All of this was due to the basic decency of normal people who are not monsters. In both the Post account and in others, the mutual aid volunteers say that this stunt risking the welfare of actual human beings was orchestrated by the (again) performatively cruel Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
There are few if any decent human beings who would gather up asylum-seeking families and dump them on a Washington, D.C., street during sub-freezing temperatures on Christmas Eve, but nobody involved with this stunt has ever been decent in their lives. Hopefully they are all sued, including Abbott; hopefully a few of them end up in prison for a plan that would foreseeably endanger human lives for their little political game.
Abbott, for his part, this morning tweeted from the New Testament: "For today in the city of David a Savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord."
This Christmas Day, know that whatever your faults may be you are almost certainly a better person than Any Texas Republican, and that Washington, D.C. remains both a more moral and a more "Christian" place than Texas can claim to be. Happy holidays to you, and to the many volunteers who came from their own holiday gatherings to instead give three busloads of refugees blankets, food, and shelter so that they would not have to spend the night on the street as Gov. Greg Abbott intended them to.
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