Yeah. You want to really know what's going on, get an undercover reporter/investigator in there or do a surprise inspection, and check more than one place. If it turns out that they're all above-board- good. I don't want children to suffer just so I can score a point against Trump. But I'll be very much surprised if that turns out to be the case.Broomstick wrote: ↑2018-06-15 08:42amThe TV news has been featuring video taped tours of a converted Wal-Mart used to house 1500 boys age 10-17 - the "Casa Padre" facility already mentioned. These broadcasts have been offered with a bit of skepticism in most cases. Yes, it looks clean and orderly, with classrooms and a health center and a claimed staff to "resident" ratio of 1:8. But it's just one center and they knew the camera crews were coming. It's not unknown for governments to have a showcase facility and the rest in the system being far worse.
He actually said that? That the Bible tells people to obey the government?The recent comments from Jeff Sessions and that female mouthpiece of the administration in the official white house press briefing about how it's Biblical to obey the government is just "sit down you peasants and shut the fuck up - we're in charge and it will be as we say".
Sessions should be impeached on that basis alone. And then should go fuck himself in the ass with a rusty tire iron.
I'm still holding out hope that we can derail this without mass demonstrations, or at least without violence. That hope rests mainly on the Mueller investigation, the integrity of the Federal judiciary, and above all on the hope that we will elect a Congress that will act as more of a check on (or maybe even impeach) Trump in November. Though I sadly expect some post-election violence from Trumpers (if they lose), or from progressives (if Republicans do well).The deplorables love it, the rest of us, not so much. Frankly, it does make more and more of us uneasy, especially those of us who are descendants of recent refugees.
I'm not sure where the tipping point comes, where enough people are willing to man the barricades and try to force a change. Or just get up off their asses and vote. Better yet, do both.
I am serious: this is probably the most important election since the Reconstruction era. The future is always difficult to predict, but I would suggest that if you do not want Americans to have to choose between protracted civil unrest (possibly even a civil war) and dictatorship, the single most important thing that you can do is vote and volunteer to flip the House and Senate in the November election (unless you're fortunate enough to be in a state/district with a viable third party/independent candidate, ie Vermont).
Edit: And if it does come to a violent conflict anyway, at least we'd be doing it from a position of greater political strength (and of greater moral standing, if we have exhausted the alternatives first). Especially if we flip various state/local governments as well.