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Monday, June 18, 2018

Laura Bush: Separating Children From Their Parents at the Border ‘Breaks My Heart’


Even the generally silent wife of an evil one objects.

Laura Bush writes:
On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.

I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.

Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso. These images are eerily reminiscent of the Japanese American internment camps of World War II, now considered to have been one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.
Note: The the claim that Obama may have done the same thing is not a justification to support the separation. It is incorrect logic. It is a form of whataboutism.

-RW  

UPDATE

49 comments:

  1. I'm unmoved here. Articles like this or another TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) and baby waving BS. I'm sorry their countries suck balls, but they knew the risk. Note that Mexico did not bother to offer them asylum. I take pride in the fact that the illegals who come here are well treated. So what they are 'in a cage'? They have free medical care to some level (how many unemployed Americans can't even get that?), air conditioned shelter, water, food. I think they have it pretty damn good.

    Besides, how do we know they are really 'their' children?

    Find another topic RW. I know you have this libertardian open border fantasy, but you libertardians in some ways are just as much a threat to society as leftist.

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    1. Lab Manager is afraid of little kids because he's a pussy, so he rolls over for the government and cheers on their violent thugs. It is pathetic. You are a pathetic, cowardly, sad little dickless excuse of a man. Jesus may have died for your sins too, but you're giving Him plenty of reason for second thought on the matter.

      Poor little boy. So frightened by the scary brown children.

      You are worse than my shit.

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    2. Let us know when you foster one of these children. Better yet, head down to Honduras and clean up conditions there so these loving parents quit jeopardizing the lives of their children. At the very least go ahead and set up a GoFundMe and donate your time and money to the cause.

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    3. Re: Stuffed Pimento,
      --- Better yet, head down to Honduras and clean up conditions there so these loving parents quit jeopardizing the lives of their children. ---

      Are you arguing America is far more dangerous a place than Honduras? Or what exactly are you trying to say?

      Those parents make a very perilous trek seeking a better life for them and their families. What makes you think that this is evidence of a callous disregard by these parents for the welfare of their children?

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    4. @Francisco
      "Are you arguing America is far more dangerous a place than Honduras?"

      Again, you are either a dissembler or a moron. Or both? Just in case it's the latter, he's talking about the trip.

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    5. Re: He-who-fantasizes-about-white-European-males,

      ── I'm unmoved here. ──

      Of course.

      ── Note that Mexico did not bother to offer them asylum. ──

      Which is meaningless it itself.

      ── I think they have it pretty damn good. ──

      Zoo animals are also well taken care of.

      A cage is a cage.

      ── Besides, how do we know they are really 'their' children? ──

      They're clearly not pets. your concern is meaningless.

      ── I know you have this libertardian open border fantasy, but you libertardians in some ways are just as much a threat to society as leftist. ──

      RW isn't for "open borders" as you want to define them.

      I am for open borders: open to trade, to the free flow of goods, services, capital and yes, labor. What that means is NOT unfettered immigration which is what you pretend to be complaining about. The Market controls how many immigrants come and go thanks to price signals and voluntary contractual agreements. If you harbor a disdain for Markets and people acting upon their choices freely, then why not say so out in the open and be done with it.

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    6. TL;DR
      I let you do the work of discrediting yourself now

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    7. @Francisco
      I want to troll you, but your comments are too dumb for me to offer the dumb-guy version of them. Seriously. I tried. lol

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    8. They wouldn't need foster parents if their parents hadn't been locked up.

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    9. Re: Newton Acton Paxton,

      ── I want to troll you, but your comments are too dumb for me to offer the dumb-guy version of them. ──


      Blah, blah, blah.

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    10. @Donxon
      How do you even know they're actually their children to begin with? This is one of the oldest forms of immigration fraud. And they've all been coached up to say that they are family and they are fleeing oppression. How credulous are you guys? RW?

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    11. Donxon/Torres (or he who likes black male appendages): Adopt a number of these children and families with your own money. Invite to live in your neighborhood and support them. Then I can take you losers seriously. But being beneath dog poop, you won't.

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  2. I wouldn't believe a single word the media says about how these kids are being treated and even if it is actually happening.

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    1. Would you believe ICE?

      Do you believe strippers when they say they like you?

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  3. Did it break her heart when her husband did it? No. Did it break her heart when Obama did it? No.

    Did it break Wenzel's heart before Trump did it? No.

    Also, Wenzel, I see you keep posting this tripe after you highlighted one of my comments, but you won't reply to it (and it quieted your fanboys).

    Open borders are not libertarian, they are not PPS, they are not a good idea. Your wrongness on this issue is one thing; your pathological wrongness and horrible arguments (and unwillingness to debate it on the facts, e.g., "They are all invited and have jobs so you're evil racist fascists!") makes me suspicious of your motives.

    I await your snarky reply that is completely devoid of analysis of the actual facts, but heavy on virtue signaling and poorly aimed sarcasm.

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    1. Great post, Newton. I look forward to the emotional response from RW.

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    2. Re: Newton Acton Paxton,

      --- Open borders are not libertarian ---

      Yes, they are. Open to trade, to the free exchange of goods, of services, of capital and, yes, of labor. Open borders doesn't mean unfettered immigration as The Market regulates how many immigrants come, proof being the NEGATIVE rates of immigration from Mexico during the economic downturn.

      And yes, they're being invited in by The Market. You prefer to fancy them as invaders, which is evidence of mental instability and paranoia.

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    3. @Franciso
      The Market created the welfare system and taxes me to support it? Gee, that rascally ol' Market sure is somethin'!

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    4. Re: Newton Acton Paxton,

      ── The Market created the welfare system... ──


      Oh, that's a new one!

