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About 60% of illegal-alien households get some form of U.S. welfare

To The Daily Sun,

Except when illegal aliens commit sensational crimes, the media promotes the politicians' idea that we should have compassion for the illegal aliens because they "live in the shadows". But this is mostly a myth.

There is little reason for illegal aliens to live in the shadows any more than any of us. In 2013 the Obama administration allowed over 100,000 convicted criminal illegal aliens, including murderers and rapists, to go free in our country. Last year the Obama administration released many thousands more criminals including 193 convicted murderers and about 300 convicted kidnappers in our country.

Recently we learned about some of these illegal-alien criminals. Francisco Sanchez had been deported five times and convicted of seven felonies before finding sanctuary in San Francisco and killing Kathryn Steinle. Victor Ramirez had been arrested six times including for sexual assault and gun possession before allegedly raping and beating Marilyn Pharis to death with a hammer. Why should any illegal aliens "live in the shadows" when violent criminal illegal aliens are allowed to stay here?

About 60 percent of illegal-alien households receive some form of welfare, obviously they aren't in the shadows when they apply for or collect welfare. Illegal aliens aren't in the shadows when they go to our hospitals, send their children to our schools, participate in protests, wait in known locations looking for work, apply for drivers' licenses, when they apply for income tax refunds, etc.

Illegal aliens in America's 276 sanctuary cities don't need to live in the shadows since these cities don't cooperate with the federal immigration control which rarely enforces our laws anyway. President Obama has even promised to veto Kate's Law which is intended to incarcerate illegal aliens who return illegally after being deported.

The Obama administration falsely claims to be deporting record numbers of illegal aliens. To create a false impression the Obama administration, for the first time, includes the number of people stopped at the border in the count of those "deported".

Politicians claim illegal aliens "live in the shadows" and play on our compassion for others by suppressing information about how illegal aliens victimize millions of Americans, take jobs, suppress wages, increase taxes, create health hazards, over-burden our schools and hospitals, etc.

The idea that illegal aliens "live in the shadows" is simply a lie created by politicians to protect the wealth and power they derive from illegal immigration.

Don Ewing


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'Warming' questions pose greatest threat to our personal freedoms

To The Daily Sun,

Is there any phrase more loaded with political skullduggery than "the science is settled". The statement is an oxymoron. Science is never settled. It is always subject to change in light of new evidence. The earths climate is an extraordinarily complex system with endless variables.

At 170 years of age, the study of climatology is in its infancy. More confusing the information we do know is highly contradictory. To note these truths, then conclude the "science is settled" suggests more a fool's view, than a scientific one. In the 1840s, as telescopes improved, it was noticed Mercury's orbit stubbornly failed to behave as Isaac Newton's calculated it should. The only plausible explanation was Mercury was being affected by a planet still closer to the sun than itself.

Legendary French mathematician Urbain Le Verrier set out to calculate the orbit of the mystery planet. He even named it Vulcan after the Roman god of fire. Astronomers spent tens of thousands of hours gazing the heavens for the unknown planet. Several sightings were said to have occurred, but as time went on it became clear they were either comets, asteroids, or simply illusions.

Vulcan was never found, because it wasn't there. The world famous Newton had concluded in his "principia" that space was everywhere, and always the same. Decades later Albert Einstein proved Newton's theory about space dead wrong. Space could be distorted by hugely massive objects like the sun. When Einstein calculated Mercury's quirky orbit based on his theory of relativity it matched precisely. In fact calculating Mercury's orbit was one of the early proofs his theory of relativity was correct.

With so many basic climate questions still unanswered, and with what we do know confusing why do democrats want to declare global warming "settled science"? Democrats have the same certainty about warming Newton had about space, and Urbain Le Vevvier had about the existence of Vulcan. Two of the brightest minds of the time, eventually proved dead wrong by later science.

Let me demystify for readers of The Daily Sun why Democrats want "science settled" on the question of global warming. If indeed climate change is a reality, it would be a problem only government could address. The possibility of global warming being true to Democrats is like the possibility of orgies being true to the early Romans. Global warming represents a heaven-sent opportunity to make government bigger, more powerful and stronger into perpetuity. Warming becomes a never ending excuse to turn the thumb screws ever tighter on every citizen, and business in America with higher taxes, new rules and increased regulation. Look at today's massive (avoid Congress) attack by government on electricity providers that will yield higher costs for consumers and businesses. California with its wind and solar has electricity bills three times the national average.

The truth is the warming question represents the biggest threat to personal freedom, capitalism and our economy since our country's founding. That is why Democrats want the warming question to be "settled science." Why the opinions of all in opposition are maligned, marginalized, denigrated and demonized continually.

Most laughable. Fifty years from now the United States will be a flea on the elephants behind of global pollution. We can emit zero CO2. It will have zero climate effect. China, Asia, India, South America and fast growing Africa will dwarf our CO2 output by 100 to one.

I sure hope Jim Veverka lets us all know when he and Obama have acquired influence (let alone control) over China's planet polluting, air chocking, industrial and economic policy with its population of 1.4 billion people. China and India are each four times larger than us. That happens the 12th of never. China said it would think about warming 15 years from now while Democrats today do all they can to injure our global competitiveness, perpetuating the barely breathing, 2 percent Obama economy that is killing the middle class justifying ever more welfare, entitlements, grants, subsidies, and don't forget free.

Having a climate "climax" is the only goal for Democrats.

Tony Boutin


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