Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Letters: Readers examine national candidates, issues
October 19, 2016
Will America remain a sovereign nation? Or not? That is the momentous choice voters face in November. Thanks to the latest WikiLeaks “document dump,” Hillary Clinton’s steadfast refusal to provide transcripts of her many paid Wall Street speeches explains itself. There is, for example, this excerpt from her $225,000 speech in New York to a Brazilian bank in 2013: “My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders ...”
Hillary Clinton’s dream of open borders is much closer to reality than a few years ago. Recall President Obama’s sweeping, unilateral executive amnesties for millions of illegal aliens. Hillary Clinton promises to expand on the amnesties. To truly distinguish herself, however, she is going to increase the flow of Syrian refugees by 550 percent: “I would like to see us move from what is a good start, from 10,000 [per year] to 65,000 ...”
That’s the simple choice facing voters. Sovereignty, a nation-state, with Trump. Or open borders with Hillary Clinton. That’s her dream. Voters need to decide if it’s also their dream.
Tom Shuford, Lenoir