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Midterms

The upcoming mid-term election and possibly the general election in 2024 could revolve around three major issues — internal threats to our democracy, abortion and inflation.

Polls show almost 60% of the U.S. population is concerned with threats to our democracy posed by far right un-American extremists who continue to believe the false narrative put out by Trump that the 2020 election was stolen from him by election officials in states across the country. These allegations were proven false in over 60 court cases presided over by many Trump-appointed judges, but this didn’t stop Trump’s followers from conducting an insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, when they stormed our seat of government.

The partisan U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade abortion case, allowing states to implement anti-abortion laws. About 70% of Americans believe women should be allowed to choose to have abortions, and probably a higher percentage believe abortions should be permitted for incest, rape and medical conditions. This issue might be almost as important to Americans as the threats to our democracy.

Lastly, the high inflation created by the opening up of our economy after the pandemic, the dismal response by the Federal Reserve to act to control inflation, and the huge amount of spending by the Biden administration has had a significant impact on consumers. The Federal Reserve must continue its restrictive monetary policy and the Biden administration should reign in large scale spending.

— Donald Moskowitz, Londonderry N.H.

Renaming bases

The Biden administration via the DOD just announced the renaming of 10 military bases. So, hundreds of thousands of veterans will no longer have Ft. Bragg, Ft. Benning, Ft. Hood, etc. where they initiated their proud military service because Democrat ‘leaders’ have allowed their wokeness to overrule history and common sense. All at a cost of $64.7 million to the American taxpayer.

Surely, these funds could be put to better use, helping the millions of homeless veterans and drug-addicted found in every major city. With unbridled inflation, rising interest rates, soaring crime, a totally porous southern border, encouraging both human and drug trafficking, spending this money on name-changes is a total waste.

— Chris Byrne, Naples, Fla.

Berkeley ban

Boycotts have been popular since the Boston Tea Party, but advocating for the slaughter of one of our most important allies is racist, whether by ignorance or malice.

There is nothing peaceful about the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement in so many of our universities. It is in violation of any normal concept of human rights. Its co-founder, Omar Barghouti has called for euthanizing the Israeli dream. The term ‘euthanize’ is intentionally lifted directly from Nazi philosophy.

Until Jewish students are again physically safe in universities and feel free to express their opinions in class and are free from harassment, human rights on campus and beyond is a fiction.

— Len Bennett, Deerfield Beach, Fla.



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