Rubio is wrong on immigration

Dear Editor:

By his ill-conceived statements, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is trying very hard to ensure he does not win the presidential primary in 2016, and may not win re-election in 2018.

His obsession with gaining passage for the abominable Gang of Eight amnesty for illegal's bill is building a backlash against Rubio's political ambitions. Poll after poll shows the American people are opposed to his bill because it does not deliver absolute border security, before it opens the floodgates to illegal immigrants.

Furthermore, Rubio demonstrates his ignorance of the U.S. Constitution by stating that if his bill is not passed, President Obama will mandate, by executive order, amnesty for illegal immigrants.

The president does not have the constitutional authority to take such action. If Obama does make such a move, he almost ensures his impeachment and removal from office for rebuking his oath of office by deliberately performing illegal acts.

After the 2014 elections, predicted to give complete control of the Congress to the Republicans, impeachment/removal is practically guaranteed, regardless of the liberal media's dismay.

Ernest Hampson

Pittsburg

Now we're stuck with rail project

Dear Editor:

Unfortunately, Judge Michael Kenny's ruling did not halt the high-speed rail project. Thinking that might be the case, the High-Speed Rail Authority, prodded by the construction companies and the labor unions, made sure to sign an almost $1 billion contract just hours before the ruling. Now we're stuck.

This project is the epitome of out-of-control government spending. The unions and the construction companies are like pigs lining up at the taxpayer-funded trough to take our money for a train that will never pay for itself and that will continue to spiral over budget.

Does anyone think the current $68 billion cost estimate is really what it will cost in the end? Can anyone say Bay Bridge?

The judicial system was our only hope, since the politicians, who are beholden only to the special interests, won't stop this farce.

Mike Stewart

Oakley

Propaganda about Kelly's is disturbing

Dear Editor:

I have been following with interest, the plans to reopen the landmark Kelly's Restaurant and Card Room. My family and I remember Kelly's as a great place to have dinner and to unwind on the weekend.

What I have found disturbing, is the expensive lobbying and propaganda by outside interests who are trying to scare Antioch leaders and citizens into opposing the reopening of Kelly's. Interests like the California Grand Casino in Pacheco and Pittsburg Vice-Mayor Sal Evola have engaged in an expensive public relations campaign to squash local competition. Don't be fooled -- they care little about Antioch. I for one, support bringing back Kelly's and hope Antioch citizens will join me in supporting the reopening of Kelly's.

Victoria Crawford

Antioch

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