Letters: Sept. 14, 2023

Stand by me

Comes a time when you either act or you are acted upon. The survival of a freedom-loving nation is under a deadly assault and all lives are in the balance. One little known but beloved comic felt a tugging in his soul and came into view with an envisioned future and concrete plan for action. The sanctity of life guided his motives to rise up against a murderous regime, hell-bent on a genocidal slaughter. His only available options were to arm his people to protect their lives and future. We must respond. And now’s not the time to waver or tire, but respond.

Gerald Norrgard – Duluth, Minnesota

Trump has no right to ever hold office again  

“All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Trump together again.”

It is my opinion most of the fingerpointing in supporting Donald Trump lies in the religious leaders who have steered believers into voting for the party for life rather than having a 360-degree moral compass. Trump has 91 felony accusations, four indictments, two impeachments, three marriages, committed adultery with a porn star while wife No. 3 was delivering son Barron, paid off porn star, playmates, rap victims, told 30,000 or more lies while in office, and yet claims to be the ‘chosen one.’ Leading the Republicans as the Pied Piper to their demise. I’m but a sinner in many Republican eyes because I believe in a woman’s right to choose, climate change, all of Trump’s shortcomings as a husband, and all lives matter regardless of color, and being supportive of Rodney King’s May 1, 1992, words: “Why can’t we all just get along?” All presidents swear to uphold the Constitution and yet Amendment XIV, Section III says “No person shall be a senator, representative in Congress, or elector of president or vice president or hold any office, civil or military under the United States, or under any state who, having taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebelled against the same or given aid and comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress by a vote of 2/3 of each house, remove such a disability.” In this writer’s eyes it would seem as though your chosen one is disqualified from ever holding public office again.

Tim Kaspari – Wrenshall, Minnesota

That's a lot of money!

Wow. All the money sent to Ukraine and Taiwan could put lots of meals in children and pay for teachers. Don Troia – Iron River, Wisconsin