It’s been a horrible weekend at airports across the United States as legal residents with Green Cards, valid visas, and immigrant refugees have been shut out at the point of entry to our county. While I believe we need a better vetting process and stronger border control, pure insanity and violation of our laws should not be part of that process.
Through the insanity, I do see the beauty.
I see lawyers sitting on floors, typing out writs:
I see average Americans showing up to not just protest, but show that they have learned from history:
And I see liberals agreeing with Dick Cheney:
When Dick Cheney disagrees with your executive order banning refugees you know you have gone too far https://t.co/asGpGG1Q6n
— Maureen Dowd (@maureendowd) January 28, 2017
Perhaps this is the place where liberals and conservatives can meet: in the laws and the constitution of the United States.
As someone who leans center-right and votes third party, I don’t want to see this degrade into finger pointing between the DNC and the GOP. Considering 40% of eligible voters didn’t show up at the polls in November, I’m thinking a good percentage of Americans agree. There’s a reason why we are where we are, and we will have to look at that closely. But not today.
NOW is the time for our lawmakers to find common ground in our constitution. If we truly are a nation of laws, then our two other branches of government need to insert their authority. In case you’ve forgotten how it all works:
For my fellow legal marketers and the lawyers reading this blog, we are amongst the people who are in a position to prove that we are good people, and we will not let evil triumph. We have the ability to go to our management committees and propose how our firms and our attorneys can get into the story of today. We legal marketers have the ability to brainstorm and can help map out what this can look like for our individual firms. The lawyers have the ability to act as pro bono counsel, or support those who are. Or we can do nothing.