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Letter: We all came from somewhere

  • Author: George Darrow
    | Opinion
  • Updated: September 10
  • Published September 10

I have the following thoughts in response to President Donald Trump’s recommendation to send four Congresswomen back to their countries of origin: If this is done, then if follows that perhaps we should send all those of African descent back to Africa. Then all Chinese should go back to China, Japanese should go back to Japan, those of us of northern European descent — this includes me — back to whatever country our ancestors came from, ditto for southern Europeans.

This would leave only Native Americans, thus making some of them very happy. Following this silliness back several thousand years to its illogical conclusion, perhaps all Native Americans should go back across the Bering Sea land bridge to wherever their prehistoric ancestors came from. Then there wouldn’t be anybody here!

Just think: There wouldn’t be any arguments between extreme-right Republicans and extreme-left Democrats, because there wouldn’t be any Republicans or Democrats.

— George Darrow

Anchorage

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