FlapJilly screamed for an hour after pre-school yesterday. DOUGHNUTS!!! DOUGHNUTS!!! DOUGHNUTS!!!
TBG has had a chest cold for nearly two weeks, a cold I'd been fighting with Zicam spray until I decided that I was healthy and stopped medicating. Now that cold is back, with a vengeance, and my throat is scratchy and my head hurts and my tummy isn't happy at all.
But what's making me sick is Kris Kobach insisting that registering enemy aliens, or potential enemy aliens, or just Muslims in general is based on long-standing legal precedent. Korematsu v United States was the 6-3 Supreme Court decision allowing for the registration and, ultimately, the internment of Americans of Japanese origin during FDR's administration.
Antonin Scalia had this to say on Korematsu, back in 2014:
“Well, of course, was wrong,” Scalia said. “And I think we have repudiated it in a later case. But you are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again.”
He predicted it. Trump's transition team is talking about it. And I am sick about it.
But, for this one, I have a plan.
I'll register along with them, just as the Dutch did with the Jews in the 1940's. I've always cherished the notion that common folk took a small but significant step to express their displeasure with an unwelcome regime. They were thinking that all Dutch lives mattered, even ones who didn't worship Jesus Christ. They were willing to stand in harms way to make their dissatisfaction known.
It's scary to think about, but all disease has an element of terror attached to it. The fragmentation of our society is sickening. I'm pledging to take steps to combat the infestation.
I can't believe I'm writing this post. What has happened to my America?