Children of illegal immigrants didn’t break law, their parents did
I would like to respond to the Dec. 21 Coastal Voices article, “Another View of Dream Act.”
The proposed Dream Act provides a six-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children under age 16. They must have graduated from a U.S. high school, obtained a GED or be enrolled in college.
It is estimated that about 65,000 of these people graduate from U.S. high schools each year. We are not talking about granting citizenship to millions of illegal aliens.
Nine questions about WikiLeaks and America’s imperialistic wars
This is a copy of a letter sent to U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson:
“We have re-elected you regardless of misgivings over your waffling on the TARP vote. Now, do your job. On the House floor today, Rep. Paul from Texas posed nine questions to we, the American people and you, our elected representatives.
“You are both a veteran and an American, we expect you to do your job. No smokescreens and finger-pointing at the messengers of the WikiLeaks data. Do your job and demand truthful accountability for the lies and duplicity overwhelming our nation. The cost of the wars in American lives and debt passed to our children must be ended.”
Thanks to all generous people who have helped Troop Support
Many compliments were heard amidst the happy chatter of many ladies at the Emblem Club’s 16th annual Festival of the Trees held at the friendly Vets Hall, where 38 lovely Christmas trees heralded the Christmastide season.
President Charlotte Fleshman and the work force of this wonderful organization reports the purpose of these fund-raising activities benefit many community projects and scholarships serving adults, youth, Troop Support and others.
DREAM Act should be nothing more than that — a dream
This is in response to the Dec. 14 letter (“Why should illegal immigrants start to get preferential treatment?”).
The so called “DREAM Act” should be considered nothing more than just that, a dream. An unattainable dream for all those who choose to enter our country illegally. And our borders are far from secure as long as it’s allowed to continue.
There’s more than just the law of the land as stated by the writer that’s majorly affected by illegals being here.
Grad Night donations needed
We are asking for your support for the “Grad Night 2011” graduation party. This event will begin Friday, June 17, 2011, running from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. for high school seniors who are graduating from all Del Norte County Schools.
This year’s party will be held at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds in the Main Building following graduation ceremonies. As usual, a zero alcohol, tobacco and drug tolerance policy will be strictly enforced and the party will be well-chaperoned by parents.
Why should illegal immigrants start to get preferential treatment?
In her Dec. 11 Coastal Voices piece (“What does Dream Act stand for?”), Lisa Serrano uses the words “illegally” or “illegal” three times. She feels the Dream Act should be passed to give thousands of illegal immigrants a chance at becoming legal.
However, in the middle paragraph of her letter, she states: “it is our responsibility and it is up to us to show current and future generations the importance of following the laws of the land ...” The law of the land in the United States is a person needs to enter legally, even as a child. If you were brought here illegally by you parents, illegal is still illegal. Why should illegals get preferential treatment over those who have applied for legal status and have been waiting for years to become citizens?
Doing 4 simple steps makes me feel better
I want to thank Inez Castor for her Dec. 7 Gopher Gulch column, “Some steps to survive December.”
But I would add that the four simple things to do each day (do something for yourself, do something for another, sing a song and say a prayer) are worthy activities every day of the year, not just during the darkening days of December.
From my personal experience, the more I succeed in doing these simple acts the better I feel, no matter what the weather or season.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, the lunar New Year or a Hindu seasonal holiday, we wish the best for all our friends and neighbors living here in the redwood paradise who add their own specialness to a very special place.
People who killed porcupine at Point St. George need to be found
To the three men (maybe the driver was a woman), at Point St. George on Wednesday around 11:15 a.m.: Why on earth did you beat a helpless porcupine to death?
We heard the porcupine cry out once and then again. The man kept beating it with a mallet and then tossed it in the back of their truck. It was a three- or four-door dark green Ford or Dodge truck.
Someone out there knows who these horrible people (monsters) are. Please call Fish and Game. You don’t have to give your name.
The dependency culture in California is in for a rough ride
As I read what now passes for editorial journalism throughout the state of California, it has become comical reading all of the opinions immersed in political idealism attempting to explain November’s election results for this state.
No one, quite frankly, should have been surprised, given the broad spectrum of government dependency in this state, had the electorate done anything different. While many states in this and other countries have had to learn from the expensive nature of that dependency culture, California clearly has not.
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