Advent and 'Allegiance' Spark Hope for Moral Revival

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Trump said

That he thought the internment of Japanese was wrong but went on to say it was not for him to criticize or condemn what others did because he was not there! I wish I could give you the exact citation but I cannot. He made the statement shortly after he was elected and people took exception to his desire to register Muslims. One of the main jobs of the government is to provide for the safety and well being of its citizens and sometimes that gets messy because we live in a broken world. The important thing is the Japanese internment camps are in the past, there has not been a repeat and there is absolutely nothing from Trump that indicates a similar fate is in store for Muslims.

Betsy more than 4 years ago

Moral Revival

"because the American people have voted into office an administration that has demonstrated its allegiance to a worldview of bigotry, violence, lying and greed"
Wow! Get yourself a heaping cup of coffee and relax. I see the new administration as one that will promote patriotism, business development, border control and American interests around the world.
If our recent election was about greed Hillary would have won hands down. Her sale of public office for the benefit of her personal foundation was an example of greed taken to the highest level. We dodged that and I am grateful for the voters' wisdom.

Kevin more than 4 years ago

Where was their Allegiance?

At that time it was known that some Japanese had allegiance to Imperial Japan, were living in Hawaii and really were spies. People were relocated since they didn't know who to trust. It is pertinent that a radio is in the picture, since spies used radios to notify the Imperial forces as to which Battleships and Aircraft Carriers were presently at Pearl Harbor, and when each came and went. This was in hopes of sinking our ships. While that seems stark today, I think the questions at the time was if we don't take action to secure the safety of our sailors on ships leaving Pearl, how many sailors are will willing to let die so that the Japanese living near Pearl can have full freedom during the war? Remember those who died in the U.S. Navy are still gone, like my Uncle Charles who died in WWII. They weren't just temporarily relocated. He did get a Purple Heart, but that's small consolation for losing ones life. He volunteered and died at a very young age. We need to remember those who lost their lives.

Skipper Anding more than 4 years ago

Macro- and Micro-Analysis shows...

A significant amount of Americans, and United Methodists, favor oppression. Generally, this amount seldom exceeds 25% of the population as a whole but in a country where some 50 percent of citizens do not vote and about 50 % of church members do not participate in church governance, it is significant. Thus, advocacy of xenophobia wins elections in the country and advocacy of heterosexism wins elections in the church. One cannot expect justice by majority vote of those who show up to vote, for, as W.B. Yeats noted, "...The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity..." Calling a spade a spade is never appreciated by those who benefit from the current system. This may be as good a time as any to sever ties with America and with the UMC. Some have speculated the reason we have not encountered other intelligent species in the universe is that they do not exist because the combination of intelligence and individual egotism results in self-destruction. Perhaps this is so. Others speculate the incoming administration may be the last and destruction awaits. Perhaps this is so as well. Mealymouthed liberalism which provides equal time for advocates of hatred serves no useful purpose.

George Nixon Shuler more than 4 years ago