Courtesy of the Daily Beast:
The poll of roughly 1,000 adults aged 18 and over, and conducted June 14-15, asked respondents if they agreed with the following statement: “It is appropriate to separate undocumented immigrant parents from their children when they cross the border in order to discourage others from crossing the border illegally.”
Of those surveyed, 27 percent of the overall respondents agreed with it, while 56% disagreed with the statement. Yet, Republicans leaned slightly more in favor, with 46% agreeing with the statement and 32 percent disagreeing. Meanwhile, 14 percent of Democrats surveyed supported it and only 29% of Independents were in favor.
I have enough trouble absorbing the fact that 27% of my fellow citizens think that it is appropriate to rip these families apart, the fact that almost half of Republicans polled thought it was appropriate is astonishing to me.
After all the vast majority of Republicans self-identify as Christians, and yet seem to have no concept of the much vaunted Christian morality.
I myself am not a Christian, nor any kind of a religious person.
But I am a human being, and as a human being my heart is breaking for these children and fellow human beings.
If I were living in one of those border states you can bet I would be protesting outside of these facilities every single day, and be offering my home as a place to house as many of these children as I could manage.
After all, that is what it means to be human.