Pic Of The Day #803

And a little child shall lead them: Emanuel Linvald, 8, at today’s Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge demonstration protesting inhumane conditions for children at the US border. (Photo/Darcy Hicks)

37 responses to “Pic Of The Day #803

  1. Bonnie Bradley

    Good for you, Emanuel! You are showing everyone how important it is to be kind and loving and helpful, especially to kids. Westport and your family must be very proud of you. ❤️

    • Boris Young

      Let the homeless US citizens living in your house first before talking about taking care of the illegal immigrants who should not get their foot into US soil at the very first place!

  2. Good comment, young fellow!

  3. Mary Cookman Schmerker

    This should be passes around until it has gone around the world twice. Just plain perfect.

  4. You know, christian families (most of them are republicans)in the US adopted thousands of abandoned kids all over the world, so donate money or have those mistreated children live in your own house to treat them better! Just do it!!

    • Richard Fogel

      christian . No doubt a part of Christianity does good things. Thank you. However the Evangelical support for Trump is outrageous. The Trump rhetoric,behavior,and his motivating forces bring out the worst in his supporters. I dont consider his supporters republicans. Republicans were good people who had family values. They used to,believe in budgets and responsibility to pay for items. The current Trump republicans are spineless and not following the teachings of Jesus Christ . Thank you for your comments

      • Eric William Buchroeder SHS ‘70

        Your ability to generalize and stereotype is nothing short of magnificent.

  5. Holly Wheeler

    • What makes the US the greatest country is the constitution, the law.

      Nancy Pelosi claims nobody is above the law, yet those illegal immigrants are obviously above the law by those democratics!

      Undocumented immigrants, what’s netxt?? Drug dealer will be called “undocumented pharmacist”!??

      From your comment, you still don’t get why Trump won the 2016 elections!!! Today’s democratic party is no longer the bill clinton’s party (thanks to the worst president in US history Obama). Today’s democratic party brings out the worst of “basket of non-deporables”.

      By badmouthing Trump and his supporters doesn’t work anymore!

      Most republicans are good chrisitans, and republicans who support trump are the backbone of the great United States of American. These so-called christians who voted for Hilary should feel ashamed of themselves, and quit going to the holy churches!

      Look at those democratic clowns on the debate stage! a bunch socialists, even communists. Visit Venezuela, Cuba, China, North Korea, and you will understand why most eastern European immigrants, old generation of Cuba immigrants and Chinese immigrants overwhelmingly support republicans!! These clowns will make Trump re-elected next year.

    • What makes the US the greatest country is the constitution, the law.

      Look at the poor kid, does he really know what happens on the border?? Can I break his house and live in his house at my will?? Can I be called his “undocumented father”?

      Nancy Pelosi claims nobody is above the law, yet those illegal immigrants are obviously above the law by those democratics!

      Undocumented immigrants, what’s netxt?? Drug dealer will be called “undocumented pharmacist”!??

      From your comment, you still don’t get why Trump won the 2016 elections!!! Today’s democratic party is no longer the bill clinton’s party (thanks to the worst president in US history Obama). Today’s democratic party brings out the worst of “basket of non-deporables”.

      By badmouthing Trump and his supporters doesn’t work anymore!

      Most republicans are good chrisitans, and republicans who support trump are the backbone of the great United States of American. These so-called christians who voted for Hilary should feel ashamed of themselves, and quit going to the holy churches!

      Look at those democratic clowns on the debate stage! a bunch socialists, even communists. Visit Venezuela, Cuba, China, North Korea, and you will understand why most eastern European immigrants, old generation of Cuba immigrants and Chinese immigrants overwhelmingly support republicans!! These clowns will make Trump re-elected next year.

