Important!The following letter appeared in the Saturday, February 2, 2109 CE publication of The Sentinel Record. I responded today with what is surely one of the shortest letters I have ever submitted (54 words — 47 if you omit the salutation and signature). In short, Mr. Cherry’s letter is disgusting.
A recent letter suggests an influx of immigrants will irreparably rot America from within. These immigrants will pollute (or dilute) the writer’s precious “heritage” – it will have to be discarded. He will be forced to adapt to another culture. That letter disgusts me. It should disgust everyone.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
The above letter was published Sunday, February 10, 2019 CE.
How does anyone in the current political environment believe that our country will survive the partisan bickering and name calling to ensure the so-called “domestic tranquility?” I think these words were lost long ago when we decided to take care of everyone’s needs according to their abilities. We forgot to ask those who pay for perceived needs to forgo that for which they worked their entire lives. How is it that liberals can determine just what I am allowed to keep and exactly what I need to give? Why is it that those who pay for everything have no voice?
Recent observations disgust me:
The liberal idea is to not build the wall, but to add border security including up to 10,000 new border agents. Even as a liberal, maybe you can understand how a conservative thinks, based on the following example. I am going to make this really simple so you can understand. Let me use roofing to represent our border. Roofing is put on a home to prevent water leakage. This is usually done to keep moisture out and to eliminate rot later. You could wait, build the entire home, furnish it, paint it, move in and then add the roof, but the damage done will be impossible to repair without having to rebuild your dream. If I decide to put the roof on my home in the correct order, I eliminate hiring workers to fix damage. The conservative way is to save money, not pay for unnecessary overhead.
Our border, without a barrier, is porous. We can do it the liberal way and repair the damage later or we can fix it from the start, preventing our dream from being destroyed. We can hire thousands of people to watch our border and hope it does not “rain,” or we can install the “roofing” and stop the problem before it destroys our dream. I understand the conservative view. Unfortunately, I also know the liberal view. I am disgusted with those individuals that would throw away our heritage and make us adapt to another culture. We cannot sustain the influx of immigrants into this country without going broke. The strain on our welfare programs and medical care is unsustainable. I am for anyone bettering themselves legally, not deceptively. This move to cross our border and claim asylum is you telling me what type of “roof” is acceptable. No, you are not! This is my home! I am going to have a say before you “rain” on my home and it rots from within!
Edward K. Cherry