Climate change and evacuations
Re “A crystal clear choice on climate change” (Editorials, Oct.13): This editorial says it all. From a climate change perspective Hillary Clinton must be your choice for president. However, what else is at stake?
One way to view this is in terms of caravans. In the last week, we have witnessed millions of people in caravans of cars traveling out of southeastern cities. In evacuation centers they will wait to find out if their home has survived flooding. Many will not receive good news. They will return to find their homes under water, with all their possessions lost.
In August in Louisiana, 40,000 homes were damaged. The loss of homes in North Carolina is expected to be in the thousands. Without decisive efforts to fight climate change, the caravans will grow larger and larger. To paraphrase an old spiritual, “People get ready there’s a caravan a-coming.”
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Harold Ferber, Elk Grove
Thank you to the firefighters
The hot, dry summer isn’t over yet, and once again, we can see the telltale smoke of a grass fire from our front yards. A helicopter flies overhead and hovers, so we look to see how close the fire may be. Last summer it was way too close and folks were lining up horse trailers, getting ready to move out. We look around at our animals and our homes and review what has to be grabbed in case of emergency – dogs, cats, birds, phone, etc. and hold our breath.
We are in the Sac Metro area and are lucky to be near the Placer County line, so two sets of firefighters are ready to respond fast and efficiently. I just want to say thank you to the firefighters for being amazing at what they do for us. I am filled with admiration, gratitude and relief.
Kerin Gould, Elverta
A hypocritical recommendation
Re “The many reasons to support Clinton, not just stop Trump” (Editorials, Oct. 2): I believe I still have the newspaper from the ’90s where The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board recommended that I vote for Bill Clinton even after everyone knew of the sexual atrocities that he committed in the Oval Office. So who does The Bee want to recommend, somebody who repeatedly and knowingly risked our national security or somebody who talked about girls with another man and was recorded doing it? The Bee’s editorial board wouldn’t want to be called a hypocrite, would it?
Why I am going to vote for Trump
Best put by Dr. Ben Carson concerning the Supreme Court: Both candidates gave detailed answers, but one word was missing from Hillary Clinton’s list of qualities – the Constitution. This was a glaring omission that should concern every American.
I feel my Christian values are attacked everywhere. I find it hard to believe the American people do not care that both the Clintons have lied under oath. They believe they are above the law. They collect millions of dollars from foreign countries that subject women to the total rule of men.
Diane Petty, Nevada City
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