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Pity our noble undocumented workers

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) announces his  re-electicampaign plans Chicago TeParty meeting Dec. 8 2011.  |  Scott

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) announces his re-election campaign plans at a Chicago Tea Party meeting on Dec. 8, 2011. | Scott Stewart~Chicago Sun-Times.

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Updated: July 23, 2012 7:53AM

Columnist Alejandro Escalona uses the phrase “undocumented worker” to describe those here in violation of immigration law. And pro-amnesty people also use the phrase.

Fine. In that spirit, I propose we call drug dealers “undocumented pharmacists,” bank robbers “undocumented account holders,” and prostitutes “undocumented sex therapists.”

I further propose that these undocumented pharmacists, bank account holders and sex therapists be shielded from any penalties connected to their undocumented status. They are, after all, just trying to make a better life for themselves and doing the jobs Americans won’t do.

Gerald Shinn, Pilsen

Joe Walsh’s foolish tongue

Once again, U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh has thrown the first stone in his latest criticism of President Obama. This time he has castigated the president for his position on illegal immigrants, and he has insulted the president by saying he is not smart enough to understand the word tyrant.

He complains that the president has ordered agents not to enforce immigration laws. Joe ought to be thankful that all laws are not strictly enforced or he might have once been thrown in jail for non-payment of child support.

Daniel Pupo, Bellwood

Easy pot laws encourage more violence

The mayor is sending the wrong message with the decriminalization of pot. It is no mystery that most crimes are committed under the influence of some sort of illegal substance, so why take the penalty out of having it in your possession?

This is Chicago, not 1960s San Francisco. Marijuana is a gateway drug. It is common know­ledge that many people used marijuana and then moved on to harder drugs. And Mexican drug lords massacre anyone who gets in their way as they deliver this product to a local drug dealer in your neighborhood. People are literally paying with their lives to bring this product to market, yet we say it’s no big deal.

Alan Spears, Garfield Ridge

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