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Letters to the editor: January 2019
Thursday, 03 January 2019 11:54

Time has come to impeach Trump for his misdeeds

pparently President Trump still thinks this whole thing about rising seas and melting snow (aka Climate Change) is a hoax so, in order to detract from scientific facts that prove it is not a hoax, he has created a Climate Change of his own making.  

It’s called a Climate of HATE and he proves it every day by sowing the seeds of mistrust and fear including his defense of Mohammad Bin Salman who (according to the CIA and other members of the intelligence community) ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Kashoggi and lashing out at the very tenets and doctrines that make this nation great.  

We cannot exist in a climate of hate, fear and mistrust.  

Impeach President Trump and put an end to this embarrassing chapter in our history!  

Lest I forget ... A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all!

HERB STARK
Mooresville

 


‘Democratic Socialists?’ They must live in Dreamland 

I happen to agree with The New York Times when it warned Nancy Pelosi not to give too much power to the newly elected House Democrats who call themselves “Democratic Socialists.” 

They will be a minority of the Democrats in the House of Representatives. 

I don’t enjoy being unkind or insulting toward anyone, even the Republicans in the Congress, a sizeable minority of whom are really scary “Survival of the Fittest” Social Darwinists, but, to me, you have to be a total and complete moron and idiot to call yourself a “Democratic Socialist,” and that includes Bernie Sanders, who I like and agree with 90 percent of the time. 

First of all, they are not true socialists because they do not advocate abolishing our capitalist economic system.

Second of all, if you believe that anyone can be elected president of the United States who calls herself/himself a “Socialist,” then you must live in Dreamland and must have drunk the Kool-Aid.

Third of all, where I DO agree with them is in their belief that our federal government should do more and spend more to help the poor, the near-poor, the lower-middle-class, and the middle-class, who are struggling to survive and to pay their bills.

They need to inform and educate the public to the fact that almost every one of our traditional allies (if not all of them) have federal governments that do more and spend more (in proportion to their population sizes) than we do in the USA.

And, to paraphrase Al Pacino in the movie “And Justice For All,” for us to be right about this, all of these other countries have to be wrong.

I don’t think so.

STEWART B. EPSTEIN
Rochester, N.Y.


Ending 287(g) program would make Hendersonville a failed sanctuary city
The 287(g) program in Henderson County, in cooperation with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has been highly successful under the past two county sheriffs.

There is no reason for the new Sheriff Lowell Griffin to terminate it. With the 287(g) program, encounters and arrests have been conducted in a timely manner so that the perpetrator is not accidentally released into our community.

When illegal immigrants commit crimes, especially assault, murder, rape, check fraud, identity theft, drug trafficking and human trafficking, they need to be taken off the street immediately and permanently with no chance of accidentally being released into the community.

The 287(g) program allows for swift identification of these illegal immigrants when they are processed into our jail.Terminating 287(g) would most likely mean a greater, not lesser, ICE presence.

As in jurisdictions that do not cooperate with ICE, the agency has no choice but to target specific people on the streets that it otherwise would’ve taken into custody at the detention center.

Terminating 287(g) puts Henderson County and surrounding ones the program services, on the road to become another failed sanctuary city that puts all of our residents at risk.

JANE BILELLO
Chairman Asheville Tea Party www.ashevilleteaparty.org
Asheville Tea PAC www.ashevilleteapac.orgHendersonville

EDITOR’S NOTE: Bilello also listed — among her titles — Wall of Honor Heritage Sentinel and FreedomWorks Super Activist.      



Troubled America needs to build thick, tall wall to keep out invaders
The picture of thousands of invaders trying to forcefully get into America is frightful — especially to those living along the border with Mexico. 

For years, many have had their homes invaded, by much smaller groups than the present-day caravans.  

Caravan of immigrants invading America is a new type of threat to this country.   The liberal’s idea of an opened-border-policy is a sign of insanity.  

Especially now that Mexico has, as of 12-1-18, a new president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. He has been quoted as saying, during his campaign, “that immigrants must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”

And he was also quoted as saying, “... and soon, very soon …. after the victory of our movement …. we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world.”

Hopefully, that was just campaign bravado.  We will soon find out!

Too bad our gutless Republican legislators, and their fellow Democrat/Abomination Party legislators, didn’t give the president enough money to build the wall.

The wall should be 50 feet thick and 100 feet high, of reinforced concrete, down the center of the Rio Grande River, from the Gulf of Mexico to El Paso, Texas., and from there on the border line, all the  way to the Pacific Ocean.

If it can be done. America can do it!

MANUEL YBARRA JR.
Coalgate, Okla.
 



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