Letters to the Editor

Suggests same treatment for original aliens

A person I believe to be of obvious European descent wrote a letter today asking that we deport all illegal aliens. He said that many of them are terrorists. I agree, totally. I am the daughter of illegal immigrants, and this should apply to me as well. I say that we deport all people of European ancestry, either send them to Gitmo, or back to Europe. These illegal European immigrants killed and tortured the native people of this land, and then stole their land. My ancestors are as guilty of this as his. So, let’s set the record straight. The definition of a terrorist? “A person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.” The origin is from the late 18th century from French terroriste, from Latin terror (see terror). The word was originally applied to supporters of the Jacobins in the French Revolution, who advocated repression and violence in pursuit of the principles of democracy and equality. Let’s get started now, before it is too late.

Elizabeth Standen