Support Trump, support racism
Re “Sheriff Scott Jones should end his disappointing support for Trump” (Forum, May 22): Anyone claiming that Donald Trump is their choice for president is admitting to the offensive dialogue that he spews.
There are choices. Don’t vote for Trump. If someone is forced into thinking that Trump is the better choice, they support his beliefs of racism, misogyny, and is against those with disabilities and favors bashing veterans. Trump is offensive with his mean, immoral rhetoric.
We need a moral, caring president who will represent America. We need a president who will unify a nation and not divide us, and show other countries that our nation is free of hate.
Lee Dubins, Carmichael
Jones is not endorsing Trump
Phil Serna says that Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones should end his support for Donald Trump. Maybe Serna should listen better. Jones has clearly stated he was voting for Trump but not endorsing him. Jones also made it clear that he doesn’t agree with everything that Trump says or does. I know of no one who agrees with everything their favorite candidate says or does. Serna should not tell someone who is running for Congress whom they should support for president.
Kevin R. Dougherty, Folsom
I’m supporting Donald Trump
I do not agree with Phil Serna’s opinion of Donald Trump. I, like Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, will be voting for Trump. Serna, like all the other Democrats, are quick to oppose Trump. Trump is not a racist or a bigot.
David Brannan, Citrus Heights
Serna should not support Clinton
How disingenuous of Phil Serna to lecture the sheriff about whom he should support for president of the United States. Donald Trump is not my first choice for the Republican nominee but, compared to Hillary Clinton, he is an easy choice.
So, Serna, since I assume you are a supervisor for all the people, making me your constituent, I urge you not to support Clinton. Just like the sheriff, you have a choice and choosing Clinton because you don’t like Trump is not a good choice. You should choose Fido as well.
James Rushford, Sacramento
There’s a choice besides Clinton
Re “Why all the Hillary haters?” (Forum, Jack Ohman, May 22): Hillary Clinton haters are misogynists? Jack Ohman needs to look more deeply into what is happening in this country. American voters should consider themselves blessed that there is still a choice – Bernie Sanders – for those who countenance neither Donald Trump’s neo-fascism nor Clinton’s neoliberal economic tyranny.
It’s hardly misogyny if one rejects both those options. If Elizabeth Warren was in Clinton’s place, I and many others would give her our votes in an instant, and she would be president, hands-down. I hope Sanders picks her as his running mate and announces his intention to do so soon.
Kathryn A. Klar, Richmond
An attempt to justify Clinton
It appears that Jack Ohman’s best and only defense for Hillary Clinton is that others are liars, cheaters and enablers too, so let’s just forget it. This borders on a pathetic attempt to justify a career of non-achievement by Clinton.
And let’s not forget Benghazi, the email scandal, dodging sniper fire in Bosnia, disparaging Monica Lewinsky and the other scandals associated with her.
Lennie Chancey, Roseville
Build it and they will come
Re “Sacramento is fertile ground for fixing homelessness” (Editorial, May 22): No amount of funding will fix homelessness in Sacramento until the city’s policy ensures only Sacramento residents who have become homeless get the benefits. Why? Build it and they will come.
The word will get out that Sacramento has lots of homeless benefits and desperate people will come here from everywhere.
Pay attention to how many of Sacramento’s homeless actually came here from other places. I paid attention after doing an online search a few years ago where I happened upon multiple postings of people suggesting others seeking help go to Sacramento because “I hear they have lots of programs there to help people.”
If policy doesn’t address how to prevent desperate people from migrating to Sacramento from everywhere (i.e. prevent ever-increasing demand), doing more than other cities will not fix homelessness. It will only increase Sacramento’s homeless population greatly and make our homeless problems worse.
Chris Paros, Sacramento
Happy to see Bee pursuing records
Re “If we were counting – and we are – UCD got our request 56 days ago” (Forum, Joyce Terhaar, May 22): Thanks to The Sacramento Bee’s diligence, not only does UC Davis remain on the hook for unanswered questions, but readers continue to receive progress updates.
Far too often, requests for information under the federal Freedom of Information Act and California’s Public Records Act are ignored and/or seriously delayed by public entities. When that happens, requesters are left with few options other than filing lawsuits.
Many who file requests don’t have the resources to pursue such time-consuming efforts. But fortunately The Bee does, and that puts a smile on my face.
John DeKellis, Rocklin
Serious Clinton coverage coming
Re “Hillary, Area 51 and serious questions” (Letters, May 22): Rest easy, Doug Hinchey. You don’t have to worry; 95 percent of talk radio in this nation is sticking it to Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
Then there are the vast majority of evangelical church folk buzzing perpetually how Clinton lies, although they have trouble nailing down what about. Over two decades of investigations starting with Whitewater, which came up empty, surely would stop this female bully who was chosen to be the graduation speaker at Wellesley College.
And you can count on Bernie Sanders’ young minions, who want a free college education, to boo, harass and carry liar-liar signs at public appearances and town-hall meetings.
Hang in there, Doug. Clinton has about as much chance of surviving this election as a dolphin who beaches itself on top of Mount Everest. No need for letters. They’ll all do the witch-hunting for you.
Bob Brauns, Folsom
Cartoons lie about Sanders
Re “Feel the rage” (Forum, Drawing Board, May 22): Ordinarily, when we see an editorial cartoon, we look for satire or a good laugh. We don’t expect to find editorial cartoons used as vehicles for lying. But the Forum editor chose to use cartoons to perpetuate the lie that Bernie Sanders supporters have been violent.
Phil Stokes, Shingle Springs
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