There would appear to be a very loud group of people in the country that don’t see America as including liberals, Blacks, Mexicans, Jews, homosexuals, uppity women and bunches of other people who are not like them.
The diversity of our society scares the bejeezus out of them.
But the diversity of our society is our greatest strength.
America was not created to be a white Christian nation. It was created to protect diversity and it has worked.
We have attracted all the misfits from all over the world who didn’t have a place to practice their religions or pursue their individual destinies.
America has been the place where people could pursue their dreams.
We are the land of freedom and opportunity.
America is a rich tapestry of everything that is the best of humanity.
So rather than being afraid of that diversity, we must embrace it and protect it.
There’s a segment of our population that is very loud and claims to be the majority.
They are very obviously intolerant of anyone that disagrees with their vision of America. Our Constitution gives us the right to disagree. Call us idiots or worse, but we are not going to be silenced.
So what if a lot of people “broke the law” by coming to America. The point is they got here because our immigration system is broken.
We didn’t have a legal way for people to join our experiment in freedom and opportunity. Lets fix the problem and keep the light of freedom shining.
“Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand,” she wrote,
A mighty woman with a torch…
From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome…
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!”…
“Give me your tired, and your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to be free…
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
—Emma Lazarus poem on the Statue of Liberty