Letters: Why ask for money? Isn’t it people who kill people?


Why ask for money?

Don’t people kill?

So the Palm Beach County commissioners want recompense from the drug companies for millions of dollars in costs caused by the opioid epidemic.

How unfair! After all, opioids don’t kill people … people kill people.

ROSE BERLINER, BOYNTON BEACH

Kudos to Robinson

for stance on guns

I was dismayed to read the letter, “Deter cowards with superior firepower” (Friday), stating that the writer disagreed with Commissioner Herman Robinson’s desire to ban all weapons developed for war from the city of Lake Worth.

I commend Robinson for being the only commissioner to stand tall and ask for this reasonable approach to guns. The majority of Americans want something meaningful accomplished regarding these weapons that have been used over and over again in creating mayhem in our country.

The answer is simple, and why is Robinson the only one to step up and ask the city of Lake Worth to do the right thing? We should remember this when voting because it is clear that voting is the only way to get change.

SUSAN GUYAUX, LAKE WORTH

Fentanyl probe

is Post at its best

The Post investigation story “The Salesman” (April 8) was journalism at its best. The sleazy tactics used to push the promotion of fentanyl have been published for all to see.

I’m so grateful that The Post still values investigative journalism and gives reporters the encouragement and rein to find the truth. This wouldn’t have come to the surface without the digging of these fine reporters. Keep it up.

PHILLIS JONES, PALM BEACH GARDENS

Why would allies go

along with Syria ploy

A letter in the paper, “Timing of Syria gas bombing suspicious” (Sunday), speculates that the reason for the attack was not primarily to stop Bashar Assad from gassing his own citizens but an attempt by President Donald Trump to draw attention away from some scandals at home.

If this was the case, then he must have done a masterful job in persuading both the French and the British to be partners in his deception since they both were active participants in the bombing.

DAVID JOHNSON, WEST PALM BEACH

Name-calling more

proof of unfitness

Why does Donald Trump think he has the right to call James Comey the names he uses? Trump has released classified information to the Russians, he has lied more times than the right or left can count. And if just one-fifth of the stories about him and his dalliances are true, speak of his lack of moral fiber.

I would like to ask some of the men and women who voted for him: If your spouse did this to you, what would you do? I don’t think there would be much forgive and forget.

He should get on with the job he was elected to do, not make a personal vendetta out of every slight. He has not served his country in any way prior to the election and he is not serving it now. He is just promoting his brand.

The president and his cronies have hijacked my Republican Party. Where have our values gone? What we need is adult leadership, not someone making like a schoolyard bully.

SIMON BERGER, GREENACRES

Nice ‘entitled’ retirement

up for Speaker Ryan

House Speaker Paul Ryan must feel great that he is retiring and has his “entitlement” benefits (pension paid by the taxpayers) to support him and his family.

We wish him well, even though some in Congress, like him, want to take away our “entitlement” benefits (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid).

FRANK MALLIA, DELRAY BEACH



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