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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 02:00 PM

First they came for the Muslims, and we said, not in America, you dont.

Letters from Boston, January 31, 2017

'What are we to do when a man sworn into office as President of the United States in one week, begins to use his powers in cruel, bigoted, and arbitrary ways the very next week?

I’ve been to the Statue of Liberty in New York’s harbor — there is nothing on that American beacon of hope that discriminates against refugee families based on their religious affiliation. If there were, we would not be a world power.

The child victims of ISIL are children of every faith.

They are children of the same God — the One God; the God that commands us to be kind to strangers. For those of us who are Christians, He is the One God who was Himself a refugee child fleeing murder gangs in the Middle East.

So, what do we do — what actions do we take — when our half-elected President begins to use our power to apply religious tests to the plight of refugees fleeing murder, genocide, and oppression?

What would our immigrant parents, grandparents, or great grandparents have us do?

The answer is that we must stand up, speak out, and do everything in our power — individually and collectively — to stop the injustice being perpetrated, in our names, against our neighbors.

This is not a time for acceptance, acquiescence, or “wait and see.”

This is a time for peaceful, loving, and law-abiding citizens to come together and rise up in solidarity for one another.'>>>


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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 02:09 PM

1. It will be written: first they came for the Muslims and we told them to fuck off. Never again.

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Tue Jan 31, 2017, 02:35 PM

2. Not Today

Not today or any day.

We must be united and stand toe to toe with them and not back down. Do not give one inch because they will take it and try for more. Only when they feel resistance will they back off. If we push hard enough they will back up.

This is the only thing they fear - a united opposition. And that is what we need to be, a determined, united opposition.

Welcome to the 12th day of the Resistance. Peace.


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