LETTERS: Time for impeachment / Advice for Red Sox / Rain isn’t bad

LETTERS: Time for impeachment / Advice for Red Sox / Rain isn’t bad

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Time for impeachment

Editor:

When Donald Trump was elected, and then appointed ultra-nationalist Stephen Bannon as his senior adviser, I wrote that I would give Mr. Trump the benefit of the doubt, but that I would be vigilant in calling out the condoning of bigotry and anti-Semitism. He has now shown us that he either is willing to accept or actively supports racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism from his supporters.

In his statement August 12, Mr. Trump said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.” However, the bigotry and anti-Semitism displayed at Charlottesville did not come from many sides. They came from one side only — the side of the KKK and the Nazis who waved Confederate flags, swastikas, and, yes, Trump signs. They chanted, “We will not be replaced by Jews.” Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said the rally’s purpose was to “fulfill the promises of Donald Trump.” This rhetoric didn’t seem to bother Mr. Trump. Indeed, his statement buoyed the hate groups. The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer (the name is taken from the SS) wrote, “Trump’s comments were good. He did not attack us. He just said that the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us. ... No condemnation at all.” I believe they understood Mr. Trump’s comments perfectly. He refuses to disavow these people and groups because they support him, and for Mr. Trump, that is all that matters.

If Donald Trump will not condemn the Klan, the Nazis, and their supporters for their hateful rhetoric and actions, then we must stand up ourselves and condemn him. I condemn Donald Trump as a bigot, an anti-Semite, and anti-American. He should not continue to be the president of the United States. I urge everyone to support efforts to impeach him.

Robert A. Axelrod, Meriden

Sox advice

Editor:

I submit the following regarding the Red Sox: If they are to stay in first place they have to stop having these “Too many” things: 1) Too many runners left on base. 2) Stop taking the first pitch that is a strike; then often they foul off the next pitch for a 0-2 count. 3) Know when to call the Bull Pen before it’s too late.

John O. Roy, Wallingford

Water: We all need it

Editor:

Water is life! I don’t know how to emphasize this more! Without water plants don’t grow and food is not available. So why do weather people treat rain as a terrible thing? Do you think that you would rather live in the desert! Do you confuse desert and dessert? I am a gardener, I rejoice in rain as it makes my vegetables grow and prosper. I am sure many farmers think the same! I believe we should rejoice in the rain and not be sad! Rain brings life! Get your priorities straight!

Roy Blazejowski, Meriden


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