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Letters to the Editor, May 22, 2013

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Updated: June 23, 2013 6:06AM



Immigration policy should be easy to understand

The left has been pushing for immigration reform, but as usual they lack common sense. The Republicans who seem to have little comprehension of the topic are concerned with securing the border. I have a suggestion that will solve both the immigration issue as well as addressing the ridiculous out of control government spending. This fix won’t be a 2,800 page nightmare of a bill, it won’t be difficult to understand, it doesn’t need a leviathan of a government bureaucracy to implement either. It’s simply, “If you are not a citizen of the United States, or cannot prove you are here legally, you are not eligible or unemployment benefits, welfare, food stamps, or any other government assistance.” We will never be able to seal the border until we stop the reason they come to begin with which is all the free giveaways!

Now I know the libs have already scoffed at my idea as being impractical and think that I’m just a typical uncompassionate right wing nut, which is OK, I have my therapist on speed dial. For those who think this is too barbaric, I have a way they can help. There would be a fund established for those who wish to contribute at their own cost (no tax deduction) to provide assistance to immigrants who need it. It will be interesting to see how many libs sign up, they seem to be so generous with other people’s money but not their own.

I’m still in the process of trying to determine how much this would save our country but I’m sure it could run into the trillions. Our leaders need to start practicing fiscal responsibility.

Jeff Eenigenburg

DeMotte

Cleveland case comparable to any other abortion

In the Cleveland kidnapping case, I am struck by the fact the local prosecutor is considering capital murder charges against the perpetrator, because during five different pregnancies, he starved and repeatedly punched one of his victims in the womb, in order to abort her children. One would certainly argue that capital murder charges are deserved in such horrific circumstances, yet every day in our county during similar violent abortions, no crime is committed. Let’s not kid ourselves that these abortions are not violent. The victims in these cases are dismembered, shredded, and decapitated as they are literally ripped from the womb.

Yet in one case capital murder charges may be filed, but in these other cases the violence is perfectly legal. We have to ask ourselves how did we arrive at such a warped legal conclusion, and more importantly what can be done to correct this grievous miscarriage of justice? Some will argue that in the first case the woman was forced, and that in the others she was not. Let’s not forget that in all such cases the child is the victim. These children are completely dependent on our good will, and are totally innocent. Yet they are the ones who pay the ultimate price. Is this just? Is it fair?

David Daley

LaPorte



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