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Augusta Supervisor Tracy Pyles and immigrant children: America is Reagan’s Shining City on a Hill

Tracy PylesBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Supervisor Tracy Pyles joined other Augusta County supervisors Wednesday night at a public hearing about the immigrant children who are being housed at the Shenandoah Juvenile Center in Verona , sharing his comments in support of the children (see his comments at Live blogging immigrant children issue at Augusta County supervisors meeting).

Supervisor Pyles spoke about how America’s optimism, going fearlessly into the future, serves us better than living in fearĀ and anger. Then he used Ronald Reagan’s shining city on a hill as an example of that optimism and quoted a portion of President Reagan’s farewell address from January 11, 1989:

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