I spent the last hour reading comments posted on CNN, NBC.com, and ABC about the deportation of 40 women and children back to Honduras.
My head hurts, my heart aches, and my stomach is in knots. The nasty comments, the unbridled hate is just too much. It seems that we've crawled into a black hole of awfulness.
America loves to lecture the rest of the world about human rights. We push other countries to open their land to refugees. We ignore our responsibility in creating failed states.
We wave our flag and sing our patriotic songs while telling ourselves that we are God's favorite country. Every politicians has to announce that we're exceptional; the greatest nation on earth.
We claim to be pro-life, pro-freedom, and pro-human rights but give not a damn for kids who crossed 1,000 miles of hell for a chance to get away from drug lords, rape and murder. We are over run with pro-freedom, constitution-waving, bible-beating jackasses who claim to know that kicking these kids back to the hell they came from is God's plan. People who know better and who have loud bully pulpits don't have the grit to call out these hate-mongers.
America, what the hell is wrong with you? Has every shred of decency and compassion vanished? Must the politics of an election year always trump every cell of our heart and soul?