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Trump loves America | Letters to the editor, Nov. 27, 2018

In this Nov. 9, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Trump is to meet with Xi at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1.
In this Nov. 9, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping participate in a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Trump is to meet with Xi at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. AP file

President Trump is doing a great job

I am quite disturbed that The Bee won’t publish anything good that our president does for our country and its citizens. I will be surprised if you print this letter.

I’m listing some of our president’s accomplishments. The list is so long I’ll only mention a few. 1.He pushed Congress to enact the largest tax cuts for the American people since Ronald Reagan. He cut the top tax rate on businesses from 35 percent to 21 percent. 2. President Trump is outspoken in his support of the American’s police and offered cities federal support to crack down on violent crimes in our city streets.. 3. The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in many many years. 4. He got North Korea to the table and is working with China for a more fair trade deal. 5. President Trump is working to make the country better for the people instead of the corrupt politicians’ pocket books. 6. He supports the veterans and the military.

What more can you expect when your paper and the TV networks only say what you want the people to hear and see? Give the man a break. He loves this country.

Tommie Autrey-Mahnnert, Fresno

There is no need to fear immigrants

Leslie Danielsen, Viktoria Lundgren, (The Bee, Nov. 13) chill, chill! About 30 years ago, Fresno, with about 350,000 citizens, grew by about 35,000 in a brief period. Southeast Asian refugees — soldiers who helped Americans wage war, with their families — were escaping sure death from the Communist takeover.

When the families arrived, they lived in Section 8 housing and were assisted by a Lutheran aid group, the Salvation Army, and many others. We heard the usual: “They will be a drain on our economy; the government is buying all of them new cars; they live better than Americans.” None of that turned out to be accurate. We gave them a hand up. I taught English as a second language for seven happy years.

Today, in government, politics, education, and business, they have become an important part of our society. Should 350,000,000 people cringe in fear over 5,000 refugees? Don’t close our doors. Reach out and help somebody.

Wayland Jackson, Fresno

Democracy, republic get explained

Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams, in the Declaration of Independence, acknowledge God, as the source of individual sovereign rights of life, and liberty. In a republic form of government, it is the rule of-law that governs. An individual’s unalinable rights cannot be denied or violated by the democratic majority. The framers gave us, a “Republic” under God, as written in Article 4, Section 4, of the Constitution, It does not say democracy.

Cicero, the great thinker, said: “God’s law is right reason. When perfectly understood, it is called wisdom.” When applied by government in regulating human relations properly, it is called justice. Throughout the years, we have been brainwashed with the constant use of the word: “democracy.” It is taught in schools, colleges and universities. It is also referred constantly in history books. Government leaders erroneously constantly use the word democracy. Let me repeat; we are not a democracy, we are a republic. The word democracy does not exist in the Constitution or Declaration of Independence. Our history books need to be rewritten.

By the way, the word “Democrat” comes from the word Democracy. The word “Republican,” is derived from the word Republic.

Manuel Madrid, Reedley

Watch out for red-light runners

We might consider creating a massive sign that reads: “Welcome to Fresno/Clovis, the red light running capital of North America. Assume all risk, ye drivers who enter here!”

Or we could cut the sarcasm and pay close attention to Chris Tarbell’s (Nov. 11) letter.

David Menendian, Fresno

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