In My America …

In my America …

Not all children are worthy of an education.

Therefore, we must resist the zealots who distort the truth and ignorantly proclaim

America is better for being a nation of immigrants.

After 240 years, it should be evident to us all.

If you are not white, European, and from a Judeo-Christian tradition,

you don’t belong here.

And thus,

we need to build more walls to keep you out.

I refuse to submit to the fallacy

diversity makes us stronger.

I believe this to my core:

Our country is dying from within.

I will not agree with the premise

your children deserve a free education

just because they are in our country.

It is the law of the land

and

we are a nation of laws.

I submit to you

the promise of Lady Liberty:

“Bring us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”

is outdated and from a bygone era in American history

I refuse to accept these words.

It is time to act …

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It is time to act …

I refuse to accept these words

are outdated and from a bygone era in American history:

“Bring us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”

The promise of Lady Liberty.

I submit to you

we are a nation of laws

and

it is the law of the land.

Just because they are in our country,

your children deserve a free education.

I will not agree with the premise

our country is dying from within.

I believe this to my core:

Diversity makes us stronger

I refuse to submit to the fallacy

we need to build more walls to keep you out,

and that

you don’t belong here

if you are not white, European, and from a Judeo-Christian tradition.

After 240 years, it should be evident to us all,

America is better for being a nation of immigrants

Therefore, we must resist the zealots who distort the truth and ignorantly proclaim

Not all children are worthy of an education

In my America …

 

This palindrome poem is dedicated to Oklahoma State Representative Mike Ritze and fellow members of the Republican Platform Caucus.

Proposing to reduce our education budget by rounding up innocent children from our schools and deporting them is not an acceptable solution to our state’s budget problem, Mr. Ritze.  Not in my America, sir. Not now, not ever. Start over.

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