May 16, 2023

Reader Comments

Observations on the week’s analysis and commentary.

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Re: Biden’s Border Chaos: Title 42 Edition

“When one or more countries invade another by crossing its border, it’s usually men who are invading, and they leave the women and children at home. Looking at what is happening at our border and reading reports, it seems that up to 70% of those crossing are single males. The only difference between what is happening on our border and a military invasion is that invaders are usually armed, but how is this not an invasion of our country with thousands crossing daily?” —Illinois

“Okay. There is incompetence in the White House. But what is being done to correct the problem? I don’t want to hear about the problem; I want to hear about the solution. I’m outraged and disgusted about no action or consequences for the invasion. Who is protecting the country?” —Oregon

“Foreigners crossing our borders are not the only ones breaking the law. A far disproportionate share of the illegal aliens will be supported by welfare (courtesy of the American taxpayer), but most of them are coming here to find work. Enforcement of current laws against employing those here illegally would eliminate one of the chief incentives to come here: jobs at higher wages than they can get at home, but far below what Americans are willing to take. Heavily — and publicly — sanction a few businesses. Once word gets out that hiring illegals can lead to big fines, it will reduce both the number of aliens at the border and some of the downward pressure their servitude puts on American wages, especially for unskilled labor.” —Georgia

“My wife and I were born in England and applied for immigration to the USA in 1969. Multiple original copies of certificates of birth, death, and marriage were required for us, our parents, and our grandparents, together with documentation of our education, work history, and current and previous addresses. Our backgrounds were checked. We had to have full physical exams and X-rays done by a U.S.-designated physician to show that we were healthy. We had to show that we would have enough money to travel to the U.S., support ourselves for six months, and return to England should we fail to establish ourselves. Then we had to get a job offer — not easy to do from thousands of miles away. Doing it the right way took six years; visas were issued in 1975.” —Washington

Re: Biden’s Intentional Border Invasion

“Democrats continually blame Republicans for this disaster, saying they refuse to pass a ‘comprehensive immigration law.’ We don’t need a law; we already have one. Entering or remaining in the U.S. illegally is a felony. Dems just refuse to execute the law like they pledge to do when inaugurated or sworn into office. What the Left means by ‘immigration reform’ is amnesty not only for those who have recently broken into our country but also for the estimated 23 million already here. Amnesty, then green card, then citizenship, then 20 million or more Dem votes, then a one-party state for the indefinite future — like Cuba, North Korea, China, and Russia.” —Pennsylvania

Re: Biden Lives Up to a Ruinous Promise

“May I suggest that we take advantage of the opportunity to try out Biden’s intentions? Let us try his plans, but in a controlled space, so as not to miss observing the results. I would suggest that we accept his leadership and, using Washington, DC, and the state of Delaware, shut down all gas-fired stoves; shut down all coal-, petroleum-, and natural gas-operated machines; draw all illegal aliens to our two selected areas; and determine, and then celebrate, the Joe Biden Earth Rescue System.” —Missouri

Re: The Bureaucracy Gets Hauled Before the High Court

“On its face, the Chevron practice appears to be grossly contradictory to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. When there is a question of the scope of regulation, the principles embodied in the Bill of Rights indicate that deference should be given to the people, not the regulators.” —Minnesota

Re: Pushing Back Against the Cultists

“Leftists love to quote their education as the reason they should be listened to, because the more degrees they have, the smarter they must be — to themselves, anyway. I grew up by a university. I have met some extremely intelligent people with no common sense. This transgender thing is a fad like mini skirts or pet rocks, but the ‘smart’ ones are mutilating people, hoping it works. Your gender is God-given, and He didn’t make it reversible or changeable. Mental health can’t be fixed by changing the physical body. Seek God in everything.” —Wisconsin

Re: Friday: Below the Fold

“Regarding Bud Light’s new boycott, now from the Left: During the trench warfare of World War I, commanders would often underestimate the resolve of the enemy and order their troops ‘over the top’ to attack, only to be surprised at the resistance encountered. Repelled by the heavy enemy fire, soldiers who turned in retreat would sometimes then also face incoming fire from their own side, which in the fog of war could no longer tell friend from foe. This is why the area between opposing sides was called ‘No Man’s Land’ and why only the foolhardy would venture there without good reason. Executives at Bud Light should have studied up on their history before unwisely stepping onto the battlefield.” —Georgia

Re: Reparations to Become Entitlements in California?

“How many white people were held as slaves? Yet the only ones Democrats are looking at are the black people. I have white ancestors who were slaves, yet you hear nothing about that. The Irish who migrated here were pushed into forced slavery; for the most part they were white people. A great many Germans who came here were forced into slavery as well; many of the Germans were white people. I have both German and Irish ancestors who were held by black slave traders; where are my reparations going to come from? This one-sided crap is only going to cause a great deal more animosity — not only toward the government, but toward black people as well.” —California

Re: Getting Married Young

“Marrying young is beautiful. My husband was 23 and I was 20 when we tied the knot in Carson City, Nevada, in 1969. We had fun, planned our future together, and always encouraged each other to grow as individuals. You don’t have to put your education on hold just because you are married. Both of us got college degrees, built careers, and saved for and bought a house in our late 20s. Fifty-three years later, no regrets. It’s not the age that matters; it’s finding the right person at any age. Commitment is beautiful.” —California

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