I can’t let silence speak for me. I don’t want to stay quiet on what is happening to children in this country. I do understand that the U.S. has a long history of genocide, slavery, stealing children from indigenous peoples, stealing children from slaves, separating Japanese families. This is who we have been, but I had thought that we’d finally grown up and learned from our mistakes.
I have been proven wrong once again. We are continuing to our past in our present, and most likely into our future. This is appalling, and against all human rights. The U.N. council was correct in condemning this outrageous behavior. Not only are we taking the children, but we are refusing to tell the parents where the children are. (And, in many cases the government has simply lost children). We are at a point in our history where there are two paths we can go down. One leads to less rights and justice for everyone, and the other leads to empathy and compassion. Please don’t tell me you are a Christian while also telling me that taking children away from their families is an okay thing to do. The two do not go together. “If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well.” James 2:8. Many of the people coming to our borders are seeking asylum, they are not illegal. Yet, we are treating them as such. By the way, illegal entry is a misdemeanor, not a felony, so it is comparable to getting a speeding ticket. Did you lose your children when you got a speeding ticket? No, of course not.
If you are upset and outraged by this policy, please let your congressmen/women know. Make your voice heard. Don’t be silent, lest your silence be assumed to be agreement.