There Are No Children In War

There is currently a second attempt, in both the House and Senate, to pass legislation protecting the human rights of children in an occupied country under siege by an aggressive military force. The following is about the first attempt:

Co-Sponsors of H.R.4391 – Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act
115th Congress (2017-2018)

Official Title as introduced: To require the Secretary of State to certify that United States funds do not support military detention, interrogation, abuse or ill treatment of Palestinian children, and for other purposes.

These are the co-sponsors of the bill to prevent U.S. taxpayer money to be used for this despicable act, according to congress.gov:

Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
John Conyers Jr. (D-MI)
Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Andre Carson (D-IN)
Luis Guiterrez (D-IL)
Danny Davis (D-IL)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Ro Khanna (D-CA)
Promila Jayapal (D-WA)
James McGovern (D-MA)
Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Keith Ellison (D-MI)
Jackie Speier (D-CA)
Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
Bobby Rush (D-IL)
Donald Beyer (D-VA)
Henry Johnson Jr. (D-GA)
Peter Welch (D-VT)
Richard (D-MN)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-CA)
Dwight Evans (D-PA)
Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH)
Michael Doyle (D-PA)
Katherine Clark (D-MA)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)

What were the rest of the members of Congress thinking? That waving a U.S. flag and demonizing Arabs, Muslims and other non-white people is more important than protecting children? Is that what it takes to pacify “conservative” U.S. voters and stay in office? Are we that despicable in this country? More than 400 members of the United States House of Representatives, including EVERY republican, DID NOT support the civil rights of children. If this pattern of hateful behavior among our elected officials continues, we’ve lost. And the terrorists – wherever they reside – have won.

We need to encourage our elected officials to pass House Resolution 2407, the “Promoting Human Rights For Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act” as soon as possible. And we also need to encourage senators with a conscience to sponsor similar legislation in the Senate.

Link to H.R.4391: https://uscpr.org/campaign/government-affairs/resources/support-promoting-human-rights-ending-israeli-military-detention-palestinian-children-act/

Link to H.R.2407: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2407

7 comments on “There Are No Children In War

  1. […] via There Are No Children In War — ashiftinconsciousness […]

  2. For our conservative representatives, only the fetus deserves our protection.

  3. I’ve scratched my head over that for so long I have scars. How can a sane person have love for a fetus and not for children? People talk about the point at which a fetus develops a central nervous system and a heartbeat. Children have those, too.

    Some day more people will understand that compassion can’t be selective.

  4. Please request your representative to do the humane thing and protect children from detainment, torture and other evils of war:


  5. so many legislators
    going to dc
    and doing
    the right thing!
    sadly those that elected them
    are caught in their own problems
    and don’t want to know of such
    dirty deeds by the govt, imho 🙂

  6. I assume you’re referring to the few new members of Congress who are pushing for the government to start taking responsibility for the environmental crisis, the corrupt economic system and the cowardly “business as usual” attitudes of career politicians who’ve sold their integrity? I’m very happy to see people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and many others who are bringing some courage into our government.

    It’s refreshing to see that at least some people are elected for ideas that don’t involve fear, greed and hate. Hopefully, this trend will continue and we’ll see more women, non-white, Indigenous, non-heterosexual and non-Christian people elected. It’s time we evolved.

    Thanks for the comment, it’s so nice to hear from you.

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