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Immigrant children deserve our compassion, not jeers and taunts
Sacramento Bee ^ | Jul. 6, 2014 | Editorial Board

Posted on 07/07/2014 6:05:57 AM PDT by artichokegrower

There is only one correct way to view the estimated 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have streamed through the United States-Mexico border over the past year and who are now crowding federal detention facilities: children fleeing desperate, dangerous places who need our help.

Instead, they have become political pawns to the anti-immigration forces who are intent on demonizing the children as a way to push their own agenda.

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And what about the agenda of those sending these children up here? How about the future of our children? Are they going to grow up in a lawless, over crowded third world nation? Anyone who uses the term "anti-immigrant" should not be taken seriously anyhow. It's anti-illegal immigrant.
1 posted on 07/07/2014 6:05:57 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Send them into the neighborhoods of these editorial board elites, and see how compassionate they remain.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 6:07:45 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: artichokegrower

True.
Our jeers and taunts should be saved for the US administration who invited this, for their enablers in the congress, and for the corrupt Central American governments that facilitated it.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 6:09:02 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: artichokegrower

INSURGENTS... of all ages....

Political Pawns.. Invaders..


4 posted on 07/07/2014 6:09:09 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: artichokegrower

the children are mostly older teens and young adults ...the children is a ploy.


5 posted on 07/07/2014 6:11:10 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: artichokegrower

How many immigrant children will the Sacramento Bee editorial board take in their homes and provide health care, dental and a warm and loving home?

Four children each? Good!

Wait... You’re not taking any in your own home and expect the government to be their mom and dad?


6 posted on 07/07/2014 6:11:21 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: artichokegrower

What about compassion for the American taxpayer, Sacramento Bee?


7 posted on 07/07/2014 6:11:44 AM PDT by DallasBiff (Lautenberg The Forefather of "The Nanny State!")
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To: artichokegrower

The UN estimated in 2013 that LatAm has more than 68 million people living in “extreme poverty”.

What is the limit to our “compassion’?

52,000?
300,000?
1,000,000?
5,000,000
20,000,000
50,000,000?


8 posted on 07/07/2014 6:12:12 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

They don’t care.

Maybe once invaders realize that coming to this country is not such an attractive option, they will stop coming.


9 posted on 07/07/2014 6:13:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: artichokegrower

What a strawman. No one is demonizing children. We either have a sovereign nation with borders and laws or we do not.

Once the citizens know laws are capriciously enforced and meaningless there is no reason other than fear of force to obey.

We are at that juncture. I will not obey a demagogue in a lawless country.


10 posted on 07/07/2014 6:15:27 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: DallasBiff

What about compassion for the American taxpayer AND THEIR OWN CHILDREN, Sacramento Bee?

Fixed it.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 6:15:44 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: artichokegrower

This migration did not occur spontaneously without planning. The State Department has many diplomats in Central America. It is beyond belief that State was not aware of this migration. Why weren’t border security, immigration officials and Homeland security notified and a coordinated effort implemented? It would seem these federal agencies were simply implementing Obama immigration policy.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 6:17:12 AM PDT by allendale
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To: artichokegrower; Liz

Its the AMNESTY crowd who want these illegal aliens here who are “anti-immigrant”

You are either for IMMIGRATION

or you are for ILLEGAL ALIENS just committing the crime of busting into our country..

Illegal aliens don’t want to immigrate...


13 posted on 07/07/2014 6:18:00 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: artichokegrower

We are seeing pure evil here.

The irony of this cretin accusing us of turning these children into “political pawns”.

There is clearly a long-term political strategy at work with the goal being the elimination of America’s status as a powerful, sovereign nation and the importation of a permanent Democrat-voting underclass. Of course you would start with children, it’s the perfect way to use our Judeo-Christian compassion against us. How long before we’re told that we’re morally obligated to bring up the rest of the families?

This will all work hand-in-hand with the “National Popular Vote” initiative to keep Progressives in the White House for years to come.


14 posted on 07/07/2014 6:18:22 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: artichokegrower

Compassion does not allow people to break the flipping law.

