To the Editor:

Americans experienced a weekend shutdown of federal governmental services because the Democratic party would not fund the ongoing operation of the government unless an agreement was reached on DACA.

DACA was created as one of Barack Obama's famous "I've got a pen" executive orders. Most knowledgeable legal scholars believe Obama's DACA program was illegal. To grasp the point of its illegality, Obama's DACA program was similar to the federal government saying: "If you commit bank robbery, but you tell us about it, we won't prosecute you."

President Trump devised a reasonable solution for the problem Obama created. He rescinded Obama's DACA order and gave Congress six months to address the issue. By the way, if illegal immigrants were to have been given some kind of legal status, Congress, and not Obama, should have created such a program.

The Democratic party ultimately held the entire nation hostage for three days in a leveraged effort to legitimize Obama's DACA program.

Even though the interruption in governmental operations was short-lived, the government shutdown presents an issue which is worthy of further reflection:

Do you, as a legitimate American citizen and taxpayer, believe the Democratic party should have shut the government down to force an extension of a program which protects illegal aliens?

Or do you believe your government should serve you by resolving political issues in a manner which does not produce harm and inconvenience to its true citizens and taxpayers?

Chris Tabing

Coulterville

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