Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Don’t attack North Korea

Back in August of 2002, when Vice President Dick Cheney was advocating war with Iraq, he stated, “Time is not on our side. The risks of inaction are far greater than the risks of action.” We are still seeing the results of that today.

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Media bad, illegal immigration worse

The illegal student at Transylvania University, Paola Garcia, is right: President Donald Trump is not her president. Because she’s illegal, her president is the leader of the country from whence she came. Whether she should be deported is an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement decision, not that of the newspaper or whining, open-border liberals. She is no different than a bank robber, as she is breaking the law.

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Extend sales tax to services

The Kentucky sales tax was enacted in 1960 under Democrat Bert T. Combs as a 3 percent retail tax on a wide range of tangibles. In 1968, the tax was increased to 5 percent under Republican Gov. Louie Nunn and to 6 percent in in 1990, under Democrat Wallace Wilkinson. From the beginning, there have been excessive exemptions. Kentucky currently taxes just 29 services (17 percent) of 168 services tracked.

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Rascals voted out

It is for the citizens of Lexington to decide what to display downtown. Our elected representatives voted to remove those statues and now their decision will be carried out, and those who oppose that have every right to protest. I believe the statues should be removed from the public eye and preserved or auctioned.

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Houston, we have pumps

The officials of the city of Houston, Texas, need to be advised that the city should install a pumping system capable of returning hurricane-deposited water back into the ocean at the same rate that the hurricane deposited the water on the city. You cannot stop hurricanes, but you can prepare for the next one.

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GOP not racist

On its 6 p.m. Aug. 26 newscast, WLEX-TV 18 ran a piece about the graffiti defacing the Fayette County Republican Party’s office. The segment included a clip of a man stating in an interview: “The Republican Party has supported white supremacy and white nationalism.” The fact that WLEX ran that clip, which was so unfair, untrue, divisive and inflammatory, is simply amazing. Then again, how could we expect anything less from an NBC affiliate?

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Guffey’s guff

Regarding Roger Guffey’s commentary critical of a new law for teaching Bible literacy: Guffey seems to be angry at other Christian believers, judging by the delight he takes in slamming them. Did someone by accident sit in his pew at the Presbyterian Church?

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Red state, red ink

What will President Donald Trump’s tax plan bring to Kentucky? One answer is the third-smallest tax cut in the nation. According to Anna Baumann of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, some taxes that benefit the middle class will vanish to make more loopholes for the wealthy. Kentucky will be one of the most negatively affected states.

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Bombastic Bevin

Gov. Matt Bevin should stop trying to imitate our president by making bombastic comments not thoroughly thought out. I am not a teacher, nor am I married to one, but I am tired of constantly seeing teachers blamed and used as scapegoats because politicians, former and current, failed to properly do their jobs.

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GOP prefers a delusion past

As has the rest of the nation, I’ve watched, stunned, as President Donald Trump and the Republicans have catastrophically failed since Jan. 20. From health care to domestic policy, immigration to foreign policy, the Republican product is nothing but abject flop and failure. Unprepared as Republicans obviously are, they hold the reins, and their failure is all the more spectacularly visible.

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A Sunday walk to end hunger

The Greater Lexington CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk is the heart and “sole” of Central Kentucky. It brings together people from all faiths and walks of life for a common goal: to end hunger, one step at a time, both around the corner and around the globe.

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Try fixing Obamacare

It’s now pretty clear that President Donald Trump and our Republican congressmen had no idea how hard it was going to be to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Each attempt made no sense and was very unpopular with the vast majority of citizens.

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