Take Care Of U.S. Kids First



I am responding to the letter to the editor, “What does America value?”. I am a Christian and do not think it is un-Christian to say no to the proposed $3.7 billion dollars the president is requesting to “handle” undocumented children.

I don’t know what America values, but I value our American children that are legal citizens. If $3.7 billion dollars is going to be spent anywhere, I want to see it spent first on these American children.

There are millions of children in our country that are citizens who are in dire need. You don’t have to look any further than right here in Payson, due to lack of money there are cuts and a persistent lack of funding for education. Gila County has a terribly high poverty rate and food banks can’t meet all the need. The state of Arizona has a record number on Medicaid, more on food stamps than ever before, plus a recent rating that Arizona is one of the worst states to be a kid in.

And we want to take in more when we have this occurring at our doorstep?

Our country has a huge debt and yes, money has most certainly been misspent in the past. Just because it has been misspent in the past does not justify continuing to misspend now and in the future.

Until we can provide for our own citizens, how can we consider taking in more and spending money we don’t have on children who aren’t United States citizens? $3.7 billion is just the beginning cost. When will it end?

We just can’t take care of the world and its children when we can’t provide for our own.

Sad but true.

Sue Thompson


Ted Paulk 2 years, 5 months ago

You say, "I am a Christian" and then you spend the rest of your message preaching an anti-Christian sermon. If Jesus felt this way, only the children born in Israel would be allowed into heaven...just sayin'.


H. Wm. Rhea III 2 years, 5 months ago

Ted, you sure like to twist things. But just to help you understand, while Jesus was living, the Gospel was only taken to the the Jews. After his resurrection, he called and sent apostles to go to the world. There is nothing un-christian about helping your own out first.


don evans 2 years, 5 months ago

So what specific part of Sue Thompsons letter is un-Christian? I don't see any. Mr.Paulk and the rest of the Left are always so willing to spend other peoples hard earned money for their social justice dreams and goals. Tell ya what Ted, you take into your home an illegal alien family of five. You house them, feed them, provide clothing, educate their kids, all at your personal expense. Then you can claim some legitimacy about Christian values before you judge others.


Ronald Hamric 2 years, 5 months ago

I know you're kidding Don. Ted is only looking out for those in his situation. Dependent upon the government to look out for their welfare while they sit on their butts and take shots at those that pay the bills. Ted is just too easy.


Pat Randall 2 years, 5 months ago

Sue and Don, Great posts. Charity starts at home or should.


Robbin Flowers 2 years, 5 months ago

Sue, We as the goyim are expected to take care of Israel first, then every other country, then we can have what ever scraps are left over. The economist Larry Summers only expects it to take about 75 years to recover from our current debt levels, meaning the life time of my son will be used up working his but off, to give multi-national corporations tax breaks so they can pay their employees a pittance to scrape by on while paying taxes to take care of the rest of the world first. Gotta love that social engineering, seriously, "Lucifer" is doing a great job ruling this planet thru his special societies!


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