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please wear orange on Friday


An email from my mom, directly copied and pasted:

You know you can count on 1 or fewer fingers the number of broadcasts political appeals that I have ever sent.
I'm conscious that many of my friends and family are on opposite sides of the political pole from me.
But, as an American and a decent human being, I believe that what our country is doing in Guantanamo is a black, cancerous blot on our international reputation, the heart of the Constitution, and our shared human souls.  Our children and our children's children will wonder why we didn't do something to stop it.

This is a minor action to take: Please wear orange on Friday to show solidarity with the efforts to close Guantanamo.
We are a nation governed by the rule of law. It's what our better angels seek when we try to assist other countries in human-rights turmoil. We must show by our actions at home that we truly believe in the rule of law.

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Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

3 thoughts on “please wear orange on Friday

  1. I agree. People will look back at us and think exactly the same thing we think now when we look back to the German people at the time of Hitler.
    I'll wear orange on Friday…I don't think anyone will notice and it isn't going to help, but I'll do it anyway, just in case it does help.

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