Letters: Biden, Trump, inauguration, insurrection, COVID

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No justice, no healing

Re: “‘We will not heal and unify with words alone’” by Foon Rhee (Editor’s note, Jan. 19):

Where’s the part where [President Biden] talks specifically about bringing justice to every one of the criminals who have run rampant over the last four years?

Ben Ecker, via Facebook

White supremacy

Just a little feedback from the other side of the aisle: “We must root out extremism and white supremacy.” I am not a white supremacist, but we cannot go about making thoughts crimes; this is not 1984 brought to reality. Further, you will not end white supremacy by continually touting the fact that you are bringing in people from all over the world and championing “diversity” because that message is explicit in making those “non-diverse” people the enemy and the people specifically targeted for racial/gender discrimination by these initiatives. If you want to people to stop identifying as their gender or race, stop constantly pushing narratives about race and gender. It is inflaming the situation, not healing anything.

Bill Bixby, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Political cartooning

Re: “After Trump” by Clay Jones (Editorial cartoon, Jan. 20):

Excellent! Love to see editorial cartooning thriving in this post-Trump era (had to take that phrase out for a spin). As if politicians and politics would somehow cease to be lampoonable.

Michael Morris, via sacramento.newsreview.com

Corrupt Trumps

Re: “Goodbye, grifters” by Clay Jones (Editorial cartoon, Jan. 18):

They’ll need to do an audit; these people are crooks. Melania [Trump] is being investigated for the missing inauguration money.

Alek Vicius, via Facebook

No pardon

Re: “Never forget the #SeditioiusGOP caucus” by Foon Rhee (Editor’s note, Jan. 11):

Couple of things (and I’m not a Trump supporter). If [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi wants to see a “real” insurrection, she’s going about it the right way. If they remove Trump prior to the inauguration, Pence becomes president, for a short time, and will pardon Trump.

Tom Caves, via Facebook

‘L’ for loser

You cannot be pardoned for a conviction associated with impeachment. Trump’s gonna have to eat that L for the rest of his days.

Benjamin R. Schilter, via Facebook

Weak response

To me the big question is why did the Capitol police not respond more forcefully? Why did they not start shooting many of those who breached the Capitol and especially inside? Are they not the best trained police to protect the Capitol and the country?

Although Trump did incite the mob that breached the Capitol, he managed or calculatingly threw in a few words of peace too prior. I am not sure he should be impeached for inciting. Perhaps most egregious or treasonous was the response to the break at the time it happened. Maryland had to wait for hour or more to move troops. Why did they not get the OK earlier? Why did he not instantly demand the end to violence? Investigation into the response is essential.

May Sacramento and it’s beautiful Capitol remain a protected sacred town. Most Democrats, Republicans and other party members want to see peaceful democracy.

Rebecca Wu, via email

Condemning violence

Re: “Making an impact” by Foon Rhee (Editor’s note, Jan. 18):

I received an email from [Sean] Lololee condemning the violence almost immediately after the event at our Capitol. Don’t know why you want to make it seem like he didn’t care as well as the two new women.

Karen Solberg, via email

Finding farm workers

Re: “Health officers across Sacramento region brace for COVID-19 vaccinations in rural communities” by Scott Thomas Anderson (News, Jan. 14):

The difficulty is the second shot. Migrant farm workers may not be in the same county when they need the second shot. It is going to be a logistical nightmare.

Dougal Noblett, via Facebook

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1 Comment on "Letters: Biden, Trump, inauguration, insurrection, COVID"

  1. Caitlin Johnstone has the right idea: Counter Trumpism By Ending The Conditions Which Created It, Not With Authoritarian Policies. Everything else is a distraction.

    See https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2021/01/22/you-counter-trumpism-by-ending-the-conditions-which-created-it-not-with-authoritarian-policies/

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