      • richard fogel

        he won for several reasons. Election law fraud. Putin with assistance fromTrump campaign made a big difference. Many lies told by Trump persuaded some voters. Mexico will pay for the wall. Terump will deliver a great health insurance program fpoor all Americans. Trump will hire the best people. Some indicted. Some in jail. Some under on going investigation. Russia invaded the USA and hacked our democratic electiomn. Not only has Trump done nothing about it but has embraced Putin and talks ugly rhetoric to our allies but speaks admiration to dictators and to the former KGB Putin who is a murderer. Speaking of Christianity and my former comments,where in the bible does it say adultery is goog. Where in the bible does it say if you are rich and famous thou may grab woman bt the P and do wharever you want to woman. Teach your children? If a Staples or middle school teacher said this what would happen???????? If you Rabbi,priest, minister,spouse, dr, CEO, said thios,what would happen. If Obama said this, what would have happened? I can not inderstand how people claiming to respect Chrisitan values and attend chiurch can share such values. Its hard for me to write this and control my emotions. I thought Jesus taught to help the poor. Help the sick. Love thy neighbor. Do not turn the other cheek. The Torah teaches Jews to honor the wife. The Torah states thou shall not be stiff necked. The Torah teaches Jews that if you own crops do not pick the most distal crops as a stranger coming into your land may be hungry and let the stranger eat. Trump has desensitized humanity about hate. Religion has been hijacked, Trump and his followers are a danger to humanity. Trump believes global warming is a hoax. Ask Europe. Learn what Israel policy is on global warming. Why is the USA military moving our army bases away from water? Why does the USA intelligence conduct cyber attack on Russia but tells Trump little? Trump is compromised by Putin and Russia. 9/11 was caused by 11 Saudi Arabians with backing from the Saudi government. Trump has many financial affairs heavily intertwined with Saudi and the government. Trump just sold weapons to the country that enabled 9/11 When the Jews came to the USA on a ship they were turned away. I do not see much love and compassion from Christians and Evangelicals and Jews who support Donald Trump. My opinion is that if Jesus was to appear today and preach as he did in the bible, Chroistians and Evangelicals would label Jesus a socialist, a communist, a nut, and throw him out on his ass.

  6. Election fraud?? all scandals about voters frauds were by democrats before the 2016 elections!! Please refer to the Veritas project。 The best way to prevent the fraud is to ask the ID!!!!! and why the heck democratics dont want that???

    If you still indulge yourself in the Russian collusion, you are day dreaming. wake up, pal!

    Now you talk about adultery? what about JFK and Bill Clinton? Obama smoked pot!! You are a saint if you never had bathroom talk before! and nobody is saint!

    Jesus said help the poor, oh yeah, please adopt some illegal immigrants and let them live in your basement and take care of them. Don’t BS and just do it!!

    Don’t you know that democrats don’t call it global warming any more? they call it climate change now? Please explain the following:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/09/19/scientists-published-climate-research-under-fake-names-then-they-were-caught/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b40fcd12dcad

    You don’t know most religious jews (orthodoxy jews)are republicans??? dont you know Karl Marx and Vlad Lenin were jewish??? who turned jew away in world word II? Democrat president!!

    • Boris Young

      Well said Frank! Those people should be ashamed of themselves by pretending moral high by protecting illegals. Don’t think about using taxpayers money to do those thing you think it is good. Do it using your own money and house.

  7. Boris Young

    Shame of the people who uses kids who knows nothing about illegal immigrants!

  8. Michele Smolen

    THANK YOU MR. FOGEL..

  9. Mary Cookman Schmerker

    Hey everybody. This post was a picture taken on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge of those who were protesting the treatment of children at the border. Children far too young to have made a decision to come to the U.S. let alone illegally. Illegals are mentioned so many times by commenters. These desperate people are not illegal until they enter the U.S. with out documentation. They are asylum seekers. Yes, some of them may not actually qualify and may have made up stories. A very small percentage may not be really nice people but for the most part they are fleeing horrible conditions and are hopeful for a better life.
    Two final comments. The age of the young man, 8 years old. I have a 7 1/2 year old grandson who can speak about the problems at the border and understands the issues better than some adults I know. Finally, yes,we need to beef up our policies and procedures and the way we handle this humanitarian crisis. Believe it or not I get most of the comments here on both sides. The question is: besides gripe what are we going to do. Poor Dan. He has to monitor all of this.

