I Am Illegal

I Am Illegal Graffiti

The daughter of one of my Arizona friends made “I could be illegal stickers” and several people I know have joined similarly themed groups on Facebook. I concur with the sentiments and believe there should be easier paths to legal residency and citizenship, and that most of the policing should be done at the level of businesses.

That said, the Native American in me says to everyone: You are *all* illegal! I mourn what was lost – the peaceful and harmonious relationship humans had with nature and the knowledge of the interdependent web of existence.

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too. ~Chief Luther Standing Bear