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In response to ‘Civility needed now’

Regarding the intent of subject article and the resolution the County of El Dorado adopted. I have concerns about what it is asking us to do.

Police, dispatch, no record, what a shame. Is dispatch not a part of police, fire, safety, etc. department(s). What is this county and its communities trying to hide?

First, I don't need an English lesson from you. Here's my English lesson to you. Illegal is an adjective describing one's actions, in this case being in this country not authorized by the law (illegal).

Therefore, you have taken a position on immigration.

Therefore you have taken a political position.

Yes, offend is a key word and all people should respect one another (Golden Rule), but, and it's a big but, if you are in this country not authorized by the law, then you should be concerned. Assimilating into your community, speaking English and being a law abiding citizen is imperative to being in this country — a privilege, not a right.

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Avoiding disagreement and discourse that contain slurs and other words; that's our First Amendment right. Remember, sticks and stones may hurt my bones, but words can never hurt me. Those that take it further to physical abuse/injury are guilty of a crime and need to be punished (police records/reports).

So why do we need this resolution:

To hide illegals (no records/reports);

To ignore immigration laws;

To perpetuate a one-sided political view and;

To silence our First Amendment rights;

Shame on you El Dorado County and the Tribune for wasting our time and tax payer dollars on a subversive resolution to convert those who disagree with your unlawful immigration and political views.

Art Eggers

South Lake Tahoe, California

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