Hypocrites R Us! — a letter to the occupant of the White House

Dear Mr. Trump,

I’m sorry I have taken so long to write again to you, but I know you are busy too. It must have taken you a long time to come up with a plan to kick out of the country so many good, hard-working, young people. It must have been strain for you to think of reasons for this action, beyond just that Obama instituted the DACA program. If you are having trouble sleeping, I recommend melatonin, by the way.

The name of your administration should be Hypocrites R Us! On one hand, you are so determined to kick out the Dreamers because their parents – not they – broke the law by entering the country. In your view, no compassion should be shown to these stalwart would-be citizens. The law is the law, after all!

On the other hand, you pardoned Joe Arpaio, who absolutely broke the law, purposely violated a court order, and acted with criminal intent. But wait! I thought the law was the law! You have compassion for this lawbreaker, who deserves jail, but not for children brought here by their parents?

Paint a big sign on the front of the White House, please, and make it read:

Hypocrites R Us!

Very truly yours,

Bruce J. Berger


About brucejberger

Bruce J. Berger has published his short fiction in a variety of print and on-line literary journals, including Prole, Jersey Devil Press Anthology, The Awakenings Review, Raphael's Village, Eastown Fiction, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and others. He also publishes shorts stories for Amazon's Kindle. He is pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at American University beginning in August 2015.
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