Fellow Republicans, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is not the change we want.
If Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, with all her heavy baggage, can reduce him to a sniffling, defensive, screaming idiot in under 90 minutes, think how easy it would be for Russia, China or North Korea to do worse in the first 24 hours of his presidency.
I am a terrified white suburban female voter.
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There is no doubt in my mind that restrictions on assault weapons are long overdue. There is no practical reason for a civilian to own one and to be able to buy clips that hold more than 30 rounds.
Granted, you could hunt with an assault weapon, but I don’t think it takes 30 rounds to kill a deer.
Yet 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Forty-nine were killed in Orlando, Fla. Both of these shootings and countless others involved assault-style weapons.
After Orlando, the Democrats staged a sit-in to protest the GOP’s lack of support for bills proposing gun restrictions. I understand the protest, but shouldn’t it have happened after the Sandy Hook shootings? Or even before that?
In Orlando, all the victims and the supporting groups are of voting age. So were the Democrats truly trying to change our lives for the better? Or were they just pandering for votes?
My disdain for politicians and my cynical nature makes me think the latter. You decide.
Oust Sen. Blunt
It doesn’t matter what a politician’s party is. What matters is whether that person does his job.
Sen. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, has consistently shown that he is unable or unwilling to do his. We deserve a vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee for the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court — up or down. Saying he can’t because of some other old mossback just makes Blunt a moral or political coward.
We deserve a vote or at least a debate on gun violence in this country. Failing to do so because Blunt fears a lobby group or is just trying to thwart our sitting president is a dereliction of duty.
Sen. Blunt and his relatives have been way overpaid for the vacation time they have spent supposedly working in government. Time to give someone else a chance.
KC Star carriers
Would you like to get each day off to a happy start? A sure way to do this is to have the husband-wife team of Tony and Donna Lopez as your Kansas City Star carriers.
They are efficient, punctual and caring. In addition, if you are up early enough to encounter them, you will find that they are the kindest, friendliest and most thoughtful people you’ve ever met.
But please do not try to lure them away because we want to keep them right here in our area.
It is a real possibility for a female to become president with the Democrats’ nomination of Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state and former U.S. senator.
However, do we truly want someone with so much baggage making decisions for us citizens and our armed forces?
It gives me no pleasure to say this, but my instinct tells me that Hillary Clinton would be a disaster for the United States.
Gloria J. Jones
Being a male domestic violence victim, I found that it is impossible to find resources in Missouri. Most men I have come across move out of state because of the lack of services for men.
I can’t believe our state is this bad off.
Attorneys representing individuals who do not allow them to testify in court should have their bar numbers removed.
Of course, this my opinion and mine alone.
Fairness in taxing
We taxpayers pay the taxes; churches do not. Our taxes help build bridges and highways and fix potholes.
We pay for police and fire protection, the government and the military. We give the churches these services, no charge.
Politicians are afraid to tax the churches. How many of us still consider it an American value that each pays his fair share of taxes?
Is it time to start collecting the millions of dollars from churches that the rest of us pay?