Hold lawmakers accountable for immigration problems
An open letter to President Bush, Senators Reid and Ensign:
Gentlemen, I’m writing to all of you because I firmly believe that all of you in Washington, D.C., are not listening to the majority of the people of this country. I’m talking about the people who put you in office not the illegal aliens you are catering to. We have a serious problem on our boarders. And you don’t care. If you did, you would have secured our borders immediately following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
You say it’s not feasible to round up 11 million illegal aliens. Well while it may be true, you cannot round all 11 million at once, you can round them up one at a time. Sheriff Joe Apria, in Maricopa County, Ariz., has proven that can be done. The laws are already on the books. We don’t need reformation, we need enforcement. Don’t give us laws that are not going to be enforced.
When you gentlemen took the oath of office, you promised to “uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.” You have violated that oath, ie: Article IV, Section 4, which states, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion…” You have not done that!
Therefore, if you are not going to do that (and it sure doesn’t look like it), then I respectfully call for you to resign. Barring that, I will strongly urge the people to issue a recall. You must act at once to secure the borders and deal with those here illegally. You must stop letting foreign governments dictate how to govern this country. May I remind you that none of those people here illegally have the right to vote. We do! Thank you for your time.
Not all development is good
It would be really great if everyone that really cares about preserving the way of life some of us have always loved about Carson City were to read the article by Guy Farmer on the opinion page of Sunday’s (May 28) Appeal. It’s really up to those of us who care to vote carefully for the people we put in office in this city. Obviously there might be some on the planning committee, the board of supervisors, and perhaps the mayor himself that like to cater to the developers. I don’t know. But I agree that we need to be real careful about whom we elect.
I can remember years ago when a comment from one of the developers was published, stating that we were trying to put the developers out of business. To me, this has always raised the question about exactly what the developers are suppose to do. Is a city suppose to make sure that all the developers that choose to do business in the city actually have enough developing to stay in business? Is this our responsibility? Or is it up to the elected and appointed officials to tell some of them that there simply isn’t enough developing for them here (perhaps New Orleans?).
Granted, I’m sure that people will keep moving here as long as the developers keep building houses and apartments, but where is the responsibility to the community?