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Fleeing failed socialism

There has never been an instance of migrants and caravans fleeing a capitalist country to seek refuge and asylum in a socialist country. Most migrants who crossed our border left corrupt socialist regimes. Yet they enthusiastically denounce capitalism and label the wealthy “rich fascist pigs.” Their demands for entitlements and subsidies are echoed and supported by progressives, liberals, socialists and college students calling for open borders.

Time to repeal Obamacare is now

President Trump has done a number of great things, and the economy, military and our foreign relations show it. There is, however, one important item on his agenda that has yet to be fulfilled. That is the repeal of Obamacare, and now is the time to do it.

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Supreme Court not Congress

Citing his concern about Judge Kavanaugh's adherence to judicial precedent, Sen. Chuck Schumer has announced he will take the unprecedented step of questioning Judge Kavanaugh about his personal opinions on cases that may come before him on the court of appeals on which he currently serves and on the Supreme Court to which he has been nominated ("Chuck Schumer: Brett Kavanaugh must divulge personal views on abortion to win confirmation," Web, July 9).

Kavanaugh wrong for court

Brett Kavanaugh is the wrong choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. If he is confirmed to the Supreme Court, everything that we hold dear as a nation will be at stake.

Socialism's a breeze with money

When someone with a net worth of $60 million talks about being a socialist, our first question should be, "When will she give away the all that money?" ("Cynthia Nixon: I'm a democratic socialist," Web, July 11)

Left would've opposed any pick

Elections have consequences. One of the main reasons people voted for Donald Trump was the change he was likely to make to the Supreme Court. Many conservative Americans cringe at the thought of a Hillary Clinton-picked, liberal-packed Supreme Court. Now mainstream-media pundits are losing their minds over Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Call convention of states

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, is raising the political ire of the left — and by left, I mean anyone to the left of common sense. Kabuki theater is on full display inside the Beltway.

More free trade agreements

In his op-ed "Facing the facts about trade and immigration" (Web, July 4) Peter Morici unfortunately obfuscates rather than elucidates economic theory. He claims that past trade deals have created the large U.S. trade deficit, but the opposite is true.

Immigrants can't save scheme

There is no doubt that immigrants, legal or otherwise, contribute to the economy, but the notion that they will somehow bail out the social insurance programs is whimsical ("How legal immigrants contribute to the economy," Web, July 1). The only way you will obtain a net positive effect on Social Security, for example, is for all immigrants to be in the upper 1 percent of wage earners working 80 hours per week their entire lives, and upon retirement at age 65, for them to promptly die. Note that illegal immigrants paying in but collecting no benefits are an even better bet.

Resist China's bullying

In "Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports" (Web, June 18) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describes China as a "predatory economic government" that's "long overdue in being tackled."

Offer solution to separation

President Trump should consider using AmeriCorps workers on the border with Mexico to facilitate the care and treatment of children separated from their families. AmeriCorps has more than 75,000 Americans engaged in intensive public service at 21,600 sites that include non-profits, schools, public agencies and community- and faith-based groups across the country.

Talk to your teen about drinking

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that underage drinking among high-school students has dropped to a new historic low, declining 41 percent since the survey began in 1991. Additionally, the percent of teens who reported driving when they had been drinking or riding with a driver who had been drinking also continues to decline.

Raise academy standards

According to an op-ed by Pat Buchanan, starting around 2009 the U.S. Naval Academy lowered its enrollment standards for incoming freshmen so that the Navy could increase its racial diversity.

Counterfeit news

People in America, including our president, are laboring under the misconception that the mainstream media is producing "fake news," when the reality is that it is cranking out counterfeit news created to destabilize our duly elected administration. "Counterfeit" more accurately describes this product, as it is being intentionally crafted to appear genuine and is deliberately meant to deceive the consumer as real media to be consumed and exchanged in the information marketplace.

Left's abortion fear-mongering

We are hearing a cacophony of left-leaning commentators and Democrats making outlandish predictions regarding President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court ("Trump says he probably won't question Supreme Court candidates on abortion," Web, July 1). For example, Sen. Kristen Gillibrand of New York said women will be arrested for having an abortion if the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision decriminalizing abortion is overturned.

A melancholy Fourth?

This Fourth of July celebrate those intrepid American Founders whose signatures on the Declaration of Independence guaranteed their death by hanging should their cause (considered a long shot at the time) have failed. Truly, these Founders were the very embodiment of spirited, bold and prescient leadership that stands in stark contrast to today's weak Republican Congress.

Stop hijacking Bible

Social-justice warriors and religious leaders should stop misusing the word of God to justify lawless behavior ("Suddenly, the left loves Leviticus," Web, June 24).

Mueller probe all smoke

After reading more and more about the investigation into President Trump's supposed collusion with Russia, Robert Mueller sounds more and more like Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria, Joseph Stalin's hit man. Under Beria, over 500 NKVD agents and 30,000 Red Army officers were executed. In addition, the NKVD was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of ordinary Soviet citizens convicted of high treason by false, sometimes even absurd, accusations.

Wanted: Wilson, Pershing resolve

In 1916, in response to Pancho Villa's gang raiding a New Mexico town and other Mexican gangs attacking and killing Americans inside U.S. borders, President Woodrow Wilson dealt with the incursion post haste. He dispatched Gen. John J. Pershing with some 200,000 troops, to hunt down the gangs inside Mexican borders.