“The Government of the Unites States…
gives to bigotry no sanction,
to persecution no assistance.”
George Washington

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That quote is found at the entrance to the US Holocaust Museum. It should give us pause today; International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

On May 13, 1939, A ship carrying Jewish refugees seeking asylum was denied port access in Cuba, and subsequently, the United States, forcing their return to Germany. 254 of those passengers lost their lives in the Holocaust.

In the shadow of this, President Trump signed an Executive Order banning all refugees from 7 Muslim countries, citing 9/11 as the basis for this order. Those countries are Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, and Iran.

The terrorists involved in the 9/11 attacks were from the following countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates, none of which are part of the ban. All countries where he currently has business dealings.

Today, we as a nation, have embraced bigotry and aided in the persecution of innocent men, women and children. ‘Never Again’ rings hollow as we disregard the words of Christ…

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Do unto the least of these as you would do unto me.

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