Calling the atrocities un-American is important. We have dismally fail to live up to our ideals again and again. Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner and a rapist. But his words in the Declaration of Independence are America too.
We have done terrible things. We have made a mockery of our rhetoric again and again. We have killed and tortured and raped and slaughtered.
We must not let that happen again. We must rise to the challenge of our claim that all
men people are created equal. Those who are torturing children do not own the flag. The true patriots are those protesting at the gates.
Update 10-13-2018: Was looking back through the blog and noticed the gendered quotation.
- They Cannot Wait
- What You Can Do