The recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., and President Trump's bizarre response to them have brought into sharp focus the dilemma facing this country. Neither the framers of the Constitution nor those who have interpreted it through the years ever considered the possibility that someone like Trump would gain the presidency -- someone whose values are diametrically opposed to those the country was founded on. As a consequence, the presidency is basically immune to attempts to control it, or, indeed, to change it.
This white boy, growing up in the 1940s, pictured Southern slavery plantations as run by genteel, white-hatted owners living in big mansions. The evenings were enlivened by happy Negroes sitting around after work, singing spirituals, playing banjos, and dancing.
The intolerant Left is again using violence and vandalism whenever they are exposed to speech with which they disagree. The latest destruction of a century-old Confederate soldier monument is a classic example of mob rule and gang violence that should be called domestic terrorism.
Let's be clear about the facts in the Vancouver Energy debate ("Support Orange, kill oil terminal," Aug. 6). The oil transferred at the terminal would be shipped to West Coast ports for use in six states and would displace about 30 percent of crude oil currently imported from foreign countries in addition to supplying needed fuel.
I'm responding to your Aug. 15 story "State, local officials condemn attack at rally." My mother-in-law served as a U.S. Naval Reserve WAVE in World War II. Stationed in California, she processed our brave soldiers returning from the Pacific war. For African-American World War II veterans, she planned train journeys through northern states because when these brave men crossed into the Jim Crow South, they were forced to finish their journey home in the back of second-class cars.
After the 2012 election, I stopped reading and watching the news. I didn't agree with the direction our country was taking, and knew there was really nothing I could do about it, and just didn't want to know what was going on.
Although the Aug. 7 story "How to get affordable long-term care at home" is of great value to your readers, I strongly disagree with the proposal of only getting 1 percent inflation protection in most cases.
School will be starting soon and yellow buses will be traveling the roads, driving the speed limit — no doubt infuriating a few drivers. Many are frustrated when buses come to a stop and activate red lights and the stop paddle. Some drivers will pass the bus after those red lights and stop paddles have been activated. But those red lights and stop paddles on a bus mean the same thing as a red traffic light or stop sign at an intersection: Stop!
Can anyone find a better reason to say "no" to the proposed oil terminal for the Port of Vancouver than the health and well being of our citizens? The dangers from the transport and storage of oil are real.
Current unrest and desire to purge anything deemed racist or offensive reached fever pitch with violence and death in Charlottesville, Va. In many parts of the nation, anything related to the former Confederate States of America and persons of the era are reviled and violently destroyed or removed from the public eye.
Recent stories highlighted problems locating a day center for homeless people, the Shumway neighborhood’s hope to convert Fire Station 2, and the city of Vancouver’s plans to sell fire stations 1 and 2 for revenue.
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