A Child Shall Lead Us

May 20th, 2010

Inspired by First ladies get a firsthand lesson about immigration (Washington Post 5/20/10).

”My mom said that Barrack Obama is taking everybody away that doesn’t have papers.” – seven year old Silver Spring MD girl to First Lady

“That’s something that we have to work on, right? To make sure that people can be here with the right kind of papers.” – First Lady Michelle Obama

“But my mom doesn’t have any papers.” – the little girl

“While ICE continues to work with Congress to enact reform, we remain focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that focuses first on convicted criminal aliens who pose a threat to our communities.” – Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson, saying that they weren’t going to arrest and deport the mom

“This second-grader was supposed to say ‘Arizona,’ not ‘Obama.’ I don’t think there’s any doubt it was a setup question.” – Rush Limbaugh


The little girl raised her hand

And asked about something she’s worried about first-hand.

Would President Obama take her mom away?

(It could actually have happened later that day.)


Thank God we live in a country where the family didn’t get that knock on the door,

Though that may be the case for very much more.

If this had happened in Arizona, anti-immigrant groups could go to court

To force police the girl and her mom to imprison or deport.


Though that sounds harsh, it’s just one sample

Of what will happen in Arizona and elsewhere, as other states follow their example.

Being a “nation of laws” is a two-edged sword

When those laws cruel behavior require and reward.


Rush Limbaugh immediately went on the air

His conspiracy theory suspicions to air.

He accused the Administration of having set the whole thing up.

The proof: the little girl had messed her line up.

As I’ve noted before, this is called projection,

Or looking at others and seeing your own reflection.

Rush is so sure of what Obama has allegedly done

Because that’s exactly what he would have done.


Rush, if what you say about that girl is true,

Then she’s an even better performer than you.

It was so natural and spontaneous how she conversed,

There’s no way it could have been rehearsed.


You talk about Obama and his Hitlerian tendencies,

But it’s you and your ilk who are supporting Hitlerian policies.

You’re the ones that want to require

That this little girl’s mom be made to wear prison attire.


That’s what will happen if we your bigotry in law enshrine.

Rush, that may be your America, but it sure isn’t mine.

***

Here’s Keith’s 5/19/10 report.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Here’s the AP report.

Here’s a scene from the old series that this situation reminded me of, Kids Say the Darndest Things.

And here’s your theme music, That Ain’t My America by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I don’t think this particular policy issue is what they had in mind, but the sentiment is highly applicable.

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