Letters to the Editor

Trump is doing his best

I completely disagree with what Jim Turner expressed in his editorial about President Trump in the June 17 edition of the Southeast Iowa Union.

Our president has more than met the challenges of his office while having to fight the liberal media and the Democrats since Day 1 of his election. Before the COVID-19 virus, the United States had the lowest unemployment in our nation’s history and the highest stock market ever. Taxes were cut so businesses could expand and hire more workers. Manufacturers were bringing factories back to the United States. Our border was being protected. Health care and benefits were better for veterans.

He has protected the lives of the unborn by trying to defund Planned Parenthood. He is the only sitting president to address, in person, the March for Life in Washington, D.C. He has stated that children are a gift from God and need to be protected. He is the most pro-life president we have ever had.

Mr. Turner, if you want to see a period when America “lost her soul” look at the Supreme Court’s decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, taking away the unborn child’s right to life. When you no longer respect the life of the innocent unborn child, you no longer respect life at any stage.

Trump rightly states our nation was founded on Christian principles as opposed to what the previous administration promoted. Trump has fought to protect religious freedoms. He donates all his presidential salary to charities.

Turner talks of silver linings and joining protests. I see no silver lining in taking to the streets to destroy other people’s property, erasing history and terrorizing our cities. Some cities have even instituted police-free zones. Really?

I agree we need a unified country. I don’t think we will see unity until law and order is restored, respect is again given to our police who risk their lives for our protection and respect is shown for our flag and our history.

Father’s Day weekend, there were 104 people shot in Chicago, 14 fatally. Where are the Black Lives Matter protesters? Do black lives only matter if they are taken by white police officers? Stop giving the race of a lawbreaker. What difference does their skin color make? They are human, and they broke the law. The media spreads hate by giving the race of the perpetrators and the officers involved.

I blame the liberal media for 90% of our country’s problems. The pen is mightier than the sword. I have not seen even one positive article about our president or his beautiful wife. I feel our country, which is inch by inch accepting socialism, will suddenly awaken and see we have become another Venezuela. Pray this doesn’t happen. Before the next election, check the facts for yourself. Don’t be brainwashed by the liberal media. They hate our president. President Trump is not perfect, but he is doing his level best to make our country great again.

- Karen Crossland, Fairfield