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Letters to the editor, January 3

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Climate change

Congratulations and condemnations. First, I want to congratulate the Big Ten Conference. They were invited to eight college football bowl games and won seven.

Now for the condemnations. I still read of fools saying that global warming and climate change are a hoax because a snowflake landed on their nose. Scientists tell us that the hots will get hotter, the colds colder, the wets wetter, the dries drier. Subscribe to a great magazine like National Geographic which details the changes such as Arctic ice disappearing rapidly.

And you jokers should stay out of Glacier National Park so that the lines won't be too long for the rest of us. You can go there in 15 years and tell us how much you enjoyed it.

Jim Stodola,

For the record

A recent letter to the editor (Notarized tongues, Dec. 29) uses slander and malicious falsehoods in an attempt to tarnish the reputation of one of the nation's most highly respected immigration reform organizations: Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

Instead of doing his own research, the writer draws heavily on derogatory and unfair charges from a decades-long smear campaign by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC).

For the record, a number of independent journalists, including many who share its political viewpoints, have accused the SPLC of libeling other organizations for the purpose of raising funds for itself. These documented charges against the SPLC have appeared in Harper's magazine, The Nation and the SPLC's hometown newspaper, The Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser.

FAIR is as mainstream an organization as there is, testifying before Congress more than 100 times while being regularly sought out by the nation's media for comment on all aspects of immigration laws.

According to polls, our views on immigration policy are supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans. FAIR's 1.3 million members and supporters hail from every conceivable racial, ethnic and religious background. The one thing they all have in common, however, is a desire to see our nation regain control of immigration.

If we're going to debate America's immigration laws, then let's go to it. But leave the childish and slanderous name-calling on the playground.

Bob Dane,
Washington D.C., executive director,
Federation for American
Immigration Reform