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Thursday, 04 April 2019 10:25

Democrats’ priorities are perplexing

Written by  Staff Writer

To the editor,
The omnibus spending bill that ended the shutdown should not have been signed by President Donald Trump. The 1,169-page bill looks like a poison pill for the American republic and border control. There was only about 24 hours for people to read the bill before it came up for a vote.

The bill authorizes only 55 miles of “fencing,” and only along the Rio Grande in Democrat-controlled counties and it gives them (and the drug cartels) veto power over any fencing. Plus, section 224a protects from deportation any sponsor of a minor or anyone in such a household, making no distinction between a relative or a sex trafficker.

And to help understand what the Democrats’ priorities are, HR8, a gun-control bill, was amended by the Republicans to require gun dealers to notify law enforcement (and Immigration and Customs Enforcement) if an illegal alien tries to buy a gun, which is illegal. But most Democrats rejected the amendment, which makes sense considering some Democratic states are restoring voting rights to convicted felons. Perhaps they will follow Venezuela’s lead and let felons out of prison and give them guns and uniforms.

Stephen Scheifley
Walworth

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