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Letters to the Editor

Letter misrepresented evangelicals

To the Editor:

Gloria Weidner’s Jan. 3 letter to the editor discloses a clash of worldviews. She generalizes evangelicals as Trump sycophants when there are many evangelical critics of President Trump.

Weidner refers to evangelicals as “them” and thinks we are out to deny others their rights. She claims that Trump is abusing minorities. Check out Mychal Massie’s “Trump or Democrats, Which is Best for Blacks?”

Weidner’s euphemisms can’t soften the reality of abortion, but say something of her worldview. “State legislators attack reproductive rights” sounds both illegal and violent instead of legal and protective.

Court stacking? Trump is fulfilling his executive role of filling court vacancies, not like FDR’s efforts.

Quit projecting Obama’s actions (caging kids) onto Trump alone and ignoring thousands of evangelicals who aid those here illegally.

Weidner wrongly asserts no evangelicals objected to abandoning Kurds to genocide and demonstrate the ultimate hypocrisy to consider abortion murder.

If your only source of information is partisan propaganda you might miss those who proclaim compassion yet hypocritically support socialism, Planned Parenthood, Castro/Maduro/Khamenei and racist identity politics. But abortion is a choice to a safe/legal/rare mercy termination of a selective clump of cells?

Weidner conflates the facts to demonize Trump, not Obama, who did fail the struggling Ukraine. Many like her appear ignorant of Joe and Hunter Biden’s Ukraine involvement, actual constitutional law and executive precedent, otherwise they wouldn’t make such grossly partisan claims. Her accusations against A.G. Barr? More projection by Trump’s political opponents.

I am grateful that God has showered His grace upon this nation to this point. I pray for mass repentance, starting with his Church and for Ms. Weidner and others to pursue truth as personified in Jesus Christ (John 14:6, 18:37), lest the American people continue to rebelliously move away from his redemptive grace and we receive what all us sinners deserve.

Bruce Radcliffe


Time to set Blagojevich free

To the Editor:

I am writing in support of the commutation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence. A few months back, President Trump said he was considering the commutation. I hope President Trump follows through.

I never voted for Blago. I thought then, as I do today, he’s a menace to public service. But let’s be clear, his sentence was complete overkill by the federal judiciary. There are violent felons who have received less time than Blago.

President Trump recently signed into law federal sentencing reform. If Blago’s sentence doesn’t scream for reform, I don’t know what does. Blago’s sentence was more because of his arrogance than his “crime.” There isn’t enough jail space for all of the arrogant politicians we have. I would like to see Illinois elected officials of both parties call on President Trump to commute Blago’s sentence. He’s served seven years; it’s time to send him home to his family. 

Greg Piazza


Capone was a visionary

To the Editor:

So, the once-great state of Illinois is making money off gambling and drugs. Somewhere Al Capone is smiling. Seems his only problem was that he was ahead of his time.

Don Weber


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