Liberals need to personally adopt migrants

This letter is regarding the invasion of all the illegal immigrant children, i.e., those who claim to be children, those who need to be potty trained by our border control agents and those who seem to be children old enough to shave.

To those who have voted to retain all these in the confines of our country, I have a few comments to make: seems like your hearts are open to these so-called children, but your doors locked against inviting them in. Actions speak louder than words: talk is cheap. Our nation is rapidly becoming the world's dumping ground and misinterpreting the words engraved on the Statue of Liberty by the liberals. My suggestion to all those who voted for this invasion is you should be compelled to take two of these "unfortunate children" into your home, provide food, clothing, medical attention, education and make certain they sit alongside your child in the classroom for obvious reasons.

After all, our vice president informs us "they are all our children." How about it, Michelle Obama? You who voted to keep these aliens into our country, why not into your home? Madame Pelosi, with all your untold wealth, you can certainly afford to provide those who have so little with so much of your wealth.

I think I speak for the intelligent majority of U.S. citizens -- deport them immediately! Another question if they are to be deported: why should we pay for air transportation to send them back from whence they came? Their country of origin should be instructed to use their resources, whether it be air, sea or land and gather them up at their expense instead of using our tax monies to deport them. And by the way, let's hope and pray there are none that are coming into our communities that want to bring their way of life into our lives. Heaven forbid if any on them have alternative motives. Oh, I forgot, they are just children! Fifty thousand-plus, for starters!


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LaVerne Walters

Dublin

Free speech too expensive for most folks

Regarding the "Liar, Liar" full-page political ads (July 24, 31 and Aug. 7) from conservative Dean Cortopassi -- subtract the other advertising, and it represents a significant portion of the first section (14 pages) of the July 24 newspaper. The ad cost $27,000 for BANG newspapers and a total of more than $200,000/day to run on the same day in the listed statewide newspapers.

Note that Cortopassi conveniently uses his own "facts" (e.g. budget and bond numbers for 20 years that should be viewed in inflation-adjusted dollars). Also, he makes no mention of trillion-dollar Mideast wars.

Is this a trend, for ultraconservatives to take out space in an already conservative newspaper (that frequently features opinions of Thomas Sowell, Charles Krauthammer, Daniel Borenstein, etc.)? Can the Koch brothers buy up space in the newspaper to force-feed their elitist right-wing views in a region where there is limited newspaper competition? Our local peace activist group (Pleasantonians for Peace) would like to have a full-page forum for communicating the true costs of war, but, alas, we have limited funds. I guess free speech is not really free.

George Reid

Pleasanton

How to give Hamas more 'sporting' odds

Understandably, many are giving Israel the tongue lashing it deserves due to its immoral actions. Just because Hamas has declared its intent to destroy Israel and has dug tunnels and fired rockets to make it happen, Israel thinks it has the right to kill more Palestinians than Israelis. On top of that, some of those Palestinians are just kids, hanging out where they're told to.

Maybe Israel could reclaim some moral high ground by letting a few Hamas rockets kill some of its citizens (including some kids), so losses aren't so "disproportionate." Then, to make sure Hamas doesn't run out of rockets, Israel could lift the embargo on Gaza, so more Iranian rockets could replenish the Hamas stockpile.

Daniel Mauthe

Livermore

Search for dog reveals bonds of community

The knock on the door came around 6 in the evening. Our neighbors' dog, "Hooper," was missing. My next move was to the garage to knock off the cobwebs of the trusty old two-wheeler and join the moms, dads and kids looking for my friend with the short legs and long ears. My trip down side streets and courts past well maintained houses with brown-green lawns found total strangers wanting to help. Many had already received calls and were on the lookout. As night fell, I walked the golf course looking for a wagging tail or a "dog head tilt".

This story does not have a happy ending. I won't go into detail, but I was taken by the unity of this south San Ramon neighborhood that showed passion and caring. In this day and age with flying bullets in many Bay Area cities, words of genocide, carpet bombing and beheading on the national news, this night of doleful emotions had an anodyne feel to it. Nice going, San Ramon.

Bill Chestnut

San Ramon

State intended only for people, leaders of virtue

Entropy of a system is the measure of disorder dissipating energy without productive application.

The system of democratic government is based on certain assumptions regarding human behavior and social cohesion within the society. To the extent the actual human behavior does not conform to the assumptions, there is disorder in the system causing entropy.

To understand the disorder, we need to revisit the assumptions about the behavior of citizens and politicians. Citizens are assumed to be responsible for fully comprehending political issues and, as "part-rulers," make a rational, moral and independent judgment to promote the common good.

Elected officials are assumed to represent and integrate the local interests for promoting the common good and the national interests. However, in fact, neither citizens' nor political leaders' behavior conforms to the assumptions. In professionally managed and heavily funded campaigns, public image of candidates is created to manipulate the gullible voters who do not have the time, aptitude or even the sense of obligation for a full comprehension of political issues to make an independent rational judgment for the benefit of the whole society. Only promotion of the very personal interests draws the citizens to politics; for all else, it is apathy.

Elected officials are usually beholden to the noncompromising private interests. The idea here is not to blame the human behavior but to urge the political "pundits" to modify the democratic system to bring it in sync with human behavior for better performance and minimal entropy.

T.S. Khanna

Alamo