Borders need protection

I served in the U.S. Air Force and its Reserves for 42 years, 10 months and 5 days, retiring in 1992. I took many oaths of enlistment which contained the following wording (in various forms), “I will support the constitution of the United States… and to serve them honestly and faithfully, against all their enemies whomsoever (foreign or domestic).” I underlined the “whomsoever” because there is one political party and its elected federal officials who want to eliminate the border I served to protect, who appear to be the enemy. It is not just the women and children crossing (invading?) our borders illegally, but drugs, the dealers, criminals, MS-13 members, diseases and persons from other countries who wish to do us harm. They also want to eliminate ICE, who along with the Border Patrol, have captured aliens, not just from Mexico or Central America, but from the Middle East and other countries.

The recent killing of a California (a sanctuary state) police officer, who was a naturalized citizen from Fiji, by several deported Mexican aliens speaks for itself that the American citizens are not being protected.

My wife and her parents, survivors of WWII, came to this country from England because of its educational possibilities. My father-in-law served with the Polish 2nd Corp under the British 8th Army. The British would have paid their one-way fare to immigrate to another the country, but not the U.S. It was necessary for them to postpone the trip to the U.S. until they could save the necessary travel funds. The request to immigrate to the U.S. required them to take medical and health exams, but most importantly, they were sponsored by the Presbyterian Church in Wausau, Wisconsin. There is (was?) a way to come to the country legally – and not by mob invasion.

Gordon R. Faust, USAF (Retired)

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