Put yourself in this judge's shoes. As judge, what would Jesus or King Solomon have done?
I read today in an essay written by Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld that at the U.S. National Holocaust Museum and Memorial, one can find the message, “The Holocaust did not begin with killing; it began with words.”
Words. Cries. Pleas. Official discourses, in response.
Mothers' pleas for mercy to be able to stay in this country with their children where they can all be safe. Plus, don't we owe them so much for the turmoil and trauma our policies and practices have rained down upon them?
Regardless, it's a slippery moral and ethical slope for functionaries in systems—to normalize a lack of due process—and for the rule of law, that our country supposedly prizes itself on, to be the exception, rather than the rule.
Like Dr. Linda McNeil eloquently states continuously in her writings, "The children are watching." All of our children are watching us as a society right now.
Such actions, as covert and hidden away as they may be, never occur in a vacuum no matter how bereft these spaces are of soul and humanity.
Listen to their pleas. Such agony and trauma. When will this suffering end?