Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 | 2 a.m.
Bob Jack wrote a letter congratulating Gov. Rick Perry of Texas for sending Texas National Guard troops to the U.S. border (“Perry makes right move along border,” July 31). The U.S. Border Patrol in Texas is saying, “What for?” Perry’s order was a political stunt to make himself look like a viable presidential candidate. Even among the current GOP presidential candidates, Perry stands no chance.
Jack’s letter is full of innuendos and no facts — phrases that insinuate but are backed up by nothing, mean nothing. What is “a protected zone with a blockade that cannot be penetrated” mean? What is “a sealed border”? Who is promoting amnesty besides Reagan? And he’s gone now. What does “obliterating any semblance of border boundaries” mean?
The number of illegal immigrants coming over the border has shrunk since our recession. Lack of jobs. Obama has deported more illegal immigrants than any other president at a great cost to America. A comprehensive immigration policy is needed now. The last House votes were another joke on America by the GOP.
The current issue that prompted Perry’s remark is a humanitarian issue, not an illegal alien issue. This crisis is spawned by America’s unquenchable addiction to illegal drugs supplied by Central American cartels. The children are coming or are sent to surrender and escape violence in their countries.
Jack did not make any valid points, did not use any facts or point out any meaningful solutions. I guess the letter was meant as red meat for the ever-shrinking fringe.