Letters to the Editor

Trump and ‘bad hombres’: Letters to the editor, April 20, 2019

President Donald Trump greets people at Palm Beach International Airport, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is spending the Easter weekend as his Mar-a-Lago estate.
President Donald Trump greets people at Palm Beach International Airport, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump is spending the Easter weekend as his Mar-a-Lago estate. AP

Trump sending ‘bad hombres’ into U.S.?

President Trump claims that the refugees coming from South American countries are filled with gang members, rapists, murderers, and other assorted “bad hombres.” He says they pose a threat to the safety of Americans.

Yet he openly considers releasing them into sanctuary cities and states unequivocally that he has the power to do so.

Therefore, by his own logic, he is willing to sacrifice American citizens in order to retaliate against his political enemies. Ladies and gentlemen, this is our president.

David Bonesteel, Fresno

Trump a result of Newtonian physics

There had to be an Obama, there had to be a Hillary, and there had to be a Trump! There had to be a first nonwhite male president, and there had to be a second non white male — a woman even! — be nominated by a major party.

While all that was happening, people gained the right of Americans to marry the person they loved, including persons of the same gender. Gays gained the right to serve in our military without having to lie about who they were, or having to face being kicked out with a bad discharge.

There had to be a Trump to appeal to those experiencing discomfort with so much change happening so fast. Physicist Isaac Newton said, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” As we can see, that applies to social action, as well as physical action.

Ed Bailey, Oakhurst

Bernie has a lot of bucks for socialist

Millionaire Bernie Sanders, let’s look at it, is it right for a socialist to be rich?

Bernie has been in public service forever it seems, tells me he has made a decent living representing his voters, good pension, health care and wage. Probably paid for a nice house and upper-middle-class lifestyle. Nothing wrong with this he earned to me.

The question is after all this and his preaching and saying he just wrote a book, should he have giving all the proceeds to a charity that supports his preaching or put it in the bank? Like maybe protecting young girls from sex trafficking or opiate addiction recovery or maybe health care for children somewhere. I’ll leave the answer to his supporters. I will say the hypocrisy in America is on both sides!

Wake up, America.

Dana Bobbitt, Fresno

Three cheers for TJ Cox behavior

Hooray for TJ Cox. He is so much better than David Valadao at representing our Valley. I can’t wait to see what other questionable behavior we might expect to see from him. Carry on, TJ.

Jeff Frasieur, Hanford

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