Start listening to the heartland

Letter date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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The Register Guard
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I was pleasantly surprised to see, in a Register-Guard editorial, recognition of the unmistakable “hell no” message Oregonians sent via Measure 88 in November 2014 (“Delivering on immigration,” Jan. 30)

With their 2-to-1 trouncing of the Oregon Legislature’s ill-conceived plan to grant driver cards to illegal immigrants, voters in this deep blue state made a powerful statement. It was part of a national undercurrent lost on the Democratic Party and exemplifies why Donald Trump now resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The left generally does not distinguish between legal and illegal immigration. Most Americans are fine with the former, but want the latter stopped. Most Americans do not want tens of thousands of “refugees” from countries that hate us flooding into our nation. President Trump is doing what he promised to do during his campaign, and what he promised to do is what got him elected.

As liberals nationwide throw hissy fits and temper tantrums, riot in the streets, vandalize property, burn cars, threaten police officers and denounce Trump supporters in the vilest terms, the rest of America is watching — and thinking about congressional races in two years.

Time will tell if the Trump presidency will be “great” or if it will be the unparalleled disaster the left insists it will be. But if liberals want to retake Congress and the White House, they’d better stop the tantrums and riots and start listening to the heartland.