@Marty: We each get to speak for our own humanity, and we each get to examine our own conscience about what is ethical and appropriate. In my view, if a law is unjust, it is imperative that I, as an aware, caring person, stand up against it. That is the only way such laws are changed. The Civil Rights activists in the 60s also made a fuss, sat in at lunch counters (which was illegal), refused to obey laws designed to harm them, and the powers-that-be arrested them, beat them, said terrible things about them, and even murdered some. The same thing is happening now. I will not sit silently while this continues, and I'm so proud of these activists, old and young, women and men, of various ethnicities, who are saying Not In Our Name. #Not1More
This is civil disobedience, and it is a proud tradition in the United States. This is how We The People let our elected officials and people we hire (like police and Border Patrol, paid with my tax dollars and yours) know that we don't approve of the current situation. And I certainly do NOT approve of Operation Streamline being conducted in my name and with my money. As for the "US legal process" that you are so proud of -- that is not being followed in Operation Streamline, which has contributed to the criminalization of what is actually only a civil offense, and has eliminated due process. What common ground do you suggest?
and here's a great video of kids reacting to the original Cheerios ad. It's a little long but worth it. They just don't see what the problem is with a family that loves each other. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VifdBFp5pnw
Thanks for the plug! As an added incentive for fence-sitters, Fluxx has great air conditioning, so it will be nice and cool inside, and popcorn, other snacks, and beverages will be available for purchase. All donations go to support Fluxx. See ya at the movies!
This is really lovely, Mari. I have no living mom or grandma, nor am I a mom, and I can feel left out at this time of year. But something about what you wrote made me feel included in your experience . . . Thank you for your sharing your heart.
thanks, Mari. I would also add -- please don't smoke, and when someone reminds you that you shouldn't be smoking on Tumamoc, don't be a jerk and say "I didn't see any sign." It's right there when you walk in, the desert DOES burn, and those of us breathing deeply as we climb the blessed hill prefer that our air be unpolluted.
Looks like too many concerned citizens showed up, so the hearing and debate on this bill has been postponed until next week. http://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2013/03/20/…
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