Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Mountain of hypocrisy covering Washington, D.C. right now

Washington, D.C. will need every bulldozer in the country in order to extricate Republicans from the mountain of hypocrisy under which they have buried themselves. If a Democratic president had conducted a dog-and-pony show with a ruthless dictator, as Mr. Trump did recently, the GOP would now be in a fit of hysteria, while declaring that impeachment proceedings should begin posthaste. (If their memories need refreshing, they need only refer to Fox newscasts on this subject during 2012).

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Parking meters may be reason why Fulton Street is so empty

While watching the news, videos of downtown Visalia and Clovis were shown, a vibrant downtown with cars parked on the streets and shoppers, then a video of new restaurants on newly reincarnated Fulton street in downtown Fresno. Downtown Fresno was deserted. What was the difference? No parking meters in downtown Clovis or Visalia, plenty of cars and shoppers. Did Fresno miss something when they tried to bring back Fulton Street, or did they really have no where else to stick parking meters?

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Ashjian asked tough questions, cared for student success

Brooke Ashjian, past president of the Fresno Unified Board of Trustees, could have had a more relaxing term if he simply had been willing to go along to get along. However, based on my short association with him, that simply was not his style. He exhibited a sense of curiosity and was willing to ask hard questions even if he would not like the answer.

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Patterson is right with DMV criticism

Assemblyman (Jim) Patterson's efforts towards expediting what has become a nightmare for any California driver was as timely for me as it is laudable. I happened to be in the DMV the day before, with an 8:40 a.m. appointment. I did not complete the renewal of my driver's license, the reason for my visit, until after 11:30 a.m.; without an appointment, I'm sure it would have been longer. (I only bypassed the online renewal due to the new RealID card requirements.)

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Help a foster child by assisting them through court system

June is National Reunification Month. Most families that have their children removed due to abuse or neglect are offered services such as parenting classes, therapy, or treatment for substance-use disorder so that ultimately the children may be returned to them, or reunified. If the family successfully addresses the problems that caused the children to be removed, the children can return home.

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Republican party is on the line in California

The Republican party is on the line in California if the Democrats consistently get 70 percent or more of California’s growing Hispanic-American vote in November. Traditionally, Hispanic citizens are conservative, they support traditional marriage, pro-life values, and have a high church attendance. Hispanics hate big government, burdensome regulations and high taxation. They believe in a Christian upbringing and prayer in schools. Hispanic citizens are a natural fit for the Republican party. The principle values of the GOP are in the same category as Hispanic Americans. Why then do Hispanics Americans vote Democrat? The Democrats have a past history of getting Hispanic Americans on the gravy train of big government. We must awaken Hispanic Americans to the real truth by using conservative mass media (if there's such a thing) comparing both parties and their ideologies. The Republican party must also aggressively promote Hispanic Republican politicians. If we fail to put a Republican governor in this state in November, liberals will be in control for the next generation. If that happens, you could see a great conservative exodus of people departing California for more fertile conservative states. Certainly, that would be the decline of California.

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America is waking up to the truth about Democrat leftists

Thank the heavens that the American people are slowly recognizing the ignorance of Democrat leftists such as Bill Maher, who is hoping for a recession so that the Trump presidency collapses, Robert Di Nero who with his filthy language in describing the president is certainly no role model for our children. Soon even Chuck Schumer (Democrat senator from New York) will realize he was not elected to the presidency and with Nancy Pelosi should truly consider retirement as they are now irrelevant and cannot achieve their goals of socialism and harboring criminals and illegals at taxpayer expense. California is waking up rapidly, as is the state of Washington with a City Council that is about to be impeached for displaying their ignorance of social issues. Next the American people should boycott all Newspapers that do not divulge their sources for their stories or editorials.

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This writer follows the Bible and the Constitution

Since I was born in Lindsay in 1935 I have the right to U.S. citizenship. As a citizen I have constitutional rights. Under these constitutional rights I am entitled to be a Christian. As a Christian I have the right to own a Bible and to believe in this Bible. The Bible tells me that homosexuality is a sin. I have the constitutional right to believe this. No one, government agency or private citizen, has the right to counter this belief. No one has the right to force me to do business with or associate in any way with a homosexual if I choose not to. However, the Bible teaches us to love and tolerate one another and to not judge each other.

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Is segregation the new policy in Fresno Unified?

There was a time in the history of Fresno Unified School District when the concern was desegregation. So, kids from north Fresno were bussed out of their neighborhoods to attend school in west and southeast Fresno. Fast forward to 2018 and all that is out the window. After all the work Martin Luther King Jr. did, we are back to square one. This was painfully evident at the commencement ceremony of the Roosevelt High Rough Riders at the Save Mart Center. One of our illustrious school board members gave a speech in which she switched from English to Spanish to English to Spanish. Luckily it was hard to follow or hear because the audience was so loud. We were in shock! Wasn't the goal desegregation? Clearly not at Roosevelt. I felt like I was at a private school ceremony where the language was Spanish. So much for inclusion. I guess it only applies to some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time. And we wonder why families are fleeing in droves to Clovis?

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America is herding an ethnic group into camps. This has happened before

Why does America continue to repeat its historically ugly practice of herding people into camps only to be criticized and condemned the world over? It was done to the Native Americans, the Chinese, the Japanese, and other ethnic groups were also ridiculed and ostracized simply for being Italian, Irish, Armenian and Mexican. Now we are witnessing children herded into classrooms, and young migrant children are now being ripped from their families and locked up in desert camps. There they face temperatures over 100 degrees in makeshift conditions, separation from their parent(s), and uncertainly of their future. But, what is more disheartening is that, like in the past, Americans stand by and idly turn their heads and mumble their displeasure and go about their business. This is not apathy or a right of passage to being an America nor is it the “Christian way” as Sessions spewed out. This is plain and simple racist ideology coming from the conservative party and their demagogue – Trump. Wake America and stop being bystanders.

Woman arrested after alleged carjacking, violent rampage.

A 29-year-old Fresno woman is in custody on suspicion of multiple charges after breaking into her family's home Sunday, stealing their car and a slew of other allegations of violence.