Shared presidential leadership and immigration

After struggling and enduring much to become nationalized citizens, all new Americans enter the opened door by reciting the Oath of Citizenship. The following words were taken from that document: “I will support and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same …”

To them, I say, welcome home!

Past presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke candidly to camera and history while in office. Both addressed the importance of national security, immigration practices and procedures, rule of law and constructions designed to protect the security of all American citizens. While they now bask in a title and answer to the name Mr. President, neither apparently has the heart, mind, spirit or love of country in their soul to step boldly forward and remind Congress, news media sources and the American public that they still believe what they had said. We need them to step forward now and embrace the role of Patriot and provide strong supporting-role leadership and inspiration precisely at a time when history demands it. Do not tell me this is improper and should not be done for any reason. Failure to solve our open-gate security and immigration issues will rapidly relegate us to the ultimate destruction of the great experiment from within.

Charles Krauthammer eloquently said, “Some things need to be defended.” Both must join President Trump in front of a televised joint session of Congress with all media sources in attendance and clearly lay out real solutions to our nation’s continued immigration farce and failure.

Sadly, words like cooperation, patriot, leadership, inspiration and citizenship are probably only dream words spoken by those who still believe in archaic truths found in untaught and unremembered documents.

DELBERT BEYER,

Alpena