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Immigration policy

Posted by Steven on 06/20/2018

Thank you for your news item regarding our policy of separating children from their families at the border. This is a truly shameful and cynical policy that should have never happened in America.

Re: Immigration policy

Posted by Greg Bear on 06/20/2018

Amen. Remember in November! We must pull back our country from the rule of these nasty and heartless people.

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Posted by Steven on 06/21/2018

Your [biblical] quote of the month couldn't have been more fitting! To bring this back to SciFi, any hints as to any future books? Thank you

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Posted by Greg Bear on 06/21/2018

Working to complete a new fantasy now. Wish me luck! All this cruel nonsense is very distracting.

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Posted by Sean M. Brooks on 06/22/2018

Dear Mr. Bear: I'm sorry, but here you are wrong about what seems your implicit hostility to President Trump, who has already signed Executive orders prohibiting breaking up families of illegal immigrants. And the GOP in Congress has been proposing new laws along the same lines. The recent hysteria about this is just another stunt by the Democrats against Donald Trump. I suggest reading Mr. French's recent article on this matter at National Review Online. Oh yes, I will not be voting for Democrats in November!

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Posted by Steven on 06/22/2018

Best of luck! We can't let others take us off the path of who we are.

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Posted by Greg Bear on 06/22/2018

Sean, look to your soul. This man is about to implode. He's showing signs of dementia, and was already the Father of Lies and very delicately balanced. Now he's doing immense damage to tens of thousands of families, and to the Republican party as well. You do not want to go out in polite company and say you voted for him.

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Posted by Sean M. Brooks on 06/22/2018

Dear Mr. Bear, Thanks for your advice, even tho I disagree with it. I fully admit President Trump has many flaws, but I voted for him because he was better than the infinitely corrupt Hillary Clinton. And while I would have preferred Jeb Bush, say, Mr. Trump was still the choice of the majority of the GOP base. Nor do I agree President Trump is that likely to "implode," despite all the hysterical "sturm und drang" being whipped up by the mostly liberal media. So, I will have no hesitation saying out loud, in any kind of company, that I voted for him. Last, I long ago rejected the Democrat Party for many, many reasons.

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Posted by Jason S on 07/04/2018

This board is primarily intended for discussion of Greg Bear's writing so I'd prefer not to drift too far into politics, but I would like to chime in and say thanks to Greg for voicing his personal opinion on this. To my mind it comes from a place of truth and honest criticism. In order to be fair, I took Sean's suggestion and read David French's article about the immigration fiasco, and I was disappointed to see it was full of a lot of circular political posturing. In short, French chides Democratic legislators for not using Congressional power to override Trump if they feel that separating children from their parents is such a bad thing (which, interestingly enough, French never takes a personal stand on). Of course, French doesn't point out that Republicans maintain the majority in Congress -- in fact, the BIGGEST majority since 1931 -- and so have little hope of combating a presidential policy through introduced legislation with a "veto-proof majority". French is either being very disingenuous and manipulative, or else he is simply not suited to analyzing politics in a meaningful way. Having said this, it is truly not my attempt to launch any political debate here. Each of us as human beings have to make our own informed decisions on each individual issue, regardless of party affiliation, and then carry on as our conscience dictates.

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Posted by Greg Bear on 07/04/2018

The visit by Republican members of congress to Russia, and Trump's pending visit with Putin, only sets the grave stone over the old Republican Party. Once upon a time, Republicans formed the spine of the often contentious and even overblown immune response to America's enemies. Now, that immune response has collapsed. Rebuilding it will be extremely difficult, but without that instinct, America will be all the weaker.

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Posted by Steven Becker on 08/26/2018

Just wanted to comment on the "immune response" analogy. I've never thought of sociology in that kind of way, but found it perspective opening. Thank you!

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