The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
Greetings ta ever one in western Illinois and all readers of "The Quill."
The much needed rain is sure put' n the brakes on the big harvest happen'n in these parts, but farmers need a break er else they get a little cranky if'n they don't. Of course they gets a little cranky if'n they can't get in the field. But, the break can be a fooler, cause there's bookkeepin' and many other things that need to be done around the farm, so it's an oxymoran-a "working vacation".
A lady wrote the best letter in the Editorials in ages!
It explains things better than all the baloney you hear on TV.
Recently large demonstrations have taken place across the country protesting the fact that Congress is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.
Certain people are angry that the US might protect its own borders, might make it harder to sneak into this country and, once here, to stay indefinitely. Let me see if I correctly understand the thinking behind these protests.
Let's say I break into your house.
Let's say that when you discover me in your house, you insist that I leave. But I say, "No! I like it here. It's better than my house. I've made all the beds and washed the dishes and did the laundry and swept the floors. I've done all the things you don't like to do. I'm hard-working and honest (except for when I broke into your house.)"
According to the protesters:
You are Required to let me stay in your house.
You are Required to feed me.
You are Required to add me to your family's insurance plan.
You are Required to Educate my kids.
You are Required to Provide other benefits to me and to my family.
My husband will do all of your yard work because he is also hard-working and honest. (except for that breaking in part).
If you try to call the police or force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house carrying signs that proclaim my RIGHT to be there. It's only fair, after all, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I'm just trying to better myself.
I'm a hard-working and honest person except for well, you know, I did break into your house.
And what a deal it is for me!! I live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of cold, uncaring, selfish, prejudiced, and bigoted.
Oh yeah, and I DEMAND that you learn MY LANGUAGE, so that you can communicate with me.
Why can't people see how ridiculous this is?
And then there's this brutally honest truth about the DACA fiasco by a feller by the name of Muth:
Let's make some things perfectly clear here about the DACA business.
1. The children of illegal aliens are in our country illegally and facing possible deportation because of the actions of there parents. Not Donald Trump. Not Congress. Not Republicans. Not Conservatives. Not me. Their PARENTS.
2. The only reason President Trump was put in the position of having to rescind the DACA policy is because Barack Obama issued it via an unconstitutional Executive Order rather than dealing with Congress and passing actual legislation.
To the extent that President Trump is "taking away" something, it's only something these folks never should have had in the first place. Blame Obama, not Trump.
3. Stop all this crud about DACA's revocation "splitting up families."
If anyone who entered this country illegally is deported, there is absolutely no reason why they can't take their entire family back to their home country with them. There is absolutely no reason why any of these potentially affected families should be split up.
Look, I understand fully why people who have entered our country illegally and brought their minor children with them want to stay. But there is no "right" to come to our country illegally and stay.
And to the extent their children suffer again, it's because of a decision they made, not anyone else.
Accept a little responsibility here. OK?
4. While the plight of children brought to the United States illegally by their parents certainly generates an understandable level of sympathy, all these belligerent protests and angry public statements demanding that they be allowed to stay as if nothing wrong has been done is frankly, insulting.
Sorry DACA kids, but you shouldn't be here. That may not be your fault, but it is the reality.
Secondly, maybe under certain circumstances we should allow you to stay. But since you're in the wrong on this, maybe you should ask for consideration instead of demanding it as if you are somehow entitled to something.
You're not "entitled" to anything from a legal standpoint. You're not a citizen of our country. And, by the way, you're not entitled to BECOME a citizen.
Show a little humility. A little gratitude. A little contrition. A little understanding for exactly how big a problem you have caused our country, even if done unintentionally through no fault of your own.
Get out of our face. Stop falsely accusing us of "racism" and hating Hispanics. And stop demanding citizenship even though you and/or parents butted in line and broke the law to get here.
As Michael Corleone so famously put it to Carlo Rizzi in The Godfather, "I want you to stay, you understand? Only don't tell me that you're innocent because it insults my intelligence and it makes me very angry."
You're in the wrong, whether it's your fault or your parents' fault. Start acting like it. Throw yourself on the mercy of the court of public opinion. Then maybe, just maybe, you'll get a sympathetic jury.
(Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach and publisher of NevadaNewsandViews.com)
There ya have it, some enterest'n thoughts on DACA.
Well, it's one point of view anyway. I reckon it'll be given some thought!
Our sympathy goes out to the family of 41-year-old "Matt" Hutson of the Niota-Nauvoo who suddenly died Oct. 12th. The farming community is sure a good-hearted bunch and neighbors and church friends who all came together Friday to harvest half of his crops to help his father and his son finish up in their most difficult of times.
As busy as ya gets, ya always have time to help yer neighbors out. It's what ya do here in the Midwest where true Americans shine brightly.
Hope'n ta see ya in church this weekend.
Remember, where ever ya are, what ever ya be a do'n "BE A GOOD ONE!'
Keep on smile'n
Count yer many blessings
Catch ya later