Have you ever wondered what went on at Ellis Island when migrant peoples arrived on our shores from distant lands? Well, other than verifying the identify of the individual, finding out where they were from and where they were going and who their sponsor was, they were also checked for health issues, small pox and tuberculosis to name a few.

The purpose was to keep America safe from disease.

It made sense then and it would make sense today if the people in Washington were not such idiots. Think of the diseases we have experienced  in the last 30 or 40 years: AIDS, E.coli, dengue fever, sleeping sickness, leprosy, swine flu and COVID. They all started somewhere else on the planet.

The latest arrival from the petri dish of planet earth Africa, is monkey pox. If that is not enough, how about the large numbers of unvaccinated  people who are being allowed entry on our southern borders to re-infect us with smallpox, polio and God knows what else?

Small pox , polio and TB were all but unheard of for most of my 76 years because of the vaccinations that MOST Americans received. Open borders and globalism — really great, right?

Thank you.

Leo H. Mazerall Jr.

Stockton Springs