Congress must enforce Enoluments Clause

Most people believe the willful taking of another human life is murder.

Through a series of clever desensitization steps, we have now reached the point where our government is literally planning to condemn many very ill people, mostly children, to death, not for a crime but just to satisfy President Donald Trump’s insatiable appetite for hurting people.

On Aug. 27, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued an order to people who are in the United States through medical deferred action authority stating that they must leave the country within 33 days.

This program allows immigrants to receive medical treatment that is not available in their own country — in many cases, it is daily treatment that is literally keeping them alive. If individuals here as a result of medical deferred action are deported, many will die.

This is not a political issue; it is murder.

As long as we can raise our voices, we have an obligation to do so.

When the administration began separating children from their parents with weak excuses from immigration officials for doing so, many remained silent.

When many of these separated children could not be returned to their parents, and still cannot be, because the paperwork was lost or not properly maintained, many remained silent.

When the children were confined for long periods to small cages in fetid conditions and were given handy wipes to clean themselves because they had no way to bathe or shower, many remained silent.

When the children were deprived of education and recreation, many remained silent.

When the rate of children’s deaths in these conditions increased, many remained silent.

It is time for us all to shout.

Call or write to the president, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, plus the head and members of your church and your newspapers.

James Monroe


Johnson Newspapers 7.1

Recommended for you

(7) comments


My word..the letter writer has no ounce of fact in regards to his letter. The "trigger" that Trump incites is amazing. Good lord. He is correct in regards to writing your representatives though. Time to solve this decades long issue.


"When many of these separated children could not be returned to their parents, and still cannot be, because the paperwork was lost or not properly maintained, many remained silent."

That is a factual statement. You are the one who has never written a fact.


This comment knows no common sense. Never written a fact...are you totally sure about that lol. My god, that assertion is so absurd and childish...I really don't know how to respond. Maybe, you and Lawrence O'Donnell should have lunch together with those Russian Oligarchs. Oh...don't forget about border law, which I am reasonably confident you don't have the slightest idea of. Read and then write. Also, Mr. Trump, for all of his faults, didn't write 99.9% of the current border law, Asylum law, nor did he start this crisis. It's also quite possible that his predecessor had 8 years to address this as well and didn't, much like those before him as well. But hey, you are the purveyor of truth and what not. I also appreciate the laugh you gave me this morning!!


We all have to remember that Donald Trump openly told Howard Stern about the time he tried to have his daughter Tiffany aborted. Republicans will try to say "well abortion is murder" but they should be reminded they voted in record number for the abortion enthusiast Donald Trump. Of course Republicans also claim to be Christian, which apparently means when you live in the richest country in the world you accuse poor people fleeing violence of being a threat. History is not going to be kind to the Baby Boomers.

Holmes -- the real one

Most of the folks I know who identify as "evangelical Christian anti-abortion Trump supporters" were actually born within the so-called "Silent generation" (before 1945).

Speaking as someone lumped into that Baby Boomer generation, I just want to make clear that not all of us are Republican, phony "Christians," or hypocrites.


Most Baby Boomers are. Simply look at election results.


I do enjoy reading the labeling you and Mr. Holmes are so good at. Very Trumponian of you both. The hypocrisy screams from the page. As for baby boomers and history, they undoubtedly will be credited with technological advances, societal improvements, years of prosperity and so on. This is regardless of party of course. I for one am proud of my baby boomer parents, friends and relatives. Great people.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.