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September 3, 2015

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GOP hypocritical about paperwork

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If gun ownership can be connected to immigration, then the following should make sense.

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller changed his position on background checks for gun buyers because he now believes checks will cause too much “onerous paperwork.”

The visual of crosses at the White House, representing more than 3,000 gun deaths in the United States since the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, demonstrates there was a great deal of paperwork to create all those death certificates, not to mention all the broken hearts caused by those deaths.

So, if the GOP’s worry is for less paperwork, why is Sen. Marco Rubio asking for so much paperwork when it comes to the path to citizenship?

Let’s be serious for a moment. Our southern neighbors have been migrating north for more than 2,000 years. In the past 500 years, they have been incurring more resistance by the people from the New World, who invaded their land. But nonetheless, something must be done.

Congress has had a four-year vacation, doing nothing but thwarting every effort of our president in his first term. This term, it must get to work and cut the “paperwork.”

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