Immigration solution won't be painless

Letter date: 
Monday, July 2, 2012
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Letter author: 
Mike Alsworth
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While watching Meet the Press recently, it became evident to me that we can’t solve the immigration problem because we haven’t the stomach for it.

We in this country have been raised to believe that there is a pain-free solution to every problem that we face personally, locally, nationally and worldwide. We are taught that life can be fair, everyone has a right to prosperity without contribution and any problem can be solved through spending. This has resulted in many problems that harm our way of life. An example is the immigration issue.

There is no painless solution to this problem! Only the delusional think there is. Our leadership is preoccupied over who benefits, pays or gets blamed.

Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Many Americans take this to heart. Our leadership does not.

It is time for the president, Congress and the elite of this country to do what is right even if it is a liability to them. Don’t hide behind protection of the children to shirk your duty. You caused the problem by not upholding our laws ... now fix it!