Letters to the Editor

Thoughts on historic immigration

The recent series of opinions regarding illegal immigrants, deportation hearings and the terrorists involved in both Europe and North America seem to have missed a recent scientific discovery on the Columbia River named Kennewick Man. This skeleton, at over 9,000 years old, may also explain some illegal immigration in a prehistoric contest. Bravo to two college students, a federal judge and a anthropologist, nicknamed “Scrapper,” who is not apologizing to any person in the study of this immigrants remains. Today, scientific facts required a federal judge to explain; “The age of Kennewick Man’s remains, given the limited studies to date, makes it almost impossible to establish any relationship between the remains and presently existing American Indians.”

When we discuss education funding, failing school systems and a few local politicians who have not one clue, why not get back to the real immigrants?The one’s who did live in nature and immigrated for most likely the same reasons as everyone forever, explained most eloquently in Jefferson’s July 4, 1776, paper: “The history of the present king of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States.”

Todd Granger