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Media must do its job

Malcolm X said: “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” For over three years we’ve been told by the mainstream media that Donald Trump is a Russian asset and that he colluded with Russia to win the presidential election. Though the Mueller report found no evidence of any such collusion, the Democratic establishment in Washington is unable to understand how it lost in 2016. Surely Trump had help.

Stop impeachment hogwash

“Hogwash” is the kitchen refuse given to hogs, and it has come to mean ‘ludicrously false statements.’ A lot of it is currently being dumped on Americans regarding the Ukraine inquiry. The lie is that politicians have obtained certainty by reading another person’s mind. This is an evil baby step toward the world’s worst evil.

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Why socialists hate freedom

Socialism's core goals fall into three broad streams: 1) Most economic activity is brought under government control; individual wealth creation and goals, innovation, freedom of choice and free-market forces are gone (think Medicare for All and the Green New Deal); 2) Income is "redistributed" (i.e., "excess" wealth is taken from the "rich" and spread around); and 3) Private property and the middle class are abolished.

Cherry-picking 'legal scholars'

Where were the Democrats' distinguished legal scholars when President Obama betrayed Ukraine? Mr. Obama asked Vladimir Putin for "space" in the run-up to the 2012 elections, with assurance of resolving "missile defense" issues. In March 2013, Mr. Obama obligingly cancelled the final phase of the European Missile Defense System, and then sat on his hands when Russia annexed Ukraine in February and March 2014. Yet the phrases "bribery," "abuse of authority," "inviting foreign intervention," "quid pro quo," "withholding lethal military aid," "undermining national security" and "treason" never came up.

Stop 'corpocracy'

Recently learning how controls over capitalist systems and markets have made some European nations more competitive, accessible and free — thus further favoring consumers and workers — than North America has left me seeing how we, the latter, are increasingly under corpocratic rule ("Andrew Yang on impeachment: 'This is going to be a loser,'" Web, Dec. 5).

Rude tweets not "high crimes"

Why the rush for impeachment ("Dems scrambling for impeachment vote by Christmas: 'We must move swiftly'" Web, Dec. 4) ? Is the weight of President Trump's "high crimes" about to sink the republic? Or are Democrats beginning to comprehend that the impeachment circus, directed by manifestly partisan politicians, is a self-made trap?

Left's guilt transference

When our country gives foreign aid to another country, it is frequently done in an effort to affect the foreign country's policies. We have historically tried to eliminate human-rights abuses and improve living conditions and policies with such aid.

No legal grounds for impeachment

The Democrats have played their deceptive attempt to impeach President Trump in a manner that is against everything for which our basic rule of law has stood for more than two centuries. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Smith lied again when he said there is overwhelming evidence against Mr. Trump. Asking Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to reopen incomplete investigations concerning Ukraine's work with the Democratic National Committee to dig up dirt against Mr. Trump in support of his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton was justified. Delaying aid to Ukraine was justified.

Hearings a despicable show

The first thing that popped into my mind as the Democrats conducted Wednesday's impeachment hearing was "The Three Stooges" show, because it truly was a Hollywood performance ("GOP witness says there is no evidence of bribery in impeachment inquiry," Web, Dec. 4). It was orchestrated by the counsel representing the Democrats, as he gave complete latitude to the "stooges" and stiff-armed professor Jonathan Turley.

Obama deserved impeachment

So, Rep. Jerry Nadler may use much of the time during today's Judiciary Committee hearing to have constitutional scholars attempt to characterize President Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as "high crimes and misdemeanors," justifying impeachment ("Trump set to spurn impeachment hearing, White House says," Web, Nov. 27). I would encourage the American people to review what didn't justify impeachment — and we need only review the actions of our last president to see these.

Congress' despicable behavior

As one of the millions of hard-working, taxpaying American citizens, I am appalled by the current state of affairs in America. The circus we have in Washington, specifically in the U.S. House of Representatives, affects us all.

Pythonesque Democrats

Living in Britain, I enjoyed the humor of John Cleese and his associates in the TV program "Monty Python's Flying Circus." The series and its later films highlighted an ability to poke fun at the pomposity of life. It led to the coining of a new English word, pythonesque, which is used to describe the ridiculous.

Not entitled to special treatment

The tactics of the LGBTQ lobby to undermine the rule of law and trample the rights of other Americans by playing the victim at every turn must not be allowed to succeed. The latest heinous example is the attempt of certain Department of Justice LGBTQ employees to confuse the public with regard to Attorney General William Barr and influence the Supreme Court with regard to the cases involving gay and transgender plaintiffs now before the court ("Justice Department's LGBTQ workers say administration's stance on protections harming morale," Web, Nov. 28).

What abuse of power?

The Democrats and career bureaucrats in the federal government are learning that the president of the United States has the ultimate authority in the executive branch of government. The deep-state lifers have their own agenda and they are finding out the hard way that the president has the ultimate authority to assert his own agenda.

Clintons still in it to win it

While the desperate Clintons continue working hard to manipulate and lead their long line of anonymous, deep-state operatives into attemting to impeach Donald Trump, what's become clear are deeper Clinton motivations to secretly destroy the Trump-Pence presidency.