Deport them all. Now.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 6:18:41 AM PDT by MortMan (All those in favor of gun control raise both hands!)
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To: OpusatFR

“Once the citizens know laws are capriciously enforced and meaningless there is no reason other than fear of force to obey.”

Excellent point. We are becoming a lawless society and it is starting with the elites and will work its way down to the general population.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 6:18:45 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: artichokegrower
Immigrant children deserve our compassion,

Where's the "compassion" for those children who belong here and whose parents are going to have less to give them because their parents are being forced at gunpoint to care for this latest liberal variation of "It's for the children?" No one asked me if I'd mind paying for some of the kids they screw out. I'm sure I would have remembered. I didn't get any of the pleasure of the procreation, why should I get stuck for the expense of raising them?

17 posted on 07/07/2014 6:20:35 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: artichokegrower

I’ll be all for immigration, legal or otherwise, just as soon Democrats consent to end their little welfare state. Until then, I’m a cold and utterly heartless SOB.


18 posted on 07/07/2014 6:20:57 AM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement. xtr)
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To: artichokegrower

If these children, families, whatever were really fleeing the violence in their home countries why aren’t they stopping in Mexico? Why do they continue traveling to the USA on what has to be a dangerous journey across scorching deserts?


19 posted on 07/07/2014 6:21:03 AM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: artichokegrower

I have contempt for the dhhdjakanxhfjsm who are using them as fodder. Total contempt. There is no punishment devised by man that they’re not worthy of.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 6:21:09 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: artichokegrower

I have compassion for all innocent children.

Now send the illegals back to their parents and native countries where they belong.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 6:21:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: artichokegrower

These so called Immigrant Children don’t deserve a damned thing from any American.All they deserve is the Right to Freely return to where they came.

This Government has enough trouble dealing with our own Veterans,Elderly and poor who need assistance.We need to stop throwing our limited Tax Payer dollars away on parasites that have NO Right to be here No matter what the Clown a Prince Does.


22 posted on 07/07/2014 6:22:20 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: artichokegrower

These aren’t “immigrant children.” They’re infected and infested illegal alien minors and invaders.


23 posted on 07/07/2014 6:24:30 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: puppypusher
These so called Immigrant Children don’t deserve a damned thing from any American.All they deserve is the Right to Freely return to where they came.

The attention should be on the fact that the children are being used as tools for the agenda. Anger directed at the children plays right into the hand of the puppet masters. Focus is needed.

24 posted on 07/07/2014 6:26:08 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: artichokegrower

I watched video of a 3 year old toddler walking up a path to a waiting US Border Patrol officer who swept her up into his arms. At the bottom of the path was a woman — presumably her mother — making sure she got there.

All the officer had to do was tell the toddler to go back to her mother — and do that about a dozen more times and this would stop.

Our border patrol officers have been reduced to child trafficking coyotes and that is not their job description.


25 posted on 07/07/2014 6:26:18 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: artichokegrower

These people calling for compassion need to personally house and support all the “children” in their own homes.

What?

Not enough room or resources to do so?

What makes them think the country as a whole has the space and resources?


26 posted on 07/07/2014 6:28:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Immigration ...

My grandfather was an immigrant. He came to these United States through a legal port of entry, with his parents, as a child. He was granted permanent residency ... anglicized his given name ... earned his naturalized US citizenship the usual way, over the course of several years. He went to school, legally ... worked, legally ... founded a small business, legally ... served in the US Navy, legally ... founded another small business, legally. He was one of the most patriotic (as in Red, White and Blue American patriotism) men I have ever known. His sons served in the military, as did many of his grandchildren; some of his great-grandchildren currently wear the uniform. Others found jobs, legally, or founded businesses, also legally, or otherwise contributed positively to the Republic.

THAT, friends, is immigration.

This horde of illegal aliens pouring across our southern border is an invasion, never mind that some of the invaders are children.

27 posted on 07/07/2014 6:30:15 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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28 posted on 07/07/2014 6:32:59 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: artichokegrower

Build large trebuchets to fling illegals back across the border. Charge for the right to shoot ‘skeet’ practice on the targets as they fly.
(Or at least send the message that ILLEGAL border crossings are dangerous and provide a NEGATIVE expectation).

