Editor: While bemused by Mr. Ihara’s letter to the editor, I am sad that people of his ilk can so casually ignore the facts laid out before them.
Much to Mr. Ihara’s distress, I’m sure, we are in total agreement with Attorney General Sessions’ assessment of the Mexican border situation. It is the parents and relatives of these children who are hazarding them —not President Trump, not Vice President Pence, not AG Sessions, not the GOP, not conservatives and not the federal government of the United States of America. These people were not invited to come here, although they may have been lured here by liberal propaganda. It is a poor decision to commit a crime; it is an inexcusably poor decision to bring your children along as participants in the commission of the crime. Entering this country illegally is just that – a crime. President Trump is being condemned by the Left for enforcing the law. What a shocking surprise that is, eh? An American citizen who is caught doing this would be charged with child endangerment, convicted and imprisoned. These non-citizens, however, are being rewarded for their crime by having a safe place to sleep and three squares a day. Yeah, that’s inhumane, alright.
We are quite sick of hearing about how the Japanese nationals, the Issei and the Nisei were treated during the Second World War. It was Japan that brought this country into that war, and it was Japan that invaded Manchuria in 1931—10 years before Pearl Harbor—and it was Japan that redoubled its war aims in 1937 when it invaded Central and Southern China, triggering the Second Sino-Japanese War. If Mr. Ihara wants to recite examples of brutality, cruelty and inhumanity towards children, let’s take a closer look at what his ancestors were doing in the 1930s and early 1940s. Imprisoning Japanese nationals and citizens of Japanese descent in 1942 was a prudent thing to do, based on Japan’s activities in Asia over the previous 11 years and the treachery of Pearl Harbor. What’s going on at the Mexican border is nothing in comparison. Facts are damned inconvenient, aren’t they?
Skip Cranshaw, Aldie