I had started to believe that maybe all this talk about “fake news” might be just a way the Trump administration was trying to confuse the public and divert the public from the “real news”. The events of the last couple of weeks snapped me back to reality. Headline after headline focused on the cruel Trump administration’s policy of taking and holding children at the border. Every story appeared to be the same. Leading with an interview with a mother who was crying because her child had been taken from her arms. I thought, maybe compassion was being overruled by policy. Then I dug a little deeper. The Democrat Senator from California had sponsored legislation requiring that illegals stopped at the border not of age had to be held separate from adults. I also remembered that, several years ago, ICE agents appeared in Lawrenceville with the plan to house up to 500 of these young people at the closed St. Paul’s College. With strong opposition from the people of Brunswick County and the hard work of then Congressman Robert Hurt, that effort was turned back. At the time, we were told that others were held in smaller groups around Virginia and the nation. Then it was clearer than ever before, this was a stunt that allowed the Democrats and the media to collude with amazing audacity.

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To read the entire column pick up the June 27, 2018 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.