The Berlin wall kept people in because they believed it was dangerous to cross. NOBODY inadvertently wanders into North Korea or Red China.

They come, because they believe they will benefit by so doing.


29 posted on 07/07/2014 6:34:01 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: NorthMountain

Thank you...

and that is why it is the illegal aliens and their AMNESTY supporters who are the anti-immigration crowd..


30 posted on 07/07/2014 6:35:46 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: artichokegrower

I am compassionate, I want people in those god-forsaken countries to do something to fix their problems in those countries, so they can live well in their own countries.


31 posted on 07/07/2014 6:36:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: artichokegrower

The jeers and taunts should go to the treasonous politicians who have orchestrated this invasion to advance their own particular anti-American political agendas.

And in particular, Baraq Hussein Ubomba, King of Amerika, deserves jeers and taunts (not to mention impeachment, trial, conviction, dethronement, and punishment to the fullest extent of what used to be the law).


32 posted on 07/07/2014 6:37:05 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: artichokegrower; Liz

They are children, for heaven’s sake, many of whom are trying to reunite with their parents. They deserve our compassion
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Why do these illegal aliens who you think are planning to join other illegal aliens “deserve” anything ???

What did they do that made them “deserving” ???

Those parents deserve to be in jail for abandoning them...

and they all deserve to be deport...

together as a family of course...


33 posted on 07/07/2014 6:42:55 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: artichokegrower

It wasn’t that long ago that the left was insistent that Elian GonzAlez be reunited with his father in Cuba.....a boy should be with his father, they said, as they raided where he was living with relatives and forcibly returned him to Cuba.


34 posted on 07/07/2014 6:47:44 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: artichokegrower

I owe those so called “children” NOTHING. They are not Americans. They are foreign invaders coming here to raid our treasury. Even Barack Huseein Obama wants to give them 2 billion dollars of OUR money.


35 posted on 07/07/2014 6:49:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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And what about the agenda of those sending these children up here?

What? Can't you read?

There is only one correct way to view the estimated 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have streamed through the United States-Mexico border over the past year...

36 posted on 07/07/2014 6:51:04 AM PDT by papertyger (if disdain of homosexual behavior is "bigotry," is it any wonder hostility to Islam is "racism?")
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To: papertyger; Tennessee Nana
There is only one correct way to view the estimated 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have streamed through the United States-Mexico border over the past year...

Obama is taking the whole country. These are the actions of an invading army led by a US government that has declared war on America.

The Obama regime will deploy riot squads to make sure contagion-laden buses get through to American cities and towns. The US government is ready to shoot citizens in order to protect foreign criminal invaders.

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IS HE NUTS? The flaccid Boobama can't seem to summon up the b***s to close off the border but he vindictively calls out riot police to attack real Americans....

Must be time to call in the men with the white coats.

A DERANGED, DISEASED PRESIDENT Americans recognize a dysfunctional president who is clearly deranged ---- paranoid that he might lose power in mid-terms.

Boobamba is not thinking constitutionally----he is using the very same MO used by his boobish buddy---Hugo Chavez.

Boobamba blundered bigtime w/ the odious Obamacare and he does not have the votes to hold onto power, so he is importing votes to secure his position of power over Americans.

37 posted on 07/07/2014 6:57:33 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Liz

I guess I’m just not as incensed by Obama being Obama as I am at an anonymous editorial board supercilious enough to presume to tell me the “correct” way to think.


38 posted on 07/07/2014 7:09:02 AM PDT by papertyger (if disdain of homosexual behavior is "bigotry," is it any wonder hostility to Islam is "racism?")
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To: artichokegrower

With all due respect to kids or adults in any country living under a crappy government, President Obama is the President of the United States of America...not Honduras or El Salvador or Costa Rica. The US simply can not take care of more poor people. We already have enough on our hands taking car of the bottom 47% in this country. I say this not to be mean or bad. I say this is fact. Our system will be pulled down if we keep adding takers to the government. Is anyone listening?

