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The meaning of illegal
I am writing in response to the column printed in the “In Other Views” section of The News-Enterprise on Jan. 31. I am wondering if the writer doesn’t know what the word “illegal” means.
Illegal means breaking the law. If a person comes to this country illegally then they have committed a crime and should be arrested and punished in some way with a fine, deportation or jail time. If I do something illegal, if I get caught red handed committing a crime I wouldn’t expect anyone to “address it in a way that is both humane and fiscally sound.” That would be absurd and contribute to the demolition of our justice system. It’s simple. If you want to keep out of trouble then don’t break the law, period.
Garnett E. Doyle
Thanks to Elizabethtown
My best friend and I were recently in your area for a week to visit her son before he deployed to Afghanistan. We chose to stay in Elizabethtown because it seemed like a nice place and her parents were married there in 1959 while her father was stationed at Fort Knox. We just wanted to let you know what a great time we had. Everyone we met was really friendly. We had plenty to keep us busy and had a great time exploring your neck of the woods.
We had issues with her son’s truck, which we needed to make sure was in good running order and repaired properly as we were driving it back to Florida. The guys at the auto repair business in Elizabethtown were like our knights in shining armor. Two women from out of town needing repairs could have been an easy target for someone dishonest. They were not only honest, but considerate of our time as well. As a certified motorhead and ex-wife of a mechanic, I know enough about the price of parts and the amount of time that it takes to replace them. They were more than fair with both.