The following is what our readers sounded off about this week:
Citizens don't have a chance Now illegal immigrants can get driver's licenses in Illinois. And what do they say about getting their driver's licenses? Oh, we can't wait until we can get our driver's licenses so we can drive back and forth to work, legally. Well, the fact of the matter is that they are committing a crime when they go to work anyway. They are in the country illegally, and they are not supposed to be working in our country. When we have a 10 percent unemployment rate, why are we allowing illegal immigrants to work in our country? Why are we pandering to these people and allowing them to drive in our country? Why are we treating illegal immigrants better than we treat law-abiding citizens in this country and people who work to come here legally and do the right thing legally? Why is our government suddenly so anxious to break all the laws that they took an oath of office to enforce and uphold. We have crooked police officers, gangbangers and illegal immigrants. Law-abiding citizens don't have a chance in this country anymore.
The stupid party Jim Oberweis, no wonder you could never win an election. You are the epitome of what Jindal ... and others are calling the stupid party. You represent suburban Illinois, not rural Illinois. Enjoy Washington. You're there for [four] years and then back to making ice cream.
They're out of line I'm responding to "Don't make stuff up" [in last week's Sound Off]. I wholeheartedly agree. I believe there's a certain reason to keep firearms for those who hunt and support their family with what they get, or for sport shooting. However, these gun advocates are out of line by thinking that we are against all things. We are not. I am a staunch advocate of limiting assault rifles, limiting the size of bullet clips and manufacture of hand guns entirely.
Go to convenient care I have to think, on "Go to the hospital" [in last week's Sound Off], that if the doctors will not take you, senior citizens go to the convenient care, straight to the hospital. The reason why I said that is because many people are not insured. We are not here. We pay our own health insurance, but why should a senior, who has insurance, not get the care that they need, when all the ones who come in from foreign countries get freebies? I can't see it. So seniors, take care of yourself. If you're sick and the doctor will not take you, go to convenient care, or go to a hospital. If they can get free health care, so can you.
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