July 8 — To the Editor:
During the Democratic debates candidates kept saying that the economy isn’t working for all Americans. They’re not working for all Americans either. They talk about free health care for illegal immigrants but show no concern for homeless US veterans. They talk about (illegal) immigrant rights while attacking our constitutional rights; the fundamental rights of free people. What’s next, allowing noncitizens to vote? That would be direct foreign intervention in our elections. Beto O’Rourke recently campaigned in Mexico. Did he ask why the corrupt Mexican government aids human trafficking by allowing foreigners from Central America and even Africa to enter Mexico for the sole purpose of illegally entering the US?
Some talk about canceling student debt, which is buying votes from one group to be paid for by everyone. Is that fair to families who struggled to put students through college or to students who selected community colleges instead of Ivy League? College is a choice, and individuals are responsible for their choices. There’s no “free lunch”.
They’re not working for us; they’re working for power. They may differ on some policies but they’re all authoritarian. They want a coercive society with high taxes, more rules, and fewer rights. Yes, they’ll find “rights” for those who will vote for them, but the Bill of Rights, with basic rights like free speech and private property, is incompatible with socialism. Maybe you don’t like President Trump, but is “resistance” worth trading a free republic for an Orwellian state?