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Drug cartels are behind child immigrant crisis

Regarding the current border crisis along our southern border, no one has yet asked the biggest question: Where are the people who are sending their spawn 1,000 miles across Mexico’s southern border and the entire country of Mexico getting the money to do this?

These are supposedly very poor people who are barely scraping by so again from whence comes the money to pay the coyotes? This human trafficking scum does not work pro bono. They are agents of the cartels and they too do not work for free.

Where is the profit you ask and the only plausible answer is these urchins are merely a distraction used by the cartels to facilitate the smuggling of their more profitable products. The products being drugs, of course, but also sex slaves and spies embedded amongst us and the worst terrorists. Terrorists because Syrian and other publications of various Arabian languages have been found by border agents along the routs used by the smugglers.

My point being the coyotes, funded by the cartels, are buying these unfortunate children from impoverished parents and they are more than willing to sell because first they can more easily afford to feed their remaining brood and secondly these people have been subservient to the criminal element among them for generations.

Yes we should insure these unfortunates are medically treated and physically cared for before we return them home and return them we must as our country can never absorb this massive influx. As for what to do to the offending countries, that is a subject for another day. But for now, use the National Guard to seal our borders and interdict. As for Mexico, cut them off. No money, no NAFTA, nothing until they get their house in order.

George Stansbury


Stop the immigrants at Mexico’s southern border

Why are we not putting pressure on Mexico to stop the wave of illegals passing through their country? By now everyone has seen the pictures of train cars loaded from the roof to the floors with illegal immigrants headed for the U.S. boarders. Why is this not being challenged at Mexico’s southern borders?

Mexico is shaped like a giant funnel, approximately 1,500 miles wide at the U.S. boarder and 200 miles wide at its southern borders with Central America. It doesn’t make any sense to try to enforce the longer border with the United States at 1,500 miles when the shorter border is open to the illegals at 200 miles and could easily be guarded if Mexico would cooperate.

Even if the U.S. picked up the tab for the Mexican border guards it would be a whole lot cheaper in the long run than supplying accommodations for all those people once they’re in the U.S.

Is securing the Hispanic vote more important than securing our borders? One has to think of the underlying reasons why this is allowed to happen. The great melting pot that this nation has grown from is being threatened by a single group looking to bypass the rules to expedite their selfish agendas that all other immigrant groups were willing to wait to achieve legally.

Ignoring and breaking law is a slap in the face to all other nationalities who achieved citizenship by following those rules. For all those who followed the guidelines let’s end this invasion now.



Vote to preserve nature in Nature Coast

The kick-off campaign among candidates got underway at the Ridge Manor Community Center July 14. Candidates for circuit judge, congressional and state representatives, county commission and school board were given for three-minutes to speak. Each of the messages were inspiring, some overstated and most honest to their ideology.

There was a hint by one or two candidates to keep the nature of Hernando County pleasant and serene, as a place to live in peace with the comfort of rural surroundings.

Otherwise, there was the drive to build industry, create jobs, train in school for jobs of the future, build and build for a burgeoning population base. Shortfalls in revenue for government to serve all sectors including schools were part of the dialogue that attracted business-oriented candidates who would cut services to balance budgets.

Little was said of raising taxes to balance budgets nor supporting green space, parks, city swimming pools and recreation opportunities to attract people who would preserve quality of life incentives respecting our nature coast pride so boldly embossed for Hernando County.

Primary date is Aug. 26 with general elections Nov. 4 and my picks are already in my agenda to vote in clear conscience for the best choices to serve this rural county for its future, for its prospects, for its problems and for its ability to maintain open space, rolling hills, gardens at home and schools teaching not to the test but to the humanities, sciences and technologies for the good of us all, art and music, math and English along with history and geography for global understanding.

Deron Mikal


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