Too bad wetlands
Regarding the letter, “Agencies’ rules will protect wetlands” (July 9): Sure they will — until this “well-connected” housing project builder buys the influence and votes to eliminate said rules.
This letter sounds suspiciously like an endorsement for said builder. The rules are just as endangered as the environment.
JOHN HOLT, LANTANA
It was McConnell
behind radio silence
I don’t understand why no one, when reporting about the lack of President Barack Obama’s action regarding Russian interference in our election, mentions that it was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who refused to make the information public.
SANDRA SAFRAN, BOYNTON BEACH
about the Resistance
I write in response to a recent letter to the editor in which the writer stated that she is “queasy” about the activities of local Indivisible groups.
I am myself a leader of an Indivisible group. Our mission is not to obstruct the “Trump agenda.” Our mission is to stand up for anyone who is disenfranchised by this administration.
Why would anyone be queasy about standing up for the rights of our fellow Americans? Why would anyone be queasy about protecting health care? Protecting women? Protecting civil rights? Protecting voter rights? Protecting the environment? Why would you not stand up for yourself?
Democrat or Republican, if you attempt to do harm to this country you will be met by the Resistance. In fact, the Declaration of Independence requires us to not only stand up for ourselves but to stand up to our government and provide new guards for the future security of the citizens of this great country.
I believe I am myself queasy at the thought of anyone not understanding that we are all sisters and brothers and we owe each other the duty of protection.
PAULA ALBRIGHT, PALM CITY
not, cannot, fit all
The liberals on one side and the conservatives on the other, and never the two shall meet, has been said about many things, but it now completely describes the situation in our government.
Why is there not integration in Congress? How did the great division start? A representative sitting among a large group of other representatives with the same political agenda would find it extremely difficult to voice an opinion different from the established agenda. A campaign cannot be run without enormous help with funding, usually a large amount from the established political party. Revolt, and kiss your funding goodbye.
There is not a single representative who has constituents with the same needs. The Northern states’ districts will be different from the South’s districts; the East different from the West; the rural different from the urban; the wealthy different from the poor; and on and on.
How can one size fit all? It doesn’t and that is the source of the problem. Yet, in order to succeed, a political party must stick together, especially when they are grouped as a distinguished single entity (Republican and Democrat).
If the individual components, the representatives themselves, were randomly seated in a mixed group, it would be much easier for them to think individually, and not be ostracized when they challenge a party vote. No more sides to separate political groups.
We would then have representation in our government, sending a representative who could voice concerns about our individual needs. That was the objective in the formative state of our country.
DONALD MCKINNON, SINGER ISLAND