Today is DAY ONE for Legal Status of many DREAM Act children and youth. 1.7 million acts of compassion given by President ObamaWednesday, August 15th, 2012
Smashing Pumpkins eloquently wrote: “Today is the greatest day I’ve ever known…”
Today is DAY ONE for DREAMErs (DREAM Act youth and children) that may apply for Deferred Action under these guidelines.
What does this translate to?
It equates to approximately 1.7 million acts of compassion offered to our youth.
According to the BLOOMBERG, “President Barack Obama’s move to stop deportations of many undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children may benefit as many as 1.7 million people age 30 and under, according to estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center.”
First we thank our Creator for allowing love and compassion to dominate, but we also want to thank President Obama, because we know this was not
easy to do within his first term as President of the United States. Both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush did not address immigration until their second term as President, and to this day we see Tea Party Republicans who loathe Reagan’s amnesty.
Make no mistake, there is still plenty of work as we work towards a humane legal immigration system that everybody agrees is broken. Indeed we do need to fix the broken immigration system and create a legal avenue, however, bigotry is stopping those efforts. In addition to the bigotry, we see misguided undocumented individuals protesting pro-DREAM Act Democratic Senators like Bill Nelson. In my view, DREAMers ought to be protesting those who are on the record of not supporting the DREAM, and while many of the undocumented are unable to vote, those of us who were born in the United States and are eligible to vote will support those compassionate Senators in droves.
POLITICS 101 states:
1. We don’t attack allies.
2. In a representative democracy you have to change the minds of the population because the representative is gonna be taken out if you don’t change the minds of the population or the people (public perception) within that district. If we don’t change the population mind….we are never gonna win anything. It is fruitless to attack our allies. You attack the positions of the opposition.
Now … make no mistake … you are going to hear a different tune played by the obstructionist Tea Party people as they would rather choose to rule with the iron fist. Ironically enough, these same Tea Party people who ‘claim’ to be for small government are in support of millions and millions of dollars in foreign aid and war. In addition to the cool Billion$ we give in foreign aid, we see Republican Mitt Romney wanting to spike our defense spending by $2.1 trillion. According to CNN Money, “….compared to the Pentagon’s current budget, Romney’s plan would lead to $2.1 trillion in additional spending over the next ten years, according to an analysis conducted by Travis Sharp, a budget expert at the Center for a New American Security.”
Now let’s imagine for a moment a situation where there are no starving children in our own country?
Why are people hurting in our own country? Why do we see the hungry in our land of the free?
Shouldn’t we harness those taxpayer dollars, tell the foreign countries that we need to pause in giving them financial aid for at least a year until we get ourselves out of the rut?
What about the military defense budget? Republicans love war even though they claim to be Christian compassionate types, but why can’t we slash the military defense budget for at least one year? Aircraft fuel and bombs are expensive so why can’t we put that on hold until we help ourselves out for a year?
War mongering doesn’t make sense right now.
The Tea Party Republicans and the war mongers who don’t want to help our elderly and our own here in the United States have blood on their teeth and would rather spend billions of dollars and trillions in war than to help our own.
In my view there should never be ONE child living in the United States that should go to bed hungry.
Imagine for a moment the trillion$ we spend on war and foreign aid and applying that money to Americans for a year.
Do the math.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 311,591,917 people living in the United States and with the trillions we spend in foreign aid combined with war, imagine a lot of relief that would be given to our own here in the United States.