Monday, November 12, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Friday’s letters: This is not the way democracy is supposed to work

White House fires back
at anonymous column | Sept. 6

Itís not the way democracy works

In the anonymous op-ed published by the New York Times, the writer claims, "We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do whatís right even when Donald Trump wonít." The trouble is, thatís not the democratic process. Putting aside the question of Russian tampering (which the party in power refuses to publicly recognize), the voters elected this administration. When the writer says, "steer the administration in the right direction," he is really saying, "stay in power so that we can get what we want, which we couldnít get if we did what was right." They have, in other words, unlawfully seized power from the American people. This cannot be allowed to continue.

Rebecca Hendricks, Clearwater

What half of America knew

Both Bob Woodwardís book, Fear, and the anonymous op-ed in the New York Times expound on President Donald Trumpís incompetency and ineptness to be president. Half the population knew that the evening of Nov. 6, 2016.

But President Trump, late Wednesday afternoon, read from a list of accomplishments of his administration: unemployment down, jobs up, the tax cut, etc. Even President Trump should know that a broken clock tells the correct time twice a day.

David Lubin, Tampa

Why not Pence as president?

Republican leaders should band together to do all they can to push President Donald Trump to resign. Although it is highly unlikely that this egomaniac would acquiesce, the gains for Republicans would be significant. The conservative Republican agenda would be well-served by a President Mike Pence. Thus, conservative Republicans would lose nothing with Trumpís removal, but in Mike Pence they would gain an all-important moral compass.

Robin George Yates, St. Petersburg

The chaos president

Itís too bad that more voters didnít take former Florida Gov. Jeb Bushís warning to heart regarding Donald Trump: If you elect a chaos candidate, you will get a chaos president.

Sandra Palmer, Redington Shores

A slogan for Democrats

I have the perfect campaign slogan for the Democrats in the upcoming elections: "Make America Great Again!" Perfect, donít you think, in light of what we have in America right now?

Jeff Radley, Lithia

Jordan Ďfailed by the systemí | Sept. 6

Where to put the blame

Contrary to your front-page headline, this poor child was not failed by "the system." He was, like so many children today, failed first and foremost by his biological parents.

Because of so much reckless procreation, child welfare agencies have to engage in damage control and unfairly receive most of the blame. Reading the backgrounds of his mother and father, he was doomed from the day he was conceived, and they should be considered the real failures.

Joseph Brown, Tampa

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Monday’s letters: Use smart building to mitigate hurricane damage

Monday’s letters to the editor
Published: 11/11/18

Sunday letters: Rebuild 850 maintains focus on needs of Hurricane Michael-damaged Panhandle communities

Sunday’s letters to the editor
Published: 11/09/18

Saturday’s letters: Pinellas Commissioner Welch defends his actions regarding his wife

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Published: 11/09/18

Friday’s letters: Making sense of the midterms

Friday’s letters to the editor
Published: 11/09/18

Thursday’s letters: Reflections on the elections

These are Thursday’s letters to the editor
Published: 11/07/18

Wednesday’s letter: Use filters to remove lead from school drinking water

Wednesday’s letters to the editor
Published: 11/06/18

Tuesday’s letters: Clearwater’s vice mayor explains why she will vote for strong mayor

These are Tuesday’s letters to the editor
Published: 11/05/18

Saturday’s letters: The October letter of the month

These are Saturday’s letters to the editor
Published: 11/02/18

Sunday’s letters: Clearwater does not need a strong mayor to be strong

Sunday’s letters to the editor
Published: 11/02/18

Friday’s letters: If this is a referendum on Trump, so be it

Friday’s letters to the editor
Published: 11/01/18