Vote for change
With the override of Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a gun bill, it’s past time to vote in sensible state legislators across red states (9-15, A1, “Gun bill, voter ID overcome vetoes”).
Choke back your rage at the hypocritical anti-government tea party minority who use government itself to impose their nonsense on us all.
Swallow hard and conceal-carry your government-required photo IDs to the voting booths and vote the bums out.
I was pleased to see Kansas City’s bus service receive $8.98 million in federal funds (9-8, A4, “$9 million federal grant allows KCATA to buy new buses”). This is a great step forwarded in improving public transit. A reliable and expansive public-transport system is necessary to curb carbon emissions and to avert the worst effects of global warming — including extreme weather events, record heat waves and rising sea-levels. Next, we need to focus on power-plant emissions.
Gov. Jay Nixon should make a strong statement on clean energy and call on our next president to do so. Missouri should be ready to comply with the Clean Power Plan, a policy limiting pollution from power plants, when the Supreme Court’s stay is lifted.
We can prevent the worst effects of global warming. Let’s keep Missouri moving forward.
Many of us have been upset at the presidential campaigns. Somebody please explain to me why the broadcast and print media spend all their energy with the pitiful (especially on GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s side) back and forth between the Democrats and Republicans on how much worse the other candidate is versus their own.
We need to get all the news media, including The Kansas City Star, to recognize that there is a viable Libertarian Party candidate who needs his views noted, and he needs to be invited to all the debates.
During the presidential campaign, Republican nominee Donald Trump has displayed a barrage of hateful, divisive, xenophobic, misogynistic and immature rhetoric and behavior. These include:
Mocked a disabled reporter at his rally. Demanded removal of Judge Gonzalo Paul Curiel from a Trump University case, based on the judge’s Mexican heritage.
Showed disrespect for the Khans, a Gold Star Muslim family whose son was killed in Iraq. Called Sen. John McCain a loser for being captured during the Vietnam War.
Called women dogs and fat pigs. Sidestepped calls to renounce white supremacist David Duke. Claimed President Barack Obama founded the Islamic State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was its co-founder.
Recommended that Russians should hack into Clinton’s email. Suggested that Second Amendment supporters would take care of Clinton. Joked that he always wanted a Purple Heart, but he took five deferments during the Vietnam War.
Obviously, Trump lacks the character, temperament, judgment, decency and honesty to be president. The thought of him in the Oval Office is terrifying.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s health diagnosis was presented on “The Dr. Oz Show,” giving him a clean bill of health. It was done by the same Willie Nelson look-alike gastroenterologist who previously stated that Trump would be the most healthy president ever elected.
Did you really expect anything else? He is the perfect doctor to diagnose Trump’s health because Trump is full of hot air. But what does Trump’s ability to digest his food have to do with his qualifications to be commander-in chief?
Nothing. We should be more concerned about what his cardiologist has to say. But you won’t hear a word because Trump has no heart and cares only about himself.
The first presidential debate will be on Sept. 26. The Star invites undecided voters to share their thoughts on why they haven’t made a decision and what qualities they would like in the next president. Put “Undecided” in the subject line. Letters must be under 200 words long. They will be published on or before Sept. 25.