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Asking questions

Published: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

What do you fear? What does your faith influence you to do?

The Bible I read talks about loving my neighbor whatever his or her background: poor, elderly, sick, and the foreigner in my land. Jesus lived in Palestine. Unless you are Native American, you come from immigrants.

Why are so many vilifying immigrants? How much did the wall between the U.S. and Mexico cost? What are the yearly costs? Is the wall keeping people out or keeping them in so they cannot return home?

Why do our taxes give $3 billion yearly in military aid to Israel and Egypt? Who benefits? Why do we allow so many of our children to be hungry every day? Why did Randy Hultgren and so many in U.S. House vote to reduce food stamps, Head Start funds, and WIC?

These proven successful programs had bipartisan support for decades previously and are cheaper to pay for than paying for illness and poor education later in life.

Why do we continue to build more prisons and have more of our people in them than any other country in the world? Who benefits? We have money for this big business, but not for schools?

A lie repeated does not make it true. Do you ever use www.factcheck.com? Ask questions. Love is the opposite of fear. Could you love more and fear less? We cannot out-love God, who loves all of us.

Deb Martin


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