Letters to the Editor

Trump, Clinton, debate, voting and a stolen sign

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had their final debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had their final debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Associated Press pool

Both candidates are questionable

Re “Fiery final fight” (Page 1A, Oct. 20): Like many others, I just watched the third and (thank God) final presidential debate. I am left with this observation – God help America. Neither of these morally bankrupt miscreants is mentally and emotionally fit to be elected to the highest office of this great country.

Sharon Gill, Sacramento

Research and vote intelligently

Re “Stop whining and discrediting election, Obama tells Trump” (Page 1A, Oct. 19): One man, running for president of the United States, through his self-serving, vulgar and uninformed statements and behavior, has come close to damaging a process that has made us the greatest free nation on Earth.

I cannot mention his name alongside FDR, Truman, Johnson, Eisenhower and other great patriots. It would be a grievous insult. I am 85 years old. I proudly remember listening to FDR’s “fireside chats.” After coming home from Korea, I proudly voted for Eisenhower. I am proud of my country.

I have a question. Why do so many citizens vote from ignorance and the biased pleadings of expensive ads? I would tell them to do their research and not vote from ignorance.

Elliott McCloud,


Falling for the Clinton narrative

Re “Trump displays debatable commitment to democracy” (Editorials, Oct. 20): Here we go with the crybaby narrative that Donald Trump won’t accept the election results. Based on past voter fraud in certain cities and counties, he said, “I’ll wait and see if it looks like there was any fraud.”

Trump’s staff and vice presidential pick made clear he will accept an honest election. The Bee’s editorial board should be ashamed of jumping on this anti-Trump bandwagon since the board does not support voter-ID laws. There is nothing racist about checking an ID, which we all are required to do in many facets of life.

Paul Reid, Folsom

Choosing our next president

Anyone who is a high school graduate, completed a trade-school program or other curriculum, has a good capacity to learn facts (i.e., truth, evidence) and apply this learning to situations encountered in their jobs.

Every four years our nation conducts an election process where candidates seek to convince these same adults they have 1) the knowledge, 2) skill, and 3) sound decision-making ability for a position that simultaneously confronts our nation’s most difficult problems and have solutions with the most benefit for mankind.

Given America’s leading position in the world, the person we select as our president must clearly demonstrate the above three qualities. Voters may add additional merits they prefer while recognizing a clone of Albert Einstein, Pope John Paul II or Eleanor Roosevelt does not exist. Scrutinize the candidates, use your best logic and vote.

Dan Fong,

Rancho Cordova

Sorry your Trump sign was stolen

Re “Unfortunate signs of our time” (Letters, Oct. 18): I was horrified when I first saw the outsized Donald Trump sign on Russ Brown’s front lawn in Carmichael, as I feel Trump is neither qualified nor temperamentally suited to be president. However, I was more horrified days later when I saw his outsized handmade notation that the sign had been stolen.

The sign was so large that I would suggest teenage girls might be stealing it for their own purposes. Teenage girls, in my experience as a retired high school teacher, are generally not interested in constitutional amendments or anyone’s freedom of speech other than their own.

I will agree with Brown, however, that this election and the behavior of both candidates and constituents has been the most embarrassing I’ve seen in over 40-plus years of voting. I look forward to being able to take all of our signs down. I am sorry for Brown’s loss.

Patricia Davis, Carmichael


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