The letter “U.S in a State of turmoil” is an example of how liberals ignore the rafter in their eye while they attack the Right for similar actions.
We are told that deportation raids are happening to “alleged” illegal immigrants thus questioning the legality of such law enforcement. If the writer of the letter has evidence that legal residents or citizens are being deported let’s see it. Otherwise let us dispense with this “alleged” nonsense.
I’m assuming that when President Obama was labeled as the “deporter in chief” by NPR the author was just as outraged. If not then we are just seeing another example of the Left’s rank hypocrisy.
Next we are told that Trump has made slanderous remarks about our fellow citizens. Once again this makes it seem as if the Right is the only perpetrator of such acts. That perspective just ignores the past. When Obama claimed that white voters from the rust belt were “bitter clingers” who blamed those who didn’t look like them for their economic problems I’m sure you like me only heard the metaphoric sound of crickets. The same thing was the case when Hillary Clinton called half the country irredeemable deplorables.
The author would have us believe that because Trump fights back against what he views as biased reporting that the First Amendment is under attack. Now why this amendment gets special protection from the Left and not the Second or Tenth is beyond me.
However let us not forget that we have Obama to blame for attacks on the media by the president being acceptable. Throughout his presidency he attacked Fox News as not legitimate, tried to revoke their credentials, blamed them for his failures and even threatened to prosecute one of their journalists.
To end his letter the author tries to tug on our heartstrings by quoting the words that are etched on the Statue of Liberty. He says that the sentiment expressed there is under threat by Trump’s immigration policies. What is not mentioned is that those “tired” and “poor” went through a screening process at a place called Ellis Island. This is not happening now from the places Trump attempted to pause immigration, hence the reason for the pause.*
Selective outrage and whitewashing of your political allies actions might make you feel good but does little to win you converts as Democrats learned in November.
Robert J. Pickup, Jr., Fairhaven**
*EDITOR’S NOTE: Immigrants from the seven countries named in the executive order typically undergo a screening process that takes 12 to 18 months, conducted by US officials. Most immigrants who entered through Ellis Island were processed in three to five hours. Inspectors had two to six seconds with each immigrant. Those with first and second class tickets were processed immediately. Ellis Island has not been used as an immigration station since 1954. See: http://www. libertyellisfoundation.org/ellis-island-history#Arrival and http://www. encyclopedia.com/places/united-states-and-canada/ miscellaneous-us-geography/ellis-island.
**Fixes error from previous version (name was omitted).
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