Dear Mr. VP,
While the United Methodist Church is bringing charges against Jeff Sessions for using the Bible to defend family separation, and some people in the Catholic Church are raising the idea of “canonical sanctions” for people involved in implementing this policy (that’s potentially not allowing them to receive Communion), Trump is digging in.
Via Twitter: “Democrats are the problem. They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13. They can’t win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!”
Let’s be clear. People crossing our border are people. They are not bugs. They are not animals. They are people. Some of them are not good people, just like some people born and raised in the United States are not good people. But they are still people.
Dehumanizing rhetoric leads to dehumanizing policy.