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What happened to the US?

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From page A11 | July 31, 2014 |

What happened to us as the United States?

We are afraid to voice our opinions anymore, especially when we know it’s wrong to go against status quo. First off, we found that we cannot be the police of the world when conflicts arise in other countries all the time, and just as we cannot be the policemen of the world, we cannot be the welfare state of the world, either.

I am talking about thousands of illegal immigrant children coming to the United States, crossing the border without the permission of the government that happens to be you and me.

Yes, it’s a hard thing to watch little children being escorted to America by way of guides that are breaking the law in the first place.

I applaud the California town that stood its ground to let our government know enough is enough, and finally politicians are starting to stand their ground and say it’s wrong.

These are little kids that come from farther south than Mexico. What kind of country allows little children to do that in the first place?

If we don’t turn back illegal immigrants, regardless of age, every country that can’t get their house in order will be sending their children here because they can’t get their own government in line.

Just as we cannot be cops of the world, we can’t be the welfare of the world, especially when we have families in our own country that need help first – including little kids living on the street. I’m sorry to say our own citizens should come first, not every other country’s kids.

Lloyd Willmschen

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

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  • mike kirchubelJuly 29, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    What happened to the United States? Well, Lloyd, the fringe right took over the congress and media. This is what they want and as long as you and other Foxophiles keep feeding them, you'll get more of the same. The Republicans want cheap labor to keep their profits up.

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 29, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    Mike Kirchubel, Fox Denouncer, is on the case! Meanwhile, his Democrat Party and Emperor Obama are about to get their behinds handed to them in November, because a critical mass of Americans now realize that this country has been led down the primrose path to near destruction by the empty suit who has no "clothes" and no ability/intent to govern the United States for the good of ALL Americans.

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  • rlw895July 29, 2014 - 1:44 pm

    Good point. We should send the bills to those other countries.

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  • rlw895July 29, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    And Obama probably can do that by executive order.

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  • Rick WoodJuly 29, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    How are "we afraid to voice our opinions anymore?"

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  • mike kirchubelJuly 29, 2014 - 3:44 pm

    I stick my chin out all the time and dare anybody to take a swipe. So far, just hot air.

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 29, 2014 - 3:56 pm

    Mike Kirchubel, F.D., blows hot air on this board and calls it "sticking my chin out." Then, when someone responds in kind (i.e., using this medium) he belittles his opponent by saying they are "blowing hot air." Wait, what?

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  • rlw895July 29, 2014 - 4:38 pm

    Yes, I'm not seeing a lot of fear, at least here. It's like a knife fight sometimes. "Rules, in a knife fight?"

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  • Mr. SmithJuly 29, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    One of my favorite movie scenes. "Ok, then. Let's get the fight started!" (Cue kick to the groin) Hahahaha!

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  • TJ BairdJuly 31, 2014 - 6:11 am

    Mr. Smith, I agree with you that the maturity for an intelligent discussion among those who have differing views is often absent on this site. Calling people names or belittling is something we all should have given up somewhere around third grade. It seems that when many on this site can't debate because they can't defend the indefensible they resort to grade school playground tactics. I'm not just saying Mike, but all of us have probably resorted to those methods. We sound a lot like those in D.C. and that is about as low a blow that can be handed out. All of us, lets "Man up" and converse in ways that advance the discussion and not tear down the opponent with cheap shots!

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  • DanielJuly 31, 2014 - 7:13 am

    If there is no border we have no sovereign nation and we have a President who picks and chooses what laws to enforce even creating his own laws, even the partisan hacks know that but they like Mikie are ok with it.

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  • PornacJuly 31, 2014 - 7:28 am

    What would Jesus do with thousands of children at the border? I know what some pastors might think they want to do with them.

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  • PornacJuly 31, 2014 - 12:51 pm

    Jesus wants to send the kids back to their countries of origin so they don't pollute the USA!

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  • BobJuly 31, 2014 - 8:38 am

    what happened to the United States? We became a storage area, not a producing area. We don't teach children how to be self sufficient, we had shop, home Ec, we taught gun safety, I installed .22 cal ranges in high schools for years, now they sit behind walls. Parents only care about themselves now and what they and get not what they can do for their children I have no idea how to change this now, I took care of my end with my children, but that's not enough

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  • patrickJuly 31, 2014 - 12:41 pm

    what happened to the United States? In one word--- zerobama.

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  • JagJuly 31, 2014 - 12:42 pm

    About 5 years ago this country took a turn to the hard left, that is what happen, lets see come November

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  • CD BrooksJuly 31, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Lloyd should have a column he appears here once or twice a week anyway. But he doesn't visit comments so he doesn't have to be accountable. Karl Rove and GW Bush along with his murderous administration created the political monster we face today. Limbaugh's voice became the rule Republicans swore to then Hannity and Beck followed. FOX became the leader of that bunch and the GOP their bi*ch. When McConnell stated openly he'd want to make Obama a one term president, he set the bar low and the GOP piled on. THAT is what happened to the US folks, blame whomever you like but it all starts with Rove.

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  • TV ratings.....July 31, 2014 - 1:46 pm

    While all cable news shows declined, Fox news has been on top for 150 months, followed by CNN, and CNBC and MSNBC just switched places for 3rd and 4th. I just wish Fox would broadcast over the air, then we would really see ratings go through the roof.

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