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Letter: Farmer’s logic says build the wall

February 1, 2019

Having grown up and currently living in an agricultural area with livestock (farm animals), I can relate to “the wall.”

In my world, it is very simple — if we want to keep the bull from the cows, the boar pig away from the sows, horses apart from the sheep, or the young animals away from their mothers at weaning time, we use a fence to keep them apart. The fence has gates strategically placed so I can regulate when I want them to intermingle or transfer which pasture a specific animal is placed to live. I refer to this method as “farmer’s logic.”

Now let’s look at “DFL logic” and what seems to be their point of view. It seems to me they are offended by “my fence” and feel it is immoral. They seem to think it is wiser for me to hire shepherds or cowboys to herd and patrol my animals, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for eternity. It seems to me this is not very fiscally responsible. But we should not be surprised by this point of view. I will say this view does create more U.S. government jobs, so that those of us who pay taxes can support. Is this really “DFL logic?”

I am happy to say that my representative in the House, Collin Peterson, has come to the front, crossing party lines and calls for fellow representatives and senators to give in to President Trump, build the wall with some strings attached and end this shut down!

Keith O. Tongen, Brownton, Minn.

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