Some people are legitimate Americans and other people — regardless of citizenship — are illegitimate and not really real Americans at all.
And that, sports fans, is precisely what has made me so uncomfortable these last 32 years while he’s been running. His core message runs counter to any sacred text I’ve ever read, ever, including my own. It runs counter to anything I was taught as an American, as well, the whole St. Emma of Lazarus poem I had to learn in fifth grade. We read (watch and hear) a lot about how this election is pivotal. Every election is pivotal, but as Fred says, if you’re voting for Trump, that is what you are voting, plain and simple: A country that closes its doors, rings its wagons, and dares any one to enter. You’re voting for an us v. them zeitgeist that will absolutely inform every single policy decision, and if you’re an “us,” shame on you for pulling the rope up after you. And God help you (as that’s the only help you’ll get) if you’re a “them.”
I stand with “them.” And no. Thank you. No thank you, ever.