Does writer really think all should be allowed in?

I’m beginning to think Courier-Herald staff writers simply make up things to write about that will cause the most activity in the pages of Views.

Let me quote Mr. Brian Beckley’s column “Freedom for all, all who are here” (May 12): “Personally, I think anyone should be allowed into America.” Does this included drug smugglers? How about people with ties to radical Muslim extremists? Or perhaps members of foreign mafia? Let’s just open up the borders and we can sing “Kumbaya” as one happy global family!

I personally love immigrants and I want them to immigrate here legally, as my great-grandparents did. They need to learn American history (the nonrevised version, please). If they desire to become citizens, they obviously love what this republic stands for and the freedoms it provides the individual. As a result, they need to know what rights are protected, how this nation was founded, who were the founders, what did they stand for and what did they stand against. Why would Mr. Beckley not want to afford them this opportunity?

I was going to pull in another couple quotes from Mr. Beckley, but after reading his column again, I see that it is hardly worth my time. It is terribly riddled with misrepresentation of facts regarding Constitutional protections; his understanding of the powers bestowed on the states in relation to the federal government are lacking; and the manner in which he “grudgingly” accepts the need for some checks on the border betray his radical progressive views.

I think it is sad that Mr. Beckley feels compelled to use our Mexican brethren as a means to create further divisiveness in this country. Quite frankly, Mr. Beckley owes the community of immigrants who came to our country from Mexico an apology. It is deplorable of him to try to further a sense of alienation among them so that he is able to further his progressive bent.

I understand that this newspaper arrives on my driveway without charge, but The Courier-Herald should be better than this.

Chad Druffel

Bonney Lake




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@courierherald.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.courierherald.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in Letters to the Editor

LtE bug
A sad state of affairs

We shouldn’t have to bribe people to do what’s right.

LtE bug
Columnist fails to grapple with the complexity of immigration

Immigration and crime are more complex than the fear that Mr. Shannon’s article promoted.

LtE bug
Columnist must be the only one in the room

If Shannon likes facts, he should stick to them

LtE bug
Worried about pollution? Check the litter box

Inslee and the Democrats should pay attention to one of the biggest poo-lluters around

LtE bug
Thank for welcoming your veterans home

The community’s support led to a lot of healing for a lot of veterans.

LtE bug
Biden’s report card so far

No administration is perfect, but this one is on the right path so far.

LtE bug
Thanks, mom and dad, for vaccinating me

For generations, Americans have saved lives through vaccination. I hope we don’t stop now.

LtE bug
Perplexed by price

Perplexed by price I have been a subscriber to The Seattle Times… Continue reading

LtE bug
Americans deserve Medicare for All

If we can afford our military, we can afford to take care of our veterans - and everyone else

LtE bug
The rebel flag does not belong in Enumclaw

Cheers to the young man who silently protested it.

LtE bug
Change doesn’t come easy

My children were teased terribly at Enumclaw schools.

LtE bug