“The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are, they are concentration camps. And if that doesn’t bother you I want to talk to the people that are concerned enough with humanity to say that we should not, that ‘never again’ means something.”

“The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the home of the free is extraordinarily disturbing, and we need to do something about it.”

Guess which “elected” official said this. Guess what party. Guess what media organizations did not cover it.

I invite all of my fellow citizens who support the party of this “well informed” elected official to please enlighten the rest of us and share your position of defense on these highly intellectual statements.

Craig Dunlop, Pinehurst

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Peyton Cook

The first sentence should read “there are many who do not read or watch honest media”.

Jim Tomashoff

You mean like Faux News and Rush and the gang?

Peyton Cook

There are many who read or watch honest media. Otherwise they would know that the Democrats have blocked every effort to reform our immigration laws. Also there is no evidence that illegal detainees have been drinking out of toilets, even though the current detention facilities have been overwhelmed. Border Patrol personnel have been doing their best. It is most egregious that at least four of the new House Democrats voted against more funding for taking care of those who are illegally attempting to enter the United States.

Jim Tomashoff

You've still not bothered to inform us how you know detainees have never had to drink out of toilets. Are you ever going to? They voted against the funding because they felt it was very inadequate. Why not tell the whole truth instead of relying on Fox New's half-truths or outright lies.

Peyton Cook

The Democrats need to look in the mirror. They have refused to accept any immigration reforms offered by the President. It is unconscionable of Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez to lie about drinking out of toilets and then vote against additional funds to alleviate conditions that they have created by encouraging mass invasion of out borders.

Jim Tomashoff

How does Peyton know that she lied about drinking out of toilets and that she voted against additional funds to alleviate the conditions noted, or that she and others have encouraged a mass invasion of our borders? I don't think any of these three assertions are the truth.

James Heim

I miss the author's point. Every word he quoted is true.

Mark Hayes

Self imposed incarceration, not concentration camp victims, they knew what was awaiting them. The same route they took to get to our borders is open to them for returning from whichever country they came from. Democrats are responsible for this, and they are playing it for all it's worth.

James Heim

Children and toddlers don't quite understand "self-imposed incarceration". Perhaps you could explain why they are being tortured and why it's their own fault.

Mark Hayes

Not a issue I could elaborate on, but I know that the cages were there, and they were used during the Obama administration. Simply put, the parents bear the responsibility for the conditions that they brought to their young. There is nothing deterring these individuals from going back from where they came. I believe if you are so supportive of illegals then you should do more than criticize others who are in opposition to their being taken in by our country. Many countries have done away with birther rights, and are issuing stricter controls on those who try and enter these countries illegally. Ultimately the outcome of this will play out until the elections, that is, and has been the Democrats intent for some time. You may get your wish of allowing the flow of illegals to continue. I doubt either of our lives will be impacted, so my opinion is that of opposition, you on the other hand are in favor, do you honestly believe anyone is really interested in our opinions ?

James Heim

I'm guessing you'd be satisfied if CBP patiently explained to the children that it's their parent's fault that they are being tortured.

Mark Hayes

James Heim... You should never guess on what others may think or do. I have already stated that you may get your wish. I have nothing to win in this so I won't invest the time it takes to argue on the issue. Goof Luck to you and Democrats on your endeavors.

Peyton Cook

Who is the elected “official? I have a good idea to which party he/she belongs.

Dan Roman

The problem with the Trump administration is that horrible has become the new normal.

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