Crime is not supposed to pay
Fruits of the crime: When you prosper or benefit from an illegal act. In other words, crime pays. Example: You sell drugs and open up a legitimate business and never sell drugs again. When it’s discovered where your source of money came from to open the business, you forfeit everything you obtained through that business. Whether it’s a home, cars, furniture, savings account, other businesses, etc. Crime is not supposed to pay.
It’s a crime to violate immigration law. Many so-called dreamers entered the United States illegally accompanied by an adult, some without. But make no doubt about it, either way they are here illegally. Some blame our government saying they are cold and mean for enforcing current immigration law.
President Donald Trump did the proper thing to end the Obama Band-Aid executive order called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), saying, “We will resolve the DACA issue with heart and compassion – but through the lawful Democratic process ... We must also have heart and compassion for unemployed, struggling, and forgotten Americans.”
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And while Congress is at it, include anyone born in the United States to illegal parents to also be illegal. No fruits of the crime, no reward of citizenship when you’re born to illegals. You can bet your last quill pen that our forefathers could not have fathomed the future bold and shameless disregard for the sovereignty of our borders, and the subsequent pilfering of our resources and swiping of American jobs.
Gary Like, Highland
DACA children are not so innocent
President Donald Trump just terminated Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Predictably, liberal pundits are screaming bloody murder.
The DACA program essentially provides safe haven for children who arrived here when their parents illegally entered this country.
Let me use a hypothetical illustration to show why these children are not so innocent, as follows:
Husband and wife are poor. They wish to economically benefit their young children. To achieve their goal, they commit bank robbery. They escape immediate apprehension. They take every cent they acquired from the bank heist and buy dream homes for their children.
A few years later the crime is solved. Because the dream homes were purchased with stolen money, the homes are forfeited and the “innocent” children are evicted. In other words, by operation of existing law, the children are not allowed to benefit from their parents’ criminal actions.
In a like manner, children who arrived in this country as illegal aliens, notwithstanding their youth at the time of arrival or the fact they were involuntarily swept up by parental decisions, should not be allowed to benefit from unquestioned criminal misconduct. It really is that simple.
You either believe in the enforcement of our immigration laws and policies, or you believe in something else. What do you believe?
Chris Tabing, Coulterville
These are the ‘deplorables’
OK progressives, I’m sure you have seen this on TV so please take note: A vast majority of the people trying to help out in Texas are for the most part dressed like hunters and bass fishermen. They are wearing well-used “gimmee” hats, T-shirts and jeans. You’ll notice a preponderance of camo on scene. Most, if not all, are gun owners, National Rifle Association members and more than likely have a concealed carry permit, and probably voted for Donald Trump. The vast majority of them are those evil, privileged white men we here so much about on CNN and BSNBC.
They arrived there driving their own personal pickup trucks, pulling their own boats, at their own expense. They came alone or maybe with a buddy, sacrificing their own time and money to help all victims. Why, I’ve even seen some them hauling (gasp!) black people around and even carrying some of them in their arms.
Notice: They don’t wear masks, they don’t tear down statues, and they don’t mock our country. They have spent days wading through cold, foul smelling water, dodging alligators and water moccasins, just to help their fellow man.
They will eat what they can find or brought with them, and sleep in their boats and at the end of the day, they will sit around talking about that 10-point buck, or that large mouthed bass. And they won’t receive any “Atta-boys” from the lame stream liberal enemedia either. Yeah that’s right, these are Shrillary’s deplorables.
Roddy D. Riggs, Highland
Let’s be smart about climate change, global warming
Climate change is obvious.
Global warming is fact.
Let’s each of us be smart about it, and do what we can to save our home.
Frank Duke, Swansea
Human life starts when an egg is fertilized, begins growing
Action to remove and destroy historic and statued tributes to the Confederacy is tied to their being a public presence, which is offensive to a portion of the American electorate. Equally offensive are another set of memorials, which remain largely untouched. Equally political and offending many of us in a different large group they are the abortion mills operating with the wholehearted endorsement of the Clinton, Madigan and Hoffman Democrats – the Abortion Party. This is the party that seeks control over our lives through a ruling class of “managers” and assistant deputy directors; further, it intends to determine who shall live and who shall die, and when! As one of many, I believe that the life of a human starts when a human egg is fertilized and begins splitting and growing toward her or his path to infant delivery. It is even more offensive to us that these memorials – money making businesses, are wanting no regulation, no health care standards for themselves. They actively kill, death dealing to the emerging child, and harming all of us in this one nation under God. The curious thing is that they enjoy civic protection and there has been no move by governments to remove them so as to become museum pieces.
Richard Wagner, Highland
If an economist has another reliable scenario, I would like to hear it
I would like to ask, appeal really, for an economist from one of our local colleges or universities to write a commentary on macroeconomics as it relates to our problems with North Korea.
It is my belief that recognizing that North Korea has nuclear capability is our only choice. Any other form of action, but especially military response, seems to place us into a war that will have no winners.
If the U.S. tries to ban trade with any country who trades with North Korea it would start an economic war that would ruin many, including the U.S.
China is North Korea’s primary trade partner and stopping trade with China would cut off many things we think of as necessities now. In addition, we already owe them so much, and they control so many U.S. dollars, that they could respond by releasing U.S. dollars onto the world market and causing the dollars value to plummet and our national debt to rise off the edge.
If some economist has another reliable scenario I would like to hear it.
Joseph Reichert, Belleville