Editor, the Advocate:
Folks observing today’s politics are seeing a trend that is tilting noncitizens’ interests ahead of those that pay taxes and are expecting and hoping government-mandated Medicare, Medicaid and like programs will be available for them after being a contributor to our local, state and government entities.
The bleak reality is the pressure America must endure to sustain folks crossing our southern border. We have become obligated to house, feed, educate, provide health resources and provide basic civil services for all of their life that was once meant to help America’s poor.
Our divided national politics encourages this to continue as unlawful cities give refuge and support to this crisis. Our infrastructure and available funding is being stretched to the maximum. This causes monies and support to be allocated from other sources, reducing or ending important services that were meant for legal, taxpaying American citizens.
If we, as America, want to become a Third World nation like the folks that are charging across our border are from, then let’s continue what we are doing. When our resources, infrastructure and wealth are depleted, we all will be playing on the same level field. This allows us to be vulnerable to our adversaries as we step aside of being a world power.
We must demand of all our government to protect and serve its lawful legal citizens that pay their salary. It should be protecting our interests. We can no longer police the world, much less house the world.
America’s sentiment also makes us a target to be taken advantage of Russia, China, North Korea and like nations do not share this dilemma; why?
Don Cook, Port Lavaca