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Fighting totalitarianism

I have been thinking about ICE agents boarding public transportation asking about citizenship and destination. If I am on board and an agent boards to ask questions of riders, I give them permission to ask if I am a U.S. citizen. I will not answer what my destination is. That is totalitarianism.

I am descended from those who fought against this in the American Revolution, the Civil War and World War I. My father bombed those same people in World War II and my father-in-law fought them on Hamburger Hill in Korea. In addition, my brother and I fought against this in Vietnam, and after I got out I fought this in the streets of America. These actions are those of a police state and I will not abide them.

If agents are hurt or angered by my words, I suggest that they quit their job. They will be able to find new employment and their family will not have to eat out of dumpsters. Their minds will be clearer if they do this and their principles and morals intact.

Thomas Foote

Colbert


 

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