Readers Write: March 17

Readers Write: March 17

Discrimination a way to cripple society

Looking for a way to make your society self-limiting? Wishing you could burden your nation with problems over and above what you already have? Well, here’s the answer: Discriminate! Select a large portion of your population based on race, religion, ethnicity, country of origin — doesn’t really matter as long as it’s a whole group of men, women and children that you distrust, disrespect, disparage and otherwise show you’re afraid of them for some reason or other. Then convince a majority of everybody else that you’re right and arrange things so that your targets never get an even break, and maybe even suffer for things they can’t help. Presto — a self-crippling society!

MIKE WEST, MARIETTA

Trump’s enforcement policy doing its job

We are grateful to the AJC for the recent news report (“Fear sets in among metro immigrants amid crackdown,” News, March 12). It is music to the ears of the pro-enforcement American majority that “undocumented workers” are “selling off their cars and homes and preparing to return to their native countries.” After eight years of the Obama administration’s fake news of “record deportations,” we see real distress in the illegal alien community. Which is exactly the purpose of President Trump’s enforcement policy.

The straw man argument that “it is impossible to deport 11-20 million illegals” is now meeting the reality that fear of the law results in many illegals migrating out of the U.S. on their own.

After being appointed by President Clinton to recommend remedies for the illegal immigration crisis in the mid ’90s, the late U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan told Congress “Unless this country does a better job in curbing illegal immigration, we risk irreparably undermining our commitment to legal immigration.” We have been advancing the ‘Jordan Doctrine’ from here for nearly 15 years and happily note that Donald Trump and the AJC are validating our work.

D.A. KING, THE DUSTIN INMAN SOCIETY

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