Wednesday January 17, 2018
I am yet again shocked and outraged by the words and actions coming from the Oval Office by President Donald Trump. He again has torn away some of the building blocks from the foundation that makes up our democratic republic.
Immigrants, no matter where they are from, come to our nation looking for opportunity to better their lives and to provide for their families.
The words coming from our president have insulted and slapped hundreds of my constituents in West Reading who are productive members of our society who work very hard for their families and who are just as much American as you and I.
We must look at history to know that this isn't the first time bigots in our government have pushed aside minorities. The Italians, Irish, Eastern Europeans and many other groups were met with discrimination when they arrived in the land of opportunity.
This time, however, we can stop the trend. I encourage and hope our representatives in Washington, no matter which party they are, loudly and clearly denounce these hateful remarks.
Editor's note: Imbesi is president of West Reading Borough Council.
Trump comments tear at our foundation