Each day, I receive thousands of messages and emails. Below are three of them from the past 24 hours, and the response I’ve given to each. NOTE: I do not include the last name of the sender unless they explicitly request that I do so.
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1) From Jolene:
DML you keep talking about the e-verify. I live in AZ, and when that [e-verify] went through I was excited they finally did something. NO one used it. There were laws put in place that they would get fined and still NO one used it. Now it is just pretty much ignored. Why do you think that would fair any better now and if they do push it the places that need it the most is the sanctuary cities. They have already proven they are all ready going against the president. How do you suggest they get it used. I am interested and frustrated at these people getting away with doing things that are illegal.
DML: Unfortunately, e-Verify is mandatory in only a few places, and, as you noted, it is not enforced. Like any law, unless there is enforcement, e-Verify is useless. Immigration laws currently on the books state it is unlawful to aid and abet illegal aliens. But nobody enforces the laws, and thus, it is all moot.
Trump promised to be the “law and order president.” Let’s see if he follows through. If he does, then the problem of illegal immigration would be solved.
His new budget places $15M towards enforcing mandatory national e-Verify. Unfortunately, that dollar amount is a joke. Nationwide? $15M? That’s a mere $300K per state. That’s like saying you have fifteen dollars ($15) to build a new 5,000 sq. ft. house in Malibu — it’s laughable. Call me impatient, if you like, but I’m growing very frustrated over this if you cannot tell.
When it comes to illegal immigration — real, hard-nosed, effective solutions — I lose a little faith each day. I fear this administration will ignore the real solution for ending illegal immigration, which is to turn off the jobs magnet. How I pray I am proven wrong.
2) From Pauline:
DML I don’t know if this is something you are interested in, but my husband’s mother was from Poland and her family was captured and kept hostage under Hitler. She was a young girl (she remembers some), but her older brother remembers everything. There father dug the graves for the Jews. They have never shared their information with a reporter. One day he started to write everything down. I have his writings, just amazing what his family went through. He and my mother n law are still alive in their 80’s but still healthy mentally and physically. Let me know if you are interested. I live in Texas, but they live in Michigan.
DML: In general, yes, I am interested in great stories, but I will never be as passionate about this story like you are today. My suggestion is you take the material and make it into a book yourself. You’ll get far more joy out of it. Just take the first step, it’s often the hardest step to take. If you decide not to do it, contact us again and we will write an article. Good luck!
3) From Rich:
Hey Dennis. Hello from a fan from San Diego. I’m an independent so I value your viewpoint and thoroughly enjoy your commentary. FYI, your bag rant on the California bag ban makes you come off like the grumpy suburban white guy with an axe to grind. I will agree that when it passed in November, I was a bit pissed but after thinking about it and adjusting, it makes sense to ban plastic bags because they just are no buenos for our planet.
I will say after several months of the bag ban you learn to improvise. Paradigm shifts happen no matter what your political affiliation is and this is one of them. It’s coming to your neck of the woods whether you like it or not. The so called “Dime bags” you are referring to aren’t going to fund illegal aliens and using it as a talking point to focus on immigration falls into cliche. I am watching you grow and build you’re network and am quite envious of your venture. However, going off on the angry middle age guy rant against a California surcharge or liberal based law does no good. Look for creative ways to promote your message rather than fall into the cliche or you become like the rest of the MSM. I believe you have the potential to penetrate and impact a wider and more diverse demographics than you think you are already reaching right now. Political Correctness is BS but the cranky middle aged rant is played as well. Balance yet influence DML. I wish you success.
DML: If I had a dime for every email I get like yours, I would be a very rich man, Rich (no pun intended). Therefore, you have given me a new idea. Going forward, any person who uses the submit news form on this website to refer to my skin color, my age, my disgust with illegal aliens getting a free education at taxpayers’ expense, or anyone who uses it to disagree with me about ridiculous surcharges, asinine fees, unfair taxes, or silly tweets that piss me off, must pay me 10 cents at the time of submission. Don’t fret, I will put the money to good use, I promise. But, be prepared, because another surcharge of 15 cents is coming in the future — just cannot figure where I can place it right now. (Note to self… call Gov. Brown for ideas.) Thanks for listening, Rich. And, for the record, I am very happy 99% of the time. The other 1% of the time I am sleeping.
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