For the record, reasonable people are pointing out the ridiculous nature of the sudden prohibitions on travel for a targeted number of nationalities decreed by the Trump administration. Even if you are one of the supporters of the policy, you cannot deny how poorly this policy was implemented.
Here's a more important question. How much safer did it make us? How many people were detained that were intent on terrorism? Any? Here's a better question. How could we ever know? Maybe these are imponderables. Maybe they're intended to be imponderable and a waste of your time. Maybe that's the point. It's another shiny object to divide people with. Isn't that the point, to sow discontent and anger?
Historians may look back at this past weekend and compare it to Kristallnacht. Let's make sure that it does not have the same legacy. We are pushing back. It's time to remember who we are and what kind of people we should be. We cannot forget ourselves and become something we would not want our children to become. We are better than this.
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