We have a humanitarian crisis at the border and our country’s response to it is shameful. People who are seeking asylum from threats to their lives are being detained in the equivalent of concentration camps.
Letters to the Editor
Re: Elizabeth Foster’s comments on Abortion.
Abortion is murder. Most people of color keep their babies, and the family helps to raise the children. (It takes a village.) Many poor people also keep and raise their children.
Dehumanization has a natural progression. It starts by defining a whole race or ethnicity by its worst members, say Muslims or sex offenders. It moves on to enforce generally applicable laws and rules that especially hurt a targeted group. Then, as the public at large becomes desensitized by governent-sponsored declarations of doom and gloom, the group can be singled out for hatred and harm. Thus begins the descent, step by step, into a moral abyss.
A word in response to Mr. Hartley from Salem. Trump cheating? Huh! You/we all need to be truth seekers and fact checkers. Most of all, we have to stop electing career politicians in both parties whose power and greed come before the good of the country.
In last week’s paper Elizabeth Foster says some good things about dealing with differences of opinion, such as "Solutions are never easy, but careful, consideration, could move all humans to higher ground."