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Makes me sad, yet again, to say I'm a Texan. Or for that matter a citizen of this country.

We truly are living in some form of "The Crazy Years"

These kids are refugees for chrissakes. Whatever happened to:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


Not just pretty words are they? Or maybe they are.


These 'patriots' make me sick.

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trenton22
Jul. 17th, 2014 01:53 am (UTC)
I looked at a little of the Tucson local news this morning, but had to turn it off. As if the news wasn't bad enough, there's the ads for every wing nut gunning for Gov. Brewer's job at the next election. And if you thought Brewer was/is bad, it really could get worse in this state.
texasts
Jul. 17th, 2014 12:35 pm (UTC)
It could get worse just about anywhere.
kabuldur
Jul. 17th, 2014 09:52 am (UTC)
I haven't heard that particular bit of news/ads, and don't particularly want to, but my country is changing, too. We WANT immigration, apparently, but not 'the boat people'. They are put in concentration camps in foreign lands; hot, humid, overcrowded ones at that. The conditions they are in is atrocious. Packed in in tents, only two washing machines for thousands of people, very little water, and they find they have to queue up for every meal, or they miss out. And no hope of ever putting a foot on our shores.

We are one, but we are many,
And from all the lands of on earth we come,
We share a dream and sing with one voice:
I am, you are, we are Australian.

Just hope you don't get a conservative government in.

Edited at 2014-07-17 09:55 am (UTC)
texasts
Jul. 17th, 2014 12:37 pm (UTC)
Ah well. The USA isn't the center of the universe.

That bit of poetry is from a plaque on the Statue of Liberty.
kabuldur
Jul. 18th, 2014 09:06 am (UTC)
It's good poetry, too!

The reason we are having so much trouble with immigration is that we are a very desirable place to go!
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