Wayne Hild: Look at the real issues, Mr. LaMalfa | TheUnion.com

Wayne Hild: Look at the real issues, Mr. LaMalfa

Congressman LaMalfa asked me what I think about “sanctuary cities.” There are many more important issues that I would encourage you to write him regarding. Here’s how I replied …

I think it’s a pretty small issue but the Republicans are hoping to generate some political outrage, while continuing to applaud the right of yet another conservative gun nut to carry a pistol into a movie theater. You should be working with the Democrats to find a “compromise” (remember that word) on a sensible immigration overhaul.

The actual important issues are climate change, getting even more people effective health care, improving our sequester-shattered infrastructure, reducing gun violence, funding Head Start and other preschool opportunities. We also need to put our efforts toward graduating more poor kids from college or vocational school, restricting the influence of wealth on politics, addressing the growing and devastating wealth inequality in our hardworking but struggling country.

This leads to hundreds of other problems, such as the fact that you don’t care as much what I think as you do about what the Koch brothers think, or the fact that minorities are still in many, many subtle and often violent ways, humiliated and disenfranchised on a daily basis in our supposedly equal society!

Wayne Hild

Nevada City

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