In response to Susan Harrison’s letter to the editor (“Actions protect human lives,” Kent Reporter, April 14):
Before launching into her twisted version of the 14th amendment and illegal immigrants, she gives examples of when societies knew that something was wrong, such as “to force march POWS, hang children and burn Vietnamese villages.”
1. War is not nice, to go somewhere POWS march until they get there, no taxies.
2. Aside from spitting on the graves of the 58,000 American lives who paid the ultimate price, the outrageous idea that children were hung is a truck load of horse apples.
3. The Vietnamese villages that were burned were Vietcong supporters in one fashion or another, namely, ration storage and munitions, more often than not, booby trapped.
I suspect you are a product of Haight Ashbury (San Francisco), were a disciple of Timothy Leary (the godfather of LSD), ran off to Woodstock, danced in circles for three days with weeds in your hair, then jumped into a Volkswagen Bus with Cheech and Chong to go back to California and wound up in Kent, Washington, not knowing what planet you were on, or does that still apply?
She then launches into her own version of the 14th amendment. Say what?
Section 1 of the 14th amendment to the Constitution reads and applies to “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Where does it say illegal immigrants? End of story.
– Dale Brantner