From an article in the Arizona Republic about migrant and refugee families being reunited in Phoenix:
A woman introduces herself as a staff member of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest and quickly tries to put the families at ease.
“I want to assure you we are here to help you. We don’t work for the government. We don’t work for immigration,” she tells them. “We are part of the church and we are here to help you.”
The families are then told they will receive help processing their documents, given food and water, allowed to make phone calls to relatives, and, finally, help booking commercial flights to wherever they are going, all free of charge.
“We aren’t going to ask you for anything,” the woman tells them, “only that you arrive safely.”
Isn’t it ironic that the government that the Lutheran Social Services are denying abetting is run by the party of Ronald Reagan? The president famously remembered for saying:
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
You can’t make this stuff up.
I suppose we could bring up a quote about a wall too…well maybe not today.