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Donald Trump: Mexicans and John McCain

Should Donald Trump be taken seriously as a candidate for the highest office in this country?

Maybe no more so than any of the others running for the same office, either Democrats or Republicans. Donald Trump does bring one thing to the table that resonates with many Americans, and that is that he tells it like he sees it.

Honesty is something that has lacked in American government for just about all of my life. Politicians take an oath when being sworn in, and then they lie, cheat and steal their way through their terms, usually doing what is best for themselves and not the people that elected them.

What Trump should have said concerning illegal Mexican immigrants, is that some of them are the scum of the earth and some are not. Those that are not are trying to make a better life here in this country than they had in Mexico.

That being said, it does not justify coming into the United States illegally. My grandparents came from Italy into this country by way of Ellis Island. They went through the long process to become American citizens. They both learned the English language and my grandfather worked many jobs to support his family.

That is the way it should be.

We are nation of laws.

What message do we send to anyone, from any country, who crosses our borders illegally? That it is OK to break the law by entering this country illegally and then you can go through the legal process to become a citizen? That makes no sense.

It is not just Mexicans that enter this country illegally from Mexico. Illegal immigrants come from Central and South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East by way of Mexico.

Illegal immigration is our fault: We have an unsecured border with Mexico that allows members of the Mexican drug cartels, criminal gangs and other violent criminals to enter this country on a daily basis.

American citizens end up paying the price sometimes with their lives.

Mexican drug cartel members have killed American law enforcement officers and American citizens, not in Mexico, but right here in the United States. Murders and kidnappings in the American southwest over the past several years are staggering.

You usually don’t see this reported on the main stream media because it is not politically correct to do so. Nonetheless, the crime is real and those that are being killed knew the price all too well.

There are vast expanses of land in the American southwest that American citizens are forbidden to enter because the areas are controlled by the Mexican cartels and are too violent for citizens to enter.

How is that possible in this country that we allow this scum to take over public lands?

We have a President who never visited or walked along the border.

Why?  Because he does not want to face the truth and offend the Hispanic voters.  Too bad!

It is one thing to be in this country illegally and it is another to be in this country illegally committing murder and other violent crimes.

If you entered the United States illegally that makes you an illegal immigrant. You can call them undocumented but they still are here illegally. Political correctness needs to go out the door.

Like I said Mr. Trump, not all Mexican immigrants are violent criminals.

You were wrong on that, at least in how you worded it.

And you were wrong on the comments about Senator John McCain.

As an Army Veteran, I take offense to what you said. Coming from someone who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and never served one day in the United States military, how dare you not call John McCain a hero?

Anyone who wears the uniform of the American Military is a hero. Those who were prisoners of war move to the top of the list.

What John McCain and others endured at the Hanoi Hilton was pure horror.

Mr. Trump, honesty is an important trait that lacks in most political candidates.  That is why many Americans support you. But along with honesty come dignity, compassion and civility for others.

You have failed on that.

So I say to you Mr. Trump: You’re fired.


About the author

Doug Poppa

Doug Poppa is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former law enforcement officer, criminal investigator and private sector security and investigations management professional with 40 years of experience. In 1986 Mr. Poppa was awarded “Criminal Investigator of the Year” by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. He was also re-assigned to the Northern Virginia Regional Narcotics Enforcement Task Force for 18 months. In 1991 and again in 1992 Mr. Poppa’s testimony under oath in court led to the discovery that exculpatory evidence was withheld from the defense by the prosecutor and sheriff’s office officials during the 1988 trial of a man accused of attempted murder of his wife that led to his conviction. As a result of his testimony the man was ordered released from prison, given a new trial in 1992 and found not guilty. Mr. Poppa became the subject of local and national news media attention as a result of his testimony which led to the demise of his 12-year police career. After losing his job, at the request of the FBI, Mr. Poppa infiltrated in an undercover capacity a group of men who were plotting the kidnapping of a Dupont Chemical fortune heir and his wife in 1992. His stories have been featured on Inside Edition, A Current Affair, and CBS News’ Street Stories with Ed Bradley. Contact the author.
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