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I know some of you like to see how it is done… Especially if you are a Republican.  There are good lessons here for your NEXT convention…

(Hint: remove all the ugly men/and feature women…)

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As the clock approached midnight, the last of well wishers who’d slipped in just before the gates closed around 830 pm gave their condolences to the Biden family….

The posted schedule said Friday’s viewing would be between 12-4 and 6-9 pm…

So many people showed up that the family stood non-stop from 12 noon to a little after 11pm greeting everyone of the overwhelming number who showed. Many of which had the long trip down south to our Southern portion when they were done…..

And that is rather amazing.

One person, obviously nervous, was overheard to have said “thank you for all you do”  when meeting Joe… Oddly that encompasses how lucky Delaware is to have it’s Bidens….
One has every right to be selfish when losing one’s son.  I cannot imagine…. Friends who’ve lost theirs, describe the dark hole that swallows you up and takes years to accept… Years.

But many of us have to grieve as well.  And recognizing that fact, and allowing the public to share their grief, shows something we rarely see in today’s political spectrum…. an understanding of people…. And that is what makes the Biden’s special, up and down this state, whether rich or poor, whether liberal or conservative, whether white or brown. Around Joe Biden, none of that matters.   We are all people, just like him…..

That makes Delaware  very lucky……

As one surveyed the entire spectrum of humanity, lined up for hours to spend seconds at the casket and offer condolences, one saw not differences, but similarities… We are 99% all the same… We have dreams that need fulfilled. We have pains that need soothed. We have love that needs to be expressed…. and we have tears.

One cannot see Mitch McConnell opening his doors to his constituents.  Nor can one see tens of thousands whose inner beings told them to go, lining up to offer condolences…  Nor for John Boehner… Ted Cruz….  Scott Walker…..

But for the Bidens to do so seems absolutely natural…. Because of who they are….

So, to join that one stuttering person strung out from hours of waiting…. “Joe, Thank you for all you do…..”

Amnesty is what has made America different from all other nations… Our willingness to use it liberally is credited for rebuilding the world after the minions of Germany and Japan had destroyed it.

Amnesty is what glued the United States back together after brother fought brother in the Civil War. Sure you can keep your guns and horses said Ulysses S. Grant.  Just give us your word you won’t fight the United States of America again.

Amnesty takes place across America every Sunday after the football rivalries have been settled for one week.  The losers forgive the winners and everyone moves on.

Amnesty is why we established reservations.  We took native American’s land, but we gave them amnesty for trying to kill us for it.

Amnesty is how America of the 19th Century welcomed new labor coming across two oceans because jobs were available here.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

So says the Statue of Liberty, that beckon of freedom so many hateful people point to whenever they utter the words freedom….

Not to mention the ugly side of amnesty that has kept Republicans and conservatives out of jail.

The amnesty for poisoning 300,000 West Virginian’s drinking water.

The amnesty for lying about the safety of derivatives, when you were actually placing your bets that they would fail.

The amnesty for destroying the biosphere of 1000 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico,  because the Vice President of the United States used to be the chairman of your oil company.

The amnesty for causing fracking quakes in Ohio, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.

The amnesty for blowing up a Texas town with an uninspected fertilizer plant.

The amnesty for banks loaning out mortgages they knew would be underwater, and then they could rebuy them at pennies on the dollar.

Every American has at least five cases in their life, when they were offered amnesty over something they did, either as a kid, a young adult, a mature adult, or elderly adult….

Amnesty is America… WE, THE PEOPLE, would not be here on this planet if it were not for amnesty….

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Imagine if our pilgrims, had been massacred at Plymouth?  Imagine if Jamestown was not rediscovered by resupplying sailing ships similar to the disappearing colonies of Roanoke and Lewes. Even more so, imagine if all those immigrants hitting Ellis Island were deported?  After all, none of them had prearranged visas. Imagine if all the Japanese held in concentration camps, were shot? After all, they WERE the same race that bombed Pearl Harbor in a very sneaky attack, one that was not sporting at all.

Amnesty IS America… If there is any one single factor that makes Americans worthy of being considered for a manifest destiny, it is the fact that we were known as righteous and decent people who were very practical in making decisions.  We did not let grudges color our judgment even after we’d just got done killing each other…

It is ironical that those who are most evangelical among our members, are the most virulent against amnesty, and are acting equally against the word of their own God.

“But I say to you who here, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.”

Our Christian friends who say “NO AMNESTY”; are not Christians.  They are agents of the devil.

“Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites (Republicans), as it is written, “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” And He said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!”  Mark 7:6-9

It is unlikely the American tradition of full amnesty will be put into effect tonight…. We, as a nation, should be sad. If we are ever to reserve our place as the nation above all nations, … it should be full amnesty that we see….

We would not be here at all, but for full amnesty once begotten to us by men apparently much wiser than our leaders are today..