Letters To The Editor 1/11/2019
Border wall needed
Editor: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said that border walls are immoral but she could not be more mistaken.
People live within boundaries of their homes, properties, municipalities, states and nations. All have a border to mark a dividing line. The term “open borders,” used by Democrats and the Catholic Church, contradicts the definitions of both boundary and border.
The United States-Mexico border is absolutely no different. Over past decades, politicians were frightened to tackle necessary immigration and border security issues because of political ramifications, not national security reasons. The objective to preserve, defend and protect the United States is an oath politicians take but has not been taken as seriously as it should have.
Members of the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel serve on the front lines of this battle and speak of the imperative nature of building a structural wall on the border to fight against drug smuggling, human trafficking, protecting our nation and themselves. The objective, above all else, is to ensure the security of our sovereign nation. We are a nation of laws that knows it’s a duty and right to protect our borders.
The neglect of the southern border is completely unacceptable but the government has been shut down over $5.7 billion when this problem has persisted for 30 plus years. This political spectacle must end immediately. The president speaks to the safety of our agents on the border, the safety of our people, our way of life and protecting our nation’s security.
This should not be considered a win for a president, a party, or a person. This is an issue that perilously needs to be addressed for national safety.
ANDREW J. GAUDENZI
Dems defiant to security
Editor: Talk about a drab and bleak rebuttal to President Trump’s speech on Tuesday about the border situation.
It was pathetic to see Sen. Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi standing there looking ghoulish like two puppets made up for Halloween, trying desperately to defy Trump’s demand for border security.
Are they so insincere and defiant as to the safety of our country? Didn’t we just witness a caravan of thousands of migrants try to pass into our country and a police officer who allegedly was killed by an illegal immigrant? Yet there they stood defiant to the safety of American citizens.
Schumer and Pelosi are not working for our country first, but letting their party come first.
Brighter wall idea
Editor: Why waste billions on President Trump’s rabbit-proof fence when a solar panel of similar height and length could provide a hemispheric source of clean energy and help reduce carbon contamination in short order?