Deporting DACA children a mistake and more letters to the editors

Deporting DACA children a mistake and more letters to the editors

September 13th, 2017 by Staff Report in Opinion Letters

Deporting DACA children a mistake

President Trump's decision to begin deporting illegal immigrant children within six month's time is strictly a political ploy. He has wisely chosen to dump this 'hot potato' into the lap of Congress.

Congress is one of his most shrill critics. Therefore, Trump correctly chose to let Congress decide this issue.

If you read the gist of what the president said, he would let Congress pass a bill within six months or he would revisit the decision. Congress should express the will of the American people as they represent all Americans, as intended.

Deporting those children would be a colossal mistake. Any fair-minded individual would agree. Those children are part of the fabric of our lives as the tapestry of American society is woven together.

Can you imagine American society without Hispanics? Who would perform the labor required for our continued growth and prosperity?

We need to understand as Americans we are no longer a white, waspish society. We are an amalgam of all races, colors and creeds. Let's embrace our diversity and rich culture.

We have had enough bigotry and hate in America. Let's be Americans first, with no hyphen.

Jim Howard


County commission sandbags citizens

Aren't we all sick and tired of electing politicians who seem to forget that they work for us?

Last Wednesday at the County Commission meeting, citizens rose to support the long overdue senior tax freeze, only in general session to witness one commissioner make a motion to table this proposal followed by a quick second.

Only Commissioners Sabrina Smedley, Greg Martin and Randy Fairbanks objected. Then instead an amended tax relief proposal was immediately offered, seconded and voted in faster than you could say "Jack Robinson."

In my opinion, "the fix was in" once again, as commissioners ignored the people and voted on a proposal that was not even on the docket, denying the people's right to be informed and be heard.

Is this the way you want our County Commission to operate? If not, call your commissioner and County Mayor Jim Coppinger and tell them so. Otherwise they should just be honest, eliminate the public's right to be heard and admit that some don't care what we think.

Bill Reesor, Ooltewah


Do employers overlook 'doers'?

During my job search, I received a free resume evaluation stating that I appear to be a doer, not an achiever. I have been pondering this. What differentiates the doer and the achiever?

The Merriam-Webster indicates that doers act rather than merely talk or think. Achievers reach a high or specified level of success.

Obviously, the world needs both, but apparently achievers may get an edge in the job hunt. Maybe the achiever is goal-oriented and makes calculated career moves. This individual may be better at publicizing and documenting performance and probably has degrees to prove it. The doer may have spent more energy making sure things got done.

While not wishing to give too much credit to an online resume review, its implications reflect clear symptoms of the growing importance of appearances, on a resume and elsewhere. Social media heavily influences the job market and may prevent employers from identifying the useful doers.

Finding employment is a game of endurance. The value of experience needs recognition. Let it be known that doers with a strong work ethic still offer value.

Claire Vassort, Rising Fawn, Ga.

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