Why did Republicans hide from insurgents
If the people who illegally entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 were just peaceful patriotic Americans simply trying to “stop the steal,” why didn’t Elise Stefanik, Lauren Boebert, Ted Cruz, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jim Jordan and Lee Zeldin, et al, leave the safety of their shelters and placate the violent white trash mob?
A reasonable question deserving of an answer, don’t you think?
Do any of you Republicans have one?
Reinstate the draft to ensure our safety
It looks like we now have to start the draft for our military.
The drums are starting to beat in all parts of the world. Most people can’t hear them or don’t want to hear them. A draft will be good in many ways. It will take some younger people that are not sure what they want to do. The training will give them ideas on what they can do with training in many areas.
These people will be able to get out in a certain amount of time. They will be trained for the future just in case something happens worldwide.
If they have to be called back, they will be trained to better take care of what they have to do, plus take care of themselves.
From all the rumble going on all over, we have to have the manpower in our military to take care of what we must do to protect our country.
A draft is a win-win for everyone involved. The handwriting is on the wall. Let’s be ready and hope everything stays good for us, and we continue our way of life – at peace.
A strong military will help keep a long peace.
Not all of us deserve blame for covid surge
I can’t believe you lumped “us” together in your Aug. 1 editorial “Oh no. Not again.”) in the fight against this pandemic.
Seriously, I feel like I’m in school again and the naughty kids have disrupted the class so now “we” all have to suffer.
Let’s be clear, in the “we” are all of the people who listened and believed the former president’s lies over and over about the virus while knowing how deadly it was.
So, “they” are now responsible for what is surging now. Put the blame where it belongs.
Now, some of the “responsible we” will put our masks back on to protect ourselves and “them,” even though some of the “them” still aren’t taking this virus seriously.
And please also remember where the “politics” of this started — not with Democrats or Joe Biden.
It started with the “former guy” who was more concerned about the economy than he was about us the people and saving lives in this country.
Learn what socialism and communism are
In reading Mr. DiCaprio’s July 18 letter (“Cubans stage revolt against socialism,”) on his partisan blame, he can’t seem to make up his mind as to if it’s socialism he doesn’t like or communism.
I’d suggest he look up the definitions of both, as they are not the same.
There is such a thing as “benevolent social societies” of which not enough distinction is made in our public dialogue.
The latter I mentioned is pretty much what our “people first” is about. It’s what we want to have in this country. Maybe he would end the police, fire services, public roads and hospitals to name a few.
And as to his thinking that “Bernie” or “the crew” should be responding to Cuba’s or and other countries’ issues with a knee-jerk comment, most good thinking people prefer to know and understand history and see if we can offer helpful comments or assistance rather than think we know all the answers.
Richard C. Johnson
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