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The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie— deliberate, contrived and dishonest— but the myth— persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. — John F. Kennedy



There Are People in Concentration Camps. Why Aren’t We in the Streets?
JUNE 26, 2019
It’s one thing to protest the immigration crackdown. It’s another to resist it.
Stop the camps or risk being the equivalent of all those Good Germans. The presence of concentration camps should be intolerable, and yet here we are, tolerating it. Either they aren’t camps or we aren’t who we said we were. There has got to be a better way to reduce our cognitive dissonance than playing with definitions.
"This is not zero tolerance. It’s zero-humanity. It’s wrong."
jamess  Community  June 04, 2018
"I think it's unacceptable that a member of Congress is not being admitted to see what is happening to children whose families are applying for asylum. I decided to come out here, go up to the door and ask to be let in," he said in the video. More
Report: Missing Migrant Children Being Funneled Through Christian Adoption Agency
February 5, 2019 by Michael Stone
The Trump administration says it can’t reunite missing migrant children with their families; instead, many of the children are being shipped to a Christian adoption agency with ties to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. More

trump Attacks Immigration Laws, Calls For Deportations Without Trials
By Hayley Miller 6-24-18
The Trump administration has considered expanding the “expedited removals” policy for more than a year. The Trump administration needs “a strong dose of empathy and compassion ASAP,” Jeremy McKinney, treasurer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said in response to Trump’s tweets Sunday. More

trump again falsely blames the Democrats for his administration's family separations
By Tal Kopan, Lauren Fox and Phil Mattingly, CNN  Sat June 16, 2018
Is this the fault of Democrats, as Trump has continued to claim falsely for weeks?
No. This was a deliberate policy shift by the Trump administration. They have the power to unilaterally reverse it. It's legal, no question, but it's purely the administration's decision. More

Must watch: Chris Hayes on 'despicable' new trump policy
May.25.2018
The United States government is now systematically taking children as young as 53 weeks old away from their parents at the border, thanks to new directives issued by the Trump administration. More
ICE Caught Lying in Court, Judge is Furious
cblodg Community May 17, 2018
Martinez concluded that ICE had violated Ramirez’s rights by depriving him of “his constitutionally protected liberty and property interests without due process of law.” The judge also found that ICE had violated federal law by stripping Ramirez of his DACA status in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner without any “rational explanation for its decision.” More
What does Donald Trump really believe about immigration? By Janell Ross  June,2016
Trump's proposed solutions: “I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I'll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our Southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall, mark my words.”  More
DONALD TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION QUOTES ARE TOTALLY UNRECOGNIZABLE FROM PAST REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS
by Gabe Ortiz – America’s VOICE (May 2016)
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Guns/NRA
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Utah gun fanatics trail Parkland survivors speaking tour in armored vehicle with replica machine gun
Jen Hayden Daily Kos Staff Wednesday July 11, 2018
Can you imagine traumatizing mass shooting survivors in this way? Well, buckle up because after police stops in New York and Chicago, Bryan Melchior, co-owner of the Utah Gun Exchange, claims that he’s the real victim here. From the
Salt Lake Tribune: More
Republican senator weeps for shooter who murdered eight classmates and two teachers
Barbara Morrill Daily Kos Staff May 22, 2018
Republicans go out of their way to blame everything except guns. And last week’s mass murder (that left eight students and two teachers dead at a Texas high school) was no exception. But this may be a first: a Republican senator seems to be blaming … the victims? More

Kelly Clarkson refuses to lead ‘moment of silence’ at Billboard Awards—her reason is stunning
Leslie Salzillo Community May 21, 2018
I’m so sick of ‘moment of silence.’ It’s not working, obviously, so, why don’t we not do a moment of silence—why don’t we  ‘moment of action’—why don’t we do ‘moment of change, why don’t we change what's happening. (Applause) because it’s  horrible.
These 4 countries have nearly eliminated gun deaths — here's what the US can learn
Business Insider Chris Weller Nov 16, 2017
The US has seen a spate of mass shootings within the last couple months, reopening debates about gun control. Some countries have figured out how to curb gun violence through targeted strategies. Efforts from Japan, Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom may all offer insight. More

Atlanta cop opens fire on car, kills driver without even knowing if it's the suspect
By FaithGardner  (7-14-16)
An internal affairs investigation determined that Officer Burns had no idea who he was shooting at when he opened fire on the vehicle. Officer Burns was fired July 1 for excessive force.  More


Years ago, Donald Trump was in favor of common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence.
2000
He argued for expanding gun  purchase wait times in his book The  America We Deserve.
2016
But this year, he flip-flopped.
Trump argued that there should be guns in our kids’ school classrooms.
Cowardly no-camera rule in House By Joan McCarter6/26/16
They’re telling Paul Ryan how much they don’t care about his rules disallowing cameras More
Trump tweets congrats to self on Orlando Massacre  By Hunter  Jan 21, 2016
This story pretty much writes itself. Self centered  Trump congratulates himself in the midst of mourning of the Orlando Massacre. More
Donald Trump Wishes There Had Been More Armed Orlando Clubgoers Shooting Blindly In The Crowded Room
Trump insisted that the answer was simply more people firing guns in dark, crowded nightclubs. More
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Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA
In Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA, FRONTLINE goes inside the politics of America's gun debate. Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk investigates the NRA, its political evolution and influence, and how it has consistently succeeded in defeating new gun control legislation.  More
States with common sense safety measures have fewer gun deaths.



 
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