    • Boris Young

      Sounds more like human trafficking that someone are encouraging.

    • Monitor of this? You mean censorship?

      An eight year old was protesting mistreatments of illegal immigrants children, and you think he got this idea all by himself not from his parents. You have very good sense of humor

      • Mary Cookman Schmerker

        I guess I used the wrong word. Dan does not censor comments. Obviously! I will add, I guess you haven’t met any of my grandsons. You would be amazed. They definitely are well informed and have their own opinions, especially the 7 1/2 year old.

        • Does your 7 1/2 year old grandson know that the Republican Party was established for emancipation? Does your 7 1/2 year old know KKK were started by democrats? Does your 7 1/2 year old know The democrat president turned away Jewish refugees from Europe in World War II while Shanghai China accepted many Jewish refugees? Does your 7 1/2 year old know Segregationists in 50s – 60s were all democrats? Does your 7 1/2 year old know that democrats are promoting socialism now, and socialism killer the most people in the history of human kind?

          If he doesn’t, I would like to sit down with him and teach him all of the above for free .

  10. While I commend the little boy for his gesture of loving and helping others, it is doubtful whether he really understands the complexity of the border issue, an issue extremely divisive even amongst the adults. More likely than not, the parents have set up the show based on their own political beliefs, which means the child’s innocence was exploited, albeit perhaps with “benign” intents.

    Around the border/immigration issue, many concepts are being mixed and misrepresented, and many words are being misused. The word “immigrant” does not only mean people who walk across the border, although it is very often used by media to mean just that. The word “asylum” has very specific meaning in immigration laws, and it does not apply to the vast majority of immigrants, legal or illegal. Laws were established to govern the asylum system, as well as the immigration process in general. Laws are an essential part of a civic society.

    If one does not like the current way the government deals with immigration, s/he might want to advocate for changes to the immigration laws instead of encouraging people to break the laws by breaching the borders between countries. Before the laws are changed, they have to be followed and enforced. Encouraging people to walk across the border in an uncontrolled fashion only puts them in danger, and is thus inhumane.

    • Cristina Negrin

      The issue is the children are being abused for no reason

    • Boris Young

      Thank you Mr. Duke for a good lesson for those people like Mr. Forgel, etc. Hope they are more humane thank they think they pretend to be.

  11. Cristina Negrin

    I’m amazed and distressed over what I’m reading on this thread. Jaw dropping right wing ugly white supremacy at it’s worst …here in Westport???
    Reading the language and spelling I’m guessing Frank or Boris and others were not educated in Westport. Sorry if I sound like a snob. I’m anything but. My children and grand children are socializing and going to school with children brought up in hateful families with a love of Trump and his crimes? I vote for family dinners every night with discussions about what’s going on on the border and Kindness and generosity. Not more hate. Regardless of religion incorporate your own. The frankly illiterate, pro Trump comments are appalling

    • Boris Young

      Hate the president of the United States is appalling, Christina. That is exactly what is going on for those white leftist what call anyone who does not agree with them white supremacy, racist, or whatever they like. Shame on you!

    • It is actually not very hard to tell who is hating and who is not. I voted for Trump and I absolutely reject any allegation that I am a hater. I can, on the other hand, read “hate” in of your post. You absolutely hate a legitimately elected US President, as well as whomever supports that said President. Folks have turned political disagreement into hate.

    • You really are a self-righteous hypocritical snob. You are such a RACIST to discriminate against us who were not educated in Westport. The great Town of Westport only belongs to you Trump haters and commie-like Hilary supporters?! ugly white supremacy? Hateful families? Do you have other dirty words to describe Trump supporters? I am not even a white, and I don’t hate anything other than socialism and corrupted Hillary-type corrupted democrats!

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