Not a day goes by that we Americans are not reminded of the sins of past generations. We are a country of great diversity with people from every country and religion in the world that have similar or even more violent and shameful histories.
Even though we are a country of generous and forgiving people (our Christian heritage taught us this) there is still much hate, violence and bitterness simmering below the surface. All of this quickly erupts when humans react with violence and hatred to every real or perceived incident which then brings out the worst in human behavior.
I am concerned with how the children of this country are reacting to the hatred and violence they see and hear in the adults who are supposed to be their role models.
Even though many people tell us what we want to hear when they come to this country, most come with their own agenda which they expect us to honor and promote – even if it is harmful to us or brings more instability and danger to this country.
We must enforce our fair immigration laws if we want to preserve and improve our country.
Joyce Bjerk, Fresno