Airlifted Afghans need to be vetted before arriving in US
To the editor:
The headline to the editorial in the Aug. 31 Marshall Independent was “We owe Afghan citizens safe homes in America.” Why?
I agree that the U.S. should accept the Afghan interpreters and allies who worked with our troops. However, the thousands of other Afghanis flown into our country arrived unvetted, unmasked, unvaccinated. They should not have been allowed in until it is known who they are.
Will they embrace Sharia law or will they abide by our federal, state and local laws?
Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world have been invited and are coming into our country illegally, unvetted, unmasked and unvaccinated.
Do we owe them, too?
All of these people are given free housing, free food, free medical care, free legal representation, and soon the right to vote. They are being bussed or flown into the interior of our country and dumped. U. S. taxpayers are on the hook to pay for all of it.
The priorities of our government are certainly not to care for our own citizens who are in need; these are the homeless, the addicted, the military veterans, the deserted American citizens and Afghan allies stuck in Afghanistan.
Those coming into our country illegally have no love, respect or allegiance to our country.
So, you in our government, give us U.S. taxpayers a break. Remember that sacred vow you made as you assumed office. You promised to uphold the Constitution and protect and defend us from our enemies. Instead, you are deliberately destroying our great country and dividing our people. You are not doing your job.
You owe us.