      Should be placed right there in the list of newspeak terms like "Freedom is Slavery!"

      No, you nincompoop. The Market is NOT the government. The market is US, everyone, and the BILLIONS of interconnected actions and decisions. The spontaneous organization. That Market. Not the ridiculous caricature you're creating.

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    5. @Francisco
      Care to re-read my comment? lol

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  4. Also, I'll just leave these here:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/31/insider/lost-immigrant-children-article.html?

    https://twitter.com/DLind/status/1000119548438183937?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/mexican-kids-held-for-months-as-punishment-for-border-crossing/2015/03/10/311d319a-b2f2-11e4-bf39-5560f3918d4b_story.html?

    It's really quite embarrassing to see you get taken for a ride like this. Stop digging.

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  5. Fake outrage. Laura Bush has no problem separating the unborn, limb from limb, from their mother's wombs.

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  6. Whataboutism is good logic in politics. It says you can't be a hypocrite and still be taken seriously. These people should be shamed relentlessly. Until Laura Bush publicly condemns her husband for murdering/separating 10000s of innocent Iraqi children she should shut her complicit pie hole.

    Until the left disavows and condemns Obama, their opinions deserve mock and scorn.

    As for these derelict invader parents, they should count their lucky stars that Trump and not Hillary is President. At least under Trump they have a chance to see their kids again.

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  7. @Newton, not to mention it did not bother Mama Bush when her husband killed and orphaned hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children from a war based upon lies.

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  8. Doesn't she have stop signs to blow through?

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  9. @Robert What?: No doubt.

    @RW: "It is a form of whataboutism." Although it was mentioned already above (I just saw it), I'll say that people who deploy "Hey, that's whataboutism!" do so when they are being hypocrites. So it is good to practice whataboutism; you are smoking out hypocrites. That's why hypocrites don't like it, and put in pre-emptive strikes like: "The the claim that Obama may have done the same thing is not a justification to support the separation. It is incorrect logic. It is a form of whataboutism."

    Just FYI. Also, you literally posted an article called "A Few Questions for Newton Acton Paxton," and I replied to each of your points. Do you intend to answer? Or should I and your readers assume you were convinced?

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  10. Wenzel has joined the neoliberal consensus. True colors shown.

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    1. There will never be a Private Property Society populated by third-world savages, FYI. If that really is your end goal, you are doing a terrible job in promoting it.

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    2. Haha. Right, because 90+% of the native US population isn’t state-worshipping morons...

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    3. @Evan
      Damn, you can't even catch a point correctly if it's handed to you. Go on another non sequitur, won't you?

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    4. I’m not the one who proposes population-controlling our way to freedom.

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    5. @Evan
      Nor did I ever. I see that you can't win the argument, so you misrepresent your opponent. Can I ask how old you are?

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    6. I wasn’t talking about you, but hey, the shoe sure seems to fit.

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  11. 1. If a golf club has admission criteria, why can't a PPS?

    2. How do you create a libertarian society by importing non-libertarians?

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    1. Re: PH,
      ── 1. If a golf club has admission criteria, why can't a PPS? ──

      A golf club's property boundaries do not extend beyond the property it owns. A PPS would be the same.

      ── 2. How do you create a libertarian society by importing non-libertarians? ──

      Oh, how do you create a libertarian society by begetting children, who may grow up not to be libertarians?

      Yours is a stupid question, for two reasons: one, immigrants are not imported ─they're INVITED in, and two, there's the implication that libertarian ideals are not convincing, which is merely: you, projecting, Trumpista.

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  12. https://politics.theonion.com/laura-bush-publishes-courageous-op-ed-calling-for-impri-1826924513

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  13. @Newton,

    I see no difference between the positions of the Libertarians and the hard Left on many issues including this one "But think of the children" has been the cry of the cultural destructors for decades. Anyone here who's heart is bleeding is welcome to take as many immigrant families into their homes as they want.

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    1. But I'm a libertarian. (Although I'll note you wrote capital "L" Libertarian, which I am not.)
      "Open Borders" is argued from the perspective that there is no welfare state.

      If you tell them there is, and so they need to incorporate that into their analysis, they'll just say "But it shouldn't be there!", plug their ears, and keep yelling "you're only against it cuz ur raycisssssssss!" (See the last few entries on this blog for evidence)

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    2. Re: Netown Acton Paxton,

      ── But I'm a libertarian. ──

      Liar.

      ── "Open Borders" is argued from the perspective that there is no welfare state. ──

      That's a red herring. Welfare is still a political tool. Governments make use of political tools all the time, that doesn't justify imposing a policy that restricts people's ability to freely contract with people from other countries.

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    3. Very little difference between a sniveling leftist and a sniveling libertarian these days, to be sure.

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  14. Hey Laura,

    How do you feel about the 500 million innocent Iraqis your husband murdered? Does that break your heart too?

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    1. Don't forget the FBI agent who killed a mother and her child under Bush I. Clinton murdered women and children at Waco. Leftards and rightist have no shame.

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    2. Ever hear of Bertha Champagne? (Bush housekeeper "crushed to death by her own car in the Bush driveway")

      ("Oh Bertha, poor Bertha, what did you see?")

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  15. "But who will take care of the immigrant children?" Is as lame an excuse for government violence as "But who will build the roads?"

    "But what about Culture Change?" Is as lame as "But what about Climate Change?"

    Stop using your lack of imagination as an excuse for violence. You sound like a bunch of pussy leftists.

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    1. @Donxon
      Are you really equating culture with climate? You don't see any obvious and massive differences?
      I mean, they do both start with a "c"...

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  16. Laura Bush is an admitted pro abortion witch, she cares nothing about children or humans for that matter.

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