Like many Americans, I spent last night following the news of the detainment of refugees seeking a better life in America…the same America from which our immigrant ancestors sought – and were granted – a better life. I was first appalled by the developments and then relieved when a federal judge became the voice of reason. Following the news on TV and social media, I kept to myself, seeing as I had nothing of value to add. But then I saw a tweet which hit home.
The essence of the tweet (which I unfortunately can no longer find) was that the poster had been waffling between staying informed about what the new administration is doing and shutting down completely from the insanity. But the events of last night convinced her that now is not the time to remain silent.
For my part, I’m going to stay informed and remain objective. And I will not be silent.