Cruelty as Policy

Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live.”

Exodus 1:22
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Managed to read most of “We Need to Take Away Children,” by Caitlin Dickerson.

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Not all. Too unbearable.

Because our daughter is adopted.

And because we know a thing or two about chronic separation anxiety.

And because US national policy is conducted in the name of The People of the United States. Of whom I am one.

Like they say on TV, “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.”

It’s too late. We, the People of the United States, are going to have a hard time doing the time for this crime. We ought not to have done it.

But it’s not too late to learn from it. We ought not do it again.

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Image: Provenance unknown; Moses rescued from the river, fresco at Dura Europos synagogue, Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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