Friday’s letters, August 12, 2022 | Letters

Donald Trump broke the regulation

After studying in regards to the search of former President Donald Trump’s dwelling in Florida I felt as if I’d landed on a special planet.

I’m flabbergasted and astonished by the responses from varied pundits.

Was Trump not advised greater than a yr in the past that these paperwork, a few of which had been marked as categorized, belonged to the United States and have to be returned? Why did he return solely a portion? What did he intend to do with the remainder?

For somebody who doesn’t consider in leaving any kind of paper path, what was Trump’s curiosity in these paperwork? Do any of the pundits who’ve said their assist of Trump know there’s a regulation relating to the taking and the dealing with of categorized paperwork?

Let us step again and likewise ask: What paperwork had been taken by Barack Obama when his time period expired? Or by George W. Bush? Apparently, they had been conscious of the regulation.

People are additionally studying…

So, why would a few of these elected to signify us unfold lies and warp the reality? Surely they are conscious of the regulation.

Donald Trump broke the regulation. He took containers of paperwork to his residence. He was requested to return all of them. He didn’t!

The server

Hillary Clinton turned over her electronic mail server voluntarily. Donald Trump had categorized paperwork from the White House a yr and a half later and nonetheless had not returned all of them. Duh. He acquired a search warrant.

You can cooperate or you’ll be able to hinder, and Delaying Donald is all in regards to the latter. Enablers Lindsey, Mark, Sean, Tucker, Fox News and extra need to cry wolf about it, however they’re principally crying.

Putin is in Ukraine after Trump did his half to weaken Zelenskyy. We pay extra for all the pieces due to this, plus COVID (and Mr. “It’s going to vanish — like a miracle”). Welcome to the present.

Please don’t consider supporting a showman.

Call it what it’s

The “Inflation Reduction” Act handed the Senate this week. The nonpartisan Penn-Wharton examine (see N&R, Aug. 3) estimates a slight improve in inflation; however well-meaning, extra educated people on both facet of the aisle can argue over the invoice’s deserves and whether or not or not elevated spending throughout a recession with already record-setting inflation and shopper costs is a brilliant transfer.

What bothers me is the blatant misrepresentation of the title. The overwhelming majority of the spending goes to deal with local weather change, not inflation. Why not name it what it’s? Do those that crafted this invoice suppose the American public is actually that gullible?

Misdirection labored once I was a toddler. I ate the rabbit I didn’t need as a result of I used to be advised it was rooster. I took the Ex-Lax I didn’t need as a result of I used to be advised it was chocolate.

But, like most Americans, I’m an grownup now and might suppose for myself. And I get suspicious and nervous when my authorities leaders suppose they need to “re-label” their actions to be able to achieve public assist, a tactic too usually employed in totalitarian regimes.

The GOP sham

When did, “Ask not what your nation can do for you — ask what you are able to do in your nation,” change into changed by: “House members: Try to do significant work and cease looking for consideration like spoiled kids”?

Maybe it’s when the GOP stopped being a legislative/governing physique for all Americans and gave lip service to its said “core values.” One instance: Every Republican president since Ronald Reagan has left workplace with a better federal deficit than upon entry.

While all trendy Democratic presidents have labored arduous to scale back mentioned deficits, even Mr. Obama’s preliminary deficit improve (whereas saving the American financial system) resulted in decrease yearly deficits upon his exit. (Read “The Imposters” by Steve Benen for particulars.)

It’s safer to be a mob member than to take the upper floor. Liz Cheney will most likely lose her congressional seat, whereas weathering loss of life threats, as a result of she is a devoted believer in our democracy. It’s a disgrace that whereas she “does for our nation” there are residents who verbally assault her and who threaten bodily assault. That’s the coward’s approach. It takes braveness to learn, examine, motive, perceive and compromise.

This nation is tiring of the Donald Trumps and Alex Joneses. Their ilk will quickly face trial.

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