It is not our job to import the miserable and desperate in the world. If anything, we should be exporting freedom and capitalism. Central America, South America, and Mexico have wonder natural resources...much more than the US has. There is nothing special in the US about the dirt vs the dirt in say....Chile. Those countries need to get their act together and we do those countries a disservice by taking the pressure off of them by accepting their most desperate people.

It’s all so much freakin’ common sense. When will Obama’s term be over? I want a leader who likes our country!!


39 posted on 07/07/2014 7:09:33 AM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: allendale

This is Obama’s version of Carter’s Mariel Boatlift.


40 posted on 07/07/2014 7:12:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: artichokegrower

I happen to think Americans deserve compassion and not the jeers and taunts that they get from arrogant, America-hating, American flag-burning, protesting illegals calling us names and telling us to “go back to Europe.”


41 posted on 07/07/2014 7:17:23 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Uncle Chip

In a sane world the officer would have just turned her around, sent her back, and told the mother ‘no entry’.


42 posted on 07/07/2014 7:17:41 AM PDT by sheana
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To: artichokegrower

Once again, the media lies with fake numbers. There are many more than 52,000 who have crossed the border.

The number was up to close to 500000 not that long ago


43 posted on 07/07/2014 7:18:33 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: artichokegrower

Your liberal neighbors, Jeff and Cindy, go out for a walk. They come across a child playing in a mud puddle. The child is wearing tattered clothing. The sight of the child makes Jeff and Cindy uncomfortable. They don’t like to be uncomfortable. They want that feeling to stop. So, they return home and break into your house and steal your money and give it to the child. Their feeling of being uncomfortable is gone.
We would normally call Jeff and Cindy’s behavior criminal. But, when it’s done through taxation and government, it’s magically OK.
Why don’t Jeff and Cindy pony up some of their money to help the child? They can’t do that because then they would be uncomfortable. They don’t like being uncomfortable.
They don’t mind taking your money because they don’t “see” you. You’re just a piggy bank to them. If they begin to feel a little uncomfortable about robbing you to ease their uncomfortable feeling, then they get rid of that feeling by labeling you as rich or privileged or bigoted.
Now, how has the theft of your money by Jeff and Cindy affected you and your family? Maybe you nurse along the old car for a few more years. Maybe your kid gets a job to help out so you see him less. Maybe you learn to live with the pain from that bad tooth.
In the meantime, Jeff and Cindy are finding every means possible to reduce their tax bill. They buy a new BMW. Their kid is going to an Ivy League School. But, they don’t feel uncomfortable, and that’s what really counts.
The lesson to be learned here is: If you are a liberal and you see something that makes you uncomfortable, pony up your own money or take a laxative because you have that uncomfortable feeling because you are full of shit.


44 posted on 07/07/2014 7:28:41 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nea Wood

Well, there is another solution.

Since the problem is the criminal behavior of drug-cartel corrupted governments in Honduras, El Salvdor and Guatamala, why not send in our Marines, catch and kill the drug dealers and their sychophants and establish those narco-states as properly administered “colonies” of the United States.

The citizens would get better governmnet than they have now and, thanks to capitalism, those countries would provide better lives for “the children”.


45 posted on 07/07/2014 7:30:46 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: pfony1

This whole situation is “For the Children” gone wild. It is intentional. It is illegal. The “children” should be arrested and deported ASAP. (I have compassion for America...not illegal alien invaders (of any age).


46 posted on 07/07/2014 7:40:14 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: All

Using children as Legislative Human Shields is nothing new for the Left.


47 posted on 07/07/2014 7:41:04 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: artichokegrower

Destroy your own country...

Do it for the children!!!


48 posted on 07/07/2014 7:57:35 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: blueunicorn6

Great post. I know a few “Jeffs” and “Cindys,” and that’s just how it is.


49 posted on 07/07/2014 8:06:57 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: artichokegrower

Friggin hippies, their brain fell out and their heart is bleeding all over their earth shoes.


50 posted on 07/07/2014 8:15:54 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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