Celebrating Freedom now is Hypocritical

Our collective political hypocrisy knows no bounds

By Michael M. Barrick

Locked gate

Tomorrow, on Independence Day as you enjoy a cook-out with your family, don’t forget that at our nation continues its cruel treatment of fellow human beings by deportation and separation of families in many instances.

In a word, we’re are hypocrites. We do not come close to living up to the ideals of our founders, who established a republic designed to acknowledge and protect the rights of all human beings.

4th of July

So, tell me again. What is it, exactly, that we are celebrating?

© Michael M. Barrick, 2018. Gate Photo by Jose Fontano on Unsplash; Independence Day photo by Stephanie McCabe on Unsplash