Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Cameron Park firefighters raffle off an AR-15? Unbelievable.

Re: “Cameron Park fundraiser raffles off an AR-15 after Florida shooting. Some were ‘in shock’” (sacbee.com, Feb. 18): Unbelievable! Such greed! So insensitive! Good job now making Cameron Park part of the problem instead of being brave. I use to think of firemen as heroes. Not in Cameron Park, they push assault weapons onto their community in exchange for a little cash? Let’s hope that not one of our children or other love ones ends up in the sights of this deadly assault weapon.

Opinion

Letters: Donald Trump wants a military parade? Seriously?

Re “Trump should lead from the front if he wants a military parade” (California Forum, Feb. 7): Donald Trump’s turn to embrace the symbol of dictatorships, a display of military might with stiff-legged strutting soldiers, completes his journey to occupy the same stage as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. Trump reverts to be a child playing with his toy soldiers surrounded by their armaments. Trump believes he needs to boast that his march exceeds them all. Men and women who risk their lives in the service of our nation are not movie extras in a reality show episode and their sacrifice is much more than a half-time celebration. Trump reveals again his dismal readiness to govern and his preference to be a drum major.

Opinion

Letters: Trump’s military parade would be silly, costly and polluting

Re Re “Trump should lead from the front if he wants a military parade” (California Forum, Feb. 7): For my 10th birthday, my dreams were fulfilled when I got the highly sought after Remco Bulldog tank. I’ll bet President Donald Trump had one too. In the desire of a U.S. military parade, it seems Trump either has a lingering case of childhood fantasy or wishes to flaunt his braggadocio. (I think it’s really the precision of the North Korean military parades that have him going). Either way, he’s dragging us along on yet another a wild ride, one that will cost millions: in taxpayer dollars and in CO2 emissions.

California's sanctuary state status draws protesters outside federal court hearing

Protesters rally outside during a federal court hearing in Sacramento on California's sanctuary state status, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.