Israel is fighting terrorists in Gaza
A recent letter writer must have blinders on. She stated that Israel is killing innocent women and children. Really, I had to laugh at that.
When a country is defending itself against terrorists who are killing their innocent women and children, what would she do? The same as Israel is doing.
What about Iran, Iraq, Syria and other countries who are funding terrorists? Especially ISIS, who line up men, women and children and shoot them all, especially Christians. No comment on that.
I hate all the killing that is going on in this world. War sucks, I know that for a fact. As a Vietnam vet, I've seen what war is about.
But, you must look at the whole picture. Then you will see that Israel is not the only one who is slaughtering innocents.
All the powerful countries must band together and go after the terrorists, no matter where they are. Tell them to stop all the killing or we will kill you and end all this nonsense.
Leonard E. Finn
Racial disparity solution
Regarding the column by Merlene Davis on the disparity of the racial makeup of students who have been expelled or disciplined by the school system, this can be remedied by two actions:
1. Place cameras in every school room. This will give a record of what really going on. A thousand dollars from homeland security would cover this and it could be used for active-shooter situations.
2. Read both books by Dr. Ben Carson and anything by Dr. Maxby Maltzby. Matlzby was the progenitor of rational behavior therapy.
These steps are simple and cost effective. This problem has been ignored on one side and used falsely by the other for too long. Time to ditch political correctness and print the truth.
Say no to Dr. No
It is clear that Sen. Mitch McConnell knows how to vote "no." However, he must not have learned how to vote "yes."
For 30 years he has voted "no" on anything that would have helped the average person in Kentucky.
By voting for six more years of the same thing, Kentuckians would not be voting against President Barack Obama. They would be voting against the citizens of Kentucky.
Regardless of who wins this election, the president will be gone in two years; the senator you send to Washington will be there for six years.
Separate Mitch and state
When the race got close between Mitch McConnell and Alison Grimes, I wondered how long it would take him to jump on the religious angle.
After being in the U.S. Senate for about 30 years, he should know there is a separation of church and state. Maybe he needs to go back to grade school and learn the things that made this country great, like freedom of religion. Or, he needs to stop doing the limbo to see how low he can go.
Alberta J. Toomey
Why re-elect them?
How can the American people have a 14 percent approval rating of Washington and send the same people back and expect change? Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.
James R. Smith
Mossotti for the 9th
Jennifer Mossotti would like to again represent the 9th District on the Urban County Council, so let's vote for her.
Mossotti is a champion listener and effective. She's been supportive of our neighborhood association. I appreciate the monthly newsletter because it keeps me up to date on the Stonewall area where I live and the whole county.
Taxes destroy freedom
High taxes sound great until freedom is destroyed. The proposed 10 percent surcharge on the rich would be 50 percent collectively in Kentucky.
California would see a 60 percent tax rate with federal, state and local combined. Americans who pay foreign taxes on top of domestic taxes are already renouncing U.S. citizenship.
When the Swedish Community party leader sailed to a meeting on a 60-foot yacht, her future sank. Would liberals in America do the same to their leaders? Leftist nations put in currency controls that lead to shortages of toilet paper and other basic goods.
Modest proposal: Have government agents review credit-card statements of air travelers in advance to prevent tax avoidance schemes. Deny passengers travel privileges without explanation.
Argentina did this to hide economic mismanagement.
James R. Gould
Witt goes beyond call
Before elected sheriff, Kathy Witt was named the 1997 "Kentucky Deputy Sheriff of the Year."
Once elected, she has continued her commitment to excellence and public service. Witt has constantly gone above and beyond the call of duty.
It was not her job to take over funeral escorts, but when the community had a need she filled the void. When battered and abused women needed a safe place, it was not her responsibility to create a center, but she stepped up and founded Amanda's Center.
As a first responder, I take great comfort in knowing that Witt is protecting the public. Her street-level law-enforcement experience and16 years of serving as our sheriff clearly makes her the only logical choice this November. I encourage all citizens to cast their votes for her.