Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Nix charter school plan

Two of my three children have graduated from Fayette County Public Schools and have benefited from learning in economically and socially diverse schools. Their education also prepared them to thrive in competitive undergraduate institutions.

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It’s about vetting, not bias

Columnist Tom Eblen leaps to publicize a supposed unfair ban on Muslims with heart-wrenching photos about terrified families, when in fact there is no Muslim ban, just a temporary vetting. And it’s not Islamophobia. It’s slowing down the influx of immigrants until we can properly screen them. Eblen knows that, but hatred of President Donald Trump trumps common sense, i.e. see cartoonist Joel Pett.

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Give crime victims rights

Like many Kentuckians, I never expected to become a victim of a crime, but this year marks the seventh anniversary of my husband’s death. Bryan was a Lexington police officer killed in the line of duty. While the man responsible sits in prison, the unfairness of this tragedy and the overwhelming one-sided criminal-justice system continues to haunt me.

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Don’t mislead on travel ban

Regarding the Feb. 11 op-ed, “Presidential order was right first step to combat terrorism” by Mark K. Metcalf: It is scary to see how nonchalantly supporters of President Donald Trump’s travel ban manipulate facts to serve their own purposes.

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Rand Paul mocks his duty

Kentucky’s Sen. Rand Paul mocks his duty and our democracy by flippantly claiming that Congress cannot investigate the meltdown crisis of the Trump administration. Congress’ primary duty is to provide checks and balances that safeguard the three branches of our government.

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Make America smart

Whether or not you believe in global warming, pollution produced by non-renewable fossil fuels is hazardous to human health. It is not an alternate fact; it is a proven scientific fact.

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Gifts from God

I agree with the Jan. 23 letter writer that women have the right to control their own bodies, but the baby in a woman’s womb is a living human being and should have the right to be born and to his/her own life.

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Bottomless pit of hypocrisy

In his recent commentary, Sen. Mitch McConnell revealed anew that there are no depths of hypocrisy to which this disgrace of a senator is unwilling to sink. His smarmy call for the Democrats not to be “divisive” or “seek revenge” in Neil Gorsuch’s upcoming hearings is worse than hypocrisy. It is raw chutzpah, on the level of someone who would murder his parents, then claim special treatment as an orphan.

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George Washington recalled

Presidents’ Day comes during a quite extraordinary chapter in the history of the American presidency. One might do well to recall and reflect on the character and achievements of our first president, George Washington.

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Crawl in a hole, liberals

The election is over, and it is said that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million. I believe that if you deduct the illegal votes you would find that Trump won the popular vote as well as the Electoral College vote. There are 2.4 million illegal immigrants in California alone. All you need to vote in California is a driver’s license. In Kentucky, you can use a credit card as your ID. This has to change.

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Trump source of protests

We who supported a different candidate and agenda are being told to “get over it” and accept that Donald Trump is president. We have not forgotten that such courtesy was not afforded to President Barack Obama. We saw in 2008 and in 2012, and in all the years between and since, the images of the Obamas as apes, as primitive tribesmen; we heard the birther accusations, the assertions that he was a secret Muslim, that he would impose Sharia law, that he would take away everyone’s guns, etc.

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Reject Trump’s propaganda

When do simple lies become propaganda? Most experts define propaganda as a pattern of intentional lies used to promote a political cause. Political propaganda influences and alters the perception of a population to create an alternative reality.

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Liberals can’t accept loss

It is common to see letters from the pro-Hillary Clinton crowd and columns by Morehead State University professor Jack Weir bemoaning the fact that Clinton lost the Electoral College vote, as established by the election rules, although she received more popular votes than did Donald Trump.

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Benghazi facts

Now that Hillary Clinton lost the election, Fox News can end the four-year coverage of the 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate. During all that coverage, Fox overlooked a few facts:

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