Stalin reportedly said, “One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” As experts of managing the media, Democrats can use the suffering of a few people to advance their power while diverting attention from the harm their policies inflict on most Americans.

In her letter of March 17, June M. Huot makes fun of the fact that most Americans are harmed by illegal aliens because she thinks flooding our country with illegal aliens increases Democrat Party power.

Huot doesn’t care that illegal aliens take jobs and depress wages causing millions of Americans to struggle to support their families.

Huot doesn’t care that illegal alien children take public school resources away from American children reducing their chances for success in life. Nor is she concerned about the sick American children infected by illegal alien children.

Nor is Huot concerned about the tens of thousands of Americans who are murdered, raped or otherwise victimized by illegal aliens. Nor is she concerned that illegal aliens cost American taxpayers at least one hundred billion dollars annually.

To advance Democrat Party power, Huot happily sacrifices the well-being of most Americans, including children, and even the U.S. Constitution.

Our Constitution was created and enacted to protect the liberties of the American people, not only from foreign enemies, but from dictatorial actions by our own government, especially the president.

The whole issue of the Homeland Security-funding bill arose because President Obama acted as a dictator by declaring an “executive amnesty” for illegal aliens, which usurped the exclusive authority of the people’s representatives in Congress to create our laws. President Obama took this action despite confirming more than 20 times that the president didn’t have the authority to do what he did.

President Obama essentially rewrote our immigration laws not only providing amnesty to illegal aliens but granting them a many privileges including work authorizations, access to Social Security and full welfare benefits, access to earned income tax credits worth up to $24,000, etc. (The minimum additional cost to American taxpayers is identified as $1.3 trillion by Robert Rector at the Heritage Foundation.)

Responding to President Obama’s dictatorial action, Congress tried to reclaim its constitutional authority with the only tool that Congress has, the power of the purse.

Republicans in Congress passed a bill that funded every legally authorized Homeland Security function but denying funds for President Obama’s unconstitutional “executive amnesty”.

However, Democratic senators refused to fund the legal functions of Homeland Security and promised to shut down Homeland Security, unless Congress also funded President Obama’s unconstitutional “executive amnesty” for illegal aliens.

Because Republicans in Congress yielded to Democrat demands that Congress approve President Obama’s unconstitutional action, President Obama knows that he can probably do anything he wants no matter how radical. Unfortunately President Obama seems to want to take many unconstitutional actions, including trampling on our Bill of Rights protections related to speech, privacy, internet freedom, property rights, religion, gun rights, justified incarceration, etc. One wonders how many liberties Washington Democrats will help President Obama take and if Washington Republicans will ever stop them.

Hillary Clinton told us that you can be a patriot even if you disagree with the administration. But, with a Democratic president any disagreement is called partisan politics and evidence of racism or hatred.

It is a joke when June Huot, Senator Shaheen, or other partisan Democrat supporters call for the end of partisan politics. Democrats will only end partisan politics when everyone endorses the policies that solidify Democrat Party power. In pursuit of their power, Democrats happily violate our Constitution, ignore the mandate of the voters, and ignore the reality that most Americans are hurt by their policies.

Don Ewing