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By Bud Forester

Time for an American Cinco de Mayo


To the Editor:

A recent letter on whooping cough prompted this letter.

On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army drove the French out of Mexico during the battle of Puebla. Mexicans celebrate this “win” by celebrating their holiday, Cinco de Mayo. The strange part of the story is the French were not asking Mexico for free schooling for their children, free medical care, free housing, free daycare, or food stamps.

Now let’s talk about what the illegal Mexicans bring to the United States when they run across the border with no immunizations or medical screenings. Last year the thousands of children that were brought and dumped across the border with no medical screenings were shipped all over the U.S. According to Dr. Madeleine Pelner Cosman, Ph.D., J.D. “Many illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago, such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, bubonic plague, polio, dengue fever, and Changas disease.” (Illegal Aliens and American Medicine, Winter 2015, The Social Contract, p. 59)

Illegal aliens use hospital emergency rooms as doctor offices for care. Hospitals by law are required to treat the uninsured under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985. In California 84 hospitals are closing due to the cost of treating patients and not receiving payment. Doctors and hospitals cannot operate for free. The annual cost of illegal aliens is well over $1 billion for our own state of Washington. If our law makers would pass a law requiring all employers to use the E-Verify system on all employees, there would be no jobs for illegals and no reason for them to break the law to come here.

There are approximately 30 million illegals in the U.S. and roughly 350 million citizens. One would think we could remove them along with our weak-kneed politicians who are only looking to the next election. We have over 2,500 soldiers on the South Korean border, we have troops in over 50 countries, and we still can’t protect our own borders, north and south. It is time for the United States to have a Cinco de Mayo of our own.


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