“I’ve had enough.” Ok. I didn’t say that out loud. I said it in my head because I was by myself. My heart was slowly pounding. I say slowly because it had been a weekend buildup. Three days, really. I typed and deleted. Typed and deleted. Posted and deleted. I learned later it wasn’t quick enough. People have screenshot game they must take a course for. I imagine they hang the certificate on the wall, next to all of the trophies they received as children simply for participating. But I can’t really be a hypocrite now, can I? I’ve learned how to screenshot from the best. Fun fact: I didn’t know how to screenshot before becoming a mom! See how much my life has improved?!
Gather around friends. It's time for a story of one man's foolish, foolish mistake.
I'm going to admit something. Up until everything going on with the current administration's response to our illegal immigrant population, I'd say I was pretty ignorant about the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. I mean, I knew what you'd describe as the "basics" and grew up hearing that it takes "seven years" to become a U.S. citizen. I have the privilege of being born in America, so I never really dug into the issue of immigration or the process. Not my problem, nah nah nah nah nah. Right?
As we're hearing more and more about families being separated as Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) moves quickly to deport as many of the 11 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S. as possible, understandably there's a lot of chaos and a lot of questions.
"But, if you don't believe in God, then you believe there's no point in life."
This is something that was written to me once, over the course of a dialogue that involved one's use of religion as the basis for attributing "right" versus "wrong" in any given situation.