Letters to the Editor

Double standard

By From page A5 | March 15, 2017


There is an extremely large amount of information circulating around the country by left-leaning news outlets and politicians in regards to President Trump’s proclamations to enforce the laws on the books when it comes to illegal immigrants. There is also much uproar by those same groups when the president says that Mexico will pay for a border wall.

These people, the left-siding news outlets and the socialist-Democrat politicians, say that to enforce our laws, and to charge Mexico, is racist. Well maybe so, but did you know that our neighbors, Mexico and Canada, are currently doing the same things to the U.S.?

The media says it is racist to kick an illegal immigrant out of our country, even if they’ve committed a crime, but in regard to Canada a U.S. citizen can’t even visit Canada for life if the tourist has something as much as a DUI conviction in their past here in the states.

Tourists visiting the U.S. pay nothing to come to here but Mexico charges U.S. tourists $22 for every visit. If the U.S. applied the same price to our Mexican friends visiting our country the wall would be fully funded by tourism.

So there are two things I think need to happen going forward when the media and socialist-Democrats accuse the president of being racist by enforcing the laws on the books and securing our borders: one is know the laws of our land and second, know the laws of our neighbors’ lands.

Cameron Park

Letter to the Editor

Discussion | 3 comments

  • NoraMarch 16, 2017 - 11:11 am

    Actually it would be really nice if the current president knew the laws of our land, but he clearly doesn't as his travel ban and numerous nonsensical statements and tweets have clearly shown. If you don't want to pay the fee, don't stay over a week in Mexico. It's actually similar to what Mexicans pay for their visas to visit here. This is much ado about nothing.

  • Terry HalvorsonMarch 19, 2017 - 11:32 am

    Trust me Ken - The media is just fine and more important than ever. Your fake news outlets have you brainwashed into thinking everything is because of the media. What you should be worried about are the laws of our land being violated by our POTUS. Blatantly ignoring laws like the emoluments clause in the constitution should be a concern. Just because the media reports facts that disagree with your views does not make them wrong. The courts our upholding the laws of the land and defending our constitution which is exactly the way it was envisioned. If the current administration doesn't understand the constitution how is that the medias fault? Checks and balances were created for this exact scenario.

  • NoraMarch 22, 2017 - 12:18 pm

    Terry nailed it, but I feel it's even worse than an administration that does not know the law or how to govern. I fear we have actual traitors in the White House who care not one whit about the average American and have sold themselves to foreign powers, having duped those average Americans completely. Time will tell.



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