Who will de­mand ac­tion for the chil­dren?

Westside Eagle-Observer - - NEWS -

Over the past two weeks, the me­dia, politi­cians, reli­gious lead­ers and oth­ers have ex­pressed alarm, out­rage and stri­dent calls for ac­tion to ad­dress the plight of hun­dreds of chil­dren of il­le­gal mi­grants sep­a­rated from their par­ents.

Nel­son Man­dela: “The true char­ac­ter of a so­ci­ety is re­vealed in how it treats its chil­dren.” Ma­hatma Ghandi: “A na­tion’s great­ness is mea­sured by how it treats its weak­est mem­bers.”

Where is the call for ac­tion on be­half of the mil­lions of chil­dren born and liv­ing in Amer­ica ev­ery day who are sep­a­rated from their par­ents and oth­er­wise abused? When the me­dia and po­lit­i­cal storm abates, who will be de­mand­ing ac­tion for them? Very few, I sus­pect.

Jay Oliphant

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