Open the gates
I am wondering, if we give amnesty and free health care as recommended by the Democrats, how long would I have to stand in line to see a doctor?
What to do with the caravan
There seems to be some anxiety, possibly caused by confusing information, about several thousand people who are slowly walking from Honduras through Mexico towards the U.S. border.
Judging from the pictures, these people seem to be mostly families with a lot of children, and, according to news reports, they are fleeing from horrible violence in their home country, from which their own government cannot protect them.
Here is what will happen: We apply our laws. When they get to our border, they will be allowed to apply for asylum, which is a legal right in this country, and be processed according to our laws. If an application is approved by an immigration court, the person can stay; if not, the person has to be sent back. People who are not applying for asylum at the border and do not have a valid visa to enter the country will not be allowed to come in. There is no reason to panic.
Teach your children well
In my past letters to the MT, I have used this forum to rail against our president. No, not Putin, the Other One. However, with our state and country so divided, Americans are so cemented in their personal beliefs as to refuse to even consider the views of the “other side.”
But please remember that when you say things like “fake news, lock her up, enemy of the people,” etc., your words also reach young ears. Your kids deserve the right to make up their own minds as to what they perceive is right or wrong, truth or lies, fact or fiction.
Teach love, honesty and responsibility to them. Parents, you will be rewarded for many years to come. You may raise a child examining their own ideas; maybe they match yours, they may not. Best of all worlds would be a household where a knowledgeable, cordial, factual debate can be had and you may find that you can learn from them.
I recently stopped for a red light at Table Rock Road and 99. A message from Medford Tools said it all: “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” Think about it!
T. Alan Gielow
Milbank is brilliant
One word to describe Dana Milbank’s column concerning the so-called “caravan”: Brilliant.
John M. Montgomery