Letters to the Editor

Marijuana laws, money making and double standards

America, the legalization of marijuana is not the answer.

Low-income and working people left out with Pulse

GRTC needs to help working people and old people, particularly those who don’t have anyone to help them get back and forth to the store to get food.

No rejoicing in ‘Lost Cause’

Re “Davis must go: Commission recommends removing Confederate president’s statue, but not others,” Free Press July 5-7 edition:

‘More important things to be concerned with’

History is very important. It shows the road that we, as a people, have traveled. It has not been easy. However, we have made advances.

Commission blows its opportunity

I have three quick thoughts about the Monument Avenue proposals.

Time for ‘principle and bravery’

Re Column “Dems can stall another Scalia on High Court,” Free Press July 5-7 edition:

Clarion call to vote

During former President Richard Nixon’s impeachment hearing, the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan said the following: “My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total. I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator ...

Human rights not suspended when crossing lines

Lady Liberty, once a beacon of hope for the world’s desperate and persecuted, became a hollow symbol on June 11 when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, announced “zero-tolerance” policies that deny relief to asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence.

Immigration, the law and border walls

America is a place of opportunity for the good as well as the bad. That’s why immigrants are trying to get here, even with the threat of losing their children.

Double standard?

Why are Wells Fargo executives not going to prison for their crimes? They opened unauthorized accounts for their customers. They took out unauthorized car insurance for those who got car loans. In Philadelphia, they forced black borrowers to get more ...

Mixed feelings about Winnie Mandela

Re “ ‘Mother of South Africa’ dies at 81,” an obituary on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Free Press April 5-7 edition:

‘The choice is ours’

I believe God is the spirit of love and compassion. The devil is the spirit of evil, with no compassion. I believe God wants all of us to love people more than money.

Medicaid expansion is ‘designed to plunder from taxpayers’

Re Letter to the Editor, “Medicaid expansion is a moral imperative,” Free Press April 19-21 edition:

Hear history from one who made it

In recent days, we’ve enjoyed some wonderful reflections about the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his colleagues during the mid-1960s peak of the Civil Rights Movement.

Double standard?

I usually do not send in my opinion concerning various issues, even though I may have one. But this time, I must respond.