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Nation without borders is no longer a nation

By Staff | Aug 6, 2019

To the editor:

After reading her letter published in the July 24, 2019, edition of the Island Reporter, I am saddened by Leah Blery’s inability to comprehend the magnitude of the problem this immigration is becoming.

I urge all of my very well-meaning and somewhat liberal friends to take five or six minutes and watch Roy Beck’s “Gumball Immigration Best Explanation” on YouTube. Although Bruce Eddy’s comment (shared in the Word on the Island published in the July 17, 2019, edition of the paper) might seem very crass and ugly. Sometimes the “truth” is ugly. Ever heard of the phrase “The ugly truth of the matter”?

Let’s all remember that the cages for migrant children came about in the Obama era. It didn’t look pretty, but it was to protect the children from adults. Let’s all remember that these people who walked so many miles, had a lot of help to supply all of the food and water and perhaps even lodging. These are not people who got here on their own volition. They had help from someone or some group which in turn helps to create this serious crisis at the border. A nation without borders is no longer a nation.

Friends, we don’t live in heaven yet. We cannot however sacrifice our own people who pay taxes in this country in order to allow others to come here and freeload on us. Socialism becomes a very ugly thing. Just remember, 1930s and 1940s Germany was run as a socialist state. It was only right wing as some would have you believe if you compare it to the other popular position of the day called communism. Capitalism is the only way for people to pull themselves out of poverty. It works. I believe the last few years have been very demonstrative in showing us how well capitalism works. Nothing is perfect, but again, we’re not in heaven yet. We’re on this large chunk of rock.

Bruce Bielfelt