Your mother raised such an idiot!


The e-mailer was hotter than a $3 pistol.
“What part of illegal don’t you understand?” the opening salvo of the angry note asked after a column on immigration reform – and the lack thereof – a month ago.
That 700-word piece, like many in the six months since I have turned this space over the audience, drew a huge response. By a three-to-one majority, the writing readers echoed immigration’s toughest reformers in Congress: arrests and jail time for illegal workers and their employers; taller walls, stiffer fences and deeper ditches on our borders.
A well-written, lengthy response from “kelleyb

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Alan Guebert was raised on an 800-acre, 100-cow southern Illinois dairy farm. After graduation from the University of Illinois in 1980, he served as a writer and editor at Professional Farmers of America, Successful Farming magazine and Farm Journal magazine. His syndicated agricultural column, The Farm and Food File, began in June, 1993, and now appears weekly in more than 70 publications throughout the U.S. and Canada. He and spouse Catherine, a social worker, have two adult children.