LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Gang of Eight’ truly ganglike

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The Mexican government must be ecstatic with the Gang of Eight’s amnesty proposals (“Steve King: ‘Gang of Eight bill is aggressive and outrageous amnesty,’” Web, April 18). Mexico can now permanently shift the cost of social welfare, medical and educational benefits, as well as incarceration costs, from the Mexican taxpayer to the American taxpayer.

We used to be a nation of laws passed to benefit the American people. The Gang of Eight wants to pass a law to buy future votes to satisfy political agendas at the expense of our sovereignty and territorial integrity and to the detriment of the American people. The Gang of Eight is the modern-day version of the Dalton and James gangs. The difference is the Gang of Eight ravages our sovereignty and territorial integrity.

President Lincoln’s phrase “of the people, for the people, and by the people” has now become “of the politicians, for the votes, and by the politicians” the American people notwithstanding, apparently.


Alexandria, Va.

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