Folks, I understand the drive toward civility is strong. I’m a parent: I’ve worked to instill a measure of that drive (probably less than my kids’ teachers would prefer, but a measure). So I understand how hard the following may be to hear:

If your question regarding vehement protest against policies of open ethno-nationalism and fascism is “Will this compromise our commitment to civility?” then you have a problem. Your question needs to be “where do I join up?”

When things get uncomfortable, and families are being torn apart by differences over policy, the refugees at our southern border still have to push forward, against our elected government. So long as they can’t opt out, you can’t opt out.

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