Let’s fix America first
To all elected officials: A responsible family practices restraint and birth control to keep their family within a number they can support, nurture and help grow into responsible adults. Thus, my duly elected officials, we have immigration laws. However, those attempting to enforce these laws are being obstructed from doing so by people who disagree with our laws. Many people in political office feel they have the right to interfere with the law and protect those who violated these laws by entering our country illegally.
You somehow feel entitled to allocate billions of taxpayers’ dollars for illegals and visited detention centers on taxpayers’ dime. How many of you visited our homeless shelters, veterans’ hospitals, soup kitchens, rehab facilities for addiction or just talked to the homeless on our streets? If you had, you would have witnessed an emergency of indescribable proportions in your own backyard. People are shot and killed daily, addicts are killing themselves in record numbers and thousands are homeless on the streets. The veterans who served to protect this nation wait for medical and psychiatric services and are also killing themselves. Medical and psychiatric services for some Americans does not exist.
And yet, you continue to be outraged by the detention and care of illegals. I was not asked nor approved my tax dollars to be used for illegals. As a taxpayer I feel violated. I suggest instead of putting a Band-Aid on the crisis, or being outraged, you sit your butts down, figure out how to fix the immigration system and put America’s money for America’s crisis. As long as there are shelters, food banks, homeless people, addicts and people dying on our streets waiting for services, not one dollar should be spent elsewhere. Fix America first, don't fuel an out-of-control humanitarian fire.
Joanne Ouellette, Meriden
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