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Letters to the Editor for Monday, March 11

Letters to the Editor for Monday, March 11

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Trump made the swamp even murkier

You have to admit that Trump followed through on one of his campaign promises. He “drained the swamp.”

Anyone in the federal administration with intelligence, experience, or moral principles was sent packing. And they have been replaced with the likes of John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, both of whom never saw a war they didn’t like; an oil company lobbyist for EPA chief; and a secretary of education who derides public education.

And now we get Elliot Abrams, appointed by Pompeo as special representative for Venezuela, where Trump hopes to overthrow a government of an oil-rich nation.

Sound familiar? It should. 

Abrams was one of Dubya’s chief advisers who, along with Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz, lied us into the never-ending war in Iraq.

Before that, he was deeply involved in Reagan’s Iran-Contra scandal and was convicted on two counts of unlawfully withholding information from Congress. Bush pardoned him.

He was also accused by Amnesty International of covering up atrocities by United States-backed dictators in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, where he supported mass murderer Efrain Rios Montt.

Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh prepared a number of felony counts against Abrams, but he got off with a plea agreement, a $50 fine and community service. He also came close to being disbarred in the District of Columbia.

Sound like a typical Trump appointee? Yup. Trump drained the swamp. But he’s turning it into a cesspool.
Richard W. Lewis, Jr.


God will punish abortion supporters

How many more murdered babies will be sacrificed to the money-grubbing abortion industry?

It was with horror, when I found out New York state passed the abortion bill allowing abortion to be done up to birth.

Who are these maniacs who think this stuff up? Now women can have abortions for “age, economic, social and emotional factors.”

What happened to abortions only for the physical health of the mother? What percentage of abortions are really done for the physical health of the mother nowadays? It’s pretty darn low if you ask me. I never thought this country could stoop so low as to murder babies. Yes, they’re babies, not a bunch of cells.

Just remember you big-shot politicians, Judgement Day will come, and who will be the big shots then (Gov. Cuomo). 

To have the gall to light up the World Trade Center in pink, they should’ve used red, the color of blood, shed by these innocent babies.

I’m also ticked that my tax money is going toward abortion.

According to Sen. Rand Paul, $7 billion in taxpayer funding went to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, under the guise of “community health services,” under Obama.

I’m a retired registered nurse who was taught to take care of people, not murder them.

If I were working today in the health care field, I’d refuse to participate in abortions, whether it cost me my job or not.

This country will receive God’s judgement upon it for these abortion laws. May God have mercy on us all.
Audrey Saltsman

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