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Gee, T-I, calling the letter-writer from Clearfield’s hateful, racist rant, “A case against DACA,” is very generous, editorially, indeed.

Vicki Martin loaded in plenty of numbers, none of them backed up by anything, anything; not even quotes from the Fake News Channel or Breitbart. She paraphrased a Democrat, Barbara Jordan, on border control. What for? To give her baloney a sense of balance?

Every far-right, white supremacist talking point Vicki could remember showed up in her letter. “Compassion, mercy and forgiveness are virtues performed by individuals toward their abusers,” says Ms. Martin. What the heck does that mean? Is that even Christian? Sounds Christian ... but is it?

Are the DACA kids the “abusers” here? Apparently, the 88 percent of all Americans who support the “Dreamers,” the DACA kids, are the “individuals” performing virtues toward our DACA kid abusers.


Anyone out there ever heard the word “ukase” before? Nah, I didn’t think so. It’s far-right code language about Obama being some foreigner dictator. But the T-I called this letter “A case.”

Better to call it hateful nonsense and toss it into the round file. But hey, even people as confused as this have a right to speak out in America.

Ms. Martin destroyed her own argument in her first two or three clumsy sentences. Here’s why. In America, children are not responsible for the crimes of their parents. Maybe not true in a country where the likes of Vicki Martin might want to live, but it is true here.

—Kevin McGann

Castle Valley

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