Letters to the Editor

PG&E fire liability: Letters to the editor, Dec. 4, 2018

Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2018.
Firefighter Jose Corona sprays water as flames from the Camp Fire consume a home in Magalia, Calif., on Nov. 9, 2018. AP file

PG&E liability and Democrat bill

The article by Dale Kasler, regarding PG&E Camp Fire liabilities, (Nov. 21) contains the four words that sends shivers down my spine. “Democratic Assemblyman prepares legislation ....” This after last year’s stab at PG&E “protection”! God help us all.

W.A. Combs, Fresno

Border wall not a good solution

President Donald Trump has been organizing a plan to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. His triumphant plan is to send every illegal immigrant back home even though they’re doing no harm to the United States. The majority of the Hispanic population in the United States is in the work field provided for themselves and/or others to survive everyday. President Trump’s idea isn’t a solution like he thinks it is because people will still find a way to get around the wall.

Trump putting up the wall will make the people upset because he would be sending their relatives home who do no harm to the United States. Trump’s wall could start riots and protest everywhere due to the Hispanic population in all states. Trump thinks the act of human trafficking and drug transportation will vanish because of the wall. The cost of the wall will create more debt.

Alexis Kirkman, Fresno

Good column on climate change

I’d like to thank the editors of The Bee for publishing Dana Nuccitelli’s authoritative, and highly informative article (“The Many Ways Climate Change Worsens California’s Wildfires”). It brings together may lines of evidence to allow readers to gain a better understanding of global climate change, and what the future will be like if we don’t get serious about making necessary changes. One obvious step in the right direction is Citizens Climate Lobby’s proposal for a carbon fee and dividend. Even more obvious (as the article makes clear), no step is a big step in the wrong direction.

Bruce Ratcliffe, Fresno

Why are priests unaccountable?

How long are we going to turn the cheek on these priests who commit sexual crimes on innocent children? Do we really think they should be exempt from answering to their crimes? We treat these priests like God, when they are like any other human being who commit sins. Jesus Christ is the only human being who has not commuted a sin. This includes the Pope, who is also human with sin.

Yes, they are supposed to represent God, but when they have fallen from grace, in the worse way, they should be made accountable, like any other person who commits a crime in this world; not moved to another perish, so they can continue to scar other children with their perverted behavior. And those in the church who don’t make these priests accountable should be prosecuted alongside them.

Do you think God will forgive a continued crime? He may forgive you once, if you have real remorse, but if continued, no way!

Indrid Schaefer, Fresno

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