Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

No to expanding Lexington’s urban boundary

The Urban County Council is considering whether to expand the Urban Services Boundary to allow development in the rural area. The “On the Table” initiative with 10,000 participants said not to do it; the Greenspace Commission survey said not to do it; and the Planning Commission and professional planning staff said not to do it.

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McConnell complicit in Trump’s slander

In an iconic photo-op, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood silently beside President Donald Trump, while Trump again slandered former President Barack Obama to cover up Trump’s own careless disregard for soldiers recently killed during his own presidency. Trump’s shameful remark evolved from earlier right-wing media lies that Trump never bothered to question. When challenged by a reporter, Trump then blamed the generals.

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Trump owns health-care failure

I watched and read about President Donald Trump’s theatrics when he signed an executive order in an attempt to accomplish what Congress has not. In the supporting actor role was our own marginalized Sen. Rand Paul, whose accomplishments in Washington are non-existent.

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Bevin’s broken promise

I wonder if before usurping the right of the people to elect their judges and state attorney general, Gov. Matt Bevin would also support another change to Kentucky law. This change would require any individual running for governor to release five years of tax returns, including all schedules, before the candidate’s name can be placed on a primary or general election ballot.

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Strengthen safety net

I was shocked by Beth Musgrave’s Oct. 13 article, “In 12 years, 43,000 renters were evicted from Lexington homes. Why that matters.” The facts and figures truly underscore the local need for greater affordable housing and rental price control, but nationally it shows the necessity for programs like SNAP (food stamps), Medicare and Medicaid.

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Wall idea already tried

The current emotionally charged but fiscally absurd talk about building a border wall to keep unwanted people from entering the country is not new. Founding Father John Jay, a staunch Protestant and the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, proposed erecting “a wall of brass around the country” to keep out the Catholics. Presently, there are no Protestants on the Supreme Court.

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Vote to save our democracy, planet

As our country and Caribbean islands are consumed by wind, floods, fire, drought, rot and mold, further decaying and destroying the old infrastructure, the white male rogue Republican Party is trying to take health care away from citizens for the nth time. The party is sending prayers instead of governing for the people who pay for their fine health care, perks and time-off for constant campaigning to keep their self-serving power.

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Dispute lies about Obama and police

A Sept. 26 letter stated that former President Barack Obama “put a target on the back of every policeman.” I presume this impression came from some of our fine alternative news sources, because according to factcheck.org in July 2016: “Annual fatality data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund show that there have been an average of 135 police fatalities a year under President Obama, from 2009 to 2015, compared with 162 a year for the previous seven years, from 2002 to 2008. That’s a decline of 17 percent.”

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Know your history

A letter writer on Aug. 17 proposed keeping the statue of Jefferson Davis in the Capitol Rotunda, but with the identification that he “was President of the Confederacy. His objective was to continue slavery. He was a Democrat.”

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Bevin looks down on us

Evangelist Jim Bakker said that if President Donald Trump is impeached, the Christian right will start a civil war. Since we’re living in the past, I’ll go ahead and say this to the Christian right of Kentucky: There’s a Yankee in the governor’s mansion.

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Do your job on health care, Congress

Under all the Republican health-care plans, people on Medicaid would loss coverage — if not right away, then within a few years. This would not only have harmed the patients, it would harm the economy. Those people were seeking medical care, which in turn created jobs in the medical care fields.

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Proud of Tolly Ho

I read with great interest and gratitude about the restaurant that recently opened where people who need a little help will be employed. This great attitude benefits not only the employees, but the establishment and community.

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No peace at the pump

I’ve been noticing an increasing trend when getting gas: The TV screen in the pump starts blaring advertisements at you the instant the pump turns on and will not stop until the pumping is done. Speedway stations in Lexington and Winchester do this.

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