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Letters to editor of the Pahrump Valley Times

Updated January 18, 2019 - 7:00 am

Voters need to think about what’s really happening

I hope all the anti-wall Trump haters are happy now that an illegal who was protected by sanctuary cities killed another citizen, this time a police officer.

Looks like the majority of Democrats are so stupid that they can’t see what they are doing to this country. Do we really need open borders, sanctuary cities, illegal voting, higher taxes, more support for illegals? They even advocate us becoming a socialist country.

Seems like now the Democrats are afraid of an old, ugly white woman and will do whatever she wants.

Trump’s wall would cost less and do more for this country than what Obama gave to Iran. How many of our politicians have a wall or fence around their house and locked doors and windows and are protected by armed guards?

I have also heard more money is spent on illegals than on our veterans. This seems stupid to me. By the way, I am for legal immigration. Legals are not afraid of hard work and getting their hands dirty. They make good citizens such as the deputy in California who gave his life protecting us.

What has Trump done that is so bad compared to Obama and Clinton? Who had sex in the White House and paid millions to try and cover it up? Who gave millions to our enemies and slammed our police? Who said your insurance rates would go down and we could keep our doctors, period! So you see we have been lied to by other presidents but our corrupt media doesn’t seem to care.

Bill Angle

America’s carbon laws, air quality, dependent on others

Montana Black’s letter in the PVT on Jan. 11, brings more questions than answers.

First, if the U.S. enacts the carbon laws, and let’s be honest, their taxes, which elected officials love, how about our neighbors who don’t have to follow these laws and actually receive special exemption worldwide as “developing” countries?

We as a country don’t live in a dome, making our air quality dependent on others. Factually speaking, over the last 20 or 30 years, the U.S. has been the leader of the world in reducing pollutants in our air, water and land, mainly through enterprise.

Next, history has shown us how ineffective government is trying to reach a goal. As a matter of fact, these “good” intention activities end up being opportunities for corruption and/or political payback.

Remember Solyndra as the most glaring, but there were over a dozen more bankruptcies in this same area, costing taxpayers billions.

Lastly, everyone is willing to be a part of the solution to the point where it becomes painful, especially when they observe hypocrisy by the powerful.

Should we contact the French people now to order our “yellow” vests?

David Jaronik

Reader responds to recent letter to editor

I would like to respond to Jim Ferrell and his warped thinking that Democrats are saints. As far as Fox News is concerned he is wrong there as well. CNN, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, CBS, ABC have brainwashed viewers by telling untruths about Trump and Democrats are starting to censor free speech, free thought by way of Twitter and Facebook.

Democrats want to raid Medicare and Medicaid with Medicare for all. Democrats want to give free medical coverage to everyone. What about the millions of folks who have already paid for this coverage? Are the Democrats going to write refund checks to all that have contributed every paycheck for the coverage?

America cannot stand as a country if we sell our natural resources to Russia like the Obama administration did with Uranium 1. Now Russia owns 20 percent of our natural resource. I think Mueller needs to look at the Democrats colluding with Russia to try and win the presidency. The Democrats yell fascist Nazis, racism, bigots etc. to anyone who voted for Trump. Democrats are the modern-day version of the KKK, the Third Reich, Mao, and Stalin.

Democrats take to the streets and beat on innocent people and they don’t care, hurt as many as they can, hoping to find one so they can say see I knew they were Nazis and that is what Nazi Germany was all about, silence the strong, eliminate their weapons and make them walk the same way, make them talk the same way, make them think the same way.

America needs to wake up and realize that Democrats want to destroy everything you have worked for, they want to turn our country into a third world nation, they want to take your job away, take your money away and make you survive on government handouts. They want us to live like Venezuela.

Believe the Democrats, remember they said they did not want to impeach the president and now that is all they talk about doing. They have introduced legislation to start impeachment.

Too bad that won’t happen. All that will happen is millions of dollars wasted instead of using that money to feed, clothe, and shelter the hungry American children that Democrats have pushed aside in favor of illegal immigrant children.

Tyler Weiss

Should border security include permanent troops?

While it is sad that migrant children have died after entering the U.S., I don’t think blame should be cast upon our border patrol or customs officials. Adverse health issues most likely developed before or during the migrants’ journey and should have been taken into account by parents or adult guardians. If you watched the videos of asylum seekers on their trek through Mexico, you may have noticed that they appeared healthy and vigorous. And in possession of cell phones, no less. The image really dilutes my sense of “your huddled masses.” You have to wonder, where do they recharge their phones?

America may be the world’s most favored safe haven, but people who choose to escape from oppressive regimes and who fear a criminal element in their homeland might turn things around if they banded together. Popular uprisings have certainly led to beneficial, even revolutionary change. And on those occasions when it has been deemed politically expedient, the United States has intervened with all manner of assistance to those in peril.

Despite our government’s willingness to help mitigate desperate situations is it unreasonable for this to be tempered by perseverance and resolve on the part of those who reach out to us? There are many Americans born and bred, who can tell you a thing or two about desperation.

As to security enhancements along our southern border, they have been needed and largely ignored for a very long time. I’m not the first to suggest that if the interests of the United States are best served by continuous deployment of our armed forces within other countries, shouldn’t a similar strategy be applied to our porous and extremely vulnerable southern boundary? A “border security command” in coordination with the Border Patrol and Customs Enforcement & Immigration, supplemented by standard wire fencing, sensors and drones, could do the job.

Should the decision be made to permanently establish units of our armed forces along the U.S. / Mexico demarcation, some will of course denounce the exercise of imminent domain. On the other hand, personal sacrifice has always been measured against the need for national security.

Ralph Bazan

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