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I agree that the Richmond County sheriff’s deputies deserve a raise, but not at an increase to taxpayers. The increases in the mayor’s office and the administrator’s office are definitely unprecedented and not needed, not necessary. Cut the excess staffing in those two offices for the revenue needed for the raise our deputies deserve.

I see President Trump is too timid about the white supremacists to dare to address them and the neo-Nazis and other racists for their hate crimes and violent protests. Apparently he wants to curry their votes for 2020.

It’s clear at this point that the only reason anyone supports the Electoral College is self-interest. No one actually believes that Los Angeles and Death Valley should have the same sway in who gets to be president.

Rioting in Charlottesville, Va.: I guess I am not the only one who thought the police did not have a plan for controlling the demonstrators. I like the answer New York gave, that they would not have a problem, because they would make sure the two groups were separated.

The First Amendment is unique to our country, allowing all speech, even hate speech. Denouncing what you do not agree with is also our right. What should be denounced is the violence; that is not part of the First Amendment. Totalitarian countries stop free speech.

I could have sworn we just observed the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. But now it seems there was no war, no dying, no division, no slavery, no hatred, no healing. It’s all disappearing at the tops of granite monuments.

 

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Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:28

Rants and raves