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U.S. must come first to all in its borders

On Oct. 18, the Journal Gazette contained a small but very interesting piece about a lawsuit involving a school in northern California. It seems that the school wanted to prohibit students from wearing T-shirts with an image of the American flag on the school’s “Hispanic Heritage” day. Apparently school officials thought an image of the American flag would be offensive to the Mexican students. What?

My personal message to those Hispanic students, as well as to the Hispanics living in Fort Wayne – both legally and illegally – is this: If you are offended by the American flag – on any day, on any occasion – then perhaps you should leave this great country and return to the country from which you came.

This lawsuit is a perfect example of why I am so strongly opposed to President Barack Obama’s “comprehensive immigration reform” proposals. Is it really in the best interest of the United States to have people living within its borders who do not care about this country, who do not want to learn its language and who refuse to respect this country, its laws and its flag? I think not.

KENNETH THOMAS Fort Wayne

Thieves robbed couple of more than scooter

I want the thieves who stole my husband’s scooter on the 5000 block of South Wayne Avenue a little over a month ago to know that the man they stole it from is a severe diabetic. He has had numerous heart surgeries and has been very ill. He helps the elderly with handyman work. This was his means of transportation; he saved for months to buy this so he could replace the new bicycle he received on his birthday that also was stolen, a week after he got it.

We have been married for 35 years and have lost nearly everything due to medical bills. I am in college at 53 years old so I can have a good enough income to get us through the rest of our lives.

My husband, Jerry, has become very depressed because of this theft. We barely make ends meet; what he earns by helping others buys our food. We don’t get a thing from our government to assist us; we have worked our entire lives and do good for others.

People need to think of whose lives they are affecting when they take something from others.

BETH WHETSTONE Fort Wayne

‘Law of the land’ can be changed on demand

We keep hearing this about Obamacare: “It’s the law of the land,” meaning it can’t be touched or changed. Really?

Prior to 1920, it was against the law for women to vote. But that law was overturned. More Republican senators approved of this than Democrats. The law of the land changed. Prior to 1870, it was against the law for any race other than white to vote. It was the law of the land. But it was wrong and it was changed. Republicans were the champions of this while Democrats opposed it. Prohibition was the law of the land until 1933 with the adoption of the 21st Amendment.

So how can the left keep hiding behind “it’s the law of the land” rhetoric? Obamacare can be changed, amended or obliterated. Washington must be forced to work for and represent us. Your vote is your power. Your emails, phone calls, letters and voice are your power. Use them.

JIM JOHNSON Fort Wayne

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