In April, the Biden administration allowed 178,000 unvetted illegal aliens to enter the USA. That only comprises the ones who turned themselves over to the Border Patrol agents. No one knows how many additional hundreds or thousands slipped in undetected. At that rate of illegals walking into the USA with impunity since Biden became the POTUS, an estimated 2 million more will have entered on top of the tens of millions already here illegally. The impact on our schools, medical facilities (ER’s!) and Social Services will cost taxpayers billions. All the while, Biden and his supporters simply look the other way and ignore the ongoing invasion of our country. It’s been rumored that the Democrat Party will then pass a massive amnesty bill which would result in those millions of illegals very likely voting Democrat which would assure Democrat administrations in perpetuity. As if the above isn’t bad enough, the illicit drug cartels are loving their unimpeded access to our open border to bring in a massive amount of illegal, addictive drugs. Wake up, America voters, and demand that Biden stop this insanity!
Robert L. Gabler, Kingwood
Planet earth is some 4.5 billion years old. Since each of us is here for a very short time and only once, it seems to me that an intelligent person would adopt Principle A, which says, “We should strive to make each person’s time on earth as long and as pleasant as possible.” That simple principle implies a robust moral code, for it rules out murder, the death penalty, theft, assault, insults, discrimination of any sort and it urges kindness toward others. Instead of kindness, we’ve seen two world wars that killed many men, women, and children and caused untold suffering; beheadings by ISIS; recent death and destruction in the middle east (Jews v. Palestinians); and violence here at home against Asians and Jews. If Derek Chauvin had subscribed to Principle A, then George Floyd probably still would be alive. Martin Luther’s 1543 book titled “On the Jews and Their Lies” prescribed the following: Jewish synagogues and schools set on fire, Jews’ prayer books destroyed, rabbis forbidden to preach, homes burned and Jews’ property and money confiscated. Jews should be shown no mercy or kindness, afforded no legal protection, and “these poisonous envenomed worms” should be drafted into forced labor or expelled forever. Luther also seems to advocate Jews’ murder, writing “[W]e are at fault in not slaying them.” That vitriol came from a Catholic priest! How can anyone possibly argue against Principle A? To me, it’s just simple common sense. Principle A has nothing to do with religion, thus proving that morality requires no religious basis.
Bill Bailey, Kingwood
OH REALLY, YES
Yes, man by nature is lazy (mentally and physically). One of the points made by my previous letter is the majority of citizens do not allow that laziness to interfere with them being productive citizens. Typical “everyday” laziness: not taking the garbage out, putting off doing yard work, not fixing the broken (fill in the blank). This is commonly referred to as procrastination. Usually this only affects the individual or their immediate family. But there is a percentage of the population that allows that laziness to expand beyond minor issues, which can lead to dependency on government. Do we need a safety net for extreme situations? Yes. But not long-term government assistance if you are mentally and physically able to provide for yourself. I guarantee you Einstein was lazy in the everyday sense. Fortunately for the world, he was dedicated to his life’s work. I find the example of a husband and wife needing to cooperate rather than compete against each other a weak example against competition. That would be the same as using players on a baseball team as an example. I never said that cooperation was not a potential component of success. What was one of William Edwards Deming’s accomplishments? He had more impact on Japanese manufacturing after WWII than any individual of non-Japanese heritage. Somewhat ironic that the Japanese used what Deming taught them to then compete against U.S. manufacturers. (Fair) competition is good. As far as Deming removing grade competition, should I ever need surgery I will look for the doctor that graduated at the top of their class (based upon grades) rather than the one that cooperated well. Even liberal Hollywood has embraced competition, the Oscars, the Emmys, the Golden Globe awards. Those that oppose competition are just too lazy to put in the work to compete. Thus, one of the attractions for socialism. (Remember Eistein’s support of a planned economy.)
Charlton Robertson, Kingwood