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Your Turn: Nov. 21

November 21, 2018

Slow-lane readingRe: “Life in the very, very slow lane, north on U.S. 281,” front page, Saturday:Since I found myself in Friday’s traffic snafu that was northbound U.S. 281, I started reading this article. I expected to only read a paragraph or two; after all, how interesting could an article on traffic be?Instead I found writer Bruce Selcraig’s tongue-in-cheek style to be so engaging that I ended up reading it out loud to my husband. It almost made my own hourlong 281 traffic experience seem like an adventure. Almost.I will be looking forward to more of Selcraig’s articles!Cindy McFarlandIran policy rightRe: “Iran policy wrong,” Your Turn, Sunday:This letter could not be further from reality. Our current policy is shaped around the fact that current Iranian policies are shaped around spreading terror and unrest throughout the Middle East.Perhaps you have forgotten how our hostages were kept imprisoned for 444 days during the Carter administration. President Ronald Reagan was sworn in, and the hostages were released immediately. Trace back the previous eight years of the Obama presidency, and our military was not properly funded and left in disarray.Oh, yes, let’s discuss the previous officeholder sending billions to this rogue nation in the middle of the night and, of course, it was “not” payment for hostages, who were not released until the money was on Iranian soil.With all due respect, your respect for Iran’s people should be focused on who that regime has in power, and that is who is oppressing the population of Iran. It’s not the USA.Frederick L. BrickerVote for the bestRe: “Women were the big winners,” front page, Nov. 11:This headline says, again, that women and minorities should only vote for women and minorities.This is a very bad idea. This idea led to the election of such dishonest people as U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and Mayors Carmen Yulín Cruz and Kwame Kilpatrick. Voters should look at the candidates’ credentials, experience and record, and vote for the best candidate. If the best candidate is a woman or minority, all the better.There have been many men who have stood for civil and women’s rights, going back to Abraham Lincoln.Alvin Ronnfeldt

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