Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Climate change debatable

I agree with U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s comments in a recent article that it’s inappropriate to treat those who don’t believe climate science is settled as if they are Neanderthals. After all, many experts do not agree that we face a man-made climate crisis. The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change lists thousands of peer-reviewed papers in leading science journals that show much of what we think we know about climate is either mistaken or highly debatable.

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Get right gun info

I realize Frank Ashley’s commentary is opinion, but it is disturbing that a former newspaper reporter and press secretary for two former governors doesn’t fact-check his work.

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Climate-change plot

The G20 Summit allowed President Donald Trump to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders. Merkel’s main goal for the summit was for the leaders to contribute to solving the world’s problems, such as climate change. According to Xi, the way to do that is to open a world economy through a “multilateral trade regime,” otherwise known as world governance, that will trample our rights and freedoms, increase our taxes and take control of America’s energy use.

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Amish case a disgrace

It has been brought to everyone’s attention that a good Amish man was arrested by U.S. marshals who came into his home with guns drawn, frightening him and his children. He was accused of making and selling herbal products that were not adequately labeled. He was tried by a judge and jury and sentenced to six years in prison.

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Dear Abby’s wrong gun advice

As a child, I used to love Dear Abby’s suggestions about tricky social situations. Recently, however, I read her response to “First-Time Mom in NJ,” which advised that it would be “off-putting” and potentially offensive to ask if there are guns in the homes our kids visit and if so, how they are secured.

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Don’t see the connection

I have no problem with people who say they know there is no God, though I suspect Sherlock Holmes would say they’re theorizing ahead of their data. But I was puzzled and dismayed by a recent Ark Encounter protest during which members of Tri-State Freethinkers held up placards supporting Planned Parenthood. That seemed irrelevant.

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Trump better for America

The necessary war in Afghanistan was over in six weeks. Taliban rule was dismantled, and Al-Qaida fighters fled to the caves of Tora Bora. That war and the unnecessary war in Iraq are still ongoing. Costs through June 10 are 32,291 Americans wounded and 6,777 killed, and $6 trillion spent. What was achieved? ISIS.

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Make all Kentucky more fair

California has issued its directive. Louisville and Lexington want to be excluded from it. California is asking sternly for equality for all Americans. The status of exemptions and the financial implications of a travel ban on Golden State dollars have been reported.

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Keep word to state workers

Gov. Matt Bevin’s comments regarding the special session for tax reform/pensions are troubling. He has stated that other than retirees, nothing is off the table. It feels like Bevin is trying to divide state workers and the rest of Kentucky. Bevin talks about how unfair it is for state workers or teachers to be able to retire after 27 years or in their 40s.

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Atheists all wet

I could not help but be amused at the article about atheists protesting God and the Bible outside the Noah’s Ark replica at the theme park in Northern Kentucky. No doubt the same scene was played out once before, right before the same godless masses begged for their lives to board that ark, and a God whom they say didn’t exist washed them all away.

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Applause for Pett

Congratulations to Joel Pett on his June 14 cartoon. It’s a classic and should win some sort of national award. It shows the demolition tactics of the Republican Party in its effort to dismantle the Obama health care law, with Sen. Mitch McConnell its chief proponent.

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Age bias in health care

Doctors and clinics are discriminating against the elderly. As a nurse with an insurance company, I have been told that they can’t find a doctor or specialist who will see them. The reasons given by doctors’ offices are: “We are not taking anyone older than 60,” or “We take this particular insurance but not when it is connected to Medicare,” or “You have so many health issues that it is too complicated for our doctor to handle.”

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Russia sows chaos in U.S.

A foreign adversary has invaded us in plain sight, penetrated our highest office, disrupted our democracy. This kleptocratic, murdering regime has already achieved significant aims however this situation resolves.

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Get behind Trump agenda

The Republicans just don’t seem to get it. They won the election but act like they lost. They should take the advantage and implement President Donald Trump’s agenda. The people have spoken. Some of our representatives and senators would not have won had it not been for Trump.

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