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Letters To The Editor 1/3/2018

January 3, 2019
YOUR OPINION

Dishonest Democrats

Editor: Do Democrats really know what they stand for?

I remember when Sen. John Kerry and Sen. Hillary Clinton voted for the war in Iraq and as the polls turned against the war, they were against it. Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush campaigned on moving our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but backed away. President Trump actually did it.

Trump was for gay marriage while President Obama was against it in 2008 and then he turned in favor of it in 2012.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer voted for the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and Presidents Clinton and Obama also gave speeches on border security. So what has changed?

With Democrats, it’s all about the power to secure their voting base. If they are for gay marriage, they secure that demographic. If they are for illegal immigration and amnesty, I think it adds millions of voters. Keep minorities addicted to government support and you secure that base. If any of these groups actually believe that their Democratic leaders care for them, they are extremely delusional.

As I watched tears roll down the face of the brother of a fallen police officer in California, who allegedly was murdered by an illegal alien who should have been deported and was protected by California’s ridiculous sanctuary laws, I wonder how many more have to die as the Democrats sell their souls for votes.

The only equation that matters to them is votes equal power.

ED SKORUPA

SIMPSON

Wall backers are realists

Editor: Xenophobia is an interesting old Greek word used by Sondra Myers in her letter of Dec. 23 entitled, “Balance restored.”

A xenophobe is someone who has an unreasonable antipathy to someone from another land. Are U.S. citizens who understand the necessity of a wall along our southern border xenophobes? I think not.

Who could be against legal, controlled immigration into our country in the same way my ancestors passed through Ellis Island? Legal immigrants made the United States the land of opportunity, where a person is free and able to rise from humble beginnings.

Yes, there is a need for the wall. It will not be “a monument to xenophobia” to use Myers’ words. You cannot have a country without borders. That’s logical. People who understand the need for a wall are realists, not xenophobes.

JOHN NAPE

TAYLOR

 

Altered allegiance

Editor: Some leaders are adept at foreign policy but inept at domestic policy.

Some are the reverse. Some are adept at both and some are inept at both. President Trump is an example of the latter. He also tells falsehoods regularly and his rhetoric is predicated on fear and hate.

Let us consider revising the ending of the Pledge of Allegiance to “one nation, under destruction, with liberty and justice for the select few.”

BOB SINGER

WILKES-BARRE

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