I’m glad many Galveston County people who’ve written letters to the paper are in favor of accepting children from Central America and are in favor of providing good accommodations for them. I’m one of those people.
However, we need to show some understanding for the people who don’t want the children to come here. They genuinely live in fear every day. They really believe America is a failing nation that doesn’t have enough to share.
From the 1930s until the beginning of the 1980s, we (even though many thought we couldn’t afford to) defeated the Great Depression, won World War II, rebuilt our allies, rebuilt our enemies, went to the moon, expanded our own people’s freedoms and financial security, brought new people into our nation, etc., and grew richer every day.
But, during those years we knew we hadn’t done it all ourselves. We “Praised God from whom all blessings flow ...” and we elected leaders who practiced faith and built the greatness that still is America. Pray with me for the comfort of those Americans who live in fear, while we share with and pray for the well being of Central Americas and their children.
Robert Hutchins lives in Dickinson.