Hold on as I grab my megaphone and step up on my soapbox, because I can’t contain myself any longer.
What in the actual fuck is going on in the United States right now? Can someone please explain to me how it’s humane to separate children from their parents for crossing the border illegally? I can’t wrap my head around it, I can’t understand it, so here I am about to go on a political rant.
I’m not one to share my political views on social media, the internet, with friends — I tend to keep that private. If there is one thing I paid attention to during the last election…do NOT post your political views on Facebook/Instagram unless you are FULLY prepared to respond to people who do not agree with you.
But this….THIS is what I am truly scared about.
As of March, 2,342 children have been separated from their parents for crossing the southern border illegally, based off of the ‘zero tolerance’ stance the administration is taking. This is for immigrants who are looking for asylum as well.
Has anyone stopped to think about the children in this case? Has it been taken into account what kind of inhumane act this is? These are the same people who are Pro Life, the same people who lost their shit when black NFL players knelt during the National Anthem, these people are now separating children from their parents and using the Bible as a reference as to why they are doing so. (and by ‘people’ I mean the Trump Administration) I was listening to the White House Press Secretary speak on this earlier last week and her response was “Go ask the Democrats why this is happening, it’s their fault, they can fix this if they came to the table with ideas. We are just enforcing a law that’s already in place.”
Wait a minute here lady, are you telling me because the Democrats won’t budge on helping build a WALL (because let’s be real, that’s what this is all about and you know it) — ya’ll are going to begin to rip families apart? These 2,342 children are being used as bargaining chips. I’m sorry Mr. President, but that’s not how it works. That’s not how ANY of this works.
And to top it all off — the U.S. just announced its withdrawal from the U.N.’s Human Rights Council. A day after being called out by said council, Mr Trump picked up all his toys and said “Fine! Then I’m going home!” This is the America that I’m living in right now. This is the America that I have to explain to my kids. I weep for these families. I weep for these children. They don’t deserve this kind of pain.
We, as a nation, need to stop turning our heads and pick up the phone and call. Call our senators, call our states representatives, send an email to them, do SOMETHING!
The Trump administration is choosing to separate families. It’s a policy decision that could be stopped at any time by the president without legislation.
The president’s own party has been vocal about his authority to stop this — from former First Lady Laura Bush to senior Republican Senators McCain, Murkowski, Collins, and Corker. In the words of Republican Senator Lindsay Graham, Trump can end this “with a phone call.”
Mr. President, make the call.
I beg you Mr. President. Please. Have a fucking heart.