The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

March 11, 2012

Letters to the Editor 3/11/12



Ronnie G. Coffman, chairman

Limestone County Republican Executive Committee


Support laws

Dear Editor:

It seems like every week I am reading about some new march being held. This week was no different. The first issue being protested is IDs being required for voting. The only reason to protest IDs being required is if you’re trying to do something illegal.

We all know in the 2008 election, due to groups like Acorn and some labor organizations we had the highest voter fraud ever. If you are in this country legally there are simple ways to obtain photo IDs. This is not a racial issue and should not be compared to civil rights issues. The people who will actually have the biggest problem with IDs are elderly people who no longer drive or are home bound. Do we want to continue to have problems at the polls and with election results, like we’re seeing in Russia? Aren't we better than that?

The second issue being protested is the immigration law. This law does not oppose immigration, only illegal immigration. Laws are put into place to protect the citizens of this country. Illegal aliens are not citizens, have no rights and since they have broken the law they deserve the punishment (deportation) that comes from breaking that law the same as any other criminal.

Are the children responsible for their parents actions? No. However children of any type of criminal unfortunately end up paying for their parents decisions. It's too bad their parents didn't think of their children sooner. Maybe rather than come to the United States illegally they should have worked to make their own country a better place. The protesters are also stating that the immigration law deprives the state of a future voting pool. If illegal immigration continues at its current rate there will be no state or country to have to worry about.

I also noticed all of the people from out of state coming in to march. Alabama can decide how it wants to be run on its own. We don't need special interest groups coming in to try to force us to do things the same way they do. They need to take care of their own states. One of the people quoted was Lorena Ortiz who stated she was an illegal. This woman should be picked up and deported.

Those of us who support these laws need to let our Congressmen and women at the state and national level know that we support them.


Teri Wright



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