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Letter to the editor: Applying ‘farmers’ logic’ to end immigration

To the editor,
This letter is in response and regard to the U.S. Government shutdown and the focal point, “the wall.”
Having grown up and currently living in an agricultural area with livestock (farm animals), I can relate to “the wall.” In my world, it is very simple. If we want to keep the bull from the cows, the boar pig away from the sows, horses apart from the sheep, or the young animals away from their mothers at weaning time, we use a fence to keep them apart.
This fence has gates, strategically placed, so I can regulate when I want them to intermingle or transfer which pasture a specific animal is placed to live.
I refer to this method as “farmers’ logic.”
Now let’s look at “DFL logic” and what seems to be their point of view. It seems to me, they are offended by “my fence” and feel it is immoral. They seem to think it is wiser for me to hire “shepherds or cowboys” to herd and patrol my animals, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for eternity. It seems to me this is not very “fiscally responsible,” but we should not be surprised by this point of view. I will say, this view does create more U.S. government jobs, so that those of us who pay taxes can support. Is this really “DFL logic?”
I am happy to say that my House of Representative, Congressman Collin Peterson (DFL- MN 7th District) has come to the front, crossing party lines, and calls for fellow U.S. Representatives and Senators to give in to President Trump, build “the wall” with some strings attached and end this shutdown.
Keith O. Tongen, Brownton