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Letters to the Editor: March 2019
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 11:36

Trump encouraged to finish wall along Southern border

Mr. Trump, build that wall! 

I spent 35 years defending this country, sometimes behind fences and walls to protect our people and assets. Walls and fences work! I recently saw a video that hit this subject hard and factually. It was produced by Turning Point USA a non-profit organization founded by Charlie Kirk. Here are some facts from Charlie:

There are 44,000 illegal immigrants in our federal prisons. 

An illegal immigrant is twice as likely to commit a crime than a natural-born citizen in Arizona.

Thousands of children are being sex-trafficked across our borders every year.

Ninety-eight percent of heroin in America comes across the southern border.

The cost of illegal immigration is $115 billion/year. ($5.7B for the wall is small in comparison)

Charlie rode along the border with Art Del Cueto, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council. He stated, “Women come across the border when they are menstruating, they are less likely to be raped. Children have sexual relations through the fence. We put plywood up, they cut holes so they can sexually interact. These are not innocent children.” 

If walls don’t work, why has former President Obama built a 10-foot wall around his mansion in Washington, D.C.? 
RIC HUNTER
Burnsville


New ‘Democratic Socialists’ are premature with plans

I believe that the new “Democratic Socialist” members of the U.S. Congress have their hearts in the right place, but not their heads.

Like them, I, too, believe that our federal government should do more and spend more to help make the lives of our citizens better just like our traditional allies do.

However, there has never been a truly “socialist” economy in the history of the world which was ever able to produce enough wealth to meet the survival needs of its citizens. So, it is foolish to call yourself a socialist. You are just giving conservatives a new insult and put-down to call you.

A lot has been said about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to tax the INCOME of those earning over $10 million/year by 70 percent. The problem with this is that we need to start seriously taxing WEALTH because that’s where we can get enough revenue to pass a Canadian-style national health insurance program to cover and greatly help 99 percent of Americans. 

If we would tax the net-wealth and net-worth of all individuals with a net-worth of $10 million and over by 10 percent, we would raise MANY times more revenue than what Ocasio-Cortez proposes. USA Today newspaper endorsed the passage of a “National Wealth Tax” on July 31, 2018.

It is possible that we might have a much more equal and a truly “socialist” society one day, but that day is at least 1,000-2.000 years away.  We will all have to evolve and transform spiritually, emotionally, and mentally into much more loving, caring, empathetic, compassionate, giving, and altruistic human beings before we are ready for that. 

Right now, we are simpy too individualistic, too materialistic, too selfish, too self-centered, too self-absorbed, too “full of oursselves,” and too much into believing that we are “all that” for it to work.

Because, as philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin has observed, humankind is presently at the spiritual, emotional, and mental level of a 12-year-old child. Sometimes I think that it is more like a 7-year-old child. 

And, I include myself in that because every day I fall short of being the kind of human being that I can be and should be. 

And I also make mistakes every day of my life. So, I am not judging anyone else here.
STEWART B. EPSTEIN
Rochester, N.Y.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Epstein, a retired professor of sociology and social work, taught at West Virginia University, Slippery Rock University, and Fort Hays State University.



Russiagate can save the galaxy

I love Russiagate’s awesome potential to save the galaxy from human overpopulation.
ALAN DITMORE
Leicester


Presidential hopefuls leave voters ‘Stuck in the Middle’


In the 1970s a pop singing group, Stealers Wheel, had a hit record titled “Stuck In The Middle With You.” It was also known as “Stuck In The Middle.”


As an Independent voter, I am looking at the slate of presidential candidates for the 2020 election and all I see are crazies to the Left of me and crazies to the Right of me and I’m wondering which loser I might be forced to vote for.


Perhaps they can come up with a Middle Of the Road party to represent us because I really don’t want to be Stuck In The Middle with the current crop of radicals from both sides of the aisle. What to do, what to do??!!

HERB STARK

Mooresville

 

 

 

It’s about 'we Americans,' not our ungodly Congress


Many in the House and Senate need to realize this is ABOUT AMERICA, NOT ABOUT THEM, and their morally corrupt political parties.


They are paid high wages to work for America in a fair, sensible, and godly way.


That is not what we are getting for our money now.


The safety of America should be the most important thing to our legislators.


Is there any common sense left in city mayors and state governors?


What has happened to the education systems across America that turns out such irresponsible leaders?


These leaders cannot take care of their own, yet most offer sanctuary to illegals, even if they are known criminals. By doing so, they are encouraging the world to migrate to America, against our immigration laws.


Any one who encourages others to break our laws is, or should be consider a criminal themselves.    


Those who claim it is immoral to use barriers to stop illegals from entering our country happen to be the most immoral people around.


The most recent example is the ungodly state of New York, which passed a new Bill, and their proud governor (Andrew Cuomo) signed into law, allowing that state to legally murder babies “UP TO THE DUE DATE.”


Unless they REPENT and TURN BACK TO GOD, America WILL GET SICKER THAN THAT! The guilt rests on unbelievers, and on believers too.


On believers, because we failed to stand on God’s Word.  That Word of God tells us that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for REPROOF, for CORRECTION, for INSTRUCTION in righteousness.” Yet we remained silent!


A murderous heart requires REPENTANCE, or Hell will be the judgment.  Saying the Wall/or Barrier is immoral does not cancel the horrible immoralities you support. 

MANUEL YBARRA JR.  

Coalgate, Okla.



 



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