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Remove corruption to fix U.S.

In 1974, we removed a president for lying to the American people and covering up a political burglary. We correctly deemed this necessary to confirm the ‘rule of law’ and strengthen our republic. In those days no one man or woman was above the law. The ‘cancer’ on the presidency and government was duly removed.

Integrity, honesty absent at FBI

The FBI and Department of Justice are prosecuting retired four-star Gen. James Cartwright for mishandling classified information, in the apparent belief that this shows the American public the FBI is willing to prosecute even big-shots.

Pay attention to politics

Given where we find ourselves politically, what are we to do? Thomas Mann said, “In our time the destiny of man presents its meaning in political terms.” Given the tremendous power derived from government’s monopoly on the legal use of force, make no mistake: It is unwise to ignore politics. Politics is the imposition of will.

Trump too far removed from the people

Donald Trump is an obnoxious idiot who is trying buying his way into the presidency. He will create nothing but division and hate and make the United States a target for all kinds of reactionaries. He is using the tool of demagoguery and extremist politics to get votes as he plays the racist anti-immigration card to the maximum.

We are our own solutions

None of us will be ‘freed’ by a politician. However, a single vote can liberate a person. When we step alone into the voting booth in a few weeks, my hope is that we see at the bottom of our ballot, visible only to us, our own names. Why? Because our problems in this life, our true bondages, are in the mirror. If we will look at the mirror again, closely, we will see the solution to our problems.

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Removing God from U.S. life

At the Dallas memorial service for the slain police officers, President Obama declared, "We are not as divided as we seem" and "I know America," as though he were the modern father of our country. He also made reference to Scripture, including saying that we are "children of God."

Comey wrong to let Clinton off

Ronald Kessler's defense of James Comey's recommendation that Hillary Clinton not be prosecuted is totally without merit and only serves to highlight the degree to which Mr. Comey erred ("Why the FBI let Hillary Clinton off," Web, July 11).

GOP delegates must vote

Just as the Founders of the greatest republic known to man understood that the only way for a free and just society to exist requires government control left in the hands of the people, the very same applies today.

Trump a changed man

Many Republicans and conservatives have one big thing in common these days: They don't trust Donald Trump. In him they see a man who has been a Democrat and has supported liberals, including the Clintons, for years. It certainly is easy to see why people distrust him, particularly when he is so bombastic, insulting and demanding.

Sea-claims ruling biased

In order to grant the Philippines a favorable ruling, the Permanent Court of Arbitration classified all islands in the South China Sea as "reefs" ("U.S., allies watch for challenge from China on court ruling over sea claims," Web, July 12). It even classified Taiping Island as a "reef."

School choice means innovation

Israel Teitelbaum (and many others) miss the boat when they focus on liberty and "freedom to choose" as the key justification for charter schools, vouchers and the Education Freedom Accounts Act ("'A Republic — if you can keep it,'" Web, July 12).

Trump's no dunce

Wesley Pruden's comment that there is "ample evidence that the Donald is an uneducated lout" reminds me of Clark Clifford's remark that President Ronald Reagan was an "amiable dunce" ("The election to terrify us all," Web, July 11).

Vilifying officers endangers lives

Police actions in Ferguson, Mo., New York, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, La., and Minnesota have been in the news, and a few police officers have been seen using excessive force and shooting people. I believe a small number of police officers use excessive force, and these officers should be held accountable for their actions. However, the vast majority of police officers diligently do their duty and treat criminals and suspects fairly.

Ginsburg's constitution contempt

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's disdain for the political process parallels her contempt for the U.S. Constitution ("Donald Trump on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 'Her mind is shot -- resign,'" Web, July 13).

In Ukraine, corruption on rise

James A. Lyons' "A 'culture of impunity'" (Web, 10 July) made me remember the American playwright Arthur Miller, who two days after his wedding reportedly found out that his new wife, Marilyn Monroe, was a drug user. Perhaps because of Monroe's immersion in the Hollywood culture of addiction impunity, Joe DiMaggio divorced her. Now, two years after Ukraine's pro-E.U. Maidan revolution, something similar is happening to the West.

Politicians itching for a fight

If I didn't know any better, I'd think major U.S. power players were itching to set Americans against each other. The actions I was brought up to believe were racist are today heralded by the president of our country as some kind of heroic theater. Two successive top attorneys have turned their backs on blatant illegal and racist activity while Americans have looked on in utter disbelief.

Selective outrage on shootings

How many times have we heard the Black Lives Matter movement protest the shootings that occur almost daily in Chicago? Approxmately zero. It appears to me that shootings of black people by other black people is acceptable to Black Lives Matter. The only time these protestors get upset is when a black person is shot by a white officer. This shows the hypocrisy of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Miracles happen with our help

Opinion polls proclaim that a majority of Americans are distraught and disturbed about our nation's presumptive political leaders. Many also deeply despair the natural disasters, here in West Virginia and elsewhere. They mourn the divisive rhetoric and hate-filled violence that stalks the well-being of our families and our nation.

Press, supporters complicit

Many in the mainstream press have bent over backward to portray the "Black Lives Matter" movement in the most positive light possible -- despite the fact that they have chanted in unison "Pigs in a blanket; fry them like bacon," and "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!"

Settle gun debate now

One of the arguments the National Rifle Association and Donald Trump keep raising against stricter gun control laws is this: If people in crowds had been allowed to carry weapons, the death toll in mass shootings (such as those in Paris, Orlando and now Dallas) would have been dramatically lower.

Trump would improve Supreme Court

Think about it: A vote for Hillary Clinton means a lifetime for the next socialist Supreme Court justices she appoints, and possibly four to eight years of Hillary, followed most likely by a President Elizabeth Warren.

Say no to Clinton

Hillary Clinton should have her security clearance revoked. Her reckless negligence and poor judgment while secretary of state has endangered America's national security.

Incapabale of governance

The FBI's recommendation of no criminal indictment of Hillary Clinton in "Servergate," accompanied by its scathing indictment of Mrs. Clinton's professional leadership skills in the matter, backlights a very underreported aspect of the presidential campaign: Mrs. Clinton is flat-out incompetent.

CPUSA endorsement telling

The Communist Party (CPUSA) has been broadcasting its support for the Democratic Party and candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. However, for some reason, our media have failed to take notice. The liberal media writes about Donald Trump and support from white nationalists. So what gives?