Thursday, September 7, 2017

It's Just Cruel

DJT's 6 month ultimatum to Congress - fix DACA or I'll intervene - might be a political ploy, might be making good on a campaign promise, might be a sop to his base, might be the kick in the ass that Congress needs to get something, anything, going.  It might be all those things.  But one thing it is, for sure - it's cruel.

How do you expatriate someone who's never lived a sentient moment outside the USofA?

It's been heartening to hear Martha Pollack, Cornell's new President, say that the University will continue to aid its DACA students.  I loved hearing John Kasich inviting DACA recipients to come to Ohio, where they will be welcomed with open arms.  I've been tempted to join rallies and street side demonstrations; the invitations pour into my mailbox in a steady stream.

In turn, I've tried and tried to write something more eloquent than It's Just Cruel.  I want to add my voice to the outrage.  I want to make a difference.  I want to change someone's mind.

As I often sing to the kids at Prince, though, You can't always get what you want.

I'm coming up empty.  So, I'm sharing the words of twins, Notre Dame undergraduates, DACA recipients, children of undocumented parents, future world changers.  They are living it.  They say it better than I ever could.

Here's the link.  Enjoy.  Then, if you want to let your Senators and Representatives know how you think, click through here to make your voices heard.  If I can't find the words, maybe you can.


  1. I think you have the words. I just read them. And I think that Trump actually realizes it is cruel. I think he wants the Dreamers protected. he just doesn't have the courage to take a stand.

    1. Perhaps his new friends Chuck and Nancy can arrange something wonderful?!?!?! The man is sending me over the edge.


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