poem.  Looks as though it needs to be read again.  What is the old saying.. "the more things change...?"

So here it is, along with an image of the lady who Sen. Schumer said now has tears running down her cheeks.

Reminder Needed

We forget that we are a country of immigrants
That many hands of diverse ancestry built this country
And continue to do so
It seems we forget when someone whispers, "The terrorists are coming."

We forget things such as "Chinese Exclusion",  
The stain of Japanese incarceration,
Those against admitting Jewish refugees from the Holocaust
Have we not learned from our history?
But it seems we forget if someone intones, "The terror threat is high."

We forget that we face risks everyday
We forget that liberty should not be sacrificed for security
But it seems civil liberties and even common sense
Seem to be discarded if someone pronounces, "We just want to keep you safe."

We forget, but there's a certain statue in New York harbor
Which should be a reminder to us
She stands as a token of friendship and a beacon of liberty
So will we stand with her?

Oh, if anyone just happens to wonder, yes, there will be really new posts... so will anyone read them?

And please, if you find this or any post of value, please comment and/or share.  Thanks! 

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