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Letters to the Editor

We must return our government to people

DEAR EDITOR: Isn’t it something that in these trying times the president of the United States has to put changing shower heads above the coronavirus. Congratulations to Joe Biden. He has picked a reliable, honest and extremely smart woman to be his vice president. Our current vice ...

Vote in this election as if your life depends on it

DEAR EDITOR: You are voting against your own best interests if you vote for Donald Trump! Just recently he said that he will stop funding Social Security. He is actively pushing “his” Justice Department to legally derail the Affordable Care Act and coverage of pre-existing conditions ...

Reverse DeJoy’s disastrous cuts to postal service

DEAR EDITOR: President Trump’s postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, is forcing serious delays in the delivery of mail. Ostensibly, these moves are cost-saving measures. But it doesn’t take a cynic to understand how this disruption could affect voting in November’s election. The president ...

Trump’s government focus is all about the money

DEAR EDITOR: I believe Donald Trump and his enablers must be voted out of office to save our republic from becoming a police state controlled by oligarchs and bogus conspiracies. I also believe that Donald Trump was elected by voters desperate for an outsider to repair a government ...

Everyone must unite and help to stop COVID spread

DEAR EDITOR: Is it because of our arrogance (or ignorance) and selfishness that COVID-19 has run rampant in the United States? We are not allowed to enter Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, all of Europe — and the list goes on to include a minimum of 33 countries! This is a world ...

Red Cross needs seasonal disaster volunteers

DEAR EDITOR: It has been a tumultuous 2020, with a global pandemic, demonstrations for social justice and a politically-divided country during a presidential election year. Despite these challenges, there is hope. Everyday heroes like medical workers, first responders and other essential ...

Americans have right to protest — and must vote

DEAR EDITOR: The First Amendment to the Constitution gives the right to protest. Our country was founded on protests. We called George Washington a patriot; England called him a terrorist. You must have a valid reason to protest. White women protesting for the right to vote in a white ...

Sound off!

Letters to the editor are always entertaining but not always factual. Letters published Aug. 9 contained two glaring examples of misinformation. The idea that Columbus set sail across the ocean to convert the natives to Christianity is ludicrous. He was searching for a shorter trade route to ...

The real enemy is poverty, illiteracy

DEAR EDITOR: We are fighting a global war against COVID-19, but it won’t stay forever. It recognizes no boundaries. It has no religion or political affiliation. It has no conscience. Its victims are mainly old, weak, poor and uneducated. Minorities, such as blacks and Hispanics, are ...

George Will wrong on his Trump assessment

DEAR EDITOR: George Will’s Aug. 2 political column was puzzling. He is a self-proclaimed constitutionalist and conservative, professing the values of liberty, freedom, individual responsibility and traditional virtues. This seems consistent with our president’s beliefs. Yet Will’s ...