Regarding the article, “Cracker Barrel settles suit over handicapped parking,” (May 18) … am I missing something here? A handicapped person sues a restaurant because her wheelchair would roll away before she could get into it. Did she get hurt? Did the wheelchair do damage? Why not just inform the restaurant about the slope of the area involved? Why a lawsuit? And if the restaurant was negligent in resurfacing the area, why continue to patronize this particular restaurant? If I were the judge, I would have thrown this ridiculous case out of court.
ILEAN GUTHARTZ, WEST PALM BEACH
Since texting while driving is considered a “secondary” offense, why can’t police also issue a citation for “reckless driving” stating in their opinion texting does, in fact, cause reckless driving?
KEN HUTCHINGS, BOYNTON BEACH
Trump lacks context
for overseas trip
I am extremely worried about President Trump’s trip. Historically, his behavior has not been presidential, in my opinion, and his lack of historical background falsely influences him.
I can only hope that our president will honor the United States and his position by acting appropriately while he meets with world leaders, such as King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, leaders from Jordan, Algeria, Niger, Yemen, Morocco, Turkey, Pakistan, Iraq, Tunisia, Pope Francis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.
Most of these world leaders are seasoned players in the complicated, dangerous and uncompromising games of statesmanship. I am concerned that President Trump may be at a disadvantage because of his limited knowledge and understanding of world affairs, politics and agendas.
While his desires may be for the best interest of the United States, often his words and actions create havoc and mistrust in others. I hope while he is flying on Air Force One from site to site, his staff is preparing him sufficiently on each leader, the country’s profile, past history and their current desires. Most importantly, I hope he listens.
KAY JONES, LAKE CLARKE SHORES
Why no satellite
photos of N. Korea?
I read the story in the Palm Beach Post, “Syria executing thousands of foes” (Tuesday). This is terrible, as everyone will agree.
What struck me was the satellite photo, how clear it was. With the technology we have to get such great photos, why have we not gotten and seen any photos of North Korea posted? I’m sure they have some photos of the launch pads or something related to where they are constructed.
Our government says they have submarines but shows no photos of a naval port. Why?
DONALD WEBB, LOXAHATCHEE
Where’s Trump plan
to defeat ISIS?
During the campaign, Donald Trump claimed many times that he had a plan to defeat ISIS quickly. Now, the administration claims that he divulged highly classified information provided to him by one of our intelligence partners in order to enlist Russia’s help in fighting ISIS.
These claims are mutually exclusive: either Trump had a plan to defeat ISIS (for which there is no evidence) and did not need Russia’s assistance, or else he lied and never had a plan, and is now desperate for help in fighting ISIS.
Either way, it is just another in the long list of lies that Donald Trump has told the American people… and continues to tell on a near-daily basis.
MICHAEL KIRSHNER, WEST PALM BEACH