Rights for All

By comedian Jeremy McLellan:

(as posted on Facebook September 9, 2017)

Florida is currently undergoing the largest evacuation in United States history. Millions of people are fleeing Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm to ever make landfall in North America.

Now imagine if no other state would take them in. Imagine if Georgia and Alabama built walls to keep them out. Imagine if we forced them to stay put and drown.

Sounds evil, right? And yet this is what humans do every day all over the world -- Mexicans flee the violence of the drug cartels, Syrians flee civil war, Yemenis flee forced starvation, Rohingya flee genocide in Myanmar, and Palestinians are expelled from their homes.

We know in our hearts this is wrong. We know that if humans have rights at all, they have the right to flee certain death. We know this. It's time we started acting like it.

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