Letter for Thursday, June 28, 2018

Rally standing for wrong thing in border battle

I read your article on the protester group, “Families Belong Together” (Tuesday, TGI Forum). I disagree with what this group has stated.

My wife and I lived in Mexico City for seven years as missionaries. We applied for our visas every six months in order to remain in their country. We obeyed their laws in order to stay in Mexico. This group, “Families Belong Together,” is forgetting to include that the Mexican parents who are crossing our borders are illegal and do not have visas to enter into our country.

While living in Mexico City we had close friends who asked our opinion about crossing over to the United States (without papers). We told them that it is necessary to have proper papers in order to cross the border into the US.

I never heard of parents who crossed the border with their children. Most of whom crossed over were men. When these men arrived they began sending money to their families. Mexican men aren’t stupid! They wouldn’t put their own children in danger.

This group, “FBT,” is insinuating that the Mexican family unit is stupid by placing children in danger when they are protesting. There is a bigger picture here that is not being revealed.

Someone, on the other side of the border, is paying these Mexican men money to cross children into our country in order to undermine our country. What parent would risk their own child’s life by putting them in this kind of danger? Would you or anyone from Kauai do such a thing? The group, FBT, is being played and is also playing our own people here on Kauai!

Question, where is Margie Merryman from and when did she move here from the mainland? We will find out after Saturday what her agenda really is all about.

The fact that this group is continuing to protest shows me they have little regard of their action, which was successful in changing a wrong. This shows only the hatefulness for our president. As a nation we need to move forward — as one nation.

Arthur Hernandez, Native American of the Cherokee Tribe, Lawai

  1. kauaiboy June 28, 2018 7:39 am Reply

    So, Mr. Hernandez, Native American of the Cherokee Tribe from Lawai and former missionary spreading God’s word among Mexico City residents, what makes you think you have special insight into this issue?

    Do you know what percentage of those seeking refuge in the US are Mexicans and what percentage are from Central America? Have you experienced the strife they have experienced in their home countries?

    You ask “Would you or anyone from Kauai do such a thing?” What in the world does that matter? We are already here without some wonderful opportunity elsewhere.

    As far as showing hatefulness toward “our president”, man-child Trump has brought that upon himself with his myopic, racist, exclusionary policies. Those who fall in line behind this man display a sad lack of empathy, a lack of honor and respect of honesty, integrity and democracy.

  2. Craig Millett June 28, 2018 8:43 am Reply

    Mr. Hernandez,

    If you had read a little further you would already know the reason that people take these risks.
    As usual we have only ourselves to blame. Study the history of our meddling in the politics of Central and South America. America wasn’t as great as we would like to believe and until we acknowledge our own responsibility for their troubles we will fail to achieve any lasting peace at our borders.

  3. hutch June 28, 2018 9:03 am Reply

    Yes, yes, yes! Mr. Hernandez, you nailed it on the head!

    1. Just Saying June 28, 2018 1:35 pm Reply

      Yes, he drove that nail into his own head. Probably sometime last week!

  4. Sandy June 28, 2018 10:07 am Reply

    You have never heard of people crossing the border into the US with their children? What? I lived in California for 50 years, and believe me, I saw it constantly! Either you put your head in the sand, or you just didn’t want to hear that they took their children with them.

  5. gordon oswald June 28, 2018 10:24 am Reply

    Thank you Mr. Hernandez! You’ve perfectly described the situation, and the foolishness of these so called “protesters” with their hate agenda veiled in a so called “care about the children” nonsense. In reality they don’t care about these “children” from third world Countries any more than they care about the millions of children they fight to abort every waking moment. We need to protect our country from the very commenters here who blindly vomit their Socialist agendas. These same people who don’t have the sense to listen to someone like you who has so much more experience with what’s going on at the border with Mexico than they do! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your breathe of common sense in a sea of stupidity!

    1. George June 29, 2018 1:29 pm Reply

      It seems so easy for you to name call, label, and insult people. You stereotype people who present a different opinion from your agenda. To quote your hero, “Sad.”

    2. Just Saying July 2, 2018 2:04 pm Reply

      So Gordon, do you recoil with disgust every time someone demonstrates the Aloha Spirit here? Are you screaming “Follow the rule of law” whenever someone stops to give way to a car in a driveway? Your politics are outnumbered 7 to 1 here. Your mean spirited MAGA attitude (since you don’t care everyone else is pretending to care) doesn’t fit in here. What in the world are you doing here? You need to get a condo 10 miles East of Dallas!

  6. Just Saying June 28, 2018 1:45 pm Reply

    Arthur Hernandez , do you have one shred, even a small shred, of evidence for your conspiracy theory? Shame on you! The issue here is over the separation, caging, and numbering of children of asylum seekers from Central America; not Mexicans seeking employment opportunities. Shame on you also for thinking that those who oppose you on this issue are somehow trying to “…undermine our country,” instead of simply seeing things differently. Arthur Hernandez, you are part of the divisive problem. Shame on you!

  7. Rk669 June 28, 2018 7:45 pm Reply

    Participants in Illegal Activities make one a Criminal! It doesn’t matter what color you paint it,you will become a Criminal!

  8. Steve Martin June 28, 2018 10:27 pm Reply

    Mr. Hernandez you are are absolutely right. This protest has nothing to do with taking children from their illegal parents. It’s just another act of disrespect for those who must depend on their political affiliation because they can’t think for themselves and for that it has divided the country so deeply.

    1. Just Saying July 2, 2018 1:55 pm Reply

      So Steve, you’re all for caging a six year old boy in isolation, putting numbers on his arm in some kind of reenactment of the Holocaust? As long as it doesn’t affect your portfolio? You can’t see how anyone else could honestly object so they’re all just pretending to care? What in the world are you doing living in the “Aloha State?”

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