I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Monday, July 2, 2018

Families Belong Together

(the references on the small signs, if interested)

On June 30, while on a road trip to visit family, I stopped in Covington, Louisiana to attend a Families Belong Together rally, an event that was held all over the U.S. I made a giant sign and sat on my walker seat at the St. Tammany Justice Center, where approximately 200 people gathered. Live protests are rarely something I've done for various reasons, but I'm glad I was able to exercise my constitutional right to do so on Saturday. It did my heart a lot of good, but I know this doesn't resolve the situation by any means.

Children should not be locked in cages, separated from their parents, and lost by our heartless and incompetent government for any reason whatsoever. It is sickening and unacceptable. It is what the Nazis did during WWII, and I will not sit silently while I watch my democracy die in darkness. Racism, cultural oppression, child neglect, and cruel opposition of basic human rights are not patriotism. This is fascism, and I refuse to call it anything less.

I'm spending the week with my little brother and his family. I will resume health and other updates soon. Thanks always for being here.