Reply to immigration letter
Letter To The Editor:
Ms. Gorton I'm very sorry you have taken offense with what I said in The People News. So I can see that we are not on the same page about illegal immigrants. I don't know how many wars you've been in or how many battles you have been in. But I was in the South Pacific fighting the Japanese for 34 months for the freedom of this country along with several thousand of my buddies, we were all fighting for the freedom of this great country, because our freedom had been threatened at Peal Harbor. I was 16 years old the 7th of July 1942, I joined the U.S. Navy August 10, 1942 with my mother and father signing the papers. I did two hitches in the Navy during World War ll. and Korean war.
During my two hitches in the Navy I also met a lot of different nationalities. You also said you made a video of a classroom of improvised children. Too bad you didn't have time to go up in West Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains where there is really some poor American children who go to bed hungry at night and nearly no clothes at all. Yet their fathers went to war in World War ll. to fight for the freedom of this country. I will most hearty agree with that our elected people are doing nothing. The President took an oath to defend the people of this country, do you call it defending this country when anyone can cross our borders, not abide by our laws, demand we change school systems to suit them. Just take a look on the front page of this week's People News, 81 out of 97 individuals self-reported as having birth places outside of the United States were in this country illegally.
Ms. Gorton, I was raised in the country on a farm, but my father taught us children very early in life that there were laws in the U.S. and if you did not obey those laws you were subject to go to jail. Now when these mothers and fathers are in this country illegal just because they have a small child does not excuse them to break the law.
I left a lot of my good buddies lying on the beaches at Iwo Jima, Okimawa, Leyte Gulf. Had we known the politicians and sympathizers were going to give this country away, then all our boys who gave their all and those of us who were lucky enough to get back home that had put our life on the line, was all in vain, we should have just let the Japanese walk right in.
Just think of all the jobs there has been sent to Mexico because they were cheaper, and now look at the unemployment lines, just try telling some of those people it doesn't hurt. They come to this country illegal and work so cheap, that's the reason that the minimum wage won't go up.
You say the government dumped waste in the river running into Mexico, well, well, come to the party, so have they dumped waste into the rivers in the good old U.S. of A. Did you not read in the Cleveland Banner give every notice that the Hiwassee River is polluted with mercury from 58 Hwy to the railway bridge in Charleston No Fishing.
In my moral way of thinking, when you break the law you are a criminal and when you are in this country illegal that makes you a criminal.
In the time I was in the Navy I was all over the world, and any country in the world if you enter it illegal they will put you in prison and you may never get out, except the United States.. If you claim you are here as an illegal immigrant looking for work to feed my family then you will get the red carpet treatment from the government and the sympathizers.