Letter to the Editor

Trump's war on kids

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dear Editor,

The appalling cruelty of the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice practice of separating children, including infants, from their parents who are seeking political asylum for their families, cases where immigrants have the choice of being murdered in their home country or being treated as criminals (What would you do?) in the United States is a form of torture.

This newest ugly wrinkle in the Trump regime’s war on children is an inhumane practice that has nothing to do with compassion, humanitarianism, or Christianity.

I speak out in a conscientious effort to stop this disgustingly horrible human rights crime being perpetrated by the immoral, corrupt, vile, offensive Trump Administration.


Pat Holder

Wauneta, Neb.

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  • I also think the practice is not just. However the law creating it was not formed by the current administration. It was drafted by the Democrats in 1997, signed by President Clinton and widely praised at that time by the Democrats. Also if you reasearch the topic President Obama dealt with some critics when he separated families at the border. Pat, you are correct that the legislation requiring this action is wrong by you are wrong in targeting the current administration for just following the law.

    -- Posted by dennis on Mon, Jun 18, 2018, at 8:17 PM
  • The Trump Deragement Syndrome induced insanity is complete. Only the truely insane can take images from 2014 and make it a crisis for today.

    -- Posted by Dudley Dawson on Mon, Jun 18, 2018, at 9:49 PM
  • Dennis,

    Forgive me, but you seem to be running a fool's errand. This isn't a game of blame the party, this is an inhumane, filthy shift in policy that even the Pope is condemning America for. This is no time to cite 20 year old policies that were unconstitutional to begin with. (Not to mention, it is a moot point, but I digress.) Continuing the separation of parties does nothing to benefit the whole. So I say, grow past the blame, stop living in the problem, and think toward a solution. Namely, stop stealing children in order to get a wall built. Stop interpretting old laws in new ways just because Jeff Sessions says so.

    Shelley Harris

    -- Posted by Sharris7888 on Mon, Jun 18, 2018, at 9:51 PM
  • Sharris7888, I feel compelled to respond to your post. I find it somewhat disheartening that this practice has been going on since the 90's and now that Trump is President we want to forget about what Clinton and Obama did and place the blame on Trump.

    You cannot just ignore or forget about law. You can change it, which Trump is trying to do, but good or bad law is law.

    Also, if you research what is actually happening at the border rather than hear it on the biased CNN, etc. you'll find that there are several valid reasons this is happening, including trying to put a stop to the child trafficking issue.

    I'm not saying I disagree that this process is wrong. What I am saying is that if it is wrong, the law needs to be changed and not ignored. There's enough blame to go around.

    I went back today and seen a picture of children caged with empty potato chip bags and aluminum foil blankets laying on concrete floors. This picture was taken while Barack Obama was President. You can't ignore it and blame the present staff for laws passed 20+ years ago. And I did vote for Barack Obama.

    -- Posted by 82er on Mon, Jun 18, 2018, at 10:09 PM
  • The U.S. Constitution, the Supreme law of the Land, grants due process to those humans on American soil. The Constitution trumps this new interpretation of a decades old law, and, as I support the Constitution, I cannot support this law, nor any administration that chooses to willfully, intentionally take rights away from human beings.

    -- Posted by Sharris7888 on Mon, Jun 18, 2018, at 10:50 PM
  • Just a little internet sleuthing of the heart tugging picture of the small child crying in a cage and you will find it was from a June 10 protest. The little child followed his siblings into to cage to stage a protest, then couldn't find his way out.

    Most all the "family separations" involve adults with traffected children. In which case, the Border Patrol is probably saving their lives.


    -- Posted by Dudley Dawson on Tue, Jun 19, 2018, at 7:51 AM
  • Shelly I was simply responding to Pat’s original letter about “the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice”... in which I interpreted as a shot at Trump. Maybe I was wrong and he thought Trump was only following the law, but I do not think so.

    -- Posted by dennis on Tue, Jun 19, 2018, at 8:07 AM
  • The obvious conclusion is that liberals love child trafficking.

    -- Posted by Dudley Dawson on Wed, Jun 20, 2018, at 9:07 AM
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