After all the death and injury. After the disruption of our lives and exploitation of our fears are done, what sucks is that it takes a national tragedy to bring America together. Imagine what type of nation we could be if we were always this strong, this concerned and this caring, This is what is so appalling Why must people have to die and life be completely displaced before we decide to care and act upon its implications?
I get that our immigration policy is paramount to our national security. But those Boston Bombers were citizens who had not entered illegally, who then acquired guns illegally, set of bombs and killed a police officer. These facts are not reasons to hold up immigration reform and stifle the tightening of gun safety laws. If anything it’s more of a reason to do something now about it, especially coming from the gun angle. Our dear congress are such cowards they can not even attend properly to the demands of the people. There should be a way to unanimously impeach the entire congress. Both chambers! How many more Americans must be gunned down? How many more immigrants and their families have to be forced to live on the fringe of our society, before we say enough is enough? Our right to a life free of threat of instant death or maiming by a gun supersede the right to acquire guns without proper process. We must take notice that immigrant communities are vital to our economy. It is also the reason our nation was formed. To be a place where all people could live free and aspire to be whatever they desire. Regardless the spiritual or social creed one fallows. Regardless his or her ethnic origin. We are a conglomerate of different, it’s what sets us apart and makes us unique. We have to stop the killing, marginalization, and intolerance that has proliferated its way into our system. If we are to be great we must at least place a greater value on the human life and it’s experience.
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home
God bless America, My home sweet home.
They are not asking for special recognition. They are not asking for special rights or extra benefits. They are not asking you to change or bring into your home their identity. So much has been misconstrued and needlessly the story has been misrepresented. It is clear and rather simple, all they are saying is this…
“We are here. We have been here. We are not going anywhere. Give to us our right to love the way as you do. For indeed every aspect of us is the same, down to the blood that flows through your veins. All we are saying is our love is no different, we indeed are just like you. We deserve to enjoy the right to be legitimately married the way that you do.”
The right to love freely is not one gained by order of religion or administered by the worlds system of government. Love and its attributes are innately in each and every one of us. Its ability is planted within us while we lay nurtured in the womb. Love’s a feeling and connection is one we all share. This same love is shared across race, status or creed. This love knows no boundaries, it recognizes only the heart. Love cares not of orientation. To it, its all the same. What is clear is that love leaves no choice or question. You cant help who you love, whomever “He” or “She” is.
It may have been “Them” the Government that got us into this mess. But it will take the united will of “We” the People to get us out of it.
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
-President Barack Obama