Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Write your congressmen


Senator Donnelly, Senator Young, Congressman Carson,

I am appalled, and morally outraged, at the treatment of immigrant families on our southern border, by the government of the United States of America. Have you, have we, forgotten that we are a nation of immigrants?

Ripping children from their parents, placing them in cages with nothing but a blanket. No toy or joy or comfort for their fears. This is the grossest of child abuse, and would be prosecuted as such in the United States of America, if the child were 'one of us.'

This administration is filled with men who are fond of quoting the Bible to justify their actions. Let us look at quotations that would be better guides to our behavior:

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-32

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.” 1 John 4:20

I have always been proud to be an American; until now. I am ashamed; we should all be ashamed. We have become a nation of Christians in name only. Christ would weep at what we have become.


YOU must work to stop this. NOW.

13 comments:

  1. Es realmente triste lo que está pasando.

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    1. Es desgarrador que sea mi país el que perpetúa este crimen contra los niños y las familias.

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  2. :(
    Too many bad things are happening all over the world right now....

    If only there were more people kind and loving like you dear Beth!! You bring joy and confort and love through everything you do.

    Hugs :*

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    1. I hesitated to post this here, since I try to be very positive on this site, but I just could not get the sobs of children being taken from their parents out of my mind. Thus, this post.

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  3. Thank you for eloquently expressing the way I feel. I hope our Congress men and women take heart and do something to stop this abhorrent treatment of innocents.

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    1. Write to them and let them know you are outraged by this. So many voices will surely by heard by the tone deaf in Washington.

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  4. I totally agree with yoU and it is not just Men that are implementing this outrageous conduct, but women too. The golden rule went out the window. All of these children, who may never even be with their families again, are going to be traumatized now for years. It is tragic and an atrocity!!! THANK YOU for stating my position as well with such clarity. from Iowa

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    1. Thank you, Melody. Write your congressmen! These children have no voice but their sobs; we must speak for them and get our congressmen off their asses and stop this.

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  5. I agree with you Beth...I also love the doll..which pattern is she from???

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    1. Thank you, Christi, and the doll pattern is a wonderful, free pattern on Ravelry called Yun Shu. I've made several dolls from it. Here is a link:

      https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yun-shu

      warmly,

      Beth

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  6. Thank you for your reply back.

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  7. I believe the powers that be have forgotten or failed to realize that our immigration laws can be enforced without losing our humanity and compassion. To many, it is an either/or situation. 😢

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    1. I agree, Jeannie. To lose our compassion is to lose our humanity. The people at the border may indeed be breaking our immigration laws, but many are fleeing for their lives, and not all are drug dealing criminals. We must take the time to distinguish those in need, and help them.

      Thank you for your comment.

      warmly,

      Beth

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