Letters to the Editor

Letters: Sanctuary state + Tom McClintock + School vouchers + Donald Trump

Rep. Tom McClintock, R- Elk Grove, in March.
Rep. Tom McClintock, R- Elk Grove, in March. rbenton@sacbee.com

Sanctuary state

Re “California will soon be a ‘sanctuary state’ for undocumented immigrants” (sacbee.com, Sept. 16): Since the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown believe California is entitled to defy federal immigration law, we must assume counties, cities and school boards can defy any state statute, including rules on illegal immigration. Once you set a course of defying law to meet your agenda, you set the stage for anarchy. That is what the Legislature and governor have done. They will rue their ill-conceived actions because of the unforeseen destructive consequences.

M. J. Hannugan, El Dorado Hills

Tom McClintock

Re “Protesters walk out of Tom McClintock’s town hall, vowing to replace him” (sacbee.com, Sept. 20): Ken Burns’ film shows why the Vietnam War has perhaps forever weakened trust in government, and why protest should never be viewed as being unpatriotic. Unfortunately, the nation ignores the daily, multiple lies by Donald Trump and his administration, and Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, fails to question the president, denies scientific facts, and accepts economic myths. Trump and McClintock could fill a library with unsupported beliefs.

Dan Fong, Rancho Cordova

School vouchers

Re “Transgender kids have a lot to be thankful for – but mostly the California Legislature” (Erika D. Smith, Sept. 20): The transgender kids’ book debacle presents a forceful argument to permit parents to enroll children in private schools with tax vouchers. The column by Erika D. Smith says the state knows best, and shame on all those with different beliefs or opinions. Rubbish. Parents should have the right to direct how their children are educated. The state has no business forcing its political correctness on children against parents’ wishes.

Terence Kilpatrick, Sacramento

Rogue regime

Re “In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ North Korea” (sacbee.com, Sept. 19): How ironic that President Donald Trump decries rogue regimes, when he leads one of his own.

Robert Turnage, West Sacramento


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