I am not stupid and neither are most people I know.

However, numerous politicians, pundits and officials seem to think we are stupid. The Green New Deal created and detailed by a New York district representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a congresswomen in office a little over one month, is an attempt to fundamentally change our culture, economy and way of life in the name of the supposedly deteriorating environment due to carbon emissions.

The plan calls for ending use of oil and natural gas for any applications and to substitute solar and wind power, converting all transportation, businesses, homes and buildings to meet those requirements. As a bonus the Green New Deal allows government to fund and control health, education, industry and welfare for those unable or unwilling to work with up to a 70 percent tax rate collected by the federal government from those workers willing to work.

Ordinarily such nonsense would be a laughingstock but not so now. At Ocasio-Cortez’s announcement, Democrats lined up behind her grinning and nodding their heads, “yes.” Any time in Congress or anywhere spent debating this baloney is what is stupid, not those of us who see this as balderdash.

It is also not stupid to support a border wall to stop millions of migrants marching thousands of miles to bust over our border into our country. These migrants are illegals seeking unlawful entry into our country utilizing a bogus statement of asylum. Critics of a border wall say we are a country of immigrants. That is true. However, immigrants who came to this country in the early 1900s, who helped build this country, came in legally, were vetted and turned away if unhealthy or with no local support. Since then immigrants have waited in line for years to enter legally. What we have today is an invasion of lawless individuals including those who are criminals, drug carriers and human traffickers.

Stupid is to deny this condition is a national emergency and to limit any and every method – walls, drones, electronics, troops and Border Patrol – to curb this assault and criminal elements. Politicians are forewarned that the American people are not stupid.

Carol Adams,

Glenville