Letter: We have an inhumane crisis at a different ‘southern border’

Posted 10/15/19

To the editor:

I am writing in regards the letter in the Oct. 19 issue of the “Times” by Paul G. Clifford. While we can all agree that we have a humanitarian crisis at our southern …

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Letter: We have an inhumane crisis at a different ‘southern border’

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To the editor:

I am writing in regards the letter in the Oct. 19 issue of the “Times” by Paul G. Clifford. While we can all agree that we have a humanitarian crisis at our southern border, what we differ on is why we have this crisis and what to do about it. This part of the problem has become very divisive and political. 

I applaud Mr. Clifford’s efforts to discuss this issue, but, he apparently had to point fingers and add in the political nature of this issue: “Those that are bent on rolling back our humanitarian traditions towards the needy who arrive at our borders are willing to play a long game at all levels of society to achieve their ends.” 

Well, we have what some people consider a much more inhuman crisis. Every day there are thousands of U.S citizens no less, seeking asylum at a different “southern border.” These people are labeled “a bunch of cells” or fetuses while waiting at the border to eventual life as a baby/human being where they will be protected by law. 

Unfortunately for them, the party of the humanitarians, have put in place laws that permit these people to be exterminated before they can even cross the border. Some of them even think that if one of these “unwanteds” somehow survives this attempt on his or her life, no medical assistance need be given so that death may still result. 

Letter aside, Mr. Clifford’s efforts in this matter are to be applauded. I do, however, question the motives of the “humanitarian party.” Do they want to welcome anyone and everyone who shows up at our borders into our welfare system which will guarantee their future votes?

Joseph J. Barek, Jr.

155 Watson Drive

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