THEY ARE CHILDREN


There is an ongoing humanitarian disaster happening at our border with Mexico. There are massive numbers of ‘children’ some as young as toddlers with older brothers and sisters crossing over the border.  They have fled violence and poverty and many have no parents, and they have been not allowed to stop in any of the countries coming up toward our border. I would point out again that these are CHILDREN. 

What kind of people and what kind of government would not take care of these children and offer them security and place to be? Well, that appears to be our country. They call them illegal and they say they have no business here- so they house them in squalid conditions and then they plan to send those without any family here, right back to where they came from. That is shameful. The comments of many people on the different sites are depressing and downright evil. For a country that the teaparty taliban touts as christian, there is nothing christian in not helping child refugees. In our country they label them illegal and that makes it easy for people to turn away and claim no responsibly to being a human.

“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!”

Anyone else remember the above poem-last part of it? 

I am sad and depressed at the depths of lack of empathy and compassion that is not in our country. I keep seeing children walking and crying and alone and without a parent or a grandparent or any adult to protect them. I keep seeing that picture of blankets and no beds on the floor for hundreds of children. What if it was your child that had to run and run and hope that someone will please help them? I sincerely hope that never do we in our country have to live in such violence and poverty, that our children would be forced to flee for safety- who would take an American refugee?

 

 

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2 thoughts on “THEY ARE CHILDREN

  1. One of your best posts to date. I have re-blogged this posting. Pathetically someone in a discussion group voiced concern that if these people become citizens of the United States they will be Democrats. I exploded and was nearly tossed out. I don’t regret my behavior. Congratulations for this well written commentary.

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