Sunday, May 2, 2010

This land is neither yours nor mine

My daughter Ellen marched for immigration rights in downtown Los Angeles on May 1.

I was out of town but cheering for the 100,000 who marched here and elsewhere.

Good news: The Arizona Republic devoted its entire front page today to an editorial saying its US senators and other leaders have failed the people of Arizona in not working for a solution to the problems of illegal immigration.

The world population is now 6.5 billion.

By 2030 it will be 8.3 billion at current growth rates.

You can't expect all those people to stay out of the US just because we have "sovereign boundaries." It's like pouring water into two connected tanks and expecting the water in one to stay lower than the other.

The Earth belongs to herself and her Maker, as do we. The lines we draw across her surface may serve a purpose for a while, but they do not really indicate ownership.

We are all in this together.

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