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Your Views: Our hard work shouldnt support those here illegally
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I would like to respond to a letter written by Alan Shope on Saturday. It is just mind-boggling to me to listen to or read such thoughts.

I come from a poor family that struggled their entire lives just to put food on the table. For generations, this is the way that was. However, no one in my family ever asked anyone for anything, period. They paid their bills and made a living the best way they knew how.

No one in my family was educated. My parents did not graduate from high school. They went to work, and they worked hard. My dad worked as a painter and my mother eventually became a hair stylist.

When I was 15 years old, they bought a home and paid it off early. Granted, we were never allowed to run the air conditioning, but they saved their money and paid the debt they owed as quickly as possible.

They now have new vehicles that are paid for and they have a little money saved. They taught me to do the same. Work hard, save your money.

Are you now telling me that I should give my money to illegal aliens? They knowingly come in to my community, have illegal babies with huge hospital expenses, use school resources, take jobs, clog up jails and court systems and come into public areas and never speak a word of English! How disrespectful and unappreciative is that I ask you?

I can assure you that I am a Christian. As a Christian, I pray each day that President Barack Obama and his loons will be gone soon and we can get this country on the right track. God Bless America!

Karen McDaniel
Gainesville

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