On being neighborly (Who do I have to love and how much?) Part 7

In 1911 a Senator Dillingham reported to congress that “certain kinds of criminality are inherent in the Italian race” and that “the high rate of illiteracy among the new immigrants was due to inherent racial tendencies.” Once the railroad was finished, so was our country finished with the Chinese they’d conscripted and enslaved to finish …

On being neighborly (Who do I have to love and how much?) Part 6 of 5ish

"I won't mix in politics. War is the fruit of politics, and so I don't involve myself, that's all. If I get stuck in politics, I will stop loving. Because I will have to stand by one, not by all.” Mother Teresa Neighborly: Characteristic of a good neighbor, especially helpful, friendly, kind, obliging, helpful, hospitable, civil, …

On being neighborly (Who do I have to love and how much?) Part 4 of 5ish

“Human beings can be beautiful or more beautiful. They can be fat or skinny, they can be right or wrong, but illegal? How can a human being be illegal?” Eli Wiesel Neighborly: Characteristic of a good neighbor, especially helpful, friendly, kind, obliging, helpful, hospitable, civil, generous… In his speech yesterday, President Obama said: “Are we …