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Freedom is earned

Published: Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

So the illegal immigrants want all of the rights associated with being a citizen of the U.S.

Jobs, education, health care, organ transplants, Medicaid, Social Security – you name it, they want it.

OK. Here is the deal. All illegal immigrants – men and women between the ages of 18 and 26 – should be required to serve two years in the military at the same rate of pay they would make as a laborer. This would reduce expenses to our military budget, and, at the same time, increase the number of military personnel.

If you want to live in the U.S. and reap the benefits, then you must earn them like those of us that were born here and served this great country.

Freedom is not free. It is earned. You want it, then earn it. Or leave.

Carl Hurtig

McHenry

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