It would be a tough thing to elevate any discussion that includes reference to The Rump, and not only for the most obvious reason. How does one elevate a discussion when the topic at hand is not only unsavory and unseemly, but appears to delight in its lack of class?
Indeed, the current resident of the White House (where he apparently lives alone, since his current trophy wife refuses to lower her standard of living to reside there with him) is not worthy of any kind of elevation. His stature as President of these United States belies his true nature: a spoiled, unruly, self-promoting waste of a human being. To call attention to The Rump is itself degrading. Therefore, I will address something worth elevating: the likelihood of California becoming the (first) Sanctuary State within the 50 United States of America…
In a recent email sent out by the Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, our city schools will not be places that schoolchildren need to approach with fear, for she has come to an agreement with the San Diego office of Border Patrol (by which I assume she includes INS) and ICE to keep the schools safe from INS invasion, for children need to feel safe in order to learn. They will be taught, as all children should, that their education is worthwhile and that they are worthy; children have a right, regardless of their immigration status, to an education with which to elevate themselves to better circumstances. If California does not become the nation’s first Sanctuary State, in following with its most populous and popular cities, then it is right that the Superintendents of all California cities forbid their schools from becoming hunting grounds for federal agents to seize innocent children (and their families) whose only crime is to exist.
I wrote the Superintendent a letter of thanks, and I encourage all parents to do the same, regardless of their own or their children’s immigration status. My letter follows:
Office of the Superintendent
4100 Normal Street, Room 2219
San Diego, CA 92103
6 September 2017
Dear Superintendent Marten:
I write to thank you for your recent email regarding protecting our students’ rights as human beings against unconscionable federal search and seizure while at school, a place that needs to serve as a safe haven for all children to learn and thrive so that they may reach their full potential.
I have been watching, in horror and disgust, the events since the Trump Regime came into office. I, personally, have participated in local actions, contacting my federal and state legislative representatives to argue against many of the draconian, narrow-minded, and short-sighted policies championed by the current Administration. Indeed, I eagerly await news of the regime’s downfall, for which I almost pray daily (I don’t pray almost daily, but, rather, I dearly wish on a daily basis, for I am not a religious person – wishing is as far as I come to prayer to any deity, though I don’t wish to anyone in particular, either).
If I were a religious person, I would shower you with not only gratefulness, but blessings, for you are doing the hard work, based on your passion, that I have found lacking in so many so-called public servants, including our President, who so handily lost the popular vote. Indeed, this is a fact that he cannot, himself, seem to let go, for his tiny, chrystalline ego demands that he puff his chest out to maximize the physical space he inhabits. But I digress…
I wanted to thank you for standing up for our students and their families, without whom the San Diego Community would surely be far worse off.