“The world must be made safe for democracy,” Woodrow Wilson, 1917. In my opinion, it is incumbent on those in this United States to preserve our own democracy…….it has been under attack, it is being eroded. Please understand what democracy is, and support it, not destroy it. It is not the government of one person, or of one party….it is a government for ALL of our citizens and those seeking asylum. It is not a rule of a minority – it should be a coming together of many, creating a majority. Our government was set up to have checks and balances; these need to be acknowledged and protected, thus creating the ability to share the governance of the country and not allow any one segment rule. Those elected to represent us in our national congress were not sent there to be enforcers, specifically for only one person, one belief or to obfuscate the truth. They are your representatives, they are supposed to represent the entire district, not just those peoples within their party. Idealistic? No, truth. They have been elected to help organize our governmental policies to essentially protect and support all human rights..…yes, ALL human rights. This is not simple, yet necessary. Compromise is a key word. When compromise exists, it powers dignity, integrity, compassion and truth. We need this now, more than ever. Let the people speak, let it be conscientious and peaceful – this is a protected right.