Email from Jay Johnson-Castro.
After the Hutto Walk II and the Hutto Vigil VII this past weekend…I’ve had a chance to sift through all the results and realities. Great people supported the walk and the vigil. Great people showed up. Great minds are determined to forge ahead to Free the Children.
Are we ready to take it to the next level in order to FREE the CHILDREN? If so…please mark your calendars for Saturday, April 28th, 11:00am-4:00pm. Texas State Capitol…Austin.
Let’s start by saying first…that we now have registered FreeTheChildren.info. With that name, our mission is defined. We intend to start a state, national and international campaign to free the thousands of children from cruel and inhumane, yes illegal incarceration…starting with the ugly reality that we have hundreds on innocent little ones in concentration camps… right here in Texas. There are children from some 30 countries in Hutto…who are denied all the freedoms that America promises.
Second reality is that some within our government…local, state and national…are callous enough to not only permit the imprisonment of babies…some actually derive financial and political benefits for their complicity in this crime…which up until now is being committed with impunity. That too will change.
Dedicated people are battling all kinds of sick and warped things going on in the world around us as well as in our own country. We are constantly forced to prioritize which battles we choose to fight…no? But…how much more sinister and demented…and how much more worthy a cause do we need…then the reality that precious little children are being cruelly imprisoned….and for-profit…on the pretext of national security? How much more cruel can the Administration, Chertoff and ICE be than to abuse these babies.
How much more repugnant does the federal government have to be…before the sane people of this country, who still have a conscience, rise up and say that we’ve had enough of this tyranny. Babies, children in their formative years, elementary aged children, school age children…should not be in concentration camps…let alone for profit. A concentration camp with a swing set…is still a concentration camp!
We now know that Rep. Eddie Rodriquez and Rep. Rafael Anchia are trying to champion the freeing of these little ones. They have authored HCR 64…essentially condemning the immoral incarceration of children at Hutto. Yet, the Chair of the State Affairs Committee, David Swinford, has blocked the progress of that bill. He has refused up until now…to allow we the public to address the Hutto concentration camp before the State Affairs committee in a public hearing…thereby disenfranchising democracy and the voice of “We the people”. And…only two weeks remain for committee hearings.
Since Swinford is willing to prevent we the people from expressing our views…”We the people” will therefore hold our own public hearing in the Capitol. A “We the public” Hearing. In one week…Saturday, April 28th we will meet in Committee Room: E2.028 The room is reserved from 11:00am-4:00pm. This is an opportunity for any one who has that inner conviction that the innocent children in Hutto should be freed…along with their mothers…to publicly voice their hearts and minds.
If you’re sincere about freeing the children…make this sacrifice. Join us at the capitol…to Free the Children. You don’t have to stay the whole time. But do…join us to Free the Children who are being immorally and illegally imprisoned in Hutto.
View the resolution that was introduced by Rep. Eddie Rodriquez to free the children in Hutto.
So amigos. Let’s make a difference. Please forward this to your friends and organizations…and the media contacts that you have. Let’s Free the Children!!!
“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Capitol this coming Saturday…the 28th…