More and more lately, I find myself asking “What the fuck?” And then I grip my hair, shake my head and wonder how much further my country and countrymen will go away from our founding principles and our natural line of evolution.

Hopefully soon we will burst through the other side of this process (which I do believe is making us stronger in a lot of respects and helping to define what we really are as a nation). I have faith that my country and my countrymen will be better for these struggles in the near future, more equal and more compassionate toward others…and perhaps with a different definition of ‘others’ that more accurately represents the diversity of our nation.

In the meantime…

And for those who need Biblical references…

Zechariah 7:8-13

And the word of the Lord came again to Zechariah: “This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’

11 “But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and covered their ears. 12 They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the law or to the words that the Lord Almighty had sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. So the Lord Almighty was very angry.

13 “‘When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,’ says the Lord Almighty.


It seems simple: Remember to treat people like they’re people. Treat them the way you want to be treated. It’s not called the Golden Rule for nothing…

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