Letters to the Editor

Letter: Reparations for all

To the Editor:

Luring immigrants here with the promise of free health care is a disingenuous political ploy. Democrats are deceitful for encouraging immigrants to make themselves criminals by coming here illegally. Aiding and abetting also is a crime.

In televised debates, Democrats won’t even discuss making sure there will be adequate funding for the failing Social Security system and current Medicare/Medicaid programs that Americans have paid for with decades of payroll contributions, but they promise health care for illegal immigrants. Many illegal immigrants will suffer in the poverty and squalor of sanctuary cities, giving them ample grounds to claim reparations.

Reparations also should be seriously considered for the descendants of Irish and Italian immigrants who came here and were duped to enlist and die in the Civil War. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants fought and died to abolish slavery, a culture that they had absolutely no hand in making.

The descendants of European immigrants and the slaves they freed went on to fight in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and other wars. If descendant generations of Americans are paid reparations, let it be for their earlier ancestors’ acts of bravery not because, like many, many people, their ancestors were victimized as inexpensive labor/soldiers.

Human trafficking, bondage, slavery and other detestable acts still are being perpetuated along the southern border. While Democrats debate reparations for America’s past, they fail to take action to correct the travesties that their phony promises keep escalating. They cast blame and accusations while doing nothing to correct their own original sin – the sin of denial.

The border crisis is real, ever present, and all the accusatory talk without action only makes it worse. Politicians manufacture talking points to sell themselves as champions, but their inaction tells the real story. This time simple people are being harvested as low paid laborers in exchange for political endorsement.

The Democratic bigots in Congress currently are manipulating millions of captive pawns, just as slavery did 150 years ago. Congress, by failing to legislate on immigration, is establishing a future social class that will have claim to reparations.

Reparations: If you pay one, fairness says pay them all.

Rick Dime

Richmond

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