January 12, 2008

A Letter To The Mayor

I received a copy of this letter. It was sent to Mayor Phil Gordon in response to all that is currently happening here in Phoenix surrounding the immigration debate. Some really powerful words here.

I recently sat with my children and watched “Swing Kids” – a true account of what happened to German youth who did not wish to join the Hitler youth group and what was occurring at the time to many innocent Jewish children and families.

Sleep well at night Mayor Phil by allowing your heart and your conscience to guide you. Be humane and stand tall against those who hate. Allow the words of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, Elie Wiesel and Cesar Chavez to enter your heart and your mind in making the decision NOT to contribute to the anger and hate by having police become similar to those unwilling participants in the Hitler regime that will surely hurt ALL of our communities.

Peace Be With You In Your Decision,
Rosemary Ybarra-Hernandez

That's all I have today. Not much I can add to this. Have a great Saturday.

"You think that just because you're not doing it yourself, you're not a part of it?"
Arvid, Swing Kids

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