LETTERS: Selfish to reject needs of immigrants

Bishop Michael Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal church, recently gave a fiery and inspiring address in which he equated sin with selfishness.

In a capitalist society, we can also equate selfishness with greed and with the bottom line.

When are we going to learn that the only way to happiness and success as a society is to truly take care of one another?

As we celebrate the birthday of our country, scores of families seeking a better way of life and escape from violence are incarcerated and treated like common criminals.

How many of us living successful lives in the great United States of America did not come from immigrant backgrounds?

Unless you are Native American, you are an immigrant and even the indigenous people walked here from other parts of the world.

We live on a very small planet, afloat in a vast and expanding universe. We have been given a job to do: We have been told to keep the garden and to care for each other.

It is as simple as that.

Deborah Morgan-Ellis,

Port Angeles

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