Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world awaits.  A world lives within you.  No one else can bring you news of this inner world … Each person … coaxes the invisible to become visible.

John O’Donohue, in Anam Cara

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Identity is personal.  It is sacred.  It is you, it is within you, it transcends you. It is who you are, where you belong, and from where and whom you are descended.

It is your past, your present and your future.  It reaches back 2000 years to Christ, and beyond Him to your Jewish brothers and sisters, through your families, and clans, and their history, and through our nation’s Founders, through our journey here, our prior toils, defeats and triumphs.

Your identity is your identity in American history, your claim to an extraordinary history and the American character – its courage, sacrifice, compassion, optimism, achievement, and its unique and precious legacy of liberty.

Make no mistake identity is sacred and its theft worthy of a fight to the death. And this is why immigration and citizenship, and political “correctness” are so explosive, so incendiary.  

This is what unifies the average man and woman, the “unprotected class.” This forms them up as one, the UPC: brothers and sisters in faith and in arms, linked by the sacred nature of identity that will not be taken, surrendered, denied, forfeited, gutted or destroyed by any over-class.

The Unprotected Class is working men and women, middle income, veterans, tradesmen, stay-at-home and working Moms, Catholics, Baptists, Jews, Believers, the Johnny Rebs and Boston Irish, plains farmers, laborers, husbands and fathers, wives and mothers, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, grandparents and great grandparents from proud pasts in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, the Middle East, Australia who became lawful citizens – Americans.

Identity is personal and sacred.

Immigration is not a wall or quota, it is something so much more – a person’s identity, a nation’s identity and its very existence.

In America immigration makes many one and uniquely fulfills the American dream, its concept of welcome, opportunity, freedom and liberty.

In America immigration is baptism, an intentional commitment to a sacred identity.  It is destiny.

Sadly, the protected class of overseers trifles with our identity.  They devalue it. You see their contempt for it, and for us, in the manner in which they neither preserve nor protect it.  What is sacred, they destroy for they have their money, their title, their pension, and their “privileged” life – gated and apart … life without soul, meaning, fellowship, friends.

The complete lost of one’s identity is, with all propriety of theological definition, hell.  In diminished form it is insanity.

John Country Murray, S.J, in Religion in America

‘Nuf said.  Where are you on this issue?  One who destroys what is sacred or one who defends what is sacred?

Shalom.

Please keep Carl Roland and Jackie Quinn LaRocca, two dear friends who are confronting very serious cancer problems, in your prayers.  Both outstanding people.  Each in a real battle. 

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