Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Letter: Send buses and tents to border
First Published Jul 15 2014 04:02 pm • Last Updated Jul 15 2014 04:58 pm

The policy to send young adults to impoverished Mexico and Central America is well intentioned. Hoping to elevate folks spiritually is commendable. However, we are sending subliminal messages about the land of "milk and honey." Impressionable children do not have any chance to immigrate, dead or alive. Legally or illegally, it doesn’t matter. Life matters. The Donner Party mattered.

Throwing Halloween candy onto the Interstate highways of America would be deemed reckless endangerment and irresponsible behavior. Utah has no politically correct options or moral unity to deal with the consequences. Kids are dying on our borders.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Rather than re-enact stoic pioneer days with Wyoming hand-cart treks, let’s send buses and tents. Let’s act in the present instead of reveling in the past.

It’s time to reap the seeds we’ve sown or acknowledge that, indeed, we are the grim reapers. Folks advocating states’ rights ought to take a stand on humanitarian grounds.

Peter Kolbay


Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.