Provocative? Certainly. Unfair? Don’t Really Think So…

life-44-compared-45-spiegel-2017 I well-recognize that people who support 45’s border policies may genuinely believe he is trying to make America “safer“. [I may disagree about whether that is possible — but I can understand that desire, at least.]

So. . . I can understand their anger — at the latest Der Spiegel (German) cover.

But even if we were to accept that these executive orders will help America become “safer” (a proposition for which there is almost no evidence), the point of the cover, it seems to me — is to suggest that America ought not abandon its “guiding light” role, on freedoms — in order to do so. We are were the nation that for so long has declared:

. . . .Give us your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to be free. . . .

We cannot abandon that clarion call (forgetting for the moment, our own Constitution’s strictures), in an ill-considered, illogical and vain drive to chase a clearly non-existent level of “safety”.

The former Premier of Norway was detained for hours at Dulles airport in DC yesterday, because his passport showed he had been to Iran in 2014. Mr. Trump, stand down — you are humiliating the USA before the world’s more thoughtful leaders. Moreover, three separate non-partisan federal judges (on both coasts) have held that your order is likely unconstitutional.

[Can anyone translate the German for us, here (?) — I would love to contrast the 44 article, in a snippet, with the 45 one.] Namaste, and. . . I’m off — out into the warm sunshine now. . . . smile.



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