TERRANCE GAVAN – EDITOR AND BLOGGER
There will be more. More human rights violations and more racist policy emanating from the White House. Ripping children from their parents and imprisoning those children in slapdash facilities for undetermined lengths of times is abhorrent, unprincipled and cruel beyond belief.
Jeff Sessions is quoting the same bible verse that was used to legitimize slavery in his hidebound prance to stop immigration by separating children from parents at the border or indeed wherever illegal immigrants are found.
When British subjects in the original 13 colonies started rolling up their sleeves for the fight for independence in the 1770s, loyalist preachers hammered on a particular Bible verse from their pulpits. The words were meant to ice down the heated dissent and remind the upstarts to heed their British masters.
Sessions is doing this because racism is his hobby horse, but also because it’s what the president of the United States wants.
Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions are conducting de facto pogroms and none of this ugly rhetoric and stuff is compatible on any level with a free and democratic society. The United States should be censured by the United Nations for this unconscionable practice and the president and his attorney general should resign now.
“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” the nation’s top law enforcement official said, The Washington Post reported. “Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves. Consistent and fair application of the law is in itself a good and moral thing, and that protects the weak and protects the lawful.”
The statement is profligate bullshit on a par with a Ku Klux Klan manifesto.
For the record, no other democracy does this.
The moral legitimacy of the USA has been undermined by the Trump presidency.
In fact, the United States of America just forfeited its standing in the world.
It is now a country, stand alone, with a shitstain of ethical abuses.
Once a beacon, once a melting pot of acceptance.
Now a shithole country with a shithole president in a shitload of trouble.
Because it has lost . . . its soul.
@terrancegavan is a blogger and an ethical writer.