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Price to see Nunes | Letters to the editor, Oct. 23, 2018

In this 2017 photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, is flanked by the committee’s ranking minority member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. With the Democrats recapturing the House, Nunes will lose the committee chairmanship.
In this 2017 photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, is flanked by the committee’s ranking minority member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. With the Democrats recapturing the House, Nunes will lose the committee chairmanship. AP file

Nunes now charges to get to see him

I recall when Devin Nunes early in his career came to a realtors Thursday morning meeting to address concerns of the real estate community and no one had to pay. Now if you want to have concerns addressed, you must pay up to $2,700, be vetted and meet at a secret meeting place. This is not the type of representation one should expect from an elected official.

Rod Palmer, Visalia

Study issues and make time to vote

I am asking you, the electorate, to consider a different way of making your voting decisions. Along with many in America, I am disgusted with the lack of respect that our lawmakers show for each other and for our wishes. I learned in elementary school that we have a representative government. Our government’s actions are far from representing my moral standards. Join me and investigate what our elected officials have done to make us proud. It is time to ignore D or R as a qualification for election. Let’s find people who understand what cooperation, compromise and respect can accomplish. Research what actions the candidates have taken that demonstrate they have the ability to cooperate, compromise and respect.

Please ignore most of the political advertising, as all advertising is selling you something. And in many cases they are selling something you could do without! Be an intelligent and conscientious voter. Do some research before you vote. Ask yourself, will I be proud of this person representing me?

A representative democracy depends on an electorate that cares enough to vote. It is time for “we the people” to show what actions responsible citizens take.

Joseph Hushek, Fresno

Sexual abuse victims suffer long

Headlines and personal stories in recent years should have enlightened us all on the long-term effects that sexual attacks have on victims. But apparently not.

The appalling and sickening comments by Alex Rubalcava (Oct. 4) disgustingly illustrate that. The letter writer said, “If a victim of sexual crime can live with the secret for 30 or 40 years without emotional distress and losing any sleep, then the crime has no meaning at all and she can live with it the rest of her life. A statute of limitations is indeed in order as to how long a victim of a sexual crime can keep it a secret.”

What an inhumane and horrific response.

Unlike statutes of limitations, there is no end to the lifelong emotional and psychological scars for survivors of sexual attacks. And in light of Mr. Ruvalcava’s letter, obviously there is no end to the Neanderthal attitudes of some people toward the victims and these heinous crimes.

Truly sad.

Eddie Jimenez, Reedley

First read was Paula Lloyd

I agree that Paula Lloyd’s columns will be sorely missed. Hers was the first column I turned to on Sunday morning, and it represented the Fresno I remember more than anything else in today’s paper other than the obituaries, which are so sketchy and hard to find with my magnifying glass anymore!

Karen Ramsden, Fresno

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