In English
En Español
In English
En Español
  Around the City
  Arts & Entertainment
  El Mundo
  From the Publisher
  La Vida Latina
  La Voz Special Editions
  La Voz NAHP Awards
  Letter to the Editor
  Mis Recuerdos
  My Money
  Nuestra Gente
  Of Special Interest
  Pueblo/Southern Colorado
  Que Pasa
  Readers Speak Out
  Student of the Week
  Where Are They Now?
Readers Speak Out
La Voz Logo

By Ernest GurulÚ

Not the countryĺs finest hour; we should be ashamed

It is not the summer heat that exhausts and drains our strength, at least not this summer. It is our nationĺs leadership which seems to have gone rogue and, sadly, by design.

Take the image on the current issue of TIME Magazine. Itĺs the juxtaposition of a weeping, bewildered little brown girl looking up to an image of President Trump staring down. Itĺs a composite, separate photographs. But the message is clear. It is his policy---separating children from their parents---that has taken this baby from her mother.

Trumpĺs crackdown on border crossings by people and families, many fleeing for their lives has been abetted by his Attorney General, Secretary of Homeland Security and spokespeople parroting the same tune; they are only enforcing the law; following orders.

But justification for this tsunami of premeditated human suffering is not based on law despite endless official pronouncements. It is simply a continuation of this Presidentĺs pandering to his base, much of which is decidedly xenophobic.

Layer upon layer of the administrationĺs deceit doesnĺt change the fact that this is a policy of choice. No statute or judicial mandate calls for family separation. Yet, between April and May according to HHS, more than 2,000 immigrant children are no longer with their parents. The number has risen sharply since then.

Some children have been released to relatives but many languish in shelters spread across the country. A good number of them are minors but others are too young to even be called toddlers. Many others---the number is unknown---are simply unaccounted for; lost in the paperwork.

But even a President whose calling card is deceit knows when a poorly conceived and horrendously executed plan has blown up in his face. In an act of faux statesmanship, Trump signed an executive order reversing his own policy of separating families. Not even the Trump-friendly Wall Street Journal could overlook the specious nature of this political sleight of hand. It editorialized that ôthe President took credit for reversing a policy had said he couldnĺt reverse,ö and that it was ôa problem of his own creation.ö

Were it not for heartbreaking images of crying, forlorn babies, kids in cages, Senators barred from on-site inspections at holding camps and dogged work or journalists, Trump may have done nothing. But he had no choice. His malevolent plan to inflict pain and punishment on border crossers backfired.

But as long as the racist element of his base demands continued mistreatment of human beings who donĺt look or speak or act like them, Trump will simply look for another way to placate them. Their demands, his cruelty have shone a harsh and unflattering light on our nation.





Click on our advertising links for:
La Voz
'You Tube Videos'
An EXCLUSIVE La Voz Bilingue interview
with President Barack Obama
Pulsa aquí para más episodios

Follow La Voz on:

Tweeter FaceBook Tweeter


© 2020 La Voz Bilingüe. All Rights Reserved.

Advertising | Media Kit | Contact Us | Disclaimer

12021 Pennsylvania St., #201, Thornton, CO 80241, Tel: 303-936-8556, Fax: 720-889-2455

Site Powered By: Multimedia X
Sexs oyuncaklar─▒ fe fantezi ├╝r├╝nleri erotik shop Al─▒┼čveri┼činizi ─░nternetten Yapmak ─░├žin 5 Neden.
Online erotik shopÔÇÖlarda daha ├žok ├že┼čit bulabilirsiniz, fiziksel ma─čazalarda genelde farkl─▒ ├╝r├╝n adedi 100ÔÇÖ├╝ ge├žmez iken online sex shopÔÇÖlarda bu say─▒ 1000ÔÇÖleri ge├žebiliyor.
Online seks shopÔÇÖlarda kimse ile muhatap olmazs─▒n─▒z, kimse size g├Ârmeden, ne ald─▒─č─▒n─▒z─▒ bilmeden rahat├ža al─▒┼čveri┼č yapabilirsiniz.
Bu ama├žla ├╝retilen vibrat├Âr ├Âzel ten dokusuna yak─▒n yumu┼čakl─▒ktaki hammaddesi ve ger├žek bir penise benzer tasar─▒m─▒ sayesinde neredeyse ger├že─činden ay─▒rt edilemiyor.
Vibrat├Ârlere olan ilgi artt─▒k├ža seks oyuncaklar─▒ ├╝reticileri de ├╝r├╝nlerini geli┼čtirmeye ve ├žo─čaltmaya devam ediyor.
Nokta Sex Shop introduces its e-commerce site Innovative Soweto adult entertainment retailer Sex Shop ─░stanbul introduces its e-commerce site