Wednesday, April 3, 2019

#93 / Sanctuary Cities

I have continued to think about the topic I raised in my blog post yesterday, and I would like to propose a new definition of a "sanctuary city." Here is how Wikipedia currently definies the term: 

Sanctuary City (French: ville sanctuaire; Spanish: ciudad santuario) refers to municipal jurisdictions, typically in North America and Western Europe, that limit their cooperation with the national government's effort to enforce immigration law.

I am all for the type of sanctuary cities defined above. In fact, I live in one

I am arguing for something else, though, for extending the definition. I think that the United States government should declare that cities are to be treated as sanctuaries, and that cities are off limits to military bombings and missile attacks. Period. ALL cities! This should not only be the rule for any attacks by United States military forces. The United States should also refuse to provide any military weapons to any nation, or group, that refuses to follow such a policy. Similarly, the United States must refuse to provide financial support to the military of any country that fails to adhere to this rule. 

I believe that this proposition should be considered as a serious proposal. This should be a topic in the presidential debates. You can think of the proposal as an appeal to our basic humanity. Or, you can think of it as a matter of self-preservation. What "goes around comes around." See that New York City scene in yesterday's post.

The United States has leveled all too many cities, already, and as mentioned yesterday, we are continuing to make and support such attacks. Now would be a good time to cut it out! Doing what is pictured above and below is simply unacceptable. It is a mistake. It is a direct attack on human civilization and implicitly defines all persons, everywhere, as legitimate military targets. Let's stop creating the refugees we cannot accommodate.

Why can't we say, "Never again?"


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