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Letters to the editor
Please keep in mind that deception has always played a part in Fidel Castro’s Cuba, and this action may be inconsequential when the Cuban government refuses to come to terms with its northern adversary. Both of these individuals have to enforce a Marxist doctrine in order to give their dictatorship a legitimate appearance.
Thus, even if the nation’s economy and the people’s well-being are in dire straits, the Communist government will make no concessions in its control over Cuban society in both the present and the near future. North Korea already has displayed a prime example of the horrors a Marxist tyrant is willing to make his people endure simply to retain the autocratic power of his government; starvation, conformist propaganda, even countrywide secret gulags are wielded consistently to keep the present government in power, and although no such means are implemented in Cuba, the Castro brothers certainly have no qualms about spilling innocent blood. Only with both proper evaluation and sound judgment in the nation’s actions will the United States help spare Cuba of that bleak fate.
Backward in the Balkans
I do hope that the readers of your newspaper will take a moment to absorb what Michael Djordjevich has so eloquently and succinctly said in his excellent opinion piece “Kosovo conundrum” (Op-Ed, Friday).
The question to be asked iswhy has the United States found it so necessary to accommodate the extremist Muslims in the Balkans? Is it perchance an attempt to assuage Muslims elsewhere due to ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? If so, the United States isattempting a very dangerous balancing act and has taken its eye off the ball in the Balkans in its so-called war against terrorism. And in so doing it is trampling upon the United Nations Charter and the tenets of international law. How pathetic of a once great nation.
What Americans want from immigration reform
The amnesty bill has died a good death, but we shouldn’t pat ourselves on the back and wait for the next debacle (“Immigration bill quashed,” Page 1, Friday). I encourage all Americans to continue to drive home our message to our elected representatives. We’re not only sick and tired but angry with people who break our laws at the border — and yes, that includes our northern border and shores. We don’t want amnesty in any form. We don’t want to be called racists, and emphatically reject that term, because illegal immigration is not a race-based issue. Anyone who pulls out the race card does so only because they know the racist label is incendiary and their other arguments have failed.
We don’t want lawbreakers in any form, ever; we already grow enough of those from within. We don’t want a subclass of illegal workers abused by greedy employers, willing to work for lower pay than employable Americans would. We don’t believe illegals are doing work Americans won’t do. We don’t want legal immigrants treated like illegal aliens just because they’re from a certain ethnic group. We don’t want special programs that permit illegal aliens to get drivers’ licenses (pay attention, Maryland), at the expense of law-abiding Americans.
By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
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