“To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin
Today I am quite sure that the Statue of Liberty wept silently and bitterly as her once open invitation to the people of the world was hastily curtailed by a presidential executive order banning their seeking refuge into a country known for its acceptance of those people fleeing oppressive regimes and tyranny.
On this day border security agents automatically became legislators and executors of immigration policies that while made law by the mere signature of a pen left many details of its implementation open to personal discretion.
Seven muslim countries now view this action as a slight and slap in the face. Allies who have been going into the thick of battle with US forces are now being globally informed that they are not welcomed into the country. These people who are soldiers, freedom fighters, interpreters and diplomatic attaches are all placed in the same category.
America it seems demands respect from the rest of the world but dangerously disregards the political stature and importance of the nations of the diverse sovereignties.
Blatant acts of political narcissism have made the world a more dangerous place not only to live in but to travel to as well. — gc