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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, July 07, 2018 1:00 am


More Trump mud

In response to Warren Mead's letter (“Left can't give Trump his due on summit,” July 1), I have to disagree.

No. 1, President Barack Obama never met with North Koreans, and if he did, the Republicans would have voted to impeach him. No. 2: President Donald Trump has already nominated himself for the Nobel: “North Korea is nuclear free, and I alone have done it.” North Korea continues with its nuclear program while Trump says Vladimir Putin told him there was no collusion. So let's just believe that North Korea has no nuclear program, and Putin tells the truth, all because Trump says so.

So Trump's “historic accomplishment” is no more than another piece of mud on the wall, hoping that it sticks. Let this bunch know when Trump has a “historic accomplishment.”

Fred Mitchell

Columbia City

America turning back on its own history

What are we becoming? Is it just me, or are others feeling the same? I ask these questions because of all the negative news I have read or heard recently.

Unless we are descendants of some American Indian tribe, we are all immigrants. Even though we were lucky enough to be born in America, our parents, grandparents or ancestors came here from some other country. They had come here either to escape tyranny or to make a better life for themselves and their children. So why is our government trying its best to keep out all those who are seeking to live where violence is minimal compared to the places they have come from? All they are after is a safe place to live and work and raise their children in a nonviolent environment.

Some of the best people I know are immigrants who came here and helped build this country. They served in the armed forces and some even gave their lives to protect our way of life. As the greatest country on earth, are we becoming isolationists? I wonder if anyone in power has ever read about or even heard of the 1930s in Europe and the mood of our own people during that time. It took a terrible war to try to restore better living conditions for all. In most cases it did.

I only hope that we can do better to alleviate the current problems at our borders and help all who just want to be safe and raise their children just like our parents, grandparents or ancestors did.

Jim Furos

Fort Wayne

Try a little kindness

Why is it so hard for people to follow directions given to them? It seems there are some groups of people who think they don't have to obey the rules given to them. They instead would rather open their big mouths and cause a scene and then holler discrimination when things don't go their way.

All Ms. (Robyn) Rodgers (who was kicked off a flight at Fort Wayne International Airport in a dispute over her phone with a flight attendant) had to do was just obey and not try to argue with the attendant. But, no, she decided to cause a scene. I think she got what she deserved under the law. Next time maybe she'll just shut up and not get mouthy.

Kindness goes a long way. Give the attendant some applause for doing her job.


Fort Wayne