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PatrickforO

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Counselor, economist and public servant.

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My wife and I are watching 'On the Basis of Sex'

Highly recommended!

It stars Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ginsburg is a giant, and the movie is great.

The hundreds of private for-profit concentration camps dotting this country must

be closed down in 2020.

I'm posting this because all three of my grand kids were at my home on Christmas day, and when I looked at them playing and laughing, I thought about the children who are languishing in these concentration camps, living in cold cages with foil blankets, being cared for by older kids.

These are children OUR GOVERNMENT has ripped from their parents' arms and put in these evil places. They are cold, hungry, sick and alone.

My grand kids are 2, 4 and 10, and on Christmas Day, I looked at them and thought how very, very lost and alone these little children in these concentration camps must be.

Yeah, we taxpayers are being charged $750 per day per head to these private camps on no-bid contracts, and that stinks of corruption, but let's all get beyond that outrage, and think about a little four year old girl or boy being in one of those awful places, crying each night until sleep comes, wondering if they will ever see their parents again.

And think about their parents, lost somewhere in the system, victims of an administration that had NO plan to track where these families are so they could be one day reunited. NO plan.

Here are the specific provisions of the Rome Statute that are being broken:

1. The deliberate deprivation of resources needed for the groupís physical survival and which are available to the rest of the population, such as clean water, food and medical services. Children have died in these camps for lack of medical care and life-saving medicine.

2. Creation of circumstances that could lead to a slow death, such as lack of proper housing, clothing and hygiene or excessive work or physical exertion. People in these camps are cold, have inadequate blankets, food, clothing, personal hygiene items and lack the physical exercise necessary to stay healthy.

3. Forcible transfer of children, imposed by direct force or through fear of violence, duress, detention, psychological oppression or other methods of coercion. Just the act of ripping these children from their families and housing them in 'special' detention camps for children fits this definition.

4. Death threats or ill treatment that causes disfigurement or injury; forced or coerced use of drugs or other treatment that damages health. There have been reports of some of these kids being drugged to keep them quiet.

This is so far from being OK that it makes me want to vomit. It really does. You want articles of impeachment? Try GENOCIDE under Article 6 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

So, if you are part of the national Democratic Party apparatus, or if you are a Democratic candidate for office, HEAR THIS NOW. I'm NOT willing to give the odious white supremacist apparatus that has grown like a cancer on the Executive Branch of our government a pass on this this year or into the decade. No.

Trump, Miller, Kirstjen Nielsen, Pence, and the rest, down to the lowliest cruel guard must be called to account for their actions, and I vow to do everything that I can do to make sure that happens, both before, and after this year's election.

You want some additional articles for impeachment and trial in the Senate? The evidence of genocide is RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES, and flowing in the tears of the children and the mothers.

I will not stand still for this, give these people a pass just because they 'served' in our executive branch. They are criminals. What they have done is illegal. It is also unethical and immoral. It is a rot upon our nation that must be excised, and I vow during the next decade I will do everything in my power to see these people brought to justice.

Won't you join me?
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