Letters Frankel unresponsive to her vast constituency


Frankel unresponsive

to her vast constituency

For many years I had Congressman Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, as my representative. To his credit, he always answered every letter I sent him. He was very easy to contact with an email address, phones in his offices and fax lines. I am a Republican, which meant nothing to him as a Democrat.

Now, due to a change in districts, I inherited Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach. One day I tried to find ways to contact her. The email address for her is wrong on her web page. In addition, I must fill out a dossier to show I am not a robocaller. Her email is impossible to find, get or use.

In addition, she is disloyal not only to Republicans but to the No. 1 part-time resident of Palm Beach County, President Donald Trump. For this congresswoman to ask for impeachment is totally out of order.

In this county, there are thousands of her constituents who do not agree with her. What is she afraid of? A congressman or woman is supposed to be available to their constituents. These members of Congress get a massive budget for offices, two or three of them, and several people to help their constituents. Frankel has enough resources to make herself available.

STEVE LANDES, BOYNTON BEACH

Flagler Shore not

packing them in

Does anyone actually monitor the use of the Flagler Drive “experiment” on a day to day, hourly basis?

As random examples, we drove its length on a recent Saturday at 12:45 p.m., a mild, sunny day, and there was one man positioned on a folding deck chair to get the maximum sun, on the whole expanse. No walkers, no bikers, not another creature.

Last Monday, a warm and sunny day, we drove the complete length at 4 p.m. There was one man walking his dog in the complete length of the drive. Not another human being on the lonely expanse.

Last Tuesday: perfect balmy sunny day, 9:15 a.m. Two walkers, possibly going to the waterfront, one bicycle and one jogger on total expanse. At 11 a.m., astonishingly, completely empty.

On all four occasions, there was a leisurely mix of all categories along the waterfront walk.

Is this really answering a need in the community or is it nothing more than a concept? Let’s get real.

FREDERICK VAN POZNAK, WEST PALM BEACH

Ike was presidential;

Trump nothing like Ike

I would consider myself to be a liberal on political issues, but at the same time having a broad understanding of the issues that concern us all at this time. With a bellicose administration in control (and wanting a huge military parade in Washington), I urge everyone to consider the following quotation and then reflect upon its writer:

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”

The writer was Dwight D. Eisenhower, a man who understood war and had the dignity that his office as president of the United States demands.

A president who does not read and appreciate history, and wants to be the military parade master, demeans us all.

STEPHEN CLARKE, ROYAL PALM BEACH



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