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Yes Presidio, but she was only stating to me what I think a lot of people believe. If you watch the media, especially here in North Texas, and that is the only exposure you have to the border issue you can see where her views came from. I felt that a two minute conversation in the hallway wasn't going to change her mind. However, I could, and probably should get with her another time and give her some "alternative" viewpoints to consider. If I had said what I was thinking at the time, the possibility of further conversation would be over. I admit I was shocked by the thought that all people with brown skin look alike, but I am hoping I misjudged her comment and she doesn't really believe that. If she does, there is more understanding and sensitivity to other cultures that needs to be taught. I might get on my soapbox here but I believe that our churches should be teaching tolarance and acceptance (maybe like Christ did) instead of intolerance and judgmentalism. But the process of change is slow, and it is done one person at a time. BUT one has to be accepting to teach acceptance. I have to accept herwhere she is before I can lead her to another place.Anyway, there is a sermon for the day, at least it's SUnday
Jameson got it wrong; the ceremony did take place in the Oval Office around lunchtime on June 6.E
I wish that the Park Service hadn't destroyed so many of their homes and buildings but I suppose it made sense at the time. Keeping them up would have been an expensive nightmare.
I hope it's not just vanity that prompts me to suggest "The River Has Never Divided Us" (winner, SMU's Clements Center Award for Best Book of 2004 about the Southwest) and "La Junta de los Rios" (winner, Best Book 2008, Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association), both by yours truly, Jefferson Morgenthaler. Both are available at Front Street Books.
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