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Sickness of intolerance

In regards to Eloise Ilgin’s letter to Bush demanding that our borders be closed:

“The living, breathing entity that is America” was founded, built and continues to thrive by immigrants. Tolerance, compassion and a welcoming heart are the hallmarks of the American spirit.

Even the Statue of Liberty beckons to the world, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

“Ilgin.” Is that a Native American name? Would that they had closed the borders before Eloise’s ancestors got here to spread their sickness of intolerance!

Sue Gray

Carbondale


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