Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Diary: A Vehicle that Takes People Away
A feeling of sadness came over me. I thought of the people who have been taken away, the DREAMers who have been deported. The hundreds of thousands that Obama has sent away since he became president. I wondered how our country, said to be established on the basis of a Bill of Rights could allow such a thing. For a moment I forgot that most of the Founding Fathers were slave owners. In 1850 carts were used to haul away runaway or disruptive slaves. Today sleek new vans are used to remove people who don't have the right type of permission to be in this country. Never mind that the numbers of those who can legally come here is strikingly small; never mind that if you have a few hundred thousand dollars you can immigrate easily.