Letters to the Editor

Byron Hisey: Send those kids back to parents

While there are enough other investigations going on (Veterans Affairs, National Security Agency, IRS, etc.), it is very hard to understand the “profound” remarks made by some of our elected leaders and their supporters on the left. I have heard Rep. Nancy Pelosi say we have a “moral obligation” to care for the 50,000 to 100,000 children entering the country illegally. And one of the left supporters mentioned on Bill O’Reilly the other night that we (the USA) should take care of all the children that make it through to our borders.

Well, how is it that we cannot fund the VA enough so that our vets get the attention they need? Or why do we need to propose a new 12-cent-per-gallon tax on gas so we can afford to fix our roads and bridges? We haven’t enough funds to support all these children, who are not even citizens, and will for all intents and purposes end up having their lives subsidized by the government in some way until they die. The obligation is on their parents, whether they know each other or not, to care for these children, not the tax-paying U.S. citizen. Send them back.

Byron Hisey, Newman