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Henry Payne

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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 9 months ago

    Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are peaceful, law-abiding countries where the children are in absolutely no danger of being threatened with unacceptable violence, i.e. having Communism forced on them.


    Unlike Cuba, where everyone is certain to be violently subjected to unAmerican ideas.


    Which is why it was obviously wrong to send Elian back to Cuba, but we MUST deport all the children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador immediately (if not sooner). And we won’t let President Obama give us Wilberforce as an excuse for letting them stay long enough for a hearing.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    The kind that would not keep a child from being with his parents, or, in Elian’s case, his only surviving parent. The Gonzalez case was about a parental kidnapping — the child’s mother violated custody and nearly drowned her son, and he was returned to his father. Letting immigrant kids stay with their parents here while working out their status is completely consistent with that policy.

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Clearly the conservative approach is to pack all the kids and the other 12 million immigrants on a bus and immediately send them back to where ever they came from. However they won’t spend any money to straighten out the system that is supposed to do all this. They did figure out how to reimburse Rick Perry for the National Guard stunt however.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 9 months ago

    @old1953

    The boy’s mother died to bring him here, he was living with relatives. Thank what you are saying.

  5. Sharon Doyle

    Sharon Doyle GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @TJDestry

    You are forgetting that Cuba was/is a Communist country. If his Commie father had custody of him, it was probably because his mother was against Communism but his father was FOR it. Naturally, since the entire country was COMMUNIST, their courts would assign the child to his communist father. The mother was killed in the effort to cross the waters to get to freedom. Pretty honorable, if you ask me. No matter how you look at it, Elian would have been better off with his relatives in the U.S.

  6. Sharon Doyle

    Sharon Doyle GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Ted Lind

    Better to spend some money now to send them back than to continue to let them all in forever and ever. If you send all of them back now, then eventually it will pay off for the U.S.

  7. bowtiedaddy

    bowtiedaddy said, 9 months ago

    It looks to me like the pols are deliberately trying to bankrupt the country to stop all entitlements; I agree with that, but I don’t like the means.

  8. joaquinxx

    joaquinxx said, 9 months ago

    Send Ted Cruz back to Cuba.

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @krock65 “Those illegal immigrant kids that are coming in now are coming in without their parents. We need to send those kids back!”

    Which is illegal to do before we give each of them a hearing because of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, the bi-partisan bill that was unanimously passed by Congress and signed into law by Bush.

  10. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Sharon Doyle

    " No matter how you look at it, Elian would have been better off with his relatives in the U.S.“

    What do you mean ”no matter how you look at it"? Was anyone mistreating the kid? Was he in danger in any way while living in Cuba? Was he malnourished or uneducated? It seems your sole argument is Communism. I hadn’t seen any argument other than communism while he was here. Once the kid reached the US, he became little more than a pawn to the anti-Castro/anti-communism crowd. If he had come from any other country, all those who had supported him would be demanding he be sent back.

  11. dhubin

    dhubin GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    On seeing Payne’s cartoon, I logged on to post a comment pointing out the ignorance it showed. I was pleased to see that others had already done so. Elian was to be returned to his only surviving parent, his father from whom he’d been kidnapped by his mother who wasn’t happy with the custody decision and chose to subject Elian to a life-threatening boat trip to Florida. He was never in any danger of being abused, forced into slavery or being a child soldier, or killed. Yes, he should have been returned to his father and there would have been no controversy over it but for the Right’s paranoia over the failed communist regime in Cuba. The situation with the children from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador is completely different. Only someone suffering from a blinding political agenda and disrespectful of his audience would suggest that the cases are symmetric.

  12. Sandy67

    Sandy67 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @Michael wme Ok Michael wme, Elian should have gone back to Cuba, because they’re communist doesn’t mean they’re violent. If you have read anything lately Cuba is changing. Honduras is the most violent country in the world and neither Guatamala nor El Salvador are very peaceful, mostly because drug cartels, but their governments are not helping any either. T%hose children are refugees not immigrants. Michael wme you seem to run on anger only, not knowledge or logic.

  13. wbr

    wbr said, 9 months ago

    dear dhubin Elian was not kidnapped by his mother // the seed donor had nothing to do with the child until cuba officials decided to make news splash by having him claim the child // Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are no more dangerous now than 10 years ago// the 1 st lady of Guatemala says the families brake up was caused by promise made by bho

  14. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    Ted Lind said, about 9 hours ago
    “Clearly the conservative approach is to pack all the kids and the other 12 million(ILLEGAL) immigrants on a bus and immediately send them back to where ever they came from”.——————————————————
    Perfectly said.

  15. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 9 months ago

    Oh and planes would probably get them back to their country quicker than buses.

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