Thank you very much, Frank, for pointing out the untruths in Debbie Lesko’s option piece (“Government shutdown should not have happened,” Sun City Independent, Feb. 6, 2019).
I was, like you, very upset that she outright misrepresented the situation on the border, in the actions regarding, like you pointed out, everything to do with the funding for the border wall.
To blame the democrats, is exactly what is wrong with our government. It shows she has no intention of “working” across the aisle. The first thing she did the first week in Washington was to join the freedom caucus. Look up what their platform is and I think you might be surprised. Our country has never been more divided, and with President Trump, and his puppets, like Ms. Lekso, it is just getting worse. I am a registered Independent, because I don’t think anyone, of either party, has all the answers, and that is the reason we have divided government in the first place.
Back to Mr, Jones’ point. I have contacted Ms. Lesko’s office more than three times and I have not had the courtesy of a response. I suggest you try it, you will be surprised. If you watch anything but FOX, you know there is no border crises. All of the government’s own records show along with every major real news organizations that “there is no crises at the border.” Fact One: Crossings are down more than 60 percent since just 10 years ago. Fact two: 80-90 percent of all drugs come across legal points of entry. How about the biggest drug bust in history at our border crossing in Nogales just two weeks ago. Fact three: If you would check out the situations in the Central American countries, the vast majority of these people are escaping horrible situations. Think about it for one second. How hard would it be for you to leave your home.
I think a true emergency is our out of control guns, Debbie. You have no intentions of doing anything about that, and in my eyes, that makes you a hypocrite. We have more people dying of guns every day than this horrible gang “The Donald” talks about. We have some 40 million, yeah million, more guns than we have people. The rest of the world doesn’t have the amount of problems we have, and I was watching Hannity a couple of weeks ago and he said “the Democrats are coming for your guns.” First, I despise the outright lie, and second, how would you start to do this, really. Think about that for a second. If the bad Democrats outlawed guns tomorrow, how would you undertake getting some 400 million guns. Talk about a deep state. I don’t think so.
Lastly, I would like to see the Independent do a point-counterpoint anytime you are inviting anyone from either side pf a party to maybe make people like Ms, Lesko more honest.