I’m an independent voter, and have voted on both sides of the fence, but lately the Democrat politicians and many of their followers have acted so extremely liberal they’re in the “Twilight Zone,” and I’m beginning to wonder if the Democratic Party needs psychiatric care.

Nothing is right unless it’s totally the Democratic way, and it appears they want to live in a fantasy world where almost everything should be free but someone has to earn that money and pay taxes to make it free for all those people paying college tuition, for those currently on welfare, for all medical costs, and to continue to let all the immigrants entering into this country be subsidized.

Democrats don’t seem to believe some existing federal laws should be enforced. They believe in sanctuary towns and cities; some even believe in paying everyone an income regardless if they have a job or not, and Uncle Sam will provide for everything.

Some Democrats are now even complaining that we have concentration camps to hold the illegal immigrants that were caught entering the United States. Democrats moan and groan that the children at the US/Mexico border are being detained are in concentration camps. Don’t Democrats understand that the parents and children invaded the USA illegally and should have no legal rights whatsoever? It’s very simple: “illegal” means they broke the law.

Do I blame the parents for wanting to come to our country? Not in the slightest. I’d probably do the same, but legally. It’s come to the point that if the Republicans are for something, then the Democrats are dead set against it, and vice versa.

And the other issue I cannot understand at all is why do the Democrats want to let all immigrants into the United States without any quotas when we have unemployment and Democrats are supposedly seeking higher wages to help our lower-paid citizens to make a reasonable living? This issue totally buffaloes me.

Now, let me understand this: We need higher wages for our lower-paid citizens, yet the Democrats want millions of illegal immigrants to come in legally. So now, let’s say, we let two or three million in each year.

I do have to give the illegal immigrants credit because most are willing to do almost any job and at any wage rate, but what does that do to our struggling citizens? They lose their jobs or their income is stagnated because the additional immigrants are willing to work for less.

Simply put, all those illegal immigrants are keeping the lower wage rates down, and every illegal that comes into the USA makes it harder for our citizens to make a decent wage. Take a look at California and the unemployment and what they’re going through. That state will be the next Venezuela except for maybe the high-tech industry helping out. California’s politicians have basically ruined that state.

Do I love Trump? Not really, but I believe he’d make a great “ring master” in a three-ring circus with all his nonsense. Republicans should get off their rear ends and clamp down on the pharmaceutical companies and their inflationary prices for medicines and other issues, but they are at least better than all the Democrats currently vying to become president who want to spend, spend, spend. If the very liberal Democrats get their way, we should all look forward to the United States becoming another Greece or Venezuela, but our debt will be in the trillions of dollars, not billions of dollars.

Liberal Democrats who believe in socialism should find a country where socialism is actually working. I don’t believe they’ll find any that work that well.

Daryl Smith

Sycamore AvenueSagamore Beach

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A simple review of Mr. Smith's voting records shows that while he may be a registered Independent, he hasn't pulled a Democratic ballot in 20 years. Yawn. Bourne is filled with Republicans. Please let Mr. Smith follow up with a letter about trying to obtain asylum legally, as that is exactly what the asylum seekers at the border are doing. It is the Trump administration that is breaking US law by preventing the lawful request of asylum. It is also the Trump administration that is holding the asylum seekers in custody and in conditions that violate the Geneva Convention. I could go on. Mr. Smith has no shame and clearly supports the orange menace. Color me shocked, there's a right wing registered "Independent" from Bourne whining in the Enterprise.

Just theTruth

I absolutely agree with you one hundred percent. If Democratic Leaders don't stop their nonsense, pie in the sky freebies and ridiculous immigration policy, they are going to hand Trump a second term.

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