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Left’s selective OK of ID

With the 2016 presidential election approaching, Democrats’ attempts to restore voting rights for convicted felons and dismantle voter-ID laws exposes a discredited left desperate to increase turnout by racially manufacturing and exploiting the “voter suppression” fallacy.

Clinton, Obama made U.S. weak

Who in this country thinks that appeasing or buying off the enemy is the right way to go? Hillary Clinton and President Obama have demonized Donald Trump for wanting our country to be strong again; Mrs. Clinton has recently gone so far as to say that because of his stance on terrorism, Mr. Trump is helping to recruit Islamic State terrorists.

Call terrorism by its name

When will terrorist actions actually be called terrorism by the leaders of this country? After the explosion in New York City, Gov. Cuomo stated that there was no evidence of international terrorism connected to it.

Rep. Lewis deserves medal

The Philadelphia Liberty Medal is a highly reputable prize. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia is an excellent choice for this year’s recipient (“John Lewis awarded Liberty Medal for civil rights work,” web, Sept. 19). The prize has an established history and Mr. Lewis is an effective congressman.

Liberals’ refugee penance

This week the United States welcomed its 10,000th Syrian refugee. There are 30,000 more waiting in line. This helping of distressed human beings is a big thrill to confused Democrats. It doesn’t matter that last Sunday bombs were set off in New York and New Jersey, or that nine people were sliced with a cleaver in Minnesota. And what was the glue that connected these events? Muslim hatred of western values.

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Fund missile defense system now

The simple fact that North Korea is developing nuclear weapons, no matter how far along it is in the process, calls into question how secure our country really is ("Fourth North Korean nuclear test shows need for harsh, sustained sanctions — not diplomacy," Web, Aug. 22).

Tax code hurts majority

Al Capone and John Gotti must be turning over in their graves. The difference in the their criminal enterprises and the criminal enterprises of "philanthropic" foundations such as the Clinton Foundation is that Capone and Gotti were rank amateurs in hiding their ill-gotten gains.

Dangerous Duterte

Controversial new Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been hugely successful in combating drug dealers. Unfortunately the tactics he uses to do so are often highly illegal.

Clinton emails must be exposed

The 15,000 new Clinton emails are on top of the 30,000 she released, which in turn are on top of the 33,000 she reported (if you believe her) and willfully deleted ("FBI found nearly 15,000 new Clinton emails, review likely to take months," Web, Aug. 22).

#NeverTrump = #DefinitelyHillary

The #NeverTrump movement should look to history to guide its rhetoric and voting behavior. In the 2012 presidential election, between three and five million Republicans abstained from voting, and their absence contributed to President Obama's victory.

Slippery DOJ slope

Although the police in Ferguson, Missouri, did nothing wrong in the Michael Brown shooting, they have been investigated by the FBI and will submit to monitoring by our less-than-pure Department of Justice. The same will happen in Baltimore and very likely in Milwaukee.

Only Trump helping

Wildfires in California have destroyed 96 homes and displaced 80,000 people. Flooding in Louisiana has damaged 40,000 homes and 86,000 people have already applied for federal disaster aid. Meanwhile the soon-to-be former president is vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, partying and playing round after round of golf.

Agents best bet for new plans

"Aetna deals latest blow to Obamacare, pulls out of most markets" reported that in 2017 Aetna, one of the nation's largest health insurers, will sell exchange plans in just four states, down from 15 states this year ("Aetna deals latest blow to Obamacare, pulls out of most markets," Web, Aug. 15).

Obama, Soros enabling enemies

I am a retired Air Force officer who on several occasions took the oath of my commission to defend the Constitution from our enemies, "both foreign and domestic." I am perplexed and frustrated that our government does not have the will to uphold and defend our Constitution from either domestic or foreign enemies.

Trump must stay on-message to win

Maybe Donald Trump can pull this election out despite the fact that at times it seems so out of control and hopeless. There is no arguing the fact that Trump has a full complement of fierce enemies, including the Hillary Clinton campaign, the media, the #nevertrump followers and some organizations that should recognize we will be voting for the Supreme Court this election, but either had their feelings hurt by Trump or can't see the big picture.

Taiwan good for U.S. economy

The U.S.-Taiwan relationship is very interlocked. For example, more than 600 Taiwanese companies have operations in the United States, which annually creates 500,000 U.S. jobs through trade and investment ("Bringing back 'stolen' jobs," Web, Aug. 15).

Bannon fitting pick for Trump

I greet the appointment of Breitbart News' Stephen K. Bannon to head the Trump presidential campaign as a positive development ("Stephen Bannon poised to do battle for Donald Trump," web, Aug. 17. Mr. Bannon has made his name as a radical, extremist bully, one who slashes and burns in an effort to drive home his distasteful ideology. Mr. Bannon's mark on the Trump campaign will be immediately evident to thoughtful, informed, intelligent voters.

Take a page from 'Mayflower'

In his book "Mayflower" Nathaniel Philbrick describes how the Pilgrims and Native Americans lived and worked together, in harmony, for 50 years after the landing at Plymouth in 1620. A generation later, however, through unfortunate isolated incidences, growing suspicions and misunderstandings, King Philip's War erupted. This horrendous period resulted in catastrophic loses to both the English settler and Indian communities. Instead of working together as Americans, they became separated based on racial divide.

No business being president

Hillary Clinton, never having run a real business, has not learned that businesses don't pay taxes. Customers of businesses pay the taxes on business ("Hillary Clinton: Nowhere girl," Web, Aug. 14). It's surprising that Mr. Moore overlooked Mrs. Clinton's ignorance of such a basic business principle.

Take a page from 'Mayflower'

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In his book "Mayflower" Nathaniel Philbrick describes how the Pilgrims and Native Americans lived and worked together, in harmony, for 50 years after the landing at Plymouth in 1620. A generation later, however, through unfortunate isolated incidences, growing suspicions and misunderstandings, King Philip's War erupted. This horrendous period resulted in catastrophic loses to both the English settler and Indian communities. Instead of working together as Americans, they became separated based on racial divide.

No business being president

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Hillary Clinton, never having run a real business, has not learned that businesses don't pay taxes. Customers of businesses pay the taxes on business ("Hillary Clinton: Nowhere girl," Web, Aug. 14). It's surprising that Mr. Moore overlooked Mrs. Clinton's ignorance of such a basic business principle.

'Experts' wrong on Trump

I certainly hope the 50 so-called security "experts" who signed a recent anti-Trump letter, as well any other Republicans who refuse to support Donald Trump for the presidency, are labeled what they are — RHINOS — and issued their marching orders from the party forthwith ("Anti-Trump letter reveals jittery band of GOP establishment power brokers," Aug. 14). I agree totally with Mr. Trump that these are the people who participated in and contributed to the total mess now existing in the Middle East.

The enemy within

Every significant action and decision made by President Obama and his secretaries have been made in favor of Islamists. Case in point: The withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq, which created a disastrous vacuum for Islamists to occupy.

Trump a tax genius?

After releasing her tax returns and saying that she and her husband had paid a 30-percent tax rate, Hillary Clinton tweeted, "Here's a pretty incredible fact: There is a nonzero chance that Donald Trump isn't paying *any* taxes."