Thursday, June 28, 2018

June 2018 Political Post

 Blessings Darlings!

I don't have time to crank out a 'real' blog today.  I've been busy with the Trump policy of separating asylum seeking and immigrant parents from their children and other immigration issues.  So here's a copy of the letter we gave to two of our congresscritters yesterday (we also had a sign-wave outside their offices - FAR more approval from passing cars than disapproval!) 

                                                                                                         Your Constituent 
                                                                                                         Jefferson & Berkeley Counties, WV
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
Rep. Alex Mooney
300 Foxcroft Ave
Martinsburg WV 25401
                                                                                                                June 27, 2018
Senator Capito:

The Zero Tolerance policy has failed. All this punitive, "tough guy" stuff doesn't work. It is turning
the world against us, making the US more isolated and weaker.

And it is turning more voters against YOU.

The effects of separation on children are catastrophic, creating long-term irreversible effects on the
child's developing brain: increased aggression, withdrawal, cognitive difficulties, more likely to be ar -
rested later in life, much more likely to have drug & alcohol abuse, gang affiliation, and gambling
problems. As they get older, traumatized children become prime recruits for extremist groups.

This may well be creating a whole new generation of terrorists -- right on this continent -- who hate

We the undersigned strongly suggest that you try something more constructive:

  • Return the children to their parents, as soon as possible. Publicly state your support for this.
  • Do not attempt to incarcerate whole families indefinitely. Publicly state your support for this.
  • Support a bipartisan bill that does both of the above.
  • Scrutinize the commercial prison corporations that are making a profit from these policies.
  • Work with the Central American countries to reduce their drug cartel violence that is causing so many of their people to come to us for asylum.
  • Urge the President to nominate an Assistant Secretary of State for the region.
  • Call for a regional Conference to address the problem

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