Home | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | El Centinela | ARCHIVES
Catholic Sentinel | Portland, OR Monday, June 26, 2017

Marylhurst grad program May-August

Home : Viewpoints : Letters
3/23/2017 8:12:00 AM
Use some sense

Regarding “Veers from our values,” (Feb. 3, page 23):

The abandonment of common sense is not an American value in seeking justice and liberty for the citizens of both America and of Mexico.

Take, for example, the “Railway Killer” — Raphael Resendez-Ramirez — who murdered 23 people, 16 in the United States and seven in Mexico. He was caught at the border numerous times and was “voluntarily released” back into Mexico. Before the FBI created its automated fingerprint detection system, Resendez roamed the nation from California to Georgia on freight trains. Mexico eventually helped the FBI track down Resendez.

Americans have the right to be safe from harm. “If men were angels, we wouldn’t need government,” James Madison once wrote. Your editorial does indeed veer from American values of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Bob Podesfinski
Portland







Article Comment Submissions
Submit your comments, please. 
 
Comments are reviewed before being posted to the site. Comments must use respectful language and address the story. Comments are not posted immediately to the site. The site editor may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours. Comments may also be considered to appear as letters in our print edition, unless the writer specifices no.
 
Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search






News | Viewpoints | Faith & Spirituality | Parish and School Life | Entertainment | Obituaries | Find Churches and Schools | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising
E-Newsletter | RSS Feeds

© 2017 Catholic Sentinel, a service of Oregon Catholic Press

Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved