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West Akron residents respond to letter on immigration

2/16/2017 - West Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

This letter is in response to “Bath man questions Summit County Council’s stance ‘against’ Trump.” [Feb. 9, 2017, West Side Leader].

I cannot imagine anything more American than questioning our government’s actions and motives, especially during a “Time of War.” The West Side Leader and other journalists are protecting the Constitution when they exercise their First Amendment right to free speech. They would be derelict in their duty if they did not. Furthermore, I was not aware that journalists were required to take an oath when they graduated from journalism school.

Regarding “radical Islam,” why were the following countries absent in the ban: Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan? Many of the Sept. 11 hijackers were from these same countries. We are a nation of immigrants. Immigrants are bringing vitality to our economy and our cities, North Hill in Akron being a perfect example.

You do not speak for me or the vast majority of Americans, as [per the] popular vote.

In your letter, you referenced the Christian Post. I will reference the New Testament.

“Let the little children come to me, [and] do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these,” Matthew 19:14.

“For I was hungry, you gave me food. I was thirsty, you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me,” Matthew 25:31-46.

If you need further proof of Christ’s views on immigration, please consider consulting the New Testament.

Amy and Chris Jones, West Akron

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