When you can afford to do for only your own, how do you afford to do for others?

Why are refugees and people who are not citizens of the United States of America granted more rights than U.S. citizens?

We have a homelessness problem. We hold vigils for people who are homeless while refugees get to sleep in nice warm beds. We have insurance for our pets, when some can't get insurance for themselves, human beings. Landlords make rents so high, people can't afford to pay it on income from a Social Security check.

Something is wrong here, especially when we treat animals with higher regard than a human soul, when we treat people outside of our own families better than we do members of our family or country.

What you would do for one, you should do for the other. When you can afford to do for only your own, how do you afford for others?

Wise decisions need to be made, or you end up spending your time and money on things that will make no difference in the end.

We need to stop enabling people. Allow them the dignity to work (day labor), or help them get a job. Help them find ways to acquire food at the food pantries. There is usually one open every day of the week.

Help if you can help. But sadly, that is not an option for some.

Thousands of people are coming into the U.S. via the southern border. They are dispersed throughout the U.S. and asked to show up on a specific date for court hearings. How many of them will do so?

I have friends who came to the U.S. by application, and when it comes up for review, when they are married to American citizens, have children, and pay their required filing fees, they are still scrutinized more than the individuals just let in across the border.

When will people start standing up for justice and what really matters?

This will be the third or fourth time I've written to The Commons and, like the other times, I am sure this won't get printed, either. It seems that if you don't agree with the opinions of the editor, you don't get printed.

Linda Morse


This letter to the editor was submitted to The Commons.

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