LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Don’t allow totalitarian rule

OPINION:
“Biden’s unmanned killer drone strikes continue abroad” (Web, Jan. 26) reminds us that in 1776, with pens and muskets, private-sector Founders and patriots created government to secure each individual’s unalienable rights to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
In 1791 representatives from the private sector amended their government with the Fifth Amendment in order to allow a simple majority of the Supreme Court to opine that due process was followed allowing “life, liberty, or property” to be infringed upon until impotent.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Don’t allow totalitarian rule

OPINION:
“Biden’s unmanned killer drone strikes continue abroad” (Web, Jan. 26) reminds us that in 1776, with pens and muskets, private-sector Founders and patriots created government to secure each individual’s unalienable rights to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
In 1791 representatives from the private sector amended their government with the Fifth Amendment in order to allow a simple majority of the Supreme Court to opine that due process was followed allowing “life, liberty, or property” to be infringed upon until impotent.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Don’t allow totalitarian rule

OPINION:
“Biden’s unmanned killer drone strikes continue abroad” (Web, Jan. 26) reminds us that in 1776, with pens and muskets, private-sector Founders and patriots created government to secure each individual’s unalienable rights to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
In 1791 representatives from the private sector amended their government with the Fifth Amendment in order to allow a simple majority of the Supreme Court to opine that due process was followed allowing “life, liberty, or property” to be infringed upon until impotent.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: China is watching

OPINION:
In the largest sortie of the new year, China flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan on Jan 24. In the meantime, Vladimir Putin is gathering troops on the Ukraine border for a possible invasion. It’s not hard to imagine a scenario whereby a misunderstood signal or action could lead to a deadly incident in the Taiwan Strait. American policy makers ought to understand that these two events can’t be viewed in isolation.
President Xi Jinping is taking stock of the U.S. mood and watching Washington’s actions in Ukraine closely as he decides what steps to take. If the U.S.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: China is watching

OPINION:
In the largest sortie of the new year, China flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan on Jan 24. In the meantime, Vladimir Putin is gathering troops on the Ukraine border for a possible invasion. It’s not hard to imagine a scenario whereby a misunderstood signal or action could lead to a deadly incident in the Taiwan Strait. American policy makers ought to understand that these two events can’t be viewed in isolation.
President Xi Jinping is taking stock of the U.S. mood and watching Washington’s actions in Ukraine closely as he decides what steps to take. If the U.S.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: China is watching

OPINION:
In the largest sortie of the new year, China flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan on Jan 24. In the meantime, Vladimir Putin is gathering troops on the Ukraine border for a possible invasion. It’s not hard to imagine a scenario whereby a misunderstood signal or action could lead to a deadly incident in the Taiwan Strait. American policy makers ought to understand that these two events can’t be viewed in isolation.
President Xi Jinping is taking stock of the U.S. mood and watching Washington’s actions in Ukraine closely as he decides what steps to take. If the U.S.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: What is illegal immigration costing us?

OPINION:
The explosion of illegal immigration under the Biden administration continues unabated while a majority of the mainstream media ignores the issue and the general public remains ignorant of the long-term consequences. This issue affects every U.S. citizen in one way or another, be it socially, economically or health-wise.
The government owes its citizens the true cost of illegal immigration, especially information on how the funds are used and where they are coming from.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: What is illegal immigration costing us?

OPINION:
The explosion of illegal immigration under the Biden administration continues unabated while a majority of the mainstream media ignores the issue and the general public remains ignorant of the long-term consequences. This issue affects every U.S. citizen in one way or another, be it socially, economically or health-wise.
The government owes its citizens the true cost of illegal immigration, especially information on how the funds are used and where they are coming from.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Deterrence requires power behind it

OPINION:
In his Commentary piece, “Biden’s ‘no first use’ strategy would dismantle nuclear deterrence” (Web, Nov. 29) Jed Babbin expresses concern that the nuclear posture review being prepared by the current administration might include a “no first use” policy. Mr. Babbin is correct that the change to such a policy would undermine our deterrence posture and completely undercut the extended deterrence on which our allies have depended for decades.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Gerrymandering should not be tolerated

OPINION:
“Justice Department sues Texas, claiming redistricting maps are discriminatory” (Web, Dec. 6) reports the facts but not the truth regarding gerrymandering as it has existed in Virginia and likely also in Texas.
If anyone studies any of the nation’s voting district maps, they will see strange anomalies in the way district borders were drawn. There are actually a few ‘islands’ carved out of neighboring districts and many odd fingers or peninsulas extending from one district into another.

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