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Refugee policy violates U.S. and international law Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

What Mr. Trump and Mr. Sessions are doing is in violation of international law, and our law, protecting asylum seekers and refugees. It is also a violation of the eighth and 14th Amendments to our Constitution. The inhumane policy of separating young children from their parents will result in irreparable psychological harm.

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) was denied access to the immigration center where children are being held. He did tour a processing center where children were being held in cages with nets over them to prevent escape.

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Killings grow out of a society which turns its back on God Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 08, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In regard to school shootings, the use of the nouns “gunman” and “shooter” give too much dignity to killers and may encourage the next killings. Strong taboos against the mention of “values” and mention of killers’ drug abuse have prevented discussion of easy and effective solutions.

Most such killings grow out of drug abuse and a culture of death which is openly hostile to God. How will God judge a society which turns its back on Him and relies on more laws and bigger prisons?

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Unjust, inhumane laws should be changed Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jun. 28, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Recently, I’ve been listening to U.S. government officials coolly defend the government’s new policy of separating children from their parents at the border with a singular rationale: “It’s sad, but we have no choice — their parents broke the law.”

To me it sounds an awful lot like the defense that some would give for abortion. “It’s sad, but what can we do? Abortion is the law of the land.”

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Breakdown of family, social media to blame Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 01, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Again, in the wake of the terrible Florida school shooting, Mary Uhler talks about “common sense gun control.” I hear this phrase a lot, whether it’s TV, online, or print, but never hear any answers other than taking away Second Amendment rights.

Let’s take this a step further and start talking about controlling First Amendment rights; there is a lot of anger and hate on the Internet and social media these days, and our young people are exposed to it 24/7. How about the latest video games, that turn human lives into points for the participants?

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