Ezekiel Agonistes

Family separation at the border reminds us children still suffer too often the iniquities of their elders

There are two cruelties in heavy play regarding the family separation issue currently bedeviling our politics and our…

No decent man or woman should have to think twice against genuine family separation, even in the presence of those among us who believe the law sacrosanct enough that the most grotesque human abuse is just. "The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father," said the prophet Ezekiel, "neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son." We bear that in mind, too, when learning as we do that many are the children who migrate upward from their troubled Central and South American and other roots without their families.