After a presidential press conference, it was with a degree of sadness I watched one of the more liberal channels characterize men of the Border Patrol as “four, bald white men” and demean the very men responsible for protection of our borders.

How do we admonish these morons? Then I thought of Jack Nicholson’s portrayal of Col. Jessup in “A Few Good Men” and some his words at the court martial when he said: “You can’t handle the truth. Son we live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be manned by men with guns. Who’s going to do it? You need me on that wall. I don’t have the time or inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide and then questions how I provide it.”

I am proud of what these men do for this country and glad that we have a president who puts Americans first, unlike the Democratic Party that has no qualms about providing billions of dollars to other countries around the world but little for what protects us at home.

Brian Ahearn, Lakeland