Letters to the editor — July 11, 2018

Law-breakers should be ‘shown the door’

Ah, good old Bertha Cooper never disappoints: Anyone who wants immigration laws enforced hates women and children and is probably a racist (“Think about It: Women and children first,” Sequim Gazette, July 4, page A-10).

She asks: “What do you want to see on the nightly news?”

My answer: “The invasion of our southern border by illegal aliens has been crushed.”

Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution says that “The United States … shall protect each (state) against Invasion….”

President Trump is simply enforcing this constitutional mandate and current U.S. law. I agree the process needs improvement, but his heart is in the right place.

Note that Cooper’s article essentially gives Congress a pass (“Even now, Congress can’t seem to get its act together to pass coherent border security … ”).

Why not rip on Derek Kilmer, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell for not doing their job?

Could it be the (D) after their names?

America welcomes legal immigrants who love this country and follow our rules.

Illegal aliens are law-breakers. When they enter illegally, they should be shown the door.

After the invasion has been crushed, the wall has been built and the border is transparently, verifiably secure, U.S. citizens can then decide the fate of resident illegal aliens. At a minimum, they should never be allowed to vote.

By the way, with their support of abortion, Democrats wrote the book on literally ripping children away from their mothers.

President Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee, however, should be able to help with that issue.

Jerry Ludke

Port Angeles

Local immigration stance to be applauded

I want to express my pride in our community for the strong showing of displeasure over President Trump’s cruel policy of separating children from their parents at the border. The rally in Port Angeles on June 30 was a clear message that many in this community do not support such policies.

It is ironic that a party, the Republican Party, supports such measures and talks on another issue about “protecting the unborn innocents.” It seems pretty clear that once these “innocents” are born there is much less concern over their treatment from that group.

It seems doubly ironic that this same party that loves to quote President Reagan when he told Gorbachev to “Tear down that wall” so people could move to a free country is so intent on building a wall to prevent others who are qualified a chance to share our freedom.

When Attorney General Sessions tried to justify this action, he used a few phrases from Romans 14 from the New Testament. Seems a bit strange (or does it?) that he left out some pretty important parts a bit further along in that part of Romans.

I would like to close with some of what was left out:

Romans 14:8: “Owe no man anything except to love one another;for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the Law.” And Romans 14:10: “Love does no evil to a neighbor. Love is therefore the fulfillment of the Law.”

Jim Dries


SCOTUS more partisan than wording

The letter writer (“Process set for Supreme Court replacement,” Sequim Gazette, July 4, page A-10) suggests the three branches of our government are separate.

One need only look at the executive branch preparing to appoint a conservative to the Supreme Court subject to the approval of a Republican majority in the legislative branch.

As corruption reigns supreme in our executive and legislative branches of government, logic and truth have become obsolete while our Constitution is conspicuously violated.

The propaganda of the Judicial Crisis Network, a well-healed conservative political campaign organization, is currently using the media, including CNN, favoring a conservative judicial appointment to the Supreme Court.

The presumptuous remark made by DNC Chairman Thomas Perez would be the antithesis of any party platform. However, as no source is cited, it is a red herring at best.

Roger B. Huntman


Consider the quote

Regarding the letter submitted by Ethan Harris in the July 4 edition of the Sequim Gazette (“Process set for Supreme Court replacement,” page A-10):

I disagree with the final statement the DNC Chairman Thomas Perez said that every Democrat must accept abortion. What in fact Chairman Perez stated is, “Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health.”

That, he said is not negotiable, and added, “We must speak up for this principle as loudly as ever and with one voice.”

In other words, the Democrat platform doesn’t demand the acceptance of abortion for the sake of abortion, but instead asks for abortion rights for all, especially women.

Mary Powell


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