We are a great Nation. Unlike any other superpower, America's power, to paraphrase a great man, comes from giving, not from taking. America, and this Commonwealth in particular, has given sanctuary to desperate children for centuries. We have rescued Irish children from famine, Russian and Ukrainian children from religious persecution, Cambodian children from genocide, Haitian children from earthquakes, Sudanese children from civil war, and New Orleans children from Hurricane Katrina. Once, in 1939, we turned our backs on Jewish children fleeing the Nazis, and it remains a blight on our national reputation. The point is that this good Nation is great when we open our doors and our hearts to needy children, and diminished when we don't.
The other reason I have offered our help is more personal, less about patriotism and more about faith. I believe that we will one day have to answer for our actions -- and our inactions. My faith teaches that "if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him," but rather "love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." (Lev. 19:33-34). We are admonished to take in the stranger, for "inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these," Christ tells us, "you did it to Me." (Matthew 25:43, 45). Every major faith tradition on earth charges its followers to treat others as we ourselves wish to be treated.
I don’t know what good there is in faith if we can’t and won’t turn to it in moments of human need.
United States North Central Louisiana / No Longer A Resident of the Shreveport/Bossier City Area Louisiana
Rick Perry Fucked Up? Yeah! Big Time!
Go Rick, Washington doesn't have the balls to do what needs to be done so time to step up. Git 'er done!
Well, isn't that nice! Rick Perry has actually called up enough Texas National Guardsmen to serve as auxiliary hosts in order to not only welcome undocumented Central American children looking for the proper authorities to turn themselves in to after crossing the border but also to protect and escort those kids to the nearest Immigration processing & holding center as called for by that law that passed by Congress and signed into law by George W. Bush in December 2008.
Let's compare Perry's words and deeds today with what he said and did back in 2011.
Rick Perry spars with Willard Mitt Romney at CNN Debate over Illegal Immigration during the October 18, 2011 Republican Presidential Candidate Debate
Rick Perry's Compassionate Immigration Stance Makes The Haters Crawl Out of Their Fox (News) Holes October 2011 Report by MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell
To what, pick up trash? Texas'es border with Mexico is 1200 miles long, that's 1.2 miles per serviceman. Considering the arms level in Mexico I'd say that puts the guard in danger more than anything else.
"Captain, although your abilities intrigue me, you are quite honestly inferior"
A band with an unfortunate image (a mash-up of Kiss and Hair Metal), but some catchy tunes. Rick Perry can use it for his campaign.
An El Paso hellhole I couldn't get higher White lightning moonshine tastes like fire I drank for free till I couldn't see I fell on the floor, what I said is
[Chorus] I'm blind in Texas, the lone star is hot tonight I'm blind in Texas, the cowboys have taken my eyes
I drank Dallas whiskey and lost my mind Had high-balls in Houston, three for a dime Everything starts to spin, loaded on gin I fell out the door, what I said is
San Antonio and the West Texas town El Paso Corpus Christi and Waco, the Yellow Rose is wild
Hey dude, let's party Raisin hell in Austin just after sundown When the hoosegow police decided to come round-they said "Boy what's the matter with you, what you trying to do?" I looked at the man and I said
I think I'll have another one We ain't got no more What do ya mean you ain't got no more liquor? We ain't got no more, Go home what do ya mean go home? What am I supposed to do... get on a horse and ride back to LA The hell you say... suffer!
I'm blind in Texas, the lone star is hot tonight I'm blind in Texas, I'm blind (Texas, Texas, Texas)
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