It’s always a compliment when someone reads one’s letter in this newspaper, especially when someone takes the time to respond. It would be nice, however, if the writer would use the whole sentence, not just cherry pick what irritated him. The correct quote is, “Have the leaders in the House nothing better to do than get in front of the camera and spew allegations of a cover up, of lying, of incompetence, all the while investigating everything about the man including business transactions years before he even ran for president?”

Frankly, I’m tired of the whole discussion of whether politicians of any ilk make false statements, including those accusing our government of keeping people “in cages ... where they do not have room to sit, much less lie down on the cold concrete floor. Where they have to drink out of toilets ...” etc. The accusation is false and has been proven so by members of both parties who have visited the border. Are men, women and children locked up who have entered this country illegally? Of course, but who of us would not prosecute trespassers who entered our homes against our wishes? Do you allow unfettered access to our own home? I think not, yet many wail for the illegal immigrants trespassing on our soil with little fear of being sent back where they came from due to our spineless members of Congress who will not enforce the laws on the books. Yes, it’s about time we closed the border to trespassers and called out those who would open them for what they are, traitors to the sanctity of this great nation. A nation without borders is not a sovereign nation.

There is no question that President Trump is not perfect, that there are things in his past that are less than admirable, but who among us is perfect, have things in our past that we would like to do over? That may be why we are a human race, not a perfect race. Can we not get together and agree that in the two and a half years Donald Trump has been in office, this country is much, much better off by most any measure? Low unemployment rates for every segment of the population, higher wages across the board, fewer folks on welfare, the stock market at record highs, etc. We are better off than we were four years ago.

David W. Martin

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BenThere

Some how you must have failed to see VP Pence visit one of the holding pens. I wouldn't put my dog in one of those. What you and VP Pence say didn't exist was right before your eyes and his too. Fox news probably didn't show that. As far as the tax releif goes, the corporations were the big winners. Did they share their savings with the working people? NO! Open your eyes and look around. How great are you doing?

Ssabmud

People who support a bigot-in-charge are saying that they support bigotry. Plain and simple.

CitrusCo Citizen

He has chipped away at our democracy, is depending on Russian interference in the 2020 election, and has created a "cold" Civil War. Because of Trump we have families, friends, neighborhoods, counties, states, divided and full of hate. We are now the Un-united States because of Trump. I fear this nightmare will not be over for a long time and in the end, can we repair our Democracy? I don't know.

Ssabmud

The letter writer states, "Are men, women and children locked up who have entered this country illegally? Of course, but who of us would not prosecute trespassers who entered our homes against our wishes?" So the letter writer appears to be saying that if a man and/or a woman broke into a home and they brought their 1 year old child with them that it would be ok to lock up that man and/or woman and also separately lock up the 1 year old child. Lock up that child in dirty diapers, dirty clothes, giving it improper nourishment, no human compassion, a cold hard floor to sleep on, no medical care. I guess if it was a child of non-color the letter writer would throw a fit and demand it be treated humanely, but a child of color would be doomed to the letter writer's standards of human compassion. I really think that if people don't like the America that cherishes life and cherishes children, the America I grew up in, then I really think they should just leave America.

MikeBond

Your hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Miuke Nelson

"There is no question that President Trump is not perfect, that there are things in his past that are less than admirable, but who among us is perfect, have things in our past that we would like to do over?" Problem with that is it is not just in the distant past and Trump is not in the least remorseful. You ask, " Can we not get together and agree that in the two and a half years Donald Trump has been in office, this country is much, much better off by most any measure?" NO! We are a more divided and selfish country, disrespected by our allies, pushing toward a totalitarian fascist government. The environment is at risk, as is healthcare. No we are not better off today.

Miuke Nelson

Problem is not everything negative about Trump is in the distant past and he doesn't seem to regret anything he's done. I disagree that we are better off. We are more divided, less respected, and qre marching

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