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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 1:00 am


Immigration policies antithesis of biblical

For the moment, separation of families at the border has stopped. Unfortunately, there's no way of telling whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions will get President Donald Trump's approval to start again.

To give biblical assurance to this act, Sessions referenced Romans 13: 1-7 but conveniently omitted the verses that follow. Romans 13: 9-10 states “whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”

As with all CINOs (Christians in Name Only), Sessions is cherry-picking the Bible to suit his needs. Separating minor children from their parents is the antithesis of love. Congratulations to the United Methodist Church for taking him to task on this.

Patricia G. Stahlhut

Fort Wayne

Trump deserves same respect given Obama

I did not vote for Barack Obama. But he got elected, which made him the president. And, yes, I didn't like a lot of things he did. But he was the president of the country, and I had to respect him for that. The country was told to lay off of his children (as it should be).

Oh, what a double standard. Movie stars were going to leave the country if Donald Trump was elected. They're still here.

The horrible things they have said about Trump's children have gone way beyond deplorable. The latest quote in  a tweet from actor Peter Fonda: “Rip Barron out of his mother's arms and put him in a cage of pedophiles.” A new low. Shame, shame, shame.

To the Democrats and liberals, I say, you can vote again in three years. Grow up, stop pouting – you lost fair.

We had to accept and put up with Obama. Please do the same for Trump. The United States is still the best country in the world. There is much to do, but he has done much already.


Fort Wayne

Legacy Fund awards stray far from vision

Many years ago, Mayor Ivan Lebamoff had a dream. His vision was to set aside the money from leasing City Light to I&M Electric Company and preserving those funds for area projects and necessities that would benefit the citizens of the community. I happened to be present when Lebamoff and Sol Rothberg formulated the idea of creating this rainy day fund, and it seemed to be a worthwhile and promising endeavor for future generations of Summit City residents.

It appalls me to see what local politicians are doing with this City Light Lease Fund, now called the Legacy Fund. Instead of directing the Legacy Fund toward badly needed infrastructure repairs and improvements, they seem to be rubber-stamping and throwing money at every dubious and hare-brained scheme that comes before them like the riverfront project or the rebirth of the General Electric “campus.”

Speaking of GE, instead of financing some pie-in-the-sky development of these old asbestos-riddled buildings, they should be condemned, torn down and the bill sent to GE. Now that would be real civic improvement.

Our current mayor and City Council seem to be going through this Legacy Fund like Gen. Sherman through Georgia. I think Mayor Lebamoff and Mr. Rothberg are rolling over in their graves seeing what is happening now. Some legacy...

Steven W. Boerger

Fort Wayne