En­sur­ing our safety

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

I en­joyed Dr. Bradley Gitz’s col­umn “It’s a mad, mad world.” In my civics class in high school, I re­mem­ber that one of the du­ties of the fed­eral govern­ment was to en­sure the safety of the United States and its cit­i­zens. It ap­pears the wel­fare of il­le­gal/ le­gal im­mi­grants takes prece­dence over this re­quire­ment.

Over the years some of us have come to the con­clu­sion that every­one has a “right” to come to the United States. Read­ing Mr. Michael Dougan’s dis­ser­ta­tion on past his­tory of im­mi­gra­tion I no­ticed he ne­glected to men­tion sev­eral re­cent in­ci­dents of hu­man­i­tar­ian events that went awry. One im­me­di­ately comes to mind: Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter al­low­ing in a boat­load of crim­i­nals from Cuba that wreaked havoc on South Florida. WIL­LIAM NEL­SON


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