Re “Amelia Earhart did not die in a Pacific plane crash, a newly revealed photo suggests” (sacbee.com, July 5): Based on other evidence concerning the disappearance of Amelia Earhart I found credibility in the idea that she and her navigator Fred Noonan crash landed on the beach of a deserted Pacific island and died of starvation. That was bad enough. But now with this newly released photograph as possible proof of Earhart and Noonan in Japanese custody, and the two of them perhaps dying in a Japanese prison camp, the tragedy of this American character is worse than ever.
William J. Hughes, Sacramento
Re “Will your daughters have to register for the draft? No, Republicans say” (sacbee.com, July 7): As a progressive Democrat and feminist, I believe that many Democratic office-holders have lost their way on this issue. While Democrats in the House Armed Services Committee led an effort to require women to register with the Selective Service System, the Republican Committee chairman raised the key issue, asking whether we continue to need the selective service. This is the most important question, one which merits full and open debate. The specter of forcing women into military service is not the road to equality. Neither young men nor women should be required to register for a military draft. But everyone who chooses to join the military service should have the full range of opportunities. These choices deserve our support and respect. Please do not sacrifice our right to choose in the name of equality.
Deborah Moreno Cassio, Folsom
The New York Times reported that we may send 100 Chaldean Christian men from Detroit back to Iraq. Have we lost our moral and Christian conscience? Will Immigration authorities deport these men back to Iraq to die? Does one size fit all? If so, are we also willing to leave 100 women as widows and children without a father? Where is Vice President Mike Pence? He is a Christian man. He needs to be in Detroit during this sad time. We are better than this.
Bonnie Williamson, Folsom
Setting it straight: A letter on July 8 under the heading, Ann Coulter, omitted the signature of the writer, Paul Greisen of Sacramento. Greisen’s letter ran atop a letter by Michael Santos of Antelope. A corrected version appears at sacbee.com, letters to the editor.
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