Letters for August 4, 2016

So sad, such BS

Re “On political unicorns” by Rachel Leibrock (SN&R Editor’s Note, July 28):

Perhaps in your personal life honesty, credibility and integrity are subjective. How very sad for you and the people you associate with. In my world, those traits are tantamount to a civilized society, and most people still adhere to those principals. I don’t agree with some of Bernie Sanders’ platform, but he, unlike Hillary or Donald, has always demonstrated those traits. The DNC threw him under the bus. Your sentence, “good for you for sticking to your convictions regardless of the possible outcome,” was a slam to those of us who still have convictions. I expect you are a “Hillary is a woman so vote for her as the lesser of two evils” person. BS. I (and a lot of other honest, decent people) would rather not vote at all if you have to “hold your nose” to vote. If that hands the election to Trump, so be it. At least I won’t compromise my beliefs to accommodate one party or the other. That’s hardly subjective.

Dan Altman


Loving on Trump

Re “On political unicorns” by Rachel Leibrock (SN&R Editor’s Note, July 28):

Your paper and Rachel Leibrock have no morals or credibility. Her editorial on Tim Kaine is a perfect example. He is a horrible choice for Democrats. But, he has a D next to his name. If Donald Trump had been named Hillary’s VP choice, you would be loving on him too!

Curt Fry


Blame the liberal women

Re “My White Privilege” by Jeff vonKaenel (SN&R Greenlight, July 28):

I am so sick of the mainstream media portrayals of Republican-registered Bible-believing Christians as a bunch of uncouth, uneducated hicks like those on Duck Dynasty. The media makes accusations about conservatives’ political beliefs based on what certain people say about immigrants and others not like them. Your article accuses presidential candidate Trump and conservatives who voted for him as “tough on Islam” as if that means if all conservative Christians “hate” Muslims. No, the opposition to “Islam” is not racism against Arabs, but against an ideology that developed in the Middle Ages to take away control of the Holy Land from the Christian world, especially because they didn’t want Christians to decide to hand it over to Jews. Followers of this ideology that calls itself itself “peaceful” still make violent attacks against Christians in their countries as well as against Americans and Jews in Israel, and do it proclaiming “Allah” in their Koran. The liberal women we have in public offices such as Hillary Clinton haven’t made it clear to the Muslim world there will be retaliation for attacking Americans or Israel, and as president, Hillary simply will not have the respect of Muslims that they would have for a conservative Christian man.

Michelle Kunert

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