|2017-02-11 22:29 (UTC)
|Viktor & Mordecai|
I just went to a packed-to-overflowing town hall meeting of my US Congressman, Jim [oops! got the name wrong intially] McGovern, and he was saying that he'd stand by Northampton as a sanctuary city, and if it came to that, we'd ask houses of worship to create safe living spaces to shelter people.
Oh, that's wonderful. I'm really glad to hear it. I didn't know Northampton was a sanctuary city, but I'm not surprised. I'll have to ask derspatchel's father in Cummington if he can be part of the worship/sanctuary effort. That is how churches are supposed to work.
He had, and received from people in the audience, several good suggestions for courses of action going forward; I'll share them at some point.
Thank you. The more information in common, the better.
He said he asked his Republican colleagues if seeing all the marches had them worried, and they replied, "A little," and he asked, "Why just a little?" They said, "Because we don't think it's sustainable."
Well, that to me is an excellent reason to sustain.
So, he said to us, we need to make our resistance sustainable. Someone in the audience shouted out "And yet she persisted," and everyone applauded. We will do this.