A stark contrast
EDITOR: The cave divers who risked their lives to save other people’s children stand in stark and heartbreaking contrast to our leaders who rip other people’s children from their parents and destroy the quality of their lives.
Headed in right direction
EDITOR: President Donald Trump has another excellent nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. We know this by the reaction of lefties, who have become even more desperate in their attempts to convince the American people how horrible Trump is and how bad off we are.
Of course neither is true, but Democrats and their media cheerleaders have nothing else.
Americans are prospering, and we know why. That last guy who was in charge tried to convince us that the eight-year malaise he presided over was the new normal. Trump knows better.
He, and the Americans who voted for him, knew that “hope and change” wasn’t sound fiscal policy. In fact, it was a fraud. I find it refreshing that a president makes campaign promises, then does exactly what he promised, despite those who rail against him. Have you ever heard such whining? Now for the good news: 6½ more years of courageous leadership to go.
Another great justice, a booming economy, fair trade deals, energy independence, world peace (through strength) and a feeling of confidence that our great nation is heading in the right direction.
Here is a tip for Democratic politicians: Offer something. Resist, like hopey changey, is nothing but a fraud.
Detention and divorce
EDITOR: Mark Twain said: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” In the case of T.C. Randolph’s letter (“A liberal double standard,” July 5), there is an implication that Democrats have no right to be upset over kids being incarcerated at the border because Democrats supposedly have a 55 percent divorce rate. Statistics I found online showed divorce rates for Republicans are about 5 percent lower than for Democrats but nothing for them to brag about.
Randolph conveniently forgets that, in the event of a divorce in this country, usually one parent ends up with the child or children. Not so with border-crossing parents. It also turns out that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has done a better job of keeping track of personal property seized than the kids themselves and has no idea, in many cases, of how to contact the parents, thus eliminating the option of reuniting kids and parents.
This could have all been easily remedied by putting ankle bracelets on the accused, nonviolent offenders, thus keeping families together until a fair trial. The solution, if convicted, in my mind, would be deportation, not incarceration. It would have cost the government less to implement this plan. But it also would have meant that the people making such policies would have to look out farther than the end of their noses.
Hate crimes and cyclists
EDITOR: While you’re reporting on the increase in hate crimes (“Hate crimes spike in county,” Wednesday), add in most of the attacks on cyclists. For that’s exactly what they are: vicious attacks on blameless, vulnerable individuals because they are identified with a group the bigots choose to see as “other.” It’s the same as racism, sexism, gay bashing — every bit as ugly and unacceptable.