Letters to the Editor

Voice of the People - November 15, 2007

Illegal aliens are burden to nation

Wake up! Illegal aliens are not a boon to American economy to this country's legal citizens. They are a huge, debilitating burden -- legally, monetarily morally.

This is leading to drastic depletions of local, state, federal and charity resources to aid legal citizens that actually earned the right constitutionally to these services. Auto accidents by uninsured, unlicensed, most times drunk or drugged illegal aliens is costing legal citizens their lives, increasing insurance rates, costing rescue time and equipment, hospitals and law enforcement agenciess millions of dollars.

If a legal citizens is caught driving drunk, without a license or insurance, that citizen faces large fines and jail time or more. Illegals get the same in lesser manner, but they can disappear and never have to actually pay restitution.

If you are legal, you have a far less chance of getting Medicaid and other welfare benefits for children and family than an illegal.

What is wrong with this picture?

Illegals aren't here in America to stay. They come, get jobs, send their money back home while they live in squalor. Yes, they spend money here, too, but very little. Most don't pay state or federal taxes because they are paid as contract labor by Americans wanting cheap labor, higher profits. Maybe the law should target the employers more harshly. Jail time and huge fines, loss of businesses come to mind. They are no different from the drug runners, terrorists that Homeland Security is fighting against.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against legal immigration. If they want to be here, go through the legal processes to do it. If they want to stay and become Americans -- welcome.

Otherwise, treat him like what they really are, terrorist invaders.

Diane Durham

Rock Hill

Egg-tossing vandals are heartless

Well, it happend to us again. My SUV was egged at 12:02 a.m. I'm so glad that my husband and I were up. Some punk kids egged my Ford and poured some sticky stuff on my mo-ped. I just wish they knew just how hard we have had it. My husband and I only have the one vehicle between the two of us. And, of course, I have my mo-ped.

My husband works in York, so he has to drive the SUV to work, and I work at Steak 'n' Shake in Rock Hill, so I ride my mo-ped to work.

I wonder how the vandals would feel if someone were egging their vehicle or, better yet, egging their mom and dad's vehicle. Would they be so quick to do this to someone else's? I've worked so hard to pay off my mo-ped and to have something to get me to work and back, but not for someone to use it as an egg target. I'm so mad I could just scream and, to tell you the truth, that's just what I did tonight.

Teresa Butler

Rock Hill

Be thoughtful of others

I have a brother with an illness that has no cure. It dampens my spirit to see what he is going through, yet he is blessed and strong-minded. I wish people would be thankful and not hurt, laugh at or make fun of others.

Juvenia White

Fort Mill