EDITOR: After reading Nicholas Kristof’s Friday column (“Immigration policy veers from abhorrent to evil”), I am asking myself again why the public isn’t making a huge stink about the illegal and unconscionable separation of children from their parents at the border, while the parents (who may be eligible for asylum) are being detained and haven’t been adjudicated.
Since the administration clearly disregards the adults involved, are they now prepared to ignore the trauma and emotional damage done to those children? Do they really believe that the children will survive unscarred by what Chief of Staff John Kelly calls a “tough deterrent. … The children will be taken care of put into foster care or whatever”?
The answer, of course, is yes to both questions.
Evil people don’t question the results of their actions, so we must. I called my legislators. (Staff does answer the phone.) The American Civil Liberties Union is moving on this. Where is the public?
Ireland’s abortion vote
EDITOR: Aflame with lust and drunk with lies, the Irish have voted to strip the unborn of their God-given right to life (“Irish end abortion ban in landslide,” May 27). But in truth, no mere man can strip them of that right, for God is the one who gives it. Thus, what Ireland has really done is set itself on a collision course with their creator and defender.
But don’t look for fire raining down from heaven onto Irish soil. No, look for what you see here: wounded women, dead women, tormented consciences, broken relationships, sexual license, legal and political strife, the devaluation of motherhood, underpopulation, increased euthanasia and a seismic surge in violence. For in the wisdom of God, a society that allows violence against the unborn will see the same violence fall on its own head.
The siren song that has lured Ireland to its death is “freedom.”
But here is the irony: Ireland was never so free as when it enslaved itself to the sanctity of human life. Let us pray that after it has endured a decade or two of real slavery, it will one day turn back to freedom yet again.
A donor state
EDITOR: A recent letter bemoaned the erosion of California’s economy at the hands of the Democrats (“Vote for Republicans,” May 27). California currently claims the fifth-largest economy in the world and is a “donor” state.
Blue, coastal states pay far more to the federal government than they receive in benefits. Blue states also subsidize the much poorer red, Southern states that rely heavily upon federal assistance. (Eight of the 10 states most dependent on federal programs are red and Southern.)
On one hand, many residing in these states rage against big government intrusion — while the other hand takes money from the same. I’m all for helping fellow Americans, but I suggest these people stop biting the hands that feed them.
EDITOR: The plethora of political ads blaming most of the state’s problems on President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association ring hollow and completely insult one’s intelligence. The real bugaboo here is mindless, raging liberalism masked as progressiveness.