Sunday, January 29, 2017
Another Brick in the Wall
I am somewhat concerned about the manufactured emergency Donald Trump's recent executive order on immigration has created banning American residents from returning home mid air. When we were kids they used to run commercials on TV about the Constitution and the process behind how a bill becomes a law. This whole executive order thing sounds very Star Wars to me. In our day we need to shun extremism. Recklessness is not prudent.
Time Magazine recently ran and article citing the hypocrisy of Donald Trumps executive order in relation to the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty which reads: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
America was built on immigration. Unless we are First Nations, we are all immigrants. The Pilgrims came here on the Mayflower to escape religious persecution. That is why the constitution was framed. To protect the freedom of religion. Religious discrimination is against the law. It violates the constitution and a free republic.
In our day the Constitution is under attack like never before. I do not support Hillary Clinton at all. She is an arms dealing, money laundering drug dealing criminal. Nor do I support Donald Trump's recent executive order simply because it is illegal. When a newly elected president starts whipping out executive orders at the drop of a hat, that becomes concerning for everyone. That does not represent due process. It just sounds like the man who would be king.
Finian's Dream is the same as Martin Luther King's Dream. Martin Luther King dreamed of the day when the US Constitution would be more than a nice piece of paper hanging on the wall. He dreamed of the day when the constitution would actually be implemented creating a free republic for everyone regardless of race, color or creed. He dreamed of the day when black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing Free at Last, Free at Last, Thank God Almighty, we are Free at Last! That includes Muslims.
If you are going to change something you need to give people notice. Crazy sweeping changes while people are mid air is insane and cruel. Building a brick wall around the Statue of Liberty is counter productive. When you fence people out, you also fence people in.
Canada offers temporary home to those stranded by Trump order
Woman set for deportation attempts suicide at JFK
God Bless Federal judge Ann Donnelly.
Update: The Vancouver Province is reporting that Trump asked Rudy Giuliani for a ‘Muslim ban’ and ordered a commission to do it ‘legally’. Only religious discrimination is against the law. It violates the US Constitution and a free republic.
Rabbi Dan Moskovitz of Temple Shalom speaks as the Concerned Canadian Clergy for Refugees call upon the Canadian Government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to immediately extend Transit Visas for individuals who have American visa in hand. "In rare unity, Orthodox and liberal denominations are critical of Trumps refugee ban."