E.L. Bud Ruff, Naples
Re: Zee Murray's June 18 letter, stating our dreadful president has now decided some illegal immigrants are not illegal enough to be deported.
Just another example of what many Republican conservatives have become — total hypocrites, with no memory of their past.
Former President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. This enabled 3 million illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens.
Reagan stated: "I believe in amnesty for those who have put down their roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally."
Most Republican conservatives still consider Reagan their greatest conservative president.
He also bailed out some very large banks that were too big to fail with the Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act in 1982, for $100 billion — largest in history at the time. It tripled our national debt.
He doesn't sound much like a true conservative.
From a personal standpoint, I liked and respected Reagan a great deal, but truth is in the facts.
It's amazing that the great distorters on Fox, such as Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, still consider Reagan their champion.
Some of these same conservatives criticize President Barack Obama daily, for most of the same things Republicans have been doing for last 30 years — running up our national debt, bailouts and stimulus money.
There seems to be no reasonable logic with Republicans and tea party members.