There is more dishonor than honor among those who serve us, and it is frightening to know that is not a major concern. Let us remember that being honorable is a necessity for having integrity.
And if we won’t stand for what is right and for the truth, then we should fold our tents and gladly accept the increasing evil that will eventually override any decency we have.
George L. Randle
Walls that work
Who says a wall won’t work? The Chinese erected the Great Wall more than 2,000 years ago, and to this day they still don’t have any illegal immigrants from Mexico.
I’m not in favor of a wall, but they do work.
No on gun control
The knee-jerk response to the increase in homicides in Kansas City will no doubt be stricter gun control. This is the worst reaction toward a possible resolution.
The people who commit the most wicked of crimes will not be stopped by gun-control legislation. Only the law-abiding obey laws.
Our nation has thousands of employees engaged in counterterrorism, counter weapons proliferation, cyber operations and counterespionage, which costs us billions of dollars annually.
I can attest this as money well spent, having participated as a U.S. Navy cryptologist under the direction of the National Security Agency in the 1960s in defeating the Soviet navy’s “burst transmission” technology, intended to prevent intercept of their communications. In the 1970s, I relied on the expertise of the NSA, CIA and FBI in leading the project to secure Fedwire, which has never been penetrated.
When also factoring in the agencies’ success in both world wars and in our numerous military engagements, it is unbelievable that our legislators passed the USA Freedom Act in 2015 requiring them to obtain warrants to pursue suspected terrorists through our telephone system.
When I think of what’s wrong with our country, Joplin hoarder-in-chief David Humphreys and St. Louis’ perpetually bored Rex Sinquefield come to mind. They will never stop trying to hurt people, especially the working middle class and the ever-present poor.
These guys are the antithesis of what it means to be a Christian. They’re trying again to take from the middle class and poor to demonstrate their power and self-importance. I’m so impressed.
The never ending lie they are again spewing is the deceptively named “Right to Work” notion that really should be named “Getting You To Vote Against Your Own Best Interest So I, David Humphreys, and I, Rex Sinquefield, Can Mutate From Filthy Rich To Obscenely Rich.”
Don’t you guys have other things to do? Aren’t there corporations to buy and bankrupt siphoning off the profits or buildings with your names on them to build?
See, without unions, there is no middle class in America. Unions give the middle class a voice, and Humphreys and Sinquefield use their nauseating voices to take out the unions so people like them can make more money by paying unjust, starvation wages.
This mean-spirited scheme hurts working people and their families.
James L. Wrolstad
Many British fans of Brexit are having buyer’s remorse. They realize they bought into a campaign that focused on hate and bigotry and now see their country facing major economic ills and lack of leadership.
During this election season, voters in our country have an opportunity to learn from the experience of the British.
We must be educated voters who study the background, accomplishments and rhetoric of those running for office so we are not distracted by demagoguery and messages of hate. We must move past name-calling and conspiracy theories and instead value competence, experience and intelligent recommendations to deal with the complications of a global economy.
There are many in our country who feel disenfranchised, and we need to address their problems — but not with empty phrases and name-calling. We want leaders who inspire us to become the best we can be, not the meanest.
I hope between now and Nov. 8 every voter will take time to become educated so we are voting as informed people rather than angry, uninformed ones.