Here we go again. I'm sure everyone remembers the lie if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. How about promising the most transparent administration in history?

These, among other untruths came to mind as I read of the administration's latest attempt to send illegal immigrants to Maryland. The Times wrote "… the state and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are considering a new facility in Maryland, but officials declined to say where it is or how many…" could come." This is the new open and transparent government.


There are those who support the influx of illegals into our country and our state. They remind me of single issue voters, such as those staunch, liberal Democrats who voted for George W. Bush because he stood against abortion. They hated him, but voted for him for that single reason.

These people support the influx in the name of compassion. They choose to ignore the laws of the United States, the possibility of unvaccinated people bringing disease into our country to infect our children, I've heard many of the so-called children are gang members in their own country and that illegals will almost assuredly be a drain on our health and welfare systems. Additionally, I will assume that everyone knows that we are still in a job crisis in this country. What will the illegals do to support themselves?

So, folks, there are many other areas to address. Consider that before you call those who are opposed un-Christian or racist. By the way, the Hispanic people have not been officially classified as a race.

Also mentioned is an alleged dust up between President Barack Obama and Gov. Martin O'Malley. It was apparently leaked from the White House that O'Malley has earned the wrath of Obama due to his alleged stand against bringing more illegals into Maryland. Who's buying that story? Obama and O'Malley have been blood brothers for years. I believe this story leaked to the press is designed to give O'Malley cover in his future aspirations. Remember, the White House is not a credible source.

I contend that the objection to more illegals coming to Maryland involves more than a simple lack of compassion. Those who think otherwise need to attempt to open their minds and try a little multi-tasking. See if you can consider all the relevant facts.

Rick Blatchford

Mount Airy