Separating families of color isn’t new here
Separating families of color isn’t new here
Here we go once again, history repeating itself.
First it was black children taken from their parents and sold into slavery. And now (largely Hispanics) brown children are being separated from their parents. They are being punished/traumatized for crimes of their parents and the ineptitude of politicians.
What kind of society have we become? What kind of person, and leader, uses children as leverage for personal gain?
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Politicians want symbols of God everywhere and selectively want to use it for their misdeeds, like Jeff Sessions did. However, the Bible also states “you cannot serve two masters.” You cannot inflict pain and suffering on others under the umbrella of God.
This immigration policy is another example of how black and brown lives don’t matter.
Megan Wilson, Charlotte
America should be a safe place
On a trip to Disney World, my four-year-old grabbed the leg of a man she thought was her father, holding onto him to keep from getting lost. In a split second, she looked up and saw that the man was a stranger, right before her real father picked her up. She still has nightmares about this and she only thought she was separated.
How must the parents and children feel being separated from each other when their only offense is trying to find a safe place to live? They are not leaving their homes because they don’t love their countries. They’re leaving because it’s a death sentence to stay. Let America be a safe place for them, like it was for my ancestors when they came here 300 years ago.
Angel Vannoy, Mooresville
Roy Cooper is acting on agenda
In response to “Cooper sending guard members home; Stein wants policy ended” (June 19 charlotteobserver.com):
Just as he did when he was the Attorney General, Gov. Roy Cooper is playing the bias card. He is selectively choosing when to advance his own agenda instead of what the people want and circumstances require. Time to take a closer look at his campaign contributions.
Floyd Prophet, Kannapolis
Show me the Dems’ immigration law
In response to “Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy” and related articles (June 18):
There are some segments of the media which are anti-Trump. Recently though, they are aggressively exposing statements by the White House that are outright lies, or so they say.
The separation of children from their parents is the latest example which could easily be put to rest by the White House. They say it’s the Democrats’ law and they are responsible for the situation. If that’s true, what is the bill’s number that was approved by Congress, what was the final vote, who sponsored the bill and if it’s a law, when did the president sign it?
If the White House is correct, the media needs to back off. If not, it must continue exposing White House rhetoric as a lie.
Harvey Cohen, Charlotte
CMPD isn’t helping its reputation
In response to “Officer wore his CMPD uniform while stealing steaks and razors, police say” (June 19):
Having officers like Samuel Yaravitz on our police force especially for almost 20 years is not the way to enhance public confidence in CMPD. It's disheartening that with this brazen and regular illegal behavior he was simply allowed to resign. No doubt he will show up on some other law enforcement agency soon enough. Plus he gets to keep his pension, and medical insurance benefits no doubt. Shameful.
Norman Jameson, Charlotte
Why another push for voter ID?
In response to “Voter ID no better with age” (June 8 Opinion):
Thank you to the Observer Editorial Board for condemning Tim Moore’s misguided attempt (once again) to require voters to present photo identification. Why is the Republican leadership wasting more time and resources on this bill? Isn’t the $10 million that NC already spent on the last failed effort enough?
Instead of making it harder for our citizens to vote, I urge legislators to focus on adequately funding public education, protecting our water and air, strengthening our roads and infrastructure, taking care of the most vulnerable North Carolinians, and making our state a better place to live. We have enough real problems to confront, and we need more of our fellow citizens engaging in our civic life, not fewer.
Jill Blumenthal, Charlotte