In the July 4 edition of the Headlight-Herald you published a letter from Diane Colcord titled “The kind of America I believe in.” It was exactly the kind of letter I would expect from someone who gets their “news” from CNN, MSNBC, New York Times and other purveyors of “fake news,” or more accurately described, lies.
Lie 1: (Referring to children of adults trying to illegally enter the United States) “…not understanding why they are here to begin with…where [they] are wrenched from [their] parent’s arms…” Never happened!
The TIME Magazine cover of the crying young girl and the President is the epitome of the lie. That girl was still with her mother, not “wrenched” from her arms. She was crying because her mother had chosen to leave her father and siblings behind while she (mother) tried to sneak into the US – again. Mother was detained because, in addition to her second arrest for illegal entry, she decided to claim asylum. TIME corrected their story but the damage was done – no one reads the corrections.
There is a proper channel for legitimate asylum seekers. Come to a proper border crossing and declare your intent. If you illegally cross the border and then, when caught, claim you are seeking asylum, you will be detained. Children accompanying adults cannot be detained with them. Instead, facts show, children are carefully and lovingly placed in temporary foster care. No child is wrenched from parent’s arms – that is pure propaganda. In fact, if the parent hadn’t brought the child with her when she tried to illegally enter the US, the child would never experience any drama – drama which is entirely and exclusively the fault of the parent’s actions.
Lie 2: (Again referring to children of illegal immigrants) “…you are taken off to sit in a chain link cage.” There is controversy over the meaning of the word “cage” but the intent of this statement is to imply inhumane treatment. That statement was true under the Obama Administration. Under the Trump Administration, these same detention facilities are licensed child care facilities where rooms are created with fencing but are not “cages.” The current administration is simply following existing law.
Bottom line: The “chaos” at the border is caused by people who are illegally entering our country, with or without their children. ICE is following the law as written and has been enforced for decades. The silly Trump haters simply ignore this fact in their effort to besmirch our duly elected President. As President Obama said, “elections have consequences.” Do what the writers of the Constitution intended, if you don’t like the result, change it in the next election. Lying, propaganda, riots, and other tactics used by the Left are the actions of those who have no respect for the Constitution or the Rule of Law.
The lying mainstream media counts on emotion, not fact, to spread the lies and propaganda. It would appear in Ms. Colcord’s case it worked.