Letter: Gift of reason allows us to be flexible

Donald Trump may see the immigration issue in a different light today than when he first spoke of it. Man’s gift of reason allows him to be flexible. If the wall is built, criminals are removed and all those living here on overdue visas are sent out of the U.S., these are the important parts of his original stance on this issue.

Immigrants here illegally, who are established and have no criminal record except that of breaking our immigration law during a time when our leaders were lax in guarding our sovereignty, should be allowed to stay, but never be able to be citizens. They must be required to register where they are living and pay overdue taxes. If they commit a crime, they must be returned to their homeland.

If they fail to register within six months they should be sent out of the country and never allowed back in.

This sounds reasonable and it matters little if people who thrive on conflict call it a softening of the Trump stance on immigration. So many molehills become mountains in the political world raised up by people with the least common sense and imposed on the rest of us.

The apple cart in Washington, D.C. does need to be overturned and we need to disregard directives from there that are foreign to our logic. Being a people of logic is our perceived identity and we demand freedom to act on it.

Rosemary